12 Celebrity Couples Who Prove That Relationships Aren’t Easy but Worth Fighting For
According to the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 93% of patients who attended couples/marriage therapy said they had more effective tools for dealing with their problems. Aware of this situation, some celebrity couples have shown a willingness to work things out, and we can’t help but admire their patience and commitment to each other.
Bright Side loves to watch successful relationships in which both partners are putting in the effort to make things work. Keep scrolling to find out about the celebrity duos who actually did this!
1. Pink and Carey Hart
This lovely couple has been quite famous for their on/offs, but they never gave up on each other. Their 15 years of marriage wasn’t all sunshine and roses, in fact, the couple wedded in 2006 and separated in 2008 before becoming even stronger together. “Carey and I have been in couples counseling almost our entire 17 years that we’ve been together, it’s the only reason we’re still together,” Pink said.
2. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
This Hollywood couple tied the knot in 2013, and they’ve had their share of problems and doubts, but made sure to step up when needed. The beautiful actress talked about her marriage in 2017 saying, “We have a very healthy marriage, and we got there by doing therapy when we needed it, and constantly doing fierce moral inventories.”
3. Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay
In 2020, Ne-Yo and his wife decided to go separate ways and file for a divorce due to many seemingly unresolvable problems. But, the obligation to be with each other under the same roof for a certain period of time positively impacted their relationship. The singer shared that he had uncomfortable conversations with his wife about their problems, but that they were able to sort it out.
4. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
When looking at Will and Jada, everything seemed to be just perfect. Their sense of humor and the crazy love they have for each other, but little did we know that their relationship did hit a breaking point at some moment. The spouses, who’s been married since 1997, were able to save their marriage after having attended couples counseling and clearing everything up.
5. Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink
Grey’s Anatomy’s sweetheart has had his ups and downs with his wife Jillian Fink, who filed for divorce in 2015 after 15 years of marriage. They got back together and have been stronger than ever after they made it a priority to fix problems and get professional help.
“Our marriage was not something I was prepared to let go of,” Patrick said. “I didn’t feel like we had done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started.”
6. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
This cute couple started dating in 2007, but broke up in March 2011. When the musician was asked about his ex, he said, “In my 30 years, she is the most special person, OK? I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me—for instance, her.”
These words clearly triggered the flame in both parties, who have certainly worked things out since they got back together in October of the same year he gave that interview.
7. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
This couple has been under the spotlight as an example of couple goals, but they had to make it work as well. They exchanged their vows in 2014, but confessed several years later that things weren’t always as perfect as they seemed. Luckily, they’ve put in a lot of hard work to save their relationship and keep their family together.
8. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Even though the blond beauty struggled with her husband’s infidelity, they were able to rebuild their marriage and work on the issue. The couple attended marriage counseling, and the actor entered rehab to salvage what could be saved at that time.
9. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
At one point, John wanted to break up with Chrissy when they were dating. He was dealing with some issues and just preferred to be single at that moment, saying, “I was just like ’I’d just be happier single right now,’ he shared ’and she was like ’No.’” Chrissy wasn’t taking her relationship for granted, and she decided to stay and work on whatever was happening, and look at what she’s done! More than a decade later, they’re happily married and parents to 2 beautiful kids.
10. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
This couple, who got married in 2014, also owes their strong and happy relationship to marriage counseling. They have admitted that it hasn’t been easy for them, but they’ve always made sure to take the necessary steps in order to maintain the relationship. David declared, “We go to couples therapy, not that there’s anything wrong, but it’s nice to just talk to someone who is a mediator. That’s helped our relationship.”
11. Busy Philipps and Marc Silverstein
After 10 years of marriage, Busy asked for a divorce from her husband, who wouldn’t let go of her and fought for their relationship. Thanks to their love and commitment to each other, they went to therapy sessions together and separately, and it helped them renew their marriage and connect on a new level.
12. Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
These 2 got married in 1982, and went through all the ups and downs that marriage can bring until Ozzy cheated on her in 2016. They split because of that, but were able to reconcile. Sharon publicly forgave him, and they decided to renew their vows. “I forgive. It’s going to take a long time to trust, but we’ve been together 36 years, 34 of them married, I just can’t think of my life without him,” she said.
How did you manage hardships in your relationship? And did your efforts pay off? We’d love to know about it in the comments!