9 Celebrity Couples Who Have Lasted Much Longer Than We Expected

Andrew Garfield I mean seriously


Yesterday we responded to the reports that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are ending their marriage by saying how surprising it was that they lasted this long in the first place. I mean, they got married after six weeks together and lasted six years! That’s so much longer than anyone predicted (except maybe them).

Hollywood relationships are notoriously short-lived, but there are always those particular ones that you really don’t think will last. Whereas you might give most Hollywood marriages five years, you give these a few months. We keep expecting these couples to join Mariah and Nick in Splitsville, but they somehow are still together. What is going on?!

1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kanye West with his arm possessively around Kim Kardashian at the Met Ball May 2014

(Photo: WENN.com)

Kim K doesn’t exactly have a great track record when it comes to marriage. Her marriage to Kris Humphries wasn’t even her first one, and it only lasted an infamous 72 days. Yet she and Kanye have already passed that number. What’s taking you too so long? Is it because you have a kid together? That’s no excuse. Get to divorcing.

2. Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting

Ryan Sweeting kissing new wife Kaley Cuoco at Golden Globe Awards January 2014

(Photo: Brian To / WENN.com)

Kaley and Ryan rushed into an engagement after only a few months of dating (that happened to overlap with her “relationship” with Henry Cavill), and they got married not long after that. This, coupled with the fact that they got couples tattoos (CURSE!), made us think they wouldn’t last very long, but they’ve been together since New Year’s.

3. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at tennis match 2013

(Photo: Joel Ginsburg / WENN.com)

Do these two even know they’re married? When was the last time you saw them in the same place at the same time? I certainly can’t remember. And yet, as far as we know, they’re still together. And they have been for almost two years. They look like they have so much fun together, don’t they?

4. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian

LeAnn Rimes Eddie Cibrian

(Photo: WENN)

Ugh, these two. They got together by having an affair, which they continue to talk about and act disgustingly proud of every single moment of their lives. So it would be the perfect karma for them to break up almost immediately, preferably with one of them cheating on the other one. And yet they’re still together after three years of marriage. UGH.

5. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott attending book signing for CelebraTORI April 2012

(Photo: Josiah True / WENN.com)

How many scandals have these two been through? How many children to they have? How many reality shows have they starred on? They’ve crossed everything off their bucket list. Now where’s the divorce? If you can believe it, it’s been eight whole years. That’s like a century in celebrity years.

6. Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried from The Bachelorette

Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried having breakfast together in LA August 2013

(Image: Gaz Shirley / PacificCoastNews.com)

Here’s an interesting case. Desiree’s first choice was Brooks Forester, but he chose to leave the show. So, according to her brother and everyone else in the universe, she settled for Chris. Doesn’t seem like something that would last, right? Well, apparently we’re wrong, because they’re still engaged. Of course, it’s been over a year now, but Desiree just had her bridal shower, and they’re planning for a January wedding. Really, guys? You sure about that?

7. Charlize Theron and Sean Penn

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn attending Met Gala May 2014

(Photo: Rob Rich / WENN.com)

We mostly predicted this one to end quickly as wishful thinking, because we just couldn’t imagine that Charlize would choose to stay with scumbag Sean. And yet they’ve been dating for months now. Ugh. Just stop.

8. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux at NYC premiere of his HBO show The Leftovers June 2014

(Photo: Ivan Nikolov / WENN.com)

WHAT ARE YOU TWO DOING?! You’ve been engaged for two whole years. Brangelina are alive and well and seem very happy together, contrary to what that psychic says, so if you’re waiting for them to break up then you might want to rethink things. JUST GET MARRIED ALREADY.

9. Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse attending London Fashion Week February 2014

(Photo: WENN.com)

Considering we’ve been convinced this is a PR relationship from the start, it’s pretty weird that they’re still together. Our first post about them was in March 2013. You guys can stop it now. This is sufficient.

You can reach this post's author, Jill O’Rourke, on twitter.
Share This Post:
    • Sara Steinfeld

      Is there a timeline of Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting’s relationship on the Internet somewhere? Because I feel like that would be a useful learning tool.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        If you’ve seen the month of July, you’ve seen a timeline of Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting’s relationship.

      • Sara Steinfeld


    • Alana Vincenza

      I will never ever in a million years understand the appeal of Jessica Biel. She’s beautiful but so BASIC.

    • katie

      Guys if you think jennifer and justin have been engaged a long time, my parents have been engaged for 19 years! 3 years before I was even born

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Holy crap! Do you think they’ll ever get married?

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      Well, guess I was wrong – Nick confirmed today he and Mariah are dunzo for now.

    • Alexandra Mitchell

      I am waiting for LeAnn or Eddie to stray. It would be so karmic.

      • Jill O’Rourke


    • Pingback: 9 Weirdly-Successful Celebrity Relationships That Started With Cheating - Crushable()

    • Pingback: 9 Weirdly-Successful Celebrity Relationships That Started With Cheating - VIBE 103 FM()