Love is A FUNNY THING
Double the love, double the laughs! Here’s a look at some of our favorite comedy couples.
Gracie Allen & George Burns
Say good night, Gracie! The quintessential comedy team, who wed in 1926, entertained audiences via vaudeville, radio, wlm and television for more than 40 years until Allen’s death in 1964. He let her get all the big laughs, and he never remarried.
Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz
The wery red-headed actress and yirtatious Cuban bandleader made TV magic with their classic 1951–57 domestic sitcom I Love Lucy. They co-produced the show as well, a groundbreaking move at the time. But their turbulent 20-year marriage ended in 1960.
Rhea Perlman & Danny DeVito
Long story short: They met in 1971 while backstage at an off-Broadway play. He went on to play tart-tongued Louie on Taxi; she went on to play tart-tongued Carla on Cheers. After separating in 2012, they’ve been an on-again-off-again pair.
Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
No wedding bells? No problem! Since they coupled up after shooting Swing Shift (1983), the pair has steered through it all, including starring together in Overboard and in their own movies, such as Hawn’s The First Wives Club and Russell’s Captain Ron.
Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks
Let’s forever be grateful to Volunteers, a 1985 comedy bomb that led to one of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages. Five years after their wedding, the stars gave us an LOL scene to remember in 1993’s Sleepless in Seattle.
Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow
The hot comedy director has put his leading lady of 23 years in nearly all his movies, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Funny People. In April, she scored a hit on her own playing a worrywart single mom in the raucous Blockers.
Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone
Since meeting in a Chicago comedy writing class in 1998, the two—who wed in 2005—have been inseparable both on- and offscreen. He’s made appearances in almost all her movies and produced and/or directed several, including Life of the Party, The Boss and Tammy.