Love stories aren't always smooth sailing as Hollywood makes us believe. Do you know what's truly inspiring? Celebrity couples who manage to weather the storm and come out stronger on the other side. Here are 15 famous couples that fans online are glad defied the many odds and remained together.
1. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Yes, they had to keep up with challenges and more paparazzi than you can shake a designer handbag at. But instead of throwing in the towel and retreating to separate mansions, they rolled up their sleeves and fought for their love. And fight they did, probably while looking fabulous in their designer outfits. They understood early on that relationships aren't always a walk in Central Park.
2. Beyoncé and Jay-Z
We all know Queen Bey is a force to be reckoned with. She's got the voice of an angel and the dance moves that sways. And Jay-Z, well, he's got the swag and the business empire that could make anyone jealous. But even the most powerful couples can face challenges, and these two were no exception. They shuffled through rumors of infidelity but managed their issues and renewed their commitment to each other.
3. David and Victoria Beckham
With David's dashing good looks and Victoria's fashion sense, they must have faced some serious jealousy issues. Who wouldn't get a little green-eyed when adoring fans constantly swarm their spouse? However, despite the challenges, these two managed to weather the storm together.
4. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
It's impressive how this duo contained their fallouts and emerged stronger. They didn't let the outside noise drown out their love for each other. Instead, they faced their problems head-on and tackled them like a team.
5. Barack and Michelle Obama
Imagine being the President of the United States, dealing with the world's weight on your shoulders, and then coming home to your partner who's just as strong-willed and ambitious. You could call it a real-life superhero team, but even superheroes have their moments, right? They battled the pressures of public life but maintained a strong partnership while inspiring others.
6. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Who could forget “Bennifer” back in the early 2000s? They were the hottest couple on the block, thanks to their whirlwind romance. However, the pressures of fame and a certain infamous music video led to their first breakup. It was a “J.Lo-sized” bump on the road to forever.
7. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Kristen and Dax have been open about their struggles with addiction, mental health, and even the not-so-glamorous parts of their relationship. And that's what makes them so relatable. Who can forget when Dax accidentally revealed that Kristen had been using his truck to transport her beloved sloth collection? When married to a woman passionate about those slow-moving creatures, you learn to embrace the unexpected.
8. David Boreanaz and Jaime Bergman
These two lovebirds have had their fair share of rough patches. Who wouldn't have their feathers ruffled when you're juggling the demands of fame, fortune, and showbiz glitz? Rumor has it their relationship hit a few roadblocks in the past before Jaime decided to bury the hatchet and give their marriage another try. Since then, the two have managed to power through.
9. Pink and Carey Hart
Every couple goes through ups and downs, right? Well, Pink and Carey didn't just have a small bump in the road but a full-blown pothole that could swallow a semi-truck. But you know what they say: comedy is tragedy plus time. And it seems like Pink and Carey found a way to turn their rough patch into a punchline.
10. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
From Ozzy's wild antics to Sharon's no-nonsense attitude, it's a wonder they haven't driven each other completely batty. It's probably because love has a funny way of keeping people together; even when they're driving each other up the wall, they've managed to emerge unscathed through it all. They've faced addiction, rumors of infidelity, and even Sharon's decision to temporarily kick Ozzy out of their home.
11. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
We have to hand it to them; they managed to keep their private life relatively private during their misunderstandings. No messy public feuds or scandalous social media posts. They handled it with grace and class, making many onlookers speculate and play detective. Maybe something must be said about keeping things low-key when the going gets tough.
12. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
Adam Levine is no stranger to bad publicity, so it's no surprise that his marriage is subject to the same scrutiny, with fans gauging if the happy couple are truly happy or only putting on a show. There have been many allegations of Levine engaging in affairs, but their marriage has survived for nearly a decade, with the couple welcoming a baby earlier this year.
13. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy isn't shy about sharing her thoughts on social media. She's like an open book; sometimes, that book gets a little too spicy for some people's taste. Maybe that's what makes her so entertaining. And John, well, he's the calm and collected yin to her fiery yang. Together, they struggled with fertility issues and postpartum depression. Luckily, they pushed through like champions.
14. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
You never can tell what it takes to keep a relationship afloat, especially when you're constantly in the spotlight. But Sarah and Freddie didn't let that deter them. They put in the effort, worked through their issues, and emerged stronger than ever. Maybe they took some inspiration from their on-screen characters. After all, Sarah was a vampire slayer, and Freddie was no stranger to high school drama.
15. Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman
Their challenges began during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they worked through their difficulties and proved that you can still find your happily ever after despite being locked in with all your troubles. Kristen and Avi are the couple who expertly balanced life's curveball.
Nicole Tommasulo is a travel writer and editor based in Boston, Massachusetts. For almost a decade, Nicole has been covering the lifestyle beat, writing about mental health, physical health, nutrition, food, travel, and books.
She has an MFA in Writing from Savannah College of Art and Design and has been previously published by The List, Explore, MSN, AP, Heels Down Magazine, Hello Giggles, xoJane, Femsplain, and more.
Besides working at Wealth of Geeks, Nicole founded a travel and food magazine, savor+roam. You can follow Nicole on Instagram (@nicoletommasulo or @savor_roam) for more.