As we raise a glass of champagne to 2015, we should also take a moment to cheers for love! Long-lasting love! Who better to model our love after than celebrities who have found their soulmates and stuck with their spouses despite the pressures of fame? Whether they wed in secret or in great grandeur, these couples have found the secret to happy, healthy marriages and we can’t wait to see them continue to grow in the new year. Take a peek at some of our favorite celebrity couples who are celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries in 2016!
Kate Middleton and Prince William – April 29, 2011
When Kate Middleton and Prince William married on April 29, 2011, it seemed the world stood still. There was a collective gasp when the bride revealed her stunning lace overlay wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen that so many women, including Nicki Hilton, have found their inspiration from. Upwards of billion people from around the world tuned in to watch the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey on tv and online.
With the couple celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary in 2016, fans of the new generation of royals will look back at all the stunning details of their wedding; The Duchess of Cambridge wearing Queen Elizabeth II’s Cartier “halo” tiara, Prince William’s decision to wear the bold red Irish Guards uniform, and of course Princess Beatrice’s wild wedding hat that quickly went viral.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth – March 26, 2011
Wearing a custom Monique Lhuillier blush-colored gown with a corset bodice covered in Chantilly lace and A-line skirt, actress Reese Witherspoon walked down the aisle to wed her husband Jim Toth on March 26, 2011. The country-chic wedding perfectly encompassed the Legally Blonde star’s Southern heritage, while becoming a stunning, elegant affair at the actress’ lush ranch in Ojai, California. Witherspoon’s daughter Ava served as her mom’s Maid of Honor in a matching Lhuillier dress. In 2016 Witherspoon and Toth (along with several others) can check off their “wood” wedding anniversaries!
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig – June 22, 2011
The most recent Agent 007, the Spectre actor Daniel Craig and The Mummy and The Constant Gardner actress Rachel Weisz wed in a private ceremony in 2011. Much like Craig’s secret-driven character James Bond, the couple have yet to really dish on their wedding details. Just a couple months ago the 45-year-old Weisz told People Magazine that she doesn’t speak publicly about their marriage because “he’s just too famous.” The secretive thespian duo met on the set of Dream House and each have one child from previous marriages.
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller – October 2, 2011
Neighbors and Pineapple Express actor Seth Rogen married his longtime girlfriend writer and For A Good Time Call actress Lauren Miller at the Kundle Estate in Sonoma, California on October 2, 2011. The pair, who had been inseparable for seven years prior to their wedding, were wed by a female rabbi and drew the likes of Rogen’s funny friends Jonah Hill, Adam Sandler, Paul Rudd, and Judd Apatow among others. As far as wedding anniversaries go, I think we can expect some funny tweets from this couple come October!
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian – April 22, 2011
Tying the knot in an intimate Malibu, California wedding on April 22, 2011, Grammy winning “How Do I Live” singer LeAnn Rimes and Sunset Beach actor Eddie Cibrian will ring in five years of marriage come the new year. The couple, who met while filming the Lifetime movie Northern Lights while both were married to other people, kept their second wedding very small and very private. The day after the wedding Rimes took to Twitter writing, “We are blessed and…. I’m Mrs. Cibrian!!! So wonderful to wake up as husband and wife.”
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban – June 25, 2006
10 years of wedding anniversaries! Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Grammy winning country singer Keith Urban will be together for a decade come 2016! The two, who decided to marry less than a month after starting to date, were married on June 25, 2006 on a mountaintop church on the grounds of St. Patrick’s College in Sydney, Australia.
“I’m spontaneous,” Kidman said in Elle’s January 2015 issue, “I jump in. I kind of like getting married and then getting to know each other; I know that it sounds incredibly strange, but to me, it’s a more natural process.” The couple have two daughters, along with Kidman’s two adopted children from her previous marriage to Tom Cruise.
Pink and Carey Hart – January 7, 2006
Just a week after the clock strikes midnight and we enter 2016, singer Pink (born Alecia Moore) and her daredevil husband Carey Hart will be married for 10 years! Pink and Hart exchanged vows at the Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica on January 7, 2006 in front of about 140 guests. Though the pair briefly separated in 2003, their wedding was a cool clash of rock and roll and traditional elegance, decorated with over 10,000 roses, Pink in her ivory and black Monique Lhuillier wedding dress and 50s style pin up pictures of Pink lining Hart’s tuxedo jacket. The singer and competitive motocross celebrity have one daughter, Willow Sage Hart.
Luke Bryan and Caroline Boyer – December 8, 2006
Country singer Luke Bryan and his college sweetheart Caroline Boyer get to cheer for 10 years in 2016! Bryan met Boyer at their alma mater Georgia Southern University when he was a senior and she was a freshman. “It took me eight seconds to figure it out, and it took her about eight years to figure it out,” he told The Boot in 2013. The two married on December 8, 2006 after dating on and off since college. The pair have two sons together, Bo and Tate, and while Bryan has swapped out models for his wife in music videos like “Crash My Party,” Boyer has Bryan’s initials tattooed on her ring finger to show her commitment.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott – May 7, 2006
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott got hitched on May 7, 2006, but not much is known about their wedding, as they (and their officiant) were the only guests in attendance! Spelling and McDermott met while filming a TV movie in Canada, and exchanged vows on May 7, 2006 at the Wakaya Club in Fiji. Still wanting to share their nuptials with their friends and family, the couple donned Dolce and Gabbana and partied at a post-wedding celebration. The couple had their Fiji vows recorded on super-8 film and showed off the 40-minute silent movie by Fifty Foot Films at the postponed wedding reception.
James McAvoy and Anne-Marie Duff – October 18, 2006
X-Men actor James McAvoy, affectionately known as Professor Charles Xavier, met and fell in love with his on-screen love interest Anne-Marie Duff while filming Channel 4’s Shameless. The Virgin Queen star Duff, now appearing in Suffragette and McAvoy, whose movie X-Men: Apocalypse is set to release in 2016, tied the knot in a small wedding ceremony on October 18, 2006. The couple have one child, a five-year-old son Brendan.
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond – June 3, 2001
Kicking off the 15 year wedding anniversaries group is Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond! After dating one another for seven years, Richmond proposed to Fey while the two were on vacation on Lake Michigan. Drawn to each other’s creativity, the two met at Chicago’s Second City and both worked on Saturday Night Live. Fey is most well known as a writer, actress and producer on SNL, Mean Girls, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt while Richmond is a composer, director and producer. The pair married in a Greek Orthodox ceremony on June 3, 2001 and have one daughter together.
Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy – April 4, 2001
Actress and model Brooke Shields and her sitcom writer husband Chris Henchy surprised a handful of friends and family members with a secret wedding in 2001! The couple nonchalantly invited their families to dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in California, but when they arrived, Shields and Henchy had them ferried to Catalina Island for their wedding! The couple exchanged vows on April 4, 2001, Shields in a stunning Vera Wang wedding dress, after being engaged for eight months.
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant – April 18, 2001
Kobe Bryant, 37, and Vanessa Bryant, 33, met on a Snoop Dogg video shoot where Vanessa was a backup dancer. The LA Lakers basketballer proposed with a 7 carat diamond engagement ring valued at around $100,000. Kobe and his wife married young (Kobe was 22, Vanessa was 18) on April 18, 2001 and the couple have two daughters Natalia and Gianna. Despite some unsavory allegations towards the NBA star, and Vanessa temporarily filing for divorce in 2011, the Bryants will celebrate 15 years of marriage in 2016.
Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith – August 4, 2011
More James Bond wedding anniversaries! The former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan and his lovely wife Keely Shaye Smith are ringing in the new year with a 15th wedding anniversary celebration! Brosnan, who had lost his first wife to ovarian cancer, claimed he would never marry again, but along came Smith to change his mind! Irish eyes were smiling when the secret agent actor and his bride recited their vows in a soon-to-be 800-year-old church, Ballintubber Abbey in Ireland’s County Mayo, on August 4, 2011. Smith wore a pearl-encrusted Richard Tyler wedding dress and presented Brosnan with an ice sculpture of Rodin’s “The Kiss,” while Brosnan surprised his second wife with a beautiful fireworks display!
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw – October 6, 1996
On to the double-decade wedding anniversaries! Grammy winning country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw welcome 2016 with their 20th wedding anniversary. It may be difficult for McGraw to top his 19th wedding anniversary, however, as this year he took to social media to share a video recounting the couple’s proposal story. Though the video was previously recorded, the sentiment was everlasting, these two adore each other! The crooning couple have three teenaged daughters and though they’ve purposefully kept their family life private, the pair have joined together on several duets including “It’s Your Love” and “I Need You.” Hill and McGraw were wed in a small ceremony in Louisiana on October 6, 1996.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos – May 1, 1996
Kelly Ripa, 45, and Mark Consuelos, 44, met in 1995 while filming the ABC soap opera All My Children. Though their on-screen character’s Hayley and Mateo witnessed all kinds of strange and unusual entanglements, their real-life marriage has luckily seen far less drama! “I’m sure it must feel like 200 years for him, but for me, it feels like minutes,” Ripa said, speaking of the couple’s 17th wedding anniversary while hosting LIVE with Kelly and Michael.
The couple had a super speedy engagement and quickly eloped in Las Vegas on May 1, 1996 Consuelos told The Daily Beast in 2012. When he proposed to Ripa, “She goes, OK, let’s get married tomorrow,” he recalled. “I made a reservation to Vegas, and we did it.” The acting, hosting, and producing pair have three children, and will be celebrating 20 years of marriage in May!
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee – April 11, 1996
Wolverine star Hugh Jackman, 47, and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, 60, are turning 20 in 2016! The Tony winning actor has taken to the stage and the screen with incredible roles in Les Miserables, Pan, and The Boy From Oz, but his love life kicked off in his first major role as Kevin Jones opposite Furness on the Australian show Correlli. Only 3 ½ months after their meeting, Jackman proposed with a custom platinum and rose gold diamond engagement ring, and the two were married eleven months later on April 11, 1996!
The couple keep their marriage alive despite their frequent distance during filming by upholding the rule that Jackman won’t be away from his family for more than two weeks at a time, and Jackman keeps the romance alive by always keeping his wife happily surprised. Jackman and Furness have two children from adoption, Oscar and Ava.
Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman – February 14, 1996
Fashion designer Rachel Zoe, 44, and husband Rodger Berman, 47, met in 1991 while Berman was a waiter and Zoe was a hostess. In a piece for Harper’s Bazaar Berman wrote, “I vividly remember the first time I saw her, wearing a tight black minidress, high-heeled pumps, stick-straight hair, and big red lips covered in M.A.C. Chili lipstick (her trademark). She was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen.”
The stylish duo were married on February 14, 1996 with Zoe dressed in a custom Isaac Mizrahi wedding dress and six-inch heels and have been gracing Fashion Weeks all over the world ever since. Though Berman has joked on several occasions on being more of an assistant than husband, he and Zoe must be doing something right to be celebrating 20 years in 2016!
John Travolta and Kelly Preston – September 12, 1991
Last, but not least, our most impressive quarter-of-a-century wedding anniversaries! John Travolta and Kelly Preston met on set while filming The Experts in 1987. Creating one of Hollywood’s longest-lasting marriages, Travolta, 61, and Preston, 53, tied the knot in Paris on September 12, 1991, some four years after their meet-cute. The Grease actor and his Jerry Maguire actress wife have three children, their late son Jett, daughter Ella Bleu, and son Benjamin. Preston was two months pregnant with Jett when the couple were secretly wed in a Scientology ceremony at the Hotel de Crillon.
Travolta and Preston were in Paris at the Deauville Film Festival for a screening of one of Travolta’s films when they snuck off to tie the knot! Despite the tragedy of losing their first son, and being hit with several tabloid rumors, Travolta and Preston have built a beautiful marriage with their 25th wedding anniversary arriving in 2016!
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw – October 12, 1991
In a love story made for the movies, Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg and actress Kate Capshaw fell in love while filming Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and will be celebrating 25 years of marriage in 2016! Released in 1984, the film was the second in the series starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and an almost unknown Capshaw as Willie Scott.
Though Willie may have been a narcissistic brat of a girl, Spielberg, 69, saw past the now 62-year-old’s “Anything Goes” character and fell for his forever leading lady, Capshaw. Capshaw then converted to Judaism to marry her beau on October 12, 1991. The couple have created their family with seven children – one each from previous marriages, three together, and two via adoption!
Cheers to many, many more years of milestone wedding anniversaries!