With all of these celebrities filing for separations and divorces I decided to dedicate my celebrity news segment to the celebrity couples who have figured out how to make their relationships work.
These couples seem to actually value marriage and hold their partners in the highest regard. Totaling over 200 years of marriage bliss, this group of couples are true examples of lasting love… we salute you:
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Top 10 Celebrity Couples Who Are Making It Work
Denzel Washington & Pauletta Pearson
Although having eluded to past infidelities, Denzel has said that despite any mistakes that he's made, he is committed to his wife and his children. By Pauletta sticking with him, they prove to be a shining example of how to stick together - Not leaving when things get hard.
With a son as a pro athlete and a daughter that has attended Yale, I'd say that they've got the right idea on how to be a team and raise a family.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
This couple married way back in 1988 and haven't looked back since. The two have mastered the ability of working together and loving each other unconditionally.
After winning his Oscar for Forest Gump, he tearfully turned to his wife and said, "I'm standing here because the woman I share my life with has taught me and demonstrates to me every day just what love is". They are truly a beautiful example of lasting love.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Although some of their relationship rules are unconventional , this couple has figured out how to make it last. Denouncing divorce as an option, Will and Jada have been married for 15 years and counting. It's obvious that they work very hard - not only on their careers, but on their marriage as well.
Duane Martin & Tisha Campbell Martin
Battling rumors of a marital rift, this couple seem to still be holding on strong. After being asked how they've sustained 21 years of marital bliss, Duane replied, "We don't know how we do it". - Obviously with a sense of humor and a smile.
Courtney B. Vance & Angela Bassett
This couple, who married in 1997, chose to remain celibate one year before they got married. They met at Yale School of Drama where they were good friends for years before they considered taking things to another level. Their beautiful story inspired them to write a book: Friends: A Love Story.
Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis
This couple met at an event promoting Spike Lee's movie Malcolm X. According to Spike, it was love at first sight, and almost 20 years later their love still continues. Their relationship seems to be a true testament of long lasting love.
Samuel L. Jackson & Latanya Richardson
This couple is the epitome of a lasting relationship having been married for thirty plus years. Samuel says that tolerance, communication, and being able to admit when you're wrong all are important factors in making their union work.
Grant Hill & Tamia
Who says basketball players can't commit? Married for over 13 years, Tamia and Grant have proven that all basketball players shouldn't be "painted with the same brush". Touting regular date nights and supporting each other through tough times, (Grant's ankle surgeries and Tamia's MS diagnosis) they continue to prove that love can conquer all.
Paula Patton & Robin Thicke
Although they've only been together for 6 years, that's considered decades by Hollywood standards. These high school sweethearts seem to have found the formula for lasting love. Paula can regularly be seen loving on her hubby in a number of his music videos. Robin constantly credits Paula for being his muse. This couple is a perfect example of how to keep things hot and heavy in a lasting relationship.
Hit the play button above to watch Robin and Paula's spark ignite in Robin's music video for "Love After War".
Bill & Camille Cosby
Although this marriage has been plagued by sexual assault allegations and other random indiscretions on Bill's behalf, I had to put them on this list. Camille has proven to be the ultimate "ride or die chick" sticking with Bill for 48 years. They are a true example of a lasting relationship through good times... and bad. Only that "for real" kind of love can explain their longevity.