Stars with stay­ing power

Writer rec­og­nizes celebrity cou­ples that have been ‘to­gether for­ever’

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT - Keely Turner

Celebrity re­la­tion­ships are like dog years, one reg­u­lar year equates to seven years of celebrity com­mit­ment, so it’s al­ways a phe­nom­e­non when some cou­ples stay to­gether for the long haul.

Here are six:

1. David and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham – 18 years.

Guys. Guys. A spice girl and a pro­fes­sional ath­lete have been mar­ried for 18 years. They started dat­ing way be­fore we were con­tour­ing our faces or buy­ing fid­get spin­ners. David and Vic­to­ria have made it through low-rise jeans, ag­gres­sive blond high­lights and rais­ing four ex­tremely beau­ti­ful chil­dren. I’ll cheer to that.

2. Tom Hanks and Rita Wil­son – 29 years.

Rita Wil­son wasn’t just in the best movie of all time, “Now and Then”, she’s also been mar­ried to Tom Hanks for 29 years. I don’t think it’s a co­in­ci­dence that that is the ex­act amount of years I’ve been alive and I’ll take it as a sign they want me to cel­e­brate the big 3-0 with them. Wouldn’t that be fun? Tom and Rita’s 30th wed­ding an­niver­sary and my 30th birth­day, a joint cel­e­bra­tion filled with their celebrity friends and my dog, per­haps?

3. Sarah Jes­sica Parker and Matthew Brod­er­ick – 20 years.

Jes­sica and Matthew have been mar­ried for 20 years and to­gether for 26. Three kids later and they are more in love than ever. Of course, I don’t know that first hand, but I in­ter­preted it through one pa­parazzi photo. To be hon­est, I’m still kind of hold­ing out hope for Car­rie and Ai­den.

4. Ellen DeGeneres and Por­tia de Rossi – 9 years.

Ellen DeGeneres is all about that com­mit­ment. She and Por­tia have been to­gether for 13 years, mar­ried for nine and she’s been work­ing on the same tele­vi­sion show for 14 years. With a track record like that, she’s prob­a­bly been wear­ing the same pants suit all sea­son. If I spent all day laugh­ing in my man­sion with my rescue dogs, I’d stick around too.

5. Will Smith and Jada Pin­kett Smith – 20 years.

The Fresh Prince found his princess and they’re clock­ing in at 20 years mar­ried and 23 years to­gether. If you thought Kim and Kanye were nar­cis­sis­tic, lis­ten to this, Will and Jada named their kids Wil­low and Jaden. They ob­vi­ously love them­selves (and each other) very much.

6. Rachel Zoe and Rodger Ber­man – 21 years.

If you have not watched The Zoe Project, then you prob­a­bly have more friends and bet­ter taste than me, but you’ve also made a grave mis­take. Poor Gretchen Wieners was just try­ing to make “fetch” hap­pen and Rachel Zoe was coin­ing phrases like, “I die”, “shut it down” and “ba­nanas”. Se­ri­ously, Rachel was saying “ba­nanas” be­fore Gwen Stefani was spell­ing it out for us. When Rachel wasn’t styling celebri­ties or star­ring in her re­al­ity show, she was lock­ing it down with long-time love Rodger.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the happy Hol­ly­wood cou­ples. I sud­denly feel very silly for cel­e­brat­ing my four-year an­niver­sary with my boyfriend last month. Let’s be real, even sur­viv­ing one day with me is an achieve­ment worth cel­e­brat­ing though.

Keely Turner takes a look at pop cul­ture through the eyes of an Is­land girl with a big city at­ti­tude. She’s also a pretty rad en­tre­pre­neur, mar­ket­ing spe­cial­ist and writer. Her col­umn, Keely­wood, will ap­pear monthly in The Guardian. Reach out to her by email at keelym­ or on In­sta­gram, Twit­ter or Snapchat. Search for Keely Turner.


David and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham have been in a re­la­tion­ship for 18 years. In that time they have nav­i­gated fash­ion trends and raised four chil­dren.

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