Most people think that celebrity couples are doomed from the start, but these perfect pairs are proving that love really does exist in Hollywood.
Can you believe it’s been two decades since Faith Hill and Tim McGraw tied the knot? It’s pretty rare in Hollywood for a couple to stay together for so long. In anticipation of their 20th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6, 2016, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at how their lives — and the lives of more couples who connected in the ’90s — have changed. Country music superstars Tim and Faith fell in love in 1996 while she was serving as an opening act on his Spontaneous Combustion tour. Keep reading for more…
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have welcomed three daughters since they tied the knot on Oct. 6, 1996: Gracie in 1997; Maggie in 1998; and Audrey in 2001. But they haven’t just collaborated on childrearing. In 2006, the duo launched their hugely successful Soul2Soul II joint tour. They teamed up again in 2012 for a residency at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, and they will hit the road again in 2017 for their third Soul2Soul II world tour. Tim also recently showed us all that his love is still very real. He posted a throwback photo of Faith Hill on Instagram for her 49th birthday on Sept. 21, 2016, with the caption, “Happy birthday to this crazy, talented, beautiful woman. I am so lucky to be married to and be with her for the rest of my life. The best mother and role model that my 3 daughters could possibly have. She is extraordinary!!”
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar met on the set of “I Know What You Did Last Summer” in 1999. “We are each other’s best friend,” SMG told People.com. “He’s my first love.”
Fast-forward to 2016: Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar are still in love and doing life together. Although they don’t make many public appearances together, fans can get a glimpse into their private life thanks to SMG’s Instagram. The couple have two children: Charlotte, 7, and Rocky, 4.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith became friends in 1990 when she auditioned to play his girlfriend on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” They took their friendship to the next level after Will’s first marriage to Sheree Zampino ended in 1995 — and tied the knot on Dec. 31, 1997.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith welcomed son Jaden Smith in 1998. Daughter Willow Smith arrived on Halloween in 2000. They’re also producing partners who created and co-wrote the UPN series “All of Us” and produced several films together including “The Secret Life of Bees,” “The Karate Kid,” “After Earth” and the remake of “Annie.” But it hasn’t always been smooth-sailing for the duo, who have been plagued by cheating and divorce rumors for years.
David Beckham and Victoria — AKA Posh Spice — first connected in March 1997 when the soccer stud requested a meeting with the Spice Girl after she attended a Manchester United soccer match. David proposed on Jan. 24, 1998. They welcomed their first son, Brooklyn Beckham, in 1999. Posh officially became Victoria Beckham four months later.
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham have since added three more kiddos to their brood: son Romeo Beckham in 2002; son Cruz Beckham in 2005; and daughter Harper Beckham in 2011. Their marriage may look perfect in photos, but it hasn’t always been easy: Back in 2004, they weathered rampant reports that he’d been unfaithful with several women.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick first connected in 1991 when he directed her brother, Toby Parker, in an off-Broadway play. They tied the knot on May 19, 1997.
It’s been nearly two decades of martial bliss for Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, who welcomed their first child, son James, in 2002. They welcomed twins Marion and Tabitha via surrogate in 2009.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met in 1995 when he was cast to play her love interest on “All My Children.” They started dating that summer and eloped in Las Vegas the following year.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, who continued working together on “All My Children” until 2001, have since welcomed three children: Michael in 1997, Lola in 2001 and Joaquin in 2003. They’ve also produced several television projects together over the years.
Elton John and David Furnish met in 1993 at a dinner party hosted by the singer-songwriter. The superstar and the Canadian producer — who directed the documentary “Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras” in 1997 — reportedly became engaged in mid-2005 and entered into a civil union in Britain later that year.
Elton John and David Furnish became parents on Christmas Day 2010 when they welcomed son Zachary Furnish-John via surrogate. They became dads for the second time when son Elijah Furnish-John was born via surrogate in 2013. Although they’d already been in a civil partnership for nine years, Elton and David got married on Dec. 21, 2014, the same year that same-sex marriages were legalized in Britain. Elton and his longtime love have also produced several films together including 2011’s “Gnomeo & Juliet.”
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness met in 1995 on the set of Australian TV series “Correlli,” in which he portrayed a violent inmate and she played a prison psychologist. They tied the knot the following year.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, who’s 13 years his senior, haven’t just weathered criticism of their relationship due to their age difference and questions about the Oscar nominee’s sexuality — they’ve also struggled on their path to become parents. Hugh admitted in 2012 that he and his wife tried IVF but that she’d suffered “a couple of miscarriages.” The duo finally became parents in 2000 when they adopted son Oscar. They adopted daughter Ava in 2005.
Cate Blanchett reportedly met screenwriter Andrew Upton on the set of a TV show in 1996. He popped the question three weeks into their courtship. They tied the knot the following year.
Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton have since welcomed three sons: Dashiell in 2001; Roman in 2004; and Ignatius in 2008. In March 2015, the duo — who relocated from England to Sydney to raise their family and to serve as co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company — added to their brood by adopting daughter Edith Vivian Patricia Upton. Andrew and Cate teamed up to executive produce her film “Carol,” which opened in November 2015. After selling their Sydney home for $20 million, Cate and Andrew bought a home in Sussex, England, for $6.25 million in January 2016. Coming up, Cate will make her debut on Broadway in Andrew’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play “The Present.” The show is set to open on Jan. 8, 2017, and will run through March 19, 2017.
Chris O’Donnell met Caroline Fentress, the sister of his college roommate, while he was studying at Boston College in the early ’90s. They started dating in 1993, became engaged in 1996 and tied the knot the following year.
Chris O’Donnell and wife Caroline Fentress, a former kindergarten teacher, have since welcomed five children: Lily in 1999; Christopher in 2000; Charles in 2003; Finley in 2006; and Maeve in 2007.
Jerry Seinfeld met Jessica Sklar at the Reebok Sports Club in New York City just days after returning from an Italian honeymoon with her brand-new husband Eric Nederlander, scion of the Broadway theater-owning family. Jessica and Eric soon divorced (Jessica has said her marriage was over before she started seeing Jerry). After 18 months of dating, Jessica officially became a Seinfeld when they married on Dec. 25, 1999.
Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld are still happily married and have three children. Their daughter Sascha is now 15, and they have two sons: Julian, 13, and Shepherd, 11.