In today’s celebrity culture, love can be awfully short-lived. Sometimes, it seems like Hollywood couples meet, go out, get married and break up quicker than it takes the coffee creamer in your fridge to expire. Of course, the prickly nature of fame is largely to blame. According to psychologist Donna Rockwell, celebrities are “so used to everyone looking at them, everybody coming to them, everybody giving to them, they forget how to turn around and give it back.”
So, it turns out there are downsides to being universally adored!
That said, it’s nothing less than shocking to discover that a celeb couple has been together for multiple years, much less without being married. Of course, getting legally hitched isn’t the only way to have a long-lasting romantic partnership. And here are just a few celeb couples throughout Hollywood’s history who famously proved this point.