Friday 22 September 2017

Hollywood marriages that have gone the distance

When it comes to making a marriage work, slow and steady wins the race (unromantic as that might sound)

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

The couple met on the set of Bosom Buddies in the 1980s but got to know each other for years before romance blossomed -- now they've been married 22 years.

Kirk and Anne Douglas

He survived a stroke, she survived breast cancer and they both survived his numerous infidelities with some of film's most famous leading ladies.

Being realistic and honest is what Anne says is the secret to their 56 years together.

"I had no illusions," she said. "But I told him, 'look, I'll understand a lot of things if you tell me. But if I hear it from others and it has happened that would hurt me very badly'."

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

The pint-sized pair met in 1978, married in 1982 and have three children.

Their secret? "Love, love, love," says Danny simply.

Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson

According to Denzel, it's quiet, hard work that's to thank for the acting pair's 27 years together.

He says: "My parents' divorce made me want to make my marriage work. I guess I felt a responsibility to marriage."

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

Married in 1988, the couple put family first and support each other in everything they do.

They couple say that commitment, hard work and compromise is what makes for a life-long romance.

Irish Independent

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