The Cutest Longterm Celebrity Couple Throwback Photos

These adorable pics will make you believe in love again

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Dr. Phil McGraw and Robin McGraw

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The TV psychologist tied the knot with his wife nearly 46 years ago, and in a tribute post on their anniversary in 2021, said it was "bar none, the single smartest decision of my life." He often shares loving sentiments about Robin on social media, frequently paired with awesomely '80s throwbacks like this one.

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Sylvester Stallone & Jennifer Flavin

Sylvester and Jennifer Stallone
Jennifer Flavin Stallone/Instagram

In honor of Valentine's Day, the model posted an incredibly '80s throwback of herself with her actor husband of 25 years (who turned 76 July 6). "Our first photo taken together 30 years ago! July 1988! LOVE LASTS!❤️❤️❤️" she wrote in the caption.

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Andy Garcia & Marivi Garcia

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"When we met that night, it was very clear that this was the woman of my life," Andy Garcia told PEOPLE of his wife Marivi, to whom he's been married since 1982. "It was a thunderbolt."

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Melissa Joan Hart & Mark Wilkerson

Melissa Joan Hart, Mark Wilkerson
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Ahead of the 2022 Kentucky Derby, the actress posted a shot of herself and her now-husband, taken "moments after we met" at that same event 20 years ago.

"Later that weekend I would declare to people that he would be my husband. I love it when I'm right!" she wrote on the photo. "Still crazy about this man!"

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Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson Jackson

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The couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 2020, and are still as cool as they were the day they tied the knot in coordinated all-white ensembles. Jackson posted this throwback photo with the hashtag "#ifitwaseasyerrrbodycoulddoit."

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Rob Lowe & Sheryl Berkoff

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The longtime couple met on a blind date in 1983, though they didn't really begin their relationship until 1989 when the actor and the then-makeup artist worked together on the set of his film Bad Influence. And the couple are just as in love today as they were in this pic on a Tel Aviv beach in 1990 (where Lowe was sporting what he called his "Freddie Mercury look").

In an interview with PEOPLE in January 2022, Lowe gushed about his wife of nearly 30 years. "I still think she's the hottest, sexiest, most beautiful, insane, complicated, entertaining person that I know, in addition to being a great mother," he said.

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Henry Winkler & Stacey Weitzman

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The couple (seen here at their 1978 wedding) share three children: Jed Weitzman, Stacey's son from a previous marriage, as well as son Max and daughter Zoe. And now they're enjoying Happy Days with a group of grandkids — just check out Henry's appearance in a silly TikTok with the crew!

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Jessica & Jerry Seinfeld

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Jessica Seinfeld/Instagram

In a tribute to her husband on their 22nd wedding anniversary, Jessica shared a throwback photo from their early years in which the comedian was (no surprise) cracking her up.

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Susan Lucci & Helmut Huber

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The couple was been together more than 50 years (until his death in 2022), which means she has plenty of fab throwback photos to share, including this one from "mid 70's/before babies—Dancing with my handsome husband at Club A!!!"

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Martina & John McBride

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Martina McBride and her husband John. Courtesy Martina McBride

The country star says that she fell fast for her husband after meeting him while looking for rehearsal space for her band in early 1987. They got engaged a few months later and tied the knot the next year.

"He's larger than life — still is," she tells PEOPLE. "It was just a feeling I had that he was 'the one,'"

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Patrick & Jillian Dempsey

McDreamy wore dad shoes! On July 31, the Grey's Anatomy star wishes his wife a happy anniversary by posting a few sweet throwback photos from their 1999 wedding — including this charming shot that's truly all about the shoes.

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William Daniels & Bonnie Bartlett

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The actors, who met at Northwestern University in the 1940s, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 30, 2021. The couple have earned two Emmys each, costarred on shows including Boy Meets World and St. Elsewhere, and still enjoy each other's company just as much today.

Earlier this year, Daniels attributed their longevity to the fact that "she's smarter than me," while she credited his sense of humor.

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Ina & Jeffrey Garten

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The Barefoot Contessa just celebrated her 52nd wedding anniversary with husband Jeffrey on Dec. 22, 2020, and posted a wedding throwback photo to celebrate, writing that the two were "still having so much fun."

In 2018, Jeffrey told PEOPLE he had a theory about the success of their long union. "We've had the good fortune of growing up together in a very compatible way," he said. "We're like two vines that grew and wrapped themselves around one another." (Can't get enough of this couple? Check out even more adorable throwbacks photos here.)

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Gordon & Tana Ramsay

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He's not known for being overly sentimental, but the chef has a soft spot for his wife Tana. He posted this throwback pic on their 24th anniversary, writing, "Happy anniversary to this gorgeous lady 24yrs today @tanaramsay love you X"

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Kyle Richards & Mauricio Umansky

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The couple, who just celebrated their 25th anniversary, look just the same as they did in these flashback photos Kyle recently shared with the caption "the #90sareback"!

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Ron & Cheryl Howard

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The actor-turned-director recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his first date with wife Cheryl, whom he married in 1975. What do you get the couple who has been married so long, they have everything? Socks with each other's faces on them, of course!

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Mary Steenburgen & Ted Danson

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The couple, who celebrated their 25th anniversary on Oct. 8, 2020, has been incredibly in sync since the day they met — just check out their coordinating khakis-and-neutral-vests ensembles.

Decades later, they're still not shy about showing their love. In an Instagram Steenburgen posted honoring their anniversary, she wrote, "Thank you for making me laugh today and every single one of the last 9,125 days. You are the goofiest, wisest, kindest, dreamboat in the world ... I can't believe how lucky I am."

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Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone

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There's nothing funny about how long these two comedians have been in love — they celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Oct. 8, 2020.

To mark the occasion, the parents of two posted Instagram tributes to each other, with McCarthy calling her husband "the kindest, funniest and weirdest human I've ever met" and Falcone captioning a goofy photo of his wife with "I'm so lucky and grateful to be married to such a lovely, smart, kind and wonderful person." Okay, so it's a little bit funny.

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Michael McKean & Annette O'Toole

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McKean and O'Toole celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in March 2019, sharing a throwback photo taken by pal Jamie Lee Curtis.

In a video for TheaterMania, the two talked about their early days, with McKean joking of their compatibility, "As a gag, I told her, 'And they said it wouldn't last,' but nobody said that. They were like, 'Of course, duh.' "

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Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith

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Pierce Brosnan/Instagram

Brosnan posted a throwback picture to his Instagram of his first Christmas spent with wife Smith — whom he's been married to for almost 20 years — back in 1994, after meeting earlier that year in Mexico.

"I love her vitality, her passion," Brosnan told the Independent of his wife in March 2016. "She has this strength that I wouldn't be able to live without. When Keely looks at me, I go weak."

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David & Victoria Beckham

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This might be the most couple-y picture we've ever seen! The soccer star was smitten with the designer from the very start – after spotting her in a Spice Girls music video, in fact. The power couple wed in 1999 and have been together ever since. As for the secret to their successful relationship? "We've been together for 18 years, we've been married for 16 years," the father of four told ABC News in 2015. "So you trust each other's judgment. I think that has worked for us."

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Instagram

To fete their 30th wedding anniversary in 2017, Louis-Dreyfus posted a very '80s wedding photo — complete with puffy sleeves! — of herself and husband, comedian-actor Hall. "30 years ago today this happened," the Veep star wrote. "So far so good."

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Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness

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"To the love of my life. 21 glorious years. I love you with all my heart," Jackman wrote in honor of the pair's 21st wedding anniversary in 2017.

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Gloria & Emilio Estefan

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Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage

The Estefans have been together for more than 40 years and their relationship continues to thrive. "When it's real love, it gets better," Emilio said. "It's all about respect and love and communication. When you have a great foundation, it becomes easy."

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Jon Bon Jovi & Dorothea Hurley

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Bon Jovi's marriage to Dorothea has been going strong for more than 25 years — and the rocker has one simple secret for a longstanding relationship: "I got it right the first time," he told PEOPLE in 2015, adding that he didn't settle for just anyone and instead wed his high school sweetheart. "She's the best, I just adore her," he says.

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Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos

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"I'm sure it must feel like 200 years for him, but for me, it feels like minutes," Ripa said of the pair's 17th wedding anniversary back in 2013. "It feels like I've blinked my eyes and we've been married for 17 years. Really crazy." The Live! with Kelly host and her husband Consuelos met on the set of All My Children when the two worked as soap stars in the '90s.

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Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

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"I still can't believe my wife goes out with me," Hanks told PEOPLE of his wife of more than 30 years. "If we were in high school, and I was just funny, I'd never have the courage to talk to her." Excuse us while we swoon.

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Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker

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Parker and Broderick (pictured here in 1993) attribute their marital success to privacy. "The secret is, we don't discuss it. To reporters or anybody else. That's it!" the actress told the Huffington Post. "We don't hold it up as an example and we don't air our dirty laundry."

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Faith Hill & Tim McGraw

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The country darlings celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary in October 2020, but you wouldn't think it to be true – they've always acted like newlyweds on every red carpet.

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Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell

GOLDIE & KURT
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Despite being together since 1983, the two remain unmarried – a decision they continue to stand by, Hawn has said. "A lasting relationship isn't about marriage. It's about compatibility and communication," she told Porter. "And you both need to want it to work."

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Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon

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It didn't take long for Sedgwick to realize her relationship with Bacon was destined for something serious after meeting on the set of 1988's Lemon Sky. "After a few weeks [together], I would wake up in the morning with this feeling in my tummy," Sedgwick told InStyle back in 1998. "I remember thinking, 'What is that feeling? I'm not sure, but it feels like home.' "

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Freddie Prinze, Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar

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We can't get enough of this '90s super-couple, who regularly appear together on Gellar's Instagram.

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Maury Povich & Connie Chung

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Maury Povich and Connie Chung in 1989. Joe McNally/Getty

The couple, together for more than 40 years, shared some incredible pics from the 1980s while looking back on their adorable love story.

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Calista Flockhart & Harrison Ford

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After meeting at the 2002 Golden Globes, the couple began a courtship that lasted eight years before they married in 2010. "They are very playful with each other," an industry insider told PEOPLE, "and they often seem to operate a bit in their own world together."

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Dolly Parton & Carl Dean

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Parton told PEOPLE in 2015 that being different than her love, Dean, is actually the secret to their more than 50-year marriage. "They say that opposites attract, and it's true," she said. "We're completely opposite, but that's what makes it fun. I never know what he's gonna say or do. He's always surprising me ... He wants to be mostly around the house. He knows I'm just the opposite. I can't go enough places. I can't do enough things. He loves that. He's independent. He doesn't need me in his face, and it's the same with me. But when we're together, we have enough things in common that it works."

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Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin

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Rinna and husband Hamlin — married more than 20 years — sat down for a 2014 episode of Watch What Happens Live and shared how they keep their love alive. "We listen to each other," Hamlin said before Rinna quipped that it had more to do with their, um, very active sex life.

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Brad Goreski & Gary Janetti

The E! personality and his TV writer husband, who got married in 2017, have been together since meeting in Greece in 2001 — and Goreski shared a very sunkissed photo of that fateful trip on his Instagram in September 2020. The caption? "When Gary met Sally."

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