Longest Lasting Musician Couples
In preparation for my own pending nuptials, I decided to take a look at how the other side does marriage.
My ultimate goal was to find some good wedding songs, but after a little while and a lot of frustration, I gave up. But, looking at all those traditional wedding songs did make me think about celebrity marriages.
Typically, they don't last long, but there are a few that have stood the test of time (in Hollywood years), and I think they should be celebrated. It would probably be a better idea, and funnier, to do a list of marriages that lasted about a minute, but because this is a joyous occassion, it deserves something a little more.
So here they are -- music's longest lasting couples.
8. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale - married in 2002
Rock and roll's first couple. Gwen and Gavin met in 1995 while playing a show together just as their bands -- No Doubt and Bush, respectively -- were taking the rock scene by storm. Through their ups and downs (some may recall the story that came out surrounding the discovery of Rossdale's daughter from another relationship), they've managed to last 10 years as a married couple and even longer as a couple. The marriage has produced two boys, Kingston and Zuma.
7. David and Victoria Beckham - married in 1999
David Beckham is obviously an international soccer superstar, model, fashion icon, etc., but it's his wife, Posh Spice, that gets this power couple on the list. In 1997, when the two first started dating, the Spice Girls were on top of the pop world. They could do no wrong. With David by her side, though, the couple has become an icon for style and luxury. The couple has four children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper.
6. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith - married in 1997
Sure, it's been a while since Will Smith dropped "Gettin' Jiggy With It," but that doesn't disqualify him from the list. In fact, The Smith's marriage has produced two children, Jaden and Willow, both of which are a growing part of the pop music scene. Willow took the pop charts by storm a few years ago with her song "Whip My Hair". Jaden appeared on Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never". Jaden is also a star on the screen.
Will and Jada met when Jada auditioned for the part of Will's girlfriend on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and lost. That was 1990, and when Will's first marriage ended, the two got together and the rest is Hollywood history.
5. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw - married in 1996
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw make up country music's most powerful couple. They first met when playing the Spontaneous Combustion tour together in 1996. By the end of the tour, they were engaged, and by the end of the year, they were married. The marriage has produced three daugthers -- Gracie, Maggie, and Audrey (probably the most normal sounding names on the list, too). It's also spawned a few hit duets, including 1997's "It's Your Love".
4. Elton John and David Furnish - married in 2005 (together for since 1993)
It may have taken the world until 2005 to let Elton John and David Furnish take the leap into marriage, but these two have been together for much longer than that. Officially married on the first day that civil partnerships were legal in England, these two are more than just partners. David has helped Elton stay sober for the past 20 years. They have one son via a surrogate -- Zachary.
3. Sting and Trudie Styler - married in 1992
This is one couple that I'm sure most people wish they knew a little less about. The former frontman of The Police and successful solo artist Sting and his wife Trudie are not shy about sharing stories of their active sex life and tantric yoga practices. The two have four children together.
2. David Bowie and Iman - married in 1992
To be frank, David Bowie is a weird dude. But we're all a little weird and that's what makes him David Bowie. But to see his name on this list is still a little odd to me. With so many questions about his sexual orientation and all that, it's... surprising, but here he is, married for over 20 years. They met on a blind date in 1990 and the rest is history. They have one daughter together.
1. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne - married in 1982
With all the ups and downs that Ozzy has been through throughout his career, it would definitely take a strong woman to put up with it all. Enter: Sharon Osbourne. The couple have three children together and have been a part of countless reality TV series. 30 years is a long time, folks.