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    23 Couples Who Have Been Together Way Longer Than I Realized And What They Looked Like When They Started Dating

    We're going on 20-plus years for Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Twenty years!!!

    1. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.: married for 17 years.

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    Together for just about 21 years.

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    2. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw: married for 24 years.

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    Met 26 years ago.

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    3. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: married for 24 years.

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    Together for 25 years.

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    4. David and Victoria Beckham: married for 21 years.

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    Together for 23 years.

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    5. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: married for 23 years.

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    Together for 28 years.

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    The whole fam had just voted.

    6. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: married for eight years.

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    Together for 13 years*.

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    *They broke up briefly in 2011 for a few months.

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    7. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith: married for 23 years.

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    Together for 25 years.

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    Minus that whole break thing.

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    8. Jay-Z and Beyoncé: married for 12 years.

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    Together for 17 years.

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    9. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher: married for 10 years.

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    Together for 19 years.

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    10. Elton John and David Furnish: officially married for six years. They've been in a civil partnership since 2005.

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    They met 26 years ago.

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    11. Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling: not married.

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    Together for 10 years.

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    (They are super-ultra private, so there are like no pictures of them.)

    12. Kevin and Danielle Jonas: married for 11 years.

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    Together for 12.

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    13. Nick and Vanessa Lachey: married for nine years.

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    Together for 14 years.

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    14. Joel Madden and Nicole Richie: married for 10 years.

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    Together for 13 years.

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    15. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell: married for seven years.

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    Together for 13 years.

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    16. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt: married for 12 years.

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    Together for 13 years.

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    17. Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen: married for 25 years.

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    Together for 26 years.

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    18. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka: married for six years.

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    Together for 16 years.

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    19. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds: married for seven years.

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    Together for nine years.

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    20. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks: married for 32 years.

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    Together for 34 years.

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    21. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban: married for 14 years.

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    Together for 15 years.

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    22. Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis: married for 36 years.

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    Together for 36 years.

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    23. Oprah and Stedman Graham: They were engaged 28 years ago.

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    Together for 34 years.

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