Life starts and ends with instant coffee commercials. Well, at least it did for Michael and Shakira Caine. Michael first saw Shakira in a TV commercial (for coffee), and he knew she was about to become the love of his life. Soon enough, they went on a date, and they have been together ever since.
Five decades to be precise. Michael has one of the most stable careers in Hollywood. He has been nominated for several awards on many occasions, and just like his marriage, he accomplishes everything to perfection. Shakira, the beautiful Indian former model, and former Miss Guyana, packed up acting in 1975.
John Derek and Linda Evans
Way before John Derek married Bo, he was married to Linda Evans. In fact, Bo was one of the reasons the two divorced. The director (a former actor) and the lovely TV star had a publicized marriage; however, they had an even more publicized separation that led to working on "Dynasty."
They first dated in 1965, they were married by 1968, and on Christmas day 1973, it was all over. John came out clean about his affair with Bo, and a new, or used, Hollywood couple was born. John married Bo in 1976, and they remained together until his death in 1998 at age 71.
Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards
Julie first met her second husband, Blake Edwards, in 1959, and they were together until Edwards's death in 2010. As it happens, Andrews, the queen of musicals, was just arriving at her therapist's clinic when Edwards was leaving the place where they first met, both in their cars. A true Hollywood love story.
They married ten years after they first set eyes on one another and were considered a power couple of their time. The director of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and Ms. Poppins have five kids between them: one from Andrews's previous marriage, two from Edwards's previous marriage, and two that they adopted together.
Chad Everett and Shelby Grant
If there is one couple on this list who we admire, it is Chad Everett and Shelby Grant. They were married for over 45 years, which is more than many Hollywood couples put together. They were one of a kind (or two of a kind) and proved that you could have a successful career and a successful marriage at the same time.
Everett admits that it was love at first sight, and the minute he saw her, he was captivated. Grant said that after meeting him for the first time, she had a strange feeling that she had met him before. Chad flourished in his career, while Shelby packed it all in to bring up her family.
Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner
Natalie Wood started her acting career when she was just five years old. She first met Robert Wagner when she was ten and he was 18. Wood said that she looked at her mother and said that one day she would marry him. She was right, not once, but twice.
They first tied the knot in 1957. However, five years later, in 1962, they divorced. When they remarried in 1972, they were everything anyone could talk about. Their second time around lasted until 1981, when Wood passed away. Wagner has been married to his third wife, actress Jill St. John, 81, since 1990.