How Long Did Your Marriage Last in Hollywood?

foreverMarriages turn into crumbling messes called divorces in the real world.  It seems the opportunities to experience the Hollywood marriage (separated, annulled, or divorced within a year) are abundant when compared to the rest of us.  I wonder how much of it is fact and myth, but here are some of the shortest and longest marriages among Hollywood.  I’m including other famous people as not all are considered actresses and actors and most of them end up in the list of shorter marriages.  The longevity of marriages tend to be actors and actresses who may or may not have entertainer partners.  I included those who were never married, but have been together for a while (more than 5 years).  No doubt I missed some along the way and I couldn’t account for every variable, but this is what I came up with today.

The Top 10 Shortest Marriages In History… So Far

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  • 10. Kim Darby and James Westmoreland lasted 47 days in 1970.
  • 9. Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman lasted 42 days in 1964.
  • 8. Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas lasted 19 days in 1994.
  • 7. Mario Lopez and Ali Landry lasted 18 days in 2004.
  • 6. Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds lasted 14 days in 2008.
  • 5. Patty Duke and Michael Tell lasted 13 days in 1970.
  • 4. Dennis Hopper and Michelle Williams lasted 8 days in 1970.
  • 3. Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman lasted 6 days in 1998.
  • 2. Nicolas Cage and Erika Koike lasted 4 days in 2019.
  • 1. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander lasted 3 days in 2004.

The Top 10 Longest Marriages in History… So Far

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  • 10. William Daniels and Bonnie Barlett lasted 68 years (1936-2016).
  • 9. Chuck Berry and Themetta Suggs lasted 68 years (1948-2017).
  • 8. Bob Hope and Dolores Reade lasted 69 years (1934-2003).
  • 7. Stan Lee and Joan Boocock lasted 69 years (1947-2017).
  • 6. Monty Hall and Marilyn Doreen Plottel lasted 69 years (1947-2017).
  • 5. Karl Malden and Mona Greenberg lasted 70 years (1938-2009).
  • 4. Johnnie Wright and Kitty Wells lasted 73 years (1937-2011).
  • 3. Art Linkletter and Lois Linkletter lasted 74 years (1935-2010).
  • 2. Norman Lloyd and Peggy Lloyd lasted 75 years (1936-2011).
  • 1. Irving Benson and Lillian Waldowsky lasted 79 years (1936-2016).

The Top 10 Longest Married Couples Still Living

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  • 10. Julie Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall married since 1987 (32 years).
  • 9. Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest married since 1984 (35 years)
  • 8. Denzel Washington and Pauletta Pearson married since 1983 (36 years).
  • 7. Chevy Chase and Jayni Luke married since 1982 (37 years).
  • 6. Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson married since 1980 (39 years).
  • 5. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer married since 1978 (41 years). 
  • 4. Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston married since 1977 (42 years).
  • 3. Sean Connery and Micheline Roquebrune married since 1975 (44 years).
  • 2. Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk married since 1974 (45 years).
  • 1. Christopher Walken and Georgianne Walken married since 1969 (50 years).

The Top 10 Longest Not Married Couples Still Living

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  • 10. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis together since 2011 (8 years).
  • 9. Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling together since 2011 (8 years).
  • 8. Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley together since 2010 (9 years).
  • 7. John Corbett and Bo Derek together since 2002 (17 years).
  • 6. Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson since 2000 (19 years).
  • 5. Don Cheadle and Bridgid Coulter together since 1992 (27 years).
  • 4. Charlotte Gainbourg and Yvan Attal together since 1991 (28 years).
  • 3. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham together since 1986 (33 years).
  • 2. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell together since 1983 (36 years).
  • 1. Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon together since 1982 (37 years).

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