9 Celebrity Couples Nobody Believed Would Work Out, and Yet They Did

Stars are always surrounded by attention, and this is especially true for celebrity couples. Quite often, fans and people close to the stars make certain judgments about famous people’s relationships and the problems they have, even if these problems are non-existent.

We at Bright Side are happy for the couples that managed to stay together through the years, not caring about rumors and speculations. And at the end of the article, we’re going to tell you about a famous couple that was discussed a lot because of the way the husband looked and who happened to be his wife.

Kate Middleton and Prince William

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Kate and William met in college in 2001. They started dating but, unexpectedly for everyone, broke up in 2007. At the time, many people thought that they wouldn’t get back together. It was presumed both of them were too young, and they would find someone else.

But everything went differently than people expected. The couple has been together for more than 20 years. In one interview, Prince William said, “We both were very young, it was at university, we were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters and stuff, and so it was just sort of a bit of space and a bit of things like that, and it worked out for the better.”

But still, there are unpleasant rumors spread about them. For example, in 2019, there were rumors about Prince William’s infidelity. They weren’t confirmed, and the royal even threatened to sue the authors of the alleged lie.

Johnny McDaid and Courteney Cox

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The couple met in 2013, and one year later, they announced their engagement. That’s why in 2015, when they broke up, everyone was shocked. The reason for the split was that Courteney Cox wanted to live in Los Angeles, and Johnny McDaid, in London.

In 2016, they got back together and decided to have a long-distance relationship. Almost everyone, even her best friend, Jennifer Aniston, told her it was a bad idea. But 6 years later, they are still together.

Tina Kunakey and Vincent Cassel

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The actor and model met on vacation in 2015. Nobody thought this romance would last because they have an age difference of 31 years. When they met, Tina was just 18, and Vincent was nearing 50, and everyone told him, “It looks like you’re going through a midlife crisis.”

But in 2018, they got married, and in 2019, they had a baby. They have been together for 7 years, and they’re not planning on breaking up anytime soon.

David and Victoria Beckham

The couple met in 1997 during a soccer game David Beckham was playing in. Victoria was famous as one of the members of the Spice Girls. 2 years later, they got married, and they have been together ever since.

In 2022, the Beckhams had their 23-year wedding anniversary. Victoria remembers that people told her, “You never smile with him.” Nobody believed they would last. But for more than 2 decades, they have proven everyone wrong: they love each other and everything is getting better for them.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

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Matthew McConaughey was a wanted bachelor until 2006 when he met Camilla Alves. He proposed to her in 2011, when they already had 2 children. A lot of people asked him why, and he said, “None of your business.”

Even after they got married in 2012, the press wouldn’t stop. Just several years after the ceremony, there were rumors that Matthew and Camila had problems and would definitely break up. But it seems that the spouses are laughing at these rumors — as of this year, they have been together for 16 years and appear to be happy.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé

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The partners had to tolerate a series of accusations that Jay-Z wasn’t faithful. Almost everyone was sure divorce was imminent. Fans even found divorce references in the artists’ solo albums.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé overcame this difficult period, even though they needed family counseling. They have been together for 21 years.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

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There have been lots of scandals and rumors spread about the famous actress and singer since 2006. They have been accused of infidelity, and people thought they would break up.

Keith Urban once said that he was used to gossip, but it was hard for him to explain to the children why everyone was saying that their mom and dad were breaking up. It seems that Keith and Nicole are not going to break up: they have been madly in love with each other for 16 years.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas


Nobody believed in the love of these 2 actors, since Michael Douglas is 25 years Catherine Zeta Jones’ senior. They met in 1998 and got married 2 years later. They had to go through a lot together, like Michael’s cancer and Catherine’s bipolar disorder diagnosis.

But despite all these challenges, Michael and Catherine are still together, and this year, they are celebrating their twenty-second wedding anniversary.

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

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The famous model and football player had been dating for only 2 months when Tom Brady’s ex-girlfriend announced she was pregnant. Gisele Bündchen remembers that everyone was talking about it, and it seemed that the entire world had nothing else to think about. But Tom and Gisele survived this storm.

In 2009, they got married, had 2 children, and even built a good relationship with Tom’s other child. Gisele calls him a “bonus child,” meaning that he only made their family stronger. Just like any famous couple, they are constantly surrounded by rumors about fights and divorce. But they seem unfazed — they’ve been together for 15 years.

Bonus: Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

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People didn’t say that the relationship between Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman was going to crash, but everyone talked about Adam’s face. Some online users noticed that Adam looks a lot like William Shakespeare. And the poet’s wife’s name was Anne Hathaway.

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By the way, Anne and Adam have been happy together for over 10 years.

In your opinion, can evil tongues ruin someone’s feelings, or is true love too strong?

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