How 15 Celebrity Couples Have Evolved Since Their First Debut Together

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Some relationships in Hollywood may sparkle and fade like shooting stars in the night sky. But some couples prove that their love can endure the test of time. Comparing their debut photos with the recent shots, it becomes evident how much these lovebirds have grown and changed yet managed to keep the core of their relationships intact.

1. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds


The love story of Blake and Ryan began on the set of Green Lantern in 2010. In July of the same year, they first appeared together in public and provoked a huge stir among fans. At that time, they both were dating other people. In September 2012 the couple got married secretly in South Carolina, and since then, their family has only grown bigger and stronger.

2. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer


Don Gummer has stood by Meryl Streep’s side for over 4 decades. They first met in 1978, when Streep was mourning the death of her then-boyfriend, John Cazale, who died of lung cancer. Later, in the same year, the couple married in the garden of her parent’s home and never parted.

3. Kate Middleton and Prince William

In April 2023, Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated 12 years of marriage. The relationship between the heir to the throne and the Princess of Wales has always been followed closely by journalists and royal observers. This publicity might have been extremely difficult for any other relationship. Still, they’ve successfully coped with the public pressure by leaning on each other and trying to live as privately as possible.

4. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn


This couple has been going strong since they first met in 1966 and began dating in 1983. The duo has never been married, but in numerous interviews, they’ve confessed that they’re happy together and don’t care that much about official wedding procedures.

5. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

The two singers first met in 2014 on the set of the show, The Voice. In 2015, their romance officially started; however, to many people, they seemed like an odd pair. They became both romantic partners and musical ones, and they even recorded a song, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.” In July 2021, they finally made their relationship official by getting married. Their family is pretty big and includes 3 sons from Gwen’s previous marriage, and they all seem to be happy and enjoying life together.

6. Victoria and David Beckham

Victoria and David Beckham had been dating for a year before they made their big reveal at a press conference in 1998. Their romance is probably worth being recorded in history books, and their happy marriage has lasted for over 20 years.

7. Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

This 25-year-old relationship between a supermodel and a nightlife industry magnate started when Cindy was still married to her first husband, Richard Gere. The couple met at Cindy’s agent’s wedding, where they were invited with Rande’s girlfriend and Cindy’s husband, but Cindy came there alone. They liked each other at first sight, but only after Cindy parted with Richard Gere did she start dating Rande. Today, their marriage is crowned by 2 kids based on mutual respect and support.

8. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

Actress Salma Hayek and a big fashion house CEO, Pinault, have been married since 2009. Salma’s fans used to think that she married Pinault because of his wealth and status, but as she had confessed in numerous interviews before she was attracted to him, she didn’t know who he was or how much money he had. They have a daughter and are never tired of saying their marriage makes them both better people.

9. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.

Life and destiny can play tricks on us and be unpredictable sometimes, but everyone can rely on Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s love. Their love story started in 1997 on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer. They married in 2002 and have since been a model to follow for people who appreciate traditional family values and believe in true love at first sight.

10. Gal Gadot and Jaron Varsano

The Wonder Woman star and her husband, Jaron, met at a desert yoga retreat in 2006 through mutual friends. After just a few minutes of conversation, they instantly clicked, and Gal couldn’t resist asking him out on a date. Jaron was equally captivated by her. They talked all night, kissed at sunrise, and felt an unbreakable bond. The two lovebirds began dating shortly after and tied the knot in 2008. Today, their love has blossomed into a beautiful family with three children.

11. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

The couple first met in 2006 on a music video set for the song, Stereo. As Chrissy has often said in her interviews, marriage was never her goal, and she felt that John was her man without all the officialities. They tied the knot in 2013 and later strengthened their union by welcoming 3 kids to the family. Legend claims that the keystone in the fortress of their relationship is the genuine sense of humor that Chrissy has. “She makes me laugh all the time,” he says in his interviews.

12. Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith

Pierce Brosnan is not only the ex-James Bond and the symbol of masculinity to many women, but he’s also a devoted husband and father to his wife, Keely. The 2 have been together since they first met in 1994 by chance. Pierce is sure that his wife is the most decent woman on Earth, and Keely often says that her husband is a handsome man aging gracefully.

13. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

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One of the most iconic couples in Hollywood just celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2022. Their marriage was full of drama and misunderstanding, but they managed to weather all the storms in their family, including separation and affair rumors. Will said that their marriage survived through the toughest of times only because they were not afraid of making mistakes, and he added that they now have unconditional love for each other.

14. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

This couple broke all possible barriers and got married in August 2008. They met in 2000, but their relationship started only in 2004, giving de Rossi the confidence to come out as gay. In their interviews, the couple never grows tired of repeating that they, above all, are friends in their relationship, which means standing by one another’s side and doing lovely things together, like rescuing abandoned puppies or helping each other survive through toxic working relationships.

15. Beyoncé and Jay-Z


Beyoncé and Jay-Z are considered among the most well-known duos in the world. They met in 2000 and started dating in 2001. Their secret wedding in 2008 marked the beginning of a family still as solid as a rock. They have 3 children together, and their marriage has continued to stay strong over the years.

Each couple has carved their unique path. They show us that love can transcend the glitz and glamour and that lifelong relationship is built on a foundation of trust, understanding, and unwavering support.


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