16 Celebrities Who Have Been Single for So Long and Finally Found Their True Love
As Shakespeare says, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” We believe that love can appear at any time, and sometimes love found later in life can be that much sweeter. Many celebrities prove through their lives that it can take time to find the right person, but when you do it is worth the wait.
We at Bright Side believe that you can meet the love of your life at any age, and we have these famous couples to prove it.
1. Sofia Vergara
When Sofia Vergara met Joe Manganiello, she was engaged to another man. But when they split up, Joe called their mutual friend to get her number. They started dating in 2014 and got engaged after only 6 months. She was 43. Now 6 years since their marriage, the couple is still going strong and they are very much in love.
2. Katie Couric
It took Katie Couric years to heal from the loss of her first husband when she was 41. In 2014, at age 57, she finally found love again and remarried to banker John Molner.
3. Geri Halliwell
Gerri Halliwell, the former Spice Girl, married Christian Horner in 2015. She was 42. He is the principal of a Formula One racing team. They began dating in February 2014 and were engaged by November.
4. Prince Albert of Monaco
Prince Albert of Monaco met his wife, Charlene, in 2000. She was a South African Olympic swimmer. They met at the Mare Nostrum swimming competition in Monaco and married in 2011 when he was 53.
5. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes married her husband Gregg in 1997 but divorced him in 2011. In 2013, at age 46, they gave love a chance again and remarried. Though Gregg passed away in September 2021, this really was a love for the ages.
6. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld met his wife, Jessica, at a Reebok Sports Club in 1998. They tied the knot in 1999 when he was 45 and they have 3 children together.
7. Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler has had ups and downs trying to find love. But at age 46, she has finally found it with fellow comedian Jo Koy. She credits working on herself as a big part of her happiness. She says she has done the inner work in therapy, and that’s how she was finally able to attract a healthy relationship.
8. Elton John
Elton John met his long-term partner, David Furnish when he was 46. They met at a dinner party in 1993 and were instantly interested in each other. John had been sober for 3 years and was struggling to rebuild his life when he met Furnish. They finally got married in 2014, when Elton was 67. Their relationship broke barriers and proves that the right one can come along just when you need them the most.
9. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth met Brad Falchuk when she guest-starred on the hit TV show Glee. Brad is one of the producers of the show. They got together after Gwyneth divorced Chris Martin after 10 years of marriage. They got engaged in 2017 and married when Gwyneth was 46. They are happier than ever together.
10. Tina Knowles
Tina Knowles may be best known for her celebrity daughters, Beyoncé and Solange. But Tina herself found happiness with actor Richard Lawson when she was 61. They knew each other for 39 years before getting together, as Lawson’s late sister was Knowles’ best friend. 32 years later, they started a relationship and have since been inseparable. They married in 2015.
11. Vanessa Williams
Singer and former Miss America Vanessa Williams has been married 3 times. She met retired accountant Jim Skrip unexpectedly in Egypt. When they hit it off, she felt that he could be a solid role model to her children and support her career. Sometimes it takes some detours, but the right one comes along in the end.
12. Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty was a ladies’ man who dated everyone from Madonna to Diane Keaton. But he finally found happiness when he met Annette Bening. He cast her in his movie Bugsy in 1991 and they married in 1992 when he was 55. They have been happily married for nearly 30 years.
13. Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney first met Nancy Shevell over 30 years ago, when they lived in neighboring houses in the Hamptons, New York. They started dating in 2007 and married in 2011. Paul was 69. They have been happily married for 10 years.
14. Robert Redford
Robert Redford had been with his second wife, multimedia artist Sibylle Szaggars, for several decades when they married in Germany in 2009. The marriage, which took place when Redford was 72, proves that love can blossom at any age.
15. Jennifer Lopez
JLo dated Ben Affleck from 2002-2003, and they even got engaged. They called off their engagement in 2003. But, after Jennifer called off her engagement to Alex Rodriguez, she rekindled her romance with Ben.
The pair have even moved in together and are using words like “soulmates” to describe each other. This relationship just shows that sometimes the timing is wrong. But the right people will always find their way back to each other.
16. Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton met Gwen Stefani when they were both coaches on The Voice. They both had gone through divorces and in 2015, they started making music together... and dating. Blake even credited Gwen with “saving his life” during the dark time of his divorce. They got married in July 2021.
What romance lesson would you give your younger self? How old were you when you found love?
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