The Cutest Throwback Photos of Celeb Couples Who've Stood the Test of Time
Their snaps and quotes will make you believe in love again
William Daniels & Bonnie Bartlett
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.
Samuel L. & LaTanya Richardson Jackson
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."
Ina & Jeffrey Garten
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.)
Gordon & Tana Ramsay
Kyle Richards & Mauricio Umansky
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"!
Ron & Cheryl Howard
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!
Mary Steenburgen & Ted Danson
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."
Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone
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.
Michael McKean & Annette O'Toole
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.' "
Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith
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."
David & Victoria Beckham
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."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall
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."
Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness
"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.
Gloria & Emilio Estefan
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."
Jon Bon Jovi & Dorothea Hurley
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.
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
"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.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
"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.
Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
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.
Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
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."
Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon
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.' "
Freddie Prinze, Jr. & Sarah Michelle Gellar
We can't get enough of this '90s super-couple, who regularly appear together on Gellar's Instagram.
Maury Povich & Connie Chung
The couple, together for more than 40 years, shared some incredible pics from the 1980s while looking back on their adorable love story.
Calista Flockhart & Harrison Ford
Dolly Parton & Carl Dean
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."
Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin
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.
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."