Together since: 1975, married in 1977.
How they met: Geston was waiting tables in Paradise Valley, Montana, while Bridges was filming the 1975 movie, “Rancho Deluxe.” Geston supposedly turned Bridges down several times when he initially asked her out on dates. Once the couple got together, though, it was Bridges who was nervous about getting down on one knee. In a 2006 essay for Reader’s Digest, Bridges said he was a commitment-phobe in his 20s. “I thought it was a giant step toward death,” he wrote. “So, I did everything in my power to resist it — the idea was frightening to me, man.”
He later told OWN that the thought of losing Geston was worse than the idea of marriage: "I said, 'Oh God, I can't let this woman go,’ [I] had this vision of an old guy thinking there was this girl from Montana, man, why didn't I marry her?"
The couple married just five days after Bridges proposed on June 5, 1977.
How they make it work: They pay attention to the little things. While doing a “Reddit Ask Me Anything,” Bridges said, "The toughest thing about making movies is being apart from your family. One of the things I try my best to do is call my wife every day, to keep up to speed with what's going on in her life. And tell her what's going on with mine. Often, when you're apart from your loved one like that for so long, your connection kind of atrophies unless you keep engaged, even if it's small everyday kind of stuff."