Love is hard. If the success rate of high-profile romances is anything to go by, love in the spotlight is harder. Lately, we've been inundated with celebrity breakup news—from Jennifer and Justin to Channing and Jenna—and it's left us wondering: Is there any hope for famous couples, much less us plebeians?
Actually, there is! Though they're scrutinized by zoom-in lenses, Page Six and, well, us, some Hollywood relationships are still flirty and thriving. In fact, many of our favorite stars are devoted partners in life and recurring partners in films. Need proof? Look below to see which celebrity couples have mixed work with pleasure, and are still keeping the homefires burning amidst the dumpster fire that is Hollywood gossip.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Look, we’re as heartbroken about Jenna and Channing as much as the next person, but let’s make one thing clear: Love isn't dead because the Blunt-Krasinskis are still alive.
As a guy who was “” John couldn't pass up an opportunity to meet Emily when their paths crossed in 2008. The rest, as they say, is history: They married two years later, have two young daughters, and are starring in their first shared movie venture, A Quiet Place. As they're cuter than ever, it's safe to assume their real home life does not involve tip-toeing around a mysterious, sound-sensitive entity.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith
Considering they've named their children after each other, we feel pretty confident that Will and Jada are in it for the long haul. Both starred in the critically acclaimed Muhammad Ali biopic, which earned Will an Academy Award. Of course, his true award came years earlier: He won Jada's hand in marriage after sparks flew during her audition for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (somehow she didn't get the part). They celebrated their 20th anniversary this past December, and Will’s gave us every feeling we’ve ever had.
Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet
It’s likely you’ve heard of Marion Cotillard (Allied) but not her longtime partner, Guillaume Canet. Think of them as France’s answer to Brangelina—except with more je ne sais quois and zero love triangle drama. Back in 2003, they filmed the quirky love story, Love Me If You Dare, whose friends-turned-lovers storyline would foreshadow the romance to come. Fast forward fifteen years later, and they now have two kids, plus three additional joint projects under their belts: The Last Flight, Little White Lies, and Rock'n Roll.
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
How do we love these two? Oh, let us count the ways. Between the laugh-out-loud footage of Dax's sloth birthday surprise to Kristen’s hilariously cringeworthy co-parenting stories, they’re our favorite pair of married goofballs. They shared the screen in the action comedy Hit and Run, though their best work is undoubtedly their homemade vacation video set to Toto’s “Africa.”
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
HA! Just kidding. Although we wish we weren't.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Kurt was just 16 when he was introduced to Goldie, then 21, while making The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. Naturally, their age differences posed a problem and so, despite a mutual attraction, they went their separate ways. It wasn’t until their second gig as co-stars, Swing Shift, that they finally got (and stayed!) together. They've been lovers for the past three decades, but neither have felt the pressure to formally tie the knot, : “For me, I chose to stay, Kurt chose to stay, and we like the choice."
Their biggest movie hit, Overboard, is set to get a reboot in the near future.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty
Rumored to have seduced over 12,000 women between the 50s and 90s, Warren was once the most notorious Hollywood bachelor. That all changed when Annette, his Bugsy scene partner, put hearts in his eyes and marriage on his mind. They said “I do” in 1992—one year after Warren saw his future wife and had “[lost] interest interest in the garlic chicken I was eating ... and the garlic chicken had been very good”—and haven’t left each other’s sides since. They not only have four children, they also have four films together, including Love Affair and the recent Rules Don’t Apply.
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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
The Green Lantern bombed with the critics but, thankfully, Ryan and Blake’s friendship exploded into a full-on, I-can-hear-the-bells romance. A year after working together, the duo went on a double date, only to realize they were more into each other than the person they’d brought. It’s been seven years since those initial “” and when they aren’t , they’re being the offensively gorgeous parents of daughters James and Ines.
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender
Michael and Alicia have stayed out of the limelight, including their ultra-secret Ibiza wedding and Italian honeymoon. Before they said “I do,” the couple played onscreen marrieds in the emotional drama The Light Between Oceans, about a husband and wife who struggle to retain custody of their adopted child. In a recent interview with PEOPLE, the new Lara Croft expressed interest in partnering up on another film. We’re 100% supportive, though we’d appreciate something that doesn’t require quite so many Kleenex.
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
Everyone and their mother is six degrees from Kevin Bacon, though Kyra Sedgwick—his wife since 1988—probably wins the game (in actuality, they are ninth cousins, once removed). Their love story began 29 years ago when they were shooting a PBS adaptation of the Off-Broadway play, Lemon Sky. Today, they have two children and still get a little verklempt whenever they see each other: “When he walks into a room, I’m still ... I mean my heart gets a little fluttery,” Kyra . Meanwhile, Kevin took to his Instagram on their anniversary last August, calling his wife “the woman of my dreams AND my reality!” Get a room, you two (or don’t; we totally love it).
Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano
Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan look like a couple straight out of an indie rom-com—and in fact, they are! After shacking up in 2007, they went on to star in the 2012 movie Ruby Sparks. The film—which follows a struggling writer who wishes his ideal romantic heroine into existence—was actually written by Zoe herself, always with the intention of having her and her boyfriend as the lead lovers.
Featured still from "A Quiet Place" via Paramount Pictures
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Created on 04 Apr 2018