Celebrity marriages that have crossed the 10-year mark

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner may not have made it far, but these other star couples prove that long-lasting celebrity marriages are not a myth

Celebrity marriages that have crossed the 10-year mark
Celebrity marriages that have crossed the 10-year mark
28 Jun 2015

Celebrity marriages that have crossed the 10-year mark

UPDATE (July 1): We hoped for the best, but unfortunately, it was simply not meant to last. Today, Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced that they have "made the difficult decision to divorce". The sad news comes just two days after their 10th wedding anniversary, but sources have claimed that the former lovers were already living apart for the past 10 months as part of a trial separation.

Ben and Jennifer met on the set of Pearl Harbor in 2001, started dating after starring in 2003’s Daredevil together, and tied the knot in 2005. They are parents to Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3, whom they stated they will keep "a commitment to co-parenting" and "whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time".

But not all is lost in the land of celebrity holy matrimony. Click through our gallery for 10 famous couples whose marriages are still standing the test of time 10, 20 or even 30 over years after they first said “I do”:

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Yeon Jung Hoon & Han Ga In
Yeon Jung Hoon & Han Ga In
28 Jun 2015

Yeon Jung Hoon & Han Ga In

Married for: 11 years

Over a decade has passed since a 23-year-old Ga In defied unspoken expectations (of a hot young Korean starlet maintaining a pure, single image) to wed fellow actor Jung Hoon. Sadly, it was reported that Ga In miscarried her first child in May last year – a mere nine weeks after conceiving. But a happier outcome was just around the corner: Ga In and Jung Hoon welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in April this year.

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Nick Cheung & Esther Kwan
Nick Cheung & Esther Kwan
28 Jun 2015

Nick Cheung & Esther Kwan

Married for: 12 years

Theirs wasn’t exactly the most well-received celebrity relationship in the early 90s, reportedly due to Esther being more popular and successful than Nick, but who cares about what other people think, right? Today, they’re a celebrated longtime couple, and papa and mama to adorable little Brittany, who was born after Esther had two unfortunate miscarriages.

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Pierre Png & Andrea De Cruz
Pierre Png & Andrea De Cruz
28 Jun 2015

Pierre Png & Andrea De Cruz

Married for: 13 years

This is one couple that more than likely comes to mind when you hear “classic Singapore love story”. In 2002, Pierre literally became a heroic knight in shining armor when he donated part of his liver to Andrea, whose own had failed thanks to the now-infamous Slim 10 diet pills. The very next year, they upgraded their status from boyfriend-and-girlfriend to husband-and-wife, a status they proudly (and adorably) carry to this very day.

Photos: Pierre Png's Instagram

Julian Cheung & Anita Yuen
Julian Cheung & Anita Yuen
28 Jun 2015

Julian Cheung & Anita Yuen

Married for: 15 years

Long before Julian found renewed heartthrob status as the hottest pilot on TV, he was already taken by the actress and former beauty queen. Although they’ve been together for over 20 years and married for 15, the parents of 9-year-old Morton continue to delight us with super cute antics typical of couples still in the honeymoon stage, whether on personal shopping trips or on stage in front of thousands.

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David Beckham & Victoria Beckham
David Beckham & Victoria Beckham
28 Jun 2015

David Beckham & Victoria Beckham

Married for: 17 years

Confession time: we can’t help but get green with envy whenever we see the Beckhams and their beautiful brood together in one shot. Could there be a more perfect family out there? And it all started when the former football star met the former Spice Girl at a Manchester United match all the way back in 1997. The next year, he proposed, and the year after that, Posh and Becks had a lavish wedding that, unsurprisingly, attracted tons of media attention (as they still do today).

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Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
28 Jun 2015

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith

Married for: 19 years

Willow and Jaden Smith’s mum and dad are no strangers to the never-ending tabloid tales about their supposed divorce, which have been debunked time and time again. The story of how they met and got together is pretty cute: Jada auditioned for a role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which Will was starring, and although she did not win the part, she won his heart, and they began dating the year after.

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Zheng Ge Ping & Hong Hui Fang
Zheng Ge Ping & Hong Hui Fang
28 Jun 2015

Zheng Ge Ping & Hong Hui Fang

Married for: 23 years

Although Hui Fang did not have a good impression on her “hunkle” husband at first (he was apparently very loud and foul-mouthed), that changed when she witnessed his “cool and manly” side as a taekwondo teacher and had more chances to get to know him better. Ge Ping, on the other hand, fell for her strong side when she tried to fix her car troubles on her own. Sounds like a match made in heaven, if you ask us!

Edmund Chen & Xiang Yun
Edmund Chen & Xiang Yun
28 Jun 2015

Edmund Chen & Xiang Yun

Married for: 27 years

It’s easy to roll eyes and expect the worst for a couple that decides to get hitched after just three months of dating, but Edmund and Xiang Yun have defied all odds and naysayers, clocking in close to three decades of wedded bliss after doing just that. Okay, so maybe things aren’t always a bed of roses (no marriage is perfect, after all), but as Xiang Yun has mentioned, they’ve managed to pull through and their relationship has gotten even deeper after tying the knot. Some folks have all the luck…

Photo: Edmund, Xiang Yun and their children Yixin and Yixi, from Xiang Yun's Instagram

Ozzy Osbourne & Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne & Sharon Osbourne
28 Jun 2015

Ozzy Osbourne & Sharon Osbourne

Married for: 34 years

This rock couple almost didn’t get to make it into this line-up because in 2012, Sharon was on the brink of divorcing Ozzy when she found out he had started abusing drugs and alcohol once again. Thankfully, the Black Sabbath singer started seeking help, and their relationship is now back on track. Who said rock stars don’t know the meaning of commitment?

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Jackie Chan & Lin Feng Jiao
Jackie Chan & Lin Feng Jiao
28 Jun 2015

Jackie Chan & Lin Feng Jiao

Married for: 34 years

Theirs hasn’t been the most smooth-sailing of marriages (Jackie got former beauty queen Elaine Ng pregnant in 1999, and that wasn’t even the only one of his extramarital affairs), but Feng Jiao, who in our opinion deserves a “Wife of the Century” award, forgave him and stayed by his side. Ashamed, Jackie nearly opted to go down the divorce route, but instead, the couple worked out their problems and their marriage actually took a turn for the better.

Photo: Jackie and Feng Jiao with son Jaycee, from ONE HOUSE

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