Each and every day there seem to be new articles in magazines and online about which celebrity couples have broken up. Life in the limelight certainly puts strain on relationships, so it’s unsurprising that celeb marriages don’t stand the test of time.
However, it appears that this is not just something which happened in this generation, and has always occurred in the celeb world, even with some of the most loved celebrities. That said, there are a select number of couples which have been able to stand life together in the spotlight, and we raise our hats to them!
Here, we’re taking a look at where the wives of some of the best loved celebrities are now, and what has become of their life since meeting their famous other-half.
Sean Connery & Micheline Roquebrune Then
The couple met at a golf tournament in Morocco, and secretly went on to marry in early 1975 in Casablanca. It has been noted that Connery said, “that golf — which has probably ruined more marriages than infidelity — was a component that brought him together with his new wife, Micheline Roquebrune.”
Sean Connery & Micheline Roquebrune Now
Born in 1929, Roquebrune is known for her work on Never Say Never Again, and Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait. The couple have been happily married since May 6, 1975. Although the couple do not have any children together, Sean has one child from a previous relationship and Roquebrune has three children from previous marriages.
John Travolta & Kelly Preston Then
The couple first met while on set filming The Experts in 1987. They married shortly afterwards in 1991. The couple have three children together; son, Jett, daughter Ella Bleu, and son Benjamin.
John Travolta & Kelly Preston Now
Unfortunately, Preston’s son, Jett Travolta suffered from Kawasaki disease as an infant and had a history of seizures, and in January 2009 he tragically died while the family were on holiday in the Bahamas.
Eminem and Kim Mathers
Kim Mathers and Eminem have had a rocky relationship for over two decades. Mathers and Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, met as teenagers when he was 15 and she was 13, they were married in 1999. They divorced in 2001 and he went on to slate her in his songs, before they briefly remarried in 2006. They had a daughter Hailie in 1995.
Kim Scott Now
Kim was recently involved in a big motor accident, which originally was speculated as drink driving, however Kim herself came out and admitted that it was an attempt on her own life. She’s now recovered and looking fitter and healthier than she’s done in years.
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward Then
One of the few Hollywood couples who have been able to stand the test of time. The couple starred together in “The Long Hot Summer” and were married in 1958. They were able to celebrate 50 years of marriage together until Paul tragically died in 2008.
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward Now
Woodward and Newman had three daughters: Elinor Teresa, Melissa “Lissy” Stewart, and Claire “Clea” Olivia Newman. Unfortunately, Joanne now suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and can’t remember many of her happy memories with her late husband.
Dustin Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman Then
This couple have one of the longest standing in Hollywood, at 35 years together, the couple are still exceedingly happy. Hoffman met Lisa when he was 27-years-old and she was just ten-years-old.
Dustin Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman Now
The couple, who married in 1980, have four children with Dustin also father to two daughters from his previous marriage.
Macauley Culkin and Rachel Miner Then
Rachel Miner and Macaulay Culkin were married for 2 years. They dated for 2 years after getting together in 1996 and married in 1998. 2 years later they divorced in 2002.
Rachel Miner Now
Rachel has played roles, ranging from addicts, prostitutes, murderers and murder victims to innocent brides or understanding veterinary techs in dozens of films and television series, with recurring roles as an ambitious, amoral secretary (in Showtime’s Californication (2007) and a kick-ass demon (in the CW’s Supernatural (2005).
Jack Nicholson & Sandra Knight Then
The couple were married in 1962, however they separated after just six years together, after Knight suspected her husband of being unfaithful.
Jack Nicholson & Sandra Knight Now
Apparently Sandra still insists that Nicholson is “a loving, caring, giving person”. The couple have a daughter together, Jennifer Nicholson.
Michael Douglas & Diandra Luker Then
In 2000, the couple split after a huge 23 years of marriage. Although, it has been reported that Douglas believes the couple should have divorced much sooner.
Michael Douglas & Diandra Luker Now
In an interview, Douglas stated, “I know I’m going to get into trouble here. I have nothing against her and in fact I’m very fond of my first wife. But we should have ended that marriage eight or 10 years earlier.”
Elvis Presley & Priscilla Presley Then
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll married Priscilla when she was just 21-years-old, having met her at a party while she was just 14-years-old, he was completely taken by the young beauty.
Elvis Presley & Priscilla Presley Now
Unfortunately the time Elvis had to spend away on tour would take its time on their marriage, when they eventually separated and filed for divorce in July 1972. The couple agreed to share custody of their daughter and Priscilla was awarded an outright cash payment of $725,000 as well as spousal support and child support.
Robert Redford & Lola Van Wagenen Then
Robert and Lola met in 1957, when they both lived in the same apartment building in Los Angeles. Their marriage lasted much longer than most Hollywood marriages, at a whopping 27 years.
Robert Redford & Lola Van Wagenen Now
Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t work out, and the couple divorced in 1985. The couple have four children together, and since their divorce, Lola has produced several films and has formed organisations aimed at creating awareness for consumerism impact on the environment.
Will Smith & Sheree Zampino
Smith and Zampino were married from 1992 to 1995, and have a son, 24-year-old Trey Smith together.
Sheree Zampino Now
In 2007, Zampino married Terrell Fletcher, a former NFL player for the San Diego Chargers. They had a daughter together, but recently separated and she has filed for divorce. She’s most recently know for appearing in Hollywood Exes.
Gene Hackman & Betsy Arakawa Then
After his thirty year marriage to Faye Maltese broke up, Gene went onto date Betsy for seven years before finally tying the knot in 1991.
Gene Hackman & Betsy Arakawa Now
Still together now, the pair live in Santa Fe, New Mexico and enjoy the peaceful life of spending time together, painting and drawing.
Alfonso Ribeiro & Robin Stapler Then
Alfonso and Robin met in 1999 on the set of In The House and it was love at first sight. After their first date, the pair became inseparable, married in 2002 and welcomed their daughter, Sienna.
Alfonso Ribeiro & Robin Stapler Now
After four years of marriage, the couple divorced. Still in good terms and with shared custody of their daughter, Ribeiro stated that the marriage ended up to irreconcilable differences. Stapler, although once an actress has gone onto quit the industry, wanting to lead a normal life.
Sean Penn & Madonna Then
Their short lived marriage lasted from 1985-1989 and with them both being incredibly famous, things often got out of hand. Penn was arrested for assaulting a photographer on a film set and sentenced to 60 days in jail – thought he only served 33.
Sean Penn & Madonna Now
Though they divorced, Madonna and Pen continue to keep in touch and in 2016, they made headlines for auctioning off items together for charity. They both went onto remarry after their relationship ended, however those marriages ended in divorce for both of them.
Michael Caine & Shakira Caine Then
After his first marriage ended, Caine met the love of his life in Shakira Baksh after seeing her in a commercial and asking a friend to get her number. The pair went onto marry in 1973
Michael Caine & Shakira Caine Now
44 years later and the couple are still happily married. With one daughter together, Michael continues to act whilst Shakira is still involved in the fashion industry. Michael admitted the secret to a good marriage is having two bathrooms.
Johnny Depp & Lori Anne Allison Then
Johnny Depp was just 20 years old when he married Lori Anne Allison, a make-up artist he’d met on the set of a film. The cute couple were totally in love, but the marriage only lasted two years.
Johnny Depp & Lori Anne Allison Now
Nowadays, Lori Anne keeps a low profile and was only recently heard from when she testified on Depp’s behalf after he was accused of domestic abuse. The same can’t be said for Depp, who struggles to stay out of the news.
Robert De Niro & Diahnne Abbott Then
Robert De Niro married the actress and singer, Diahnne Abbot in 1976. They have one son together, Raphael and De Niro adopted Abbott’s daughter Drena De Niro from a previous relationship.
Robert De Niro & Diahnne Abbott Now
12 years later the couple divorced. De Niro went onto have two children with Toukie Smith. and another son, Elliot, with Grace Hightower. Diahnne has taken a step back from the public eye and rarely makes public appearances.
Bruce Willis & Demi Moore Then
Meeting at the premier of Stakeout, Willis and Moore fell in love and married in 1987. After three children together, the pair divorced in 2000. They have however remained close and even attended each others weddings.
Bruce Willis & Demi More Now
Both moving on from the marriage, Demi married Ashton Kutcher in 2005 – though they divorced in 2011 – and Bruce married Emma Heming with whom he has had two more children with.
Wayne Gretzky & Janet Jones Then
In 1987, Janet Jones ran into the hockey prodigy Wayne Gretzky at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game. The two had first met a few years before when he was a celebrity judge on Dance Fever. They married July 16 1988 in Edmonton to a huge crowd in the streets.
Janet Jones Now
Jones and Gretzky now live in LA still, they have 5 children together and 2 grandchildren. Jones has maintained her stunning looks.
Sylvester Stallone & Brigitte Nielson Then
The media went mad when these two got together, with the relationship being highly publicised. Meeting at the height of both of their careers, Nielson admitted to Oprah that despite what people though, she didn’t marry Stallone for money.
Sylvester Stallone & Brigitte Nielson Now
Two years into the marriage and the pair filed for divorce. Nielson also told Oprah that at the time of them marrying, she knew it was too soon and that if she could go back, she wouldn’t have married him. Sylvester has been married five time, whilst Nielson has been married five times.
Anthony Hopkins & Jennifer Leyton Then
After a troubled time dealing with alcoholism, it was in 1975 that Hopkins decided to get sober. After one failed marriage behind him, Anthony married Jennifer Leyton in 1973.
Anthony Hopkins & Jennifer Leyton Now
After 29 years together, Anthony and Jennifer divorced with Hopkins saying “I live a separate life and am not very good with any relationships – with anyone. I can’t be locked up with anyone for too long.” Hopkins went onto marry Stella Arroyave in 2002
Clint Eastwood & Maggie Johnson Then
Maggie Johnson was Clint Eastwood’s first wife – they fell in love and married in 1953. Having only known each other for six months previously, it’s no surprise the relationship was less than stable.
Clint Eastwood & Maggie Johnson Now
During their marriage, the couple had two children together. It’s been said that Eastwood had a 14 year long affair with Roxanne Tunis and fathered a child with her whilst still married to Johnson. The pair finally divorced in 1984.
Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor Then
Meeting on the set of the TV show Heat Vision and Jack, Stiller and Taylor immediately hit it off. They tied the knot in 2000 and have starred in several movies together.
Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor Now
Still together and as happy as ever, the couple are proud parents of two children. Taylor has taken a step back from acting for now whereas Stiller is continuing to appear in big hits such as Zoolander 2.
Michael Jordan & Juanita Vanoy Then
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan married the gorgeous Juanita Vanoy way back in 1989. After 17 years of marriage and three children, the pair split amicably, but Juanita still received the largest divorce settlement in history at the time (2006).
Michael Jordan & Juanita Vanoy Now
After receiving her huge settlement of $168 million, Juanita kept the couple’s 7-acre property in Chicago with custody of her three children but hasn’t remarried. Jordan married his long-term girlfriend in 2013 and has fathered twin daughters.
Michael Jordan & Yvette Jordan
Jordan married former model Yvette Prieto on April 27 of last year in Palm Beach, Fla. The reception took place at a private golf club in Jupiter, Fla. The couple met in 2008 at a Miami nightclub. The couple had twins in 2014.
Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson Then
Unfortunately for this couple, their memories together aren’t the nicest. Although it could be argued that they were at one point, one of Hollywood’s most glamorous ’80s couples, Burt Reynolds has reported having said that his marriage to Loni Anderson was a big mistake.
Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson Now
The couple were married for five years before severing ties in true Hollywood fashion, with accusations such as infidelity and spousal abuse being thrown into the mix. The couple have one of the longest standing divorce proceedings on record, at a whopping 22 years.
George Clooney & Talia Balsam Then
Clooney and Balsam they tied the knot in 1989. They divorced in 1992.
Talia Balsam Now
Balsam is now happily married to Mad Men star John Slattery. Clooney said of his marriage to Balsam “I probably – definitely – wasn’t someone who should have been married at the point,” Clooney later reflected. “I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.”
Michael J Fox & Tracy Pollan Then
Back To The Future actor Michael J Fox married fellow actress Tracy Pollan in 1988 after meeting on the set of Family Ties, where Pollan’s character was the girlfriend of Michael’s. Pollan had started the 80s in a romantic relationship with another actor, Kevin Bacon.
Michael J Fox & Tracy Pollan Now
All these years on the couple are still together and have welcomed four children into the world. It is fair to say that Michael’s acting career has been more successful than Tracy’s but for obvious reasons, her last daughter Esme was born in 2001.
Hank Azaria & Helen Hunt Then
Known for voicing the character of Moe Szslak on The Simpsons, Hank married Helen Hunt in 1999. In a traditional Jewish ceremony, the pair married in the Southern Californian home.
Hank Azaria & Helen Hunt Now
One year later and the couple went their separate ways. Both parties went on to marry again with Hunt marrying Matthew Carnahan and Azaria marrying Katie Wright.
Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren Then
The pair married in 2004 and seemed to be in loving relationship until it was discovered Tiger was having many affairs outside of the marriage. They split in 2009 after extensive media coverage of Tiger crashing his vehicle outside his home and finalised their divorce in 2010.
Elin Nordegren Now
Nordegren is rumoured to be dating Gavin Rossdale, who recently split from wife Gwen Stefani after having an affair with a nanny. So it is rather ironic that Nordegren, an ex-nanny is now dating someone who is a proven adulterer.
Sean Penn & Robin Wright Then
Sean Penn has a reputation as being a bit of a ladies man in Hollywood and before he and Forrest Gump actress Robin Wright married in 1996 he was married to Madonna. Robin even changed her name to Robin Wright Penn, a move that not many Hollywood actresses do.
After a turbulent relationship which lasted over 20 years, the couple finally completed their divorce in 2010, having brought two children into the world. Wright then started dating actor Ben Foster and the couple were engaged in 2014, but cancelled their engagement in 2015.
Penn revealed that he believed neither of his previous lovers Madonna and Robin never loved him, he said:
“There is no shame in saying that we all want to be loved by someone. As I look back over my life in romance, I don’t feel I’ve ever had that. I have been the only one that was unaware of the fraud in a few of these circumstances blindly.”
Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison Then
Melissa and Harrison met in 1976 when Harrison starred in Apocalypse Now, while Melissa was working as a Production Assistant. Mathison would go on to become a successful screenwriter and the pair married in 1983, after Harrison’s first divorce was finalised.
Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison Now
Sadly their relationship suffered many issues and the couple were divorced in 2001. The divorce was messy and ending up costing Ford over $85 million! The divorce ranks as the 4th most expensive divorce settlement of all time. Sadly, Mathison died in 2015 after a long battle with cancer, Ford was seen at the home of his former wife just days before her passing.
Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart Then
Meeting at the Golden Globe Awards in 2002, seven years later they got engaged on Valentine’s day. Marrying three years later in New Mexico, it seems that third time is a charm as Flockhart is Ford’s third wife.
Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart Now
Still together, they are one of Hollywood’s most successful couples. Ford continues to work, appearing in films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, whilst Flockhart is currently starring in TV’s Supergirl.
Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith Then
Brosnan was married to Cassandra Harris for 11 years before she sadly passed away from ovarian cancer. Her death hit him hard, but after three years, he was able to find love again with journalist Keely Shaye Smith.
Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith Now
Meeting in Mexico, Keely was said to have been completely understanding of Pierce’s situation. Marrying in 2001, the couple are still together today and have had two sons.
Gary Oldman And Donya Fiorentino Then
The couple married in 1997, sadly Gary who had been married before (Uma Thurman and Lesley Manville) divorced for a third time in 2001 after just four years of marriage.
Gary Oldman And Donya Fiorentino Now
Oldman achieved a lifetime goal in March 2018 by winning an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’. After seeing her ex-husband win the award, Donya told TMZ:
“I thought we had evolved. What happened to the #MeToo movement?” This was in reference to her allegations of physical and emotional abuse by Gary when they were married in 2001.
Charlize Theron And Sean Penn
The Hollywood couple started dating in 2013 and by December 2014 they were engaged to be married. Some said it was too soon….
They were right, rumours started to circulate that Charlize was avoiding Sean (ghosting him). She revealed in 2016 explicitly:
“There is a need to sensationalise things. When you leave a relationship there has to be some f***ing crazy story or some crazy drama.
“And the f***ing ghosting thing, like literally, I still don’t even know what it is. It’s just its own beast.”
In a frank moment, she added: “We were in a relationship and then it didn’t work anymore. And we both decided to separate. That’s it.”
Barbra Streisand And Don Johnson Then
30 years ago Don and Barbra were the couple everyone was talking about. Unfortunately the relationship didn’t last long, despite their song ‘Till I Loved You” in 1988.
Barbra Streisand And Don Johnson Now
They may not have lasted together and may have not been lucky in love since (seven marriages between them) but the pair have found romance again. Barbra married fellow Hollywood star Jame Brolin in 1998, while Don married nursery school teacher Kelley Phleger in 1999.