Old Celeb Couples Then And Now

By Carole 1 year ago

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas - THEN

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It was Danny DeVito who played the part of cupid in this celebrity relationship.  He introduced Catherine to Michael at the Deauville Film Festival back in 1998.  Despite a 25 year age gap, the couple hit it off, started dating and within barely two years,  they were married.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas - NOW

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Despite a rocky patch in their relationship in 2015, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have stood the test of time and 23 years later, they still look in love - well, they do when they are snapped on the red carpet.  The high profile celebrity couple have two children, who they dote upon.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne - THEN

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Sharon Osbourne met the crazy rocker Ozzy Osbourne in 1970 through her father who was managing Ozzy's band, Black Sabbath, at that time.  When Ozzy left the band in 1979, the two of them started dating.  Sharon knew how to handle his 'wild ways' and they got married in 1982.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne - NOW

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Vanity Fair
This volatile couple have certainly had their ups and downs, if we are to believe what we read in the Press.  They have both had addiction struggles, fallen in and out of love over the years but they are definitely meant to be together, along with their three kids and grandchildren.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - THEN

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were both successful actors in the 1980s and they met on the set of "
Bosom Buddies
."  Four years down the line, they met up again on "
and this time a romance started up.  They went public in 1986 when they got engaged and they were married two years later.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - NOW

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Who says celebrity couples don't last?  Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson commented that, through lockdown, their love grew even stronger.  They have two sons together and Tom supported his wife through her breast cancer diagnosis, putting his work on hold while he cared for her.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest - THEN

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The low-key Hollywood couple, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest, fell for each other in 1984 and got married the same year.  Jamie said she knew she would end up marrying her husband after seeing him in "Rolling Stone."  Daughter of legendary Hollywood icon, Tony Curtis, Jamie said her father got on really well with Christopher.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest - NOW

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An impressive 39 years and two adopted children later, they are still very  happily married which is a true accomplishment in Tinseltown.  Jamie often refers to her husband as her one and only, saying he makes her feel safe and that they hate being apart when she is filming.

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson - THEN

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Samuel L. Jackson met his future wife, LaTanya Richardson when he was still a student at Morehouse College. They tied the knot in 1980 and their daughter arrived a year later.  They both said they knew, after a few dates, that they would be together forever.  How sweet is that!

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson - NOW

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Still happily married after 42 years, Samuel L Jackson recently gushed about his wife, LaTanya, stating she was his rock and his reason for waking up every morning - ah, it's enough to melt your heart!  He went on to say, "
Thanks for All you Are! You are Love, walking , talking, challenging & everlasting! I Love You with all that I am

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham - THEN

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Although they have chosen not to officially marry, Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham are certainly committed to each other.  They have been an item since 1986!  Oprah is  known for saying she was warned off Stedman, a former model and 'playboy' but, luckily, she took no notice.

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham - THEN

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These two love birds are a match made in heaven.  They have always watched out for each other, regardless of the fact that Oprah is known worldwide.  Of her partner, the queen of TV says, "
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo. But you want someone who'll help you catch the bus

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell - THEN

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell never got round to signing the marriage register even though they've had plenty of time to do so.  They met in the late 1960s, when they were both very young and then again in the early '80s.  Romance set in on Valentines Day 1983 when each had been recently divorced.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell - NOW

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Even though they never got married, one thing that continues to grow is their love and they aren't afraid to show it!  Goldie says Kurt is wild, brilliant and very funny.  They both agreed that they couldn't imagine any kind of life without the other and they dote on their grandchildren.

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer - THEN

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Meryl Streep met her husband of more than 40 years, Don Gummer, through her older brother.  She had recently become single and was introduced to her sibling's friend.  They hit it off, never stopped talking and fell in love.  They were married within that same year.

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer - NOW

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Despite their speedy marriage, there have been no regrets.  Today, Streep and Gummer are still going strong.   They watch out for each other in their careers, as well as their four children.  There is musician Henry, 36, actresses Mamie, 32, and Grace, 29, and youngest daughter, model Louisa, 24.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee Furness - THEN

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Hugh Jackman was just starting out as an actor in his native Australia.  He had landed a role on the television show "
where he met his future wife.  They married in 1996 and have been loved up ever since.  Their 13 year difference has never been an issue for either of them.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee Furness - NOW

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Deborra was already 40 years old when they married so they tried for kids straight away but it didn't happen.  After miscarriages and failed IVF's, they decided to opt for adoption. Once their son, Oscar, came into their lives, they felt complete.  When daughter Ava joined the clan, that was the icing on the cake.  Their happiness was and still is, at the forefront of their lives.

Victoria and David Beckham - THEN

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When footballer David Beckham spotted 'Posh Spice' on TV, he was adamant that she was the girl for him.  She agreed to see him and they carried out a very private courtship so as not to draw attention to themselves and their fans.  They were totally smitten and before long, an engagement ring and then son, Brooklyn appeared.

Victoria and David Beckham -NOW

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It's been 23 years since the Beckham's posed on purple thrones, on the cover of Hello Magazine, for their wedding shoot.  A slight hiccup 15 years later, when David apparently strayed, has not split the power couple up ad they are still very much together, with four kids in tow.

Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff - THEN

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Rob Lowe met make up artist Sheryl Berkoff in 1983 when they were on a blind date but it didn't go anywhere.  However, in 1990, on the set of one of Rob's movies, they began a romantic relationship, marrying the following year.  Rob was battling alcoholism and credits his wife for getting him through it.

Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff - NOW

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In the past, Rob has been quite open about how he and Sheryl attend therapy to strengthen their bond.  He has felt that communication can still be a struggle for him and his wife but he has made no secret that he loves her with all is heart and she is his best friend.

Denzel and Pauletta Washington - THEN

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Before Denzel Washington's career took off big time and he became one of Hollywood's most famous leading men, the actor was truly off the market as he was already married to Pauletta. They started dating in 1978, after meeting at a play, marrying 5 years later in 1983.

Denzel and Pauletta Washington - NOW

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Denzel and Pauletta Washington renewed their wedding vows in 2002 in South Africa and they got Desmond Tutu to officiate.  Rumors of infidelity followed the couple in 2013.  Denzel denied cheating accusations but he did admit that marriage can be difficult at times.  These days, they have settled down and are enjoying growing old together.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - THEN

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married for more than 25 years, meeting on the set of '
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
"   Jada was auditioning as Will's girlfriend and didn't get the part!   After Will separated from his first wife in 1994, they became an item and married 3 years later.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - NOW

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This is a complicated one!  Jada wanted an open marriage and Will didn't.  This is what has been reported but whose business is it anyway apart from theirs?  More recently, Jada was reported to have said that even though she sometimes feels she needs space, she misses her husband when they aren't together.

 Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan - THEN

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Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan met when she was cast in 1985 as his girlfriend in
"Family Ti
  Tracy was dating Kevin Bacon at the time so off limits.  They reconnected a year later on the set of "
Bright Lights, Big City"
and were married by the end of the year.

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan - NOW

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Tracy Fox says husband Michael is one of the kindest humans she has ever met and always puts others before himself, even though he struggles with Parkinson's Disease, which he has endured for many years and been vocal about.  If anything, it's made the two of them stronger as a couple.

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber - THEN

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Supermodel Cindy Crawford met her husband, nightclub owner Rande Gerber, when she was still in the most high profile celebrity relationships of the decade with Richard Gere. Cindy and Rande didn't reconnect and start dating until after her marriage to Gere ended in 1995. By 1998, they were bride and groom!

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber - NOW

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While their marriage seems to be solid, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber have battled divorce rumors  which they have always denied.  They have two kids together and their daughter appears to be taking after mom in the modelling world.  The whole family were recently photographed on holiday together.

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