8 Celebrities Who Didn’t Rush to Marry Their Longtime Love

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We often witness how Hollywood couples get hitched after dating for only a few months. And while getting to know their partner after marrying them might work for some couples — some people prefer to think twice and be 100% sure before sharing vows with their significant other.

We at Bright Side can see that taking things slowly worked for these 8 couples like a charm, who, even after spending so many years together, their bond is as strong as ever.

1. John Corbett and Bo Derek

On why the couple didn’t plan to wed earlier, in one interview, Bo revealed: “I think when you’re beginning a young family and you’re going to have children and set up this new family tree branch, it’s obviously a wonderful commitment and it’s meaningful. But for us in our lives, it hasn’t been yet.”

However, eventually, it happened for them too, and in 2021, John announced that after 19 years of dating, they finally said “I do.”

2. Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo

Amy and Darren met in an acting class in 2001 and got engaged in 2008. Even though Darren was ready to walk down the aisle next to Amy, she was very busy and still hadn’t gotten swept up in the whole idea of a wedding. When they welcomed their daughter Aviana in 2011, Adams revealed that she was putting more pressure on herself, trying to put marriage into perspective.

Several years later, in 2015, Amy and Darren finally decided to tie the wedding knot.

3. Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

Lily met Jane in 1971, and their 50-year-long union is still going strong. When they first met, Tomlin revealed that she immediately fell for Wagner. “A friend brought her to my hotel room, and I tell you, in 2 minutes, I fell in love with her.” And the feeling was mutual.

But even though, for them, it was love at first sight, they waited 42 years before jumping into marriage. They wed in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve in 2013.

4. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

After being in a relationship for 4 years, Maggie and her partner Peter got engaged in 2006. However, they didn’t immediately plan their wedding and waited 3 more years before becoming husband and wife. The couple has now been married since 2009 and has 2 daughters together, Ramona and Gloria.

5. Don Cheadle and Bridgid Coulter

“Wait 28 years before you get married. Do not rush into things. Be very careful!” Don jokingly gave this advice in an interview to those looking to have a happy marriage. During their lengthy relationship, a lot of times, the question about marriage popped up, and their answer was always, “But we’re already together?’”

However, the couple decided to tie the knot in 2020, after a 28-year-long relationship and 2 kids together.

6. Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton

The actor and his longtime love paired up in 2012 and wed after an almost 10-year-long relationship. Josh and Tamsin shared 3 kids together before uniting in marriage during an intimate ceremony in 2021 in London.

7. Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed

Gene and Shannon have been together since 1983 and are still going strong even after almost 4 decades together. While they were in a relationship, the pair welcomed 2 children, Nicholas Adam and Sophie Alexandra. And after only 28 years, they finally decided to tie the knot in 2011.

8. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher

The couple, who now share 3 kids, met more than 20 years ago at a party in Sydney. However, even though Sacha and Isla got engaged 3 years after they met in 2004, they waited until 2010 to unite in marriage.

How long were you in a relationship with your partner before getting married? Do you think it’s better to get married quickly or wait for both partners to be 100% sure?


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