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7 Celebrity Couples Who Define #MarriageGoals

By Meghan Dillon·· 6 min read
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Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have a favorite celebrity couple. However, Hollywood isn’t usually the place of happy marriages; it’s often a breeding ground for divorce. Lucky for us hopeless romantics, there are a couple of exceptions to the rule.

There are a few happy and successful marriages in the entertainment industry, so successful that we dare you to not comment “goals” on any of their Instagram posts.

Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen

He’s one of the greatest football players of all time, and she’s one of the most successful models in the world. They’re the first who come to mind when one thinks of a power couple. What makes them so amazing and admirable is that they’re already so great as individuals, and they’re even better together. Anyone who follows them on Instagram knows how dedicated they are to helping each other improve in their respective fields and raising their two children, Benny, 10, and Vivian, 7. In short, they’re the perfect team, and we love it.

Their secret to a successful marriage? It’s rather simple, as Brady says, "I think we just have to be sure to take time for one another. I think if you want it to get better and improve, you have to communicate."

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Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

A king is nothing without his queen, and the same goes for Hollywood royalty. The iconic pair began dating in 1986 and tied the knot in 1988. They have two children together, Chet, 29, and Truman, 24.

Hanks and Wilson are often regarded as the ultimate Hollywood couple and have been through many ups and downs through their three-decade long marriage. From Hanks winning two Oscars in a row in the 1990s to Wilson’s 2015 bout with breast cancer, they’ve loved each other through it all. They’re still seen at red carpet events, looking as in love as ever.

Hanks has a simple recipe for a successful marriage. He said, “My secret to a happy marriage is just being married to the right woman. I got lucky with the wonderful Rita Wilson. I’m the luckiest man alive.”

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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds

We can all agree that Green Lantern wasn’t the best movie, but it blessed the world with Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. The two started dating in 2011 and got married one year later. They have three daughters: James, 5, Inez, 3, and they have yet to announce the name of their youngest, born in December 2019.

Besides having an adorable family, they also charm fans around the world with their humor. They’re always seen having fun together and joking around on social media. If you can’t have fun and laugh with your spouse, then what’s the point? They’re easily the most fun couple in Hollywood, and everyone loves them for it.

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Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Tim and Faith began dating in 1996 while touring together. They got married that October and have been the most iconic couple in country music ever since. They have three daughters together, Gracie, 22, Maggie, 21, and Audrey, 18.

They’ve performed several duets together over the years, including “It’s Your Love,” and they released a collaborative album together titled “The Rest of Our Life” in 2017. Despite being married for 23 years, the spark between the two is still very much alive. Any of their Instagram followers can tell you how devoted they are to each other. McGraw even calls Hill, "my best friend, my lover, my tether in the storms."

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Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins

Country singer Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins have one of the most relatable (and beautiful) love stories out there. The pair met in first grade, where they became fast friends. They dated briefly as teens, but remained good friends throughout their late high school and college years.

But when they both entered serious relationships with other people, it became clear to both that they were meant to be together. They tied the knot in 2012 and have three daughters, Willa Gray, 4, Ada James, 2, and Lennon Love, born in February 2020.

They are beloved by fans for their adorable family and sweet love story. Lauren and the girls are featured in many of his music videos, making them even more lovable.

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Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner

A Jonas and a Stark? It’s a millennial dream come true! They were both fans of each other before they started dating in November 2016 (they were set up by a mutual friend). They got engaged in October 2017 and got married last summer.

Sophie credits Joe with helping her cope with her depression and with learning to love herself. She said, “I was going through this phase of being very mentally unwell. He was, like, ‘I can’t be with you until you love yourself, I can’t see you love me more than you love yourself.’ That was something, him doing that. I think he kind of saved my life, in a way.”

Fans love them together for their authenticity and humor. In February 2020, it was announced that they are expecting their first child.

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Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

Does it get any more adorable than these two? The pair began dating in the spring of 2018 after being set up by Katherine’s mother, Maria Shriver (yes, as in John F. Kennedy’s niece), and quickly bonded over their faith. They got engaged in January 2019 and married a few months later. Chris quickly became close to Katherine’s famous family, including her father, Arnold (yes, as in the Terminator and former Governor of California), by bonding over their mutual love of fitness.

Fans love them together for their mutual bond over faith. According to People, faith is an important part of their marriage. The source says, “They have the same outlook on the world, and their faith ties them together. He’s really impressed that she’s vocal and unashamed about her beliefs in God, because that’s how he is. He’s constantly around other people who have no faith or are apologetic about it, but not her. She is willing to talk about it to anyone who will listen.”

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Closing Thoughts

Every couple on this list is the definition of #couplegoals, and there are a few things they all have in common that we can take into our own relationships. All of these couples are not only devoted to each other, but they love to watch each other succeed. They all share the same values, put each other and their families first, and aren’t afraid to be a little goofy. Most importantly, they love each other through the good and the bad. These may seem like small things, but they’re the recipe for a successful and happy marriage.

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