14 Amazing Long Lasting Couples for Your Valentine’s Inspiration!

Harold & Edna Owings - One of the most amazing long-lasting couples
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Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! I hope our life will always full with love. Well then, I think this day deserves an article dedicated for some amazing long lasting couples for your Valentine’s inspiration. Why about love? That’s because love is a topic that almost never run out for discussion nor a boring story to be heard.

Actually, if we talks about the couple with the longest relationship, I think we can find many couples around us that have such relationship, like our grandparents or even yourself! However, these couples that I will share may have different impression because their extraordinary togetherness has been published in media and some of them are famous people.

Alright, hopefully we can also have a love that we could always hug each day and lasting as those which I will share here, Amen.

Who are These Amazing Long Lasting Couples?

Settling down marriage is not as easy as imagined. Because, the conjugal bond is not always tinged with happiness, but there are also adjustment, sacrifice, conflict, even often lead to divorce. But if we can get through it, sure we can establish a lasting relationship until death separates. Please read my previous interview with Catherine Coe, a marriage expert, about this matter.

Well now here’s a list of 14 couples with the longest relationship:

1. Karam & Kartari Chand

Karam & Kartari Chand - The Longest relationship and most amazing couple

Currently this couple is believed to be the oldest couple in the world. Age of the Chand is quite amazing. Karam, the husband, 110 years old, while Kartari, the wife, 103 years old. The couple was married in 1925 in India.

During 40 years of marriage, the couple decided to move to England and continued to live there until now. A few days ago, the Chand celebrated the 90th anniversary of their marriage that falls squarely on December 11, 2015 with full of happiness.

2. Harold & Edna Owings

Harold & Edna Owings - One of the most amazing long lasting couples

This couple has been together since 82 years ago. This grandparent couple was crowned as America’s longest couple. Harold and Edna Owings started dating while both were in grade 5 elementary school. They have been married since 1931.

3. Maurice & Helen Kaye 

Maurice & Helen Kaye

Maurice and Helen Kaye, of Bournemouth, the south coast of England met in 1929 when they were aged 17 and 16 years old. They dated for four years because of Helen’s mother wants her sister married first.

This couple are now aged 102 and 101 years, they said the secret of a happy marriage is a tolerant partner and willing to “forgive and forget”. They celebrated 80th wedding anniversary on December ago.

4. Lawrence & Varrie Player

Lawrence & Varrie Player

This couple marriage is lasting for 80 years. They are from the USA. They have been together since 1925. Of the four children, now they have been blessed with 35 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren. Wow a lot of family members, isn’t it?

5. Nicholas & Rafaela Ordaz

Nicholas & Rafaela Ordaz

They are a married couple who managed to build and maintain the household in a tremendous time, ie 82 years. At the age of 102 years, Nicholas, still seem intimate with his wife, Ordaz, who was 100 years old.

Anyone could be jealous of the affection of this couple. When asked about the secret of the durability of their marriage, they said, only need 3 things, affection, mutual respect and need not be concerned about small things.

6. Sam Elliott & Katharine Ross

Sam Elliot & Katherine Ross

Now is the time to move to the celebrity couple. We start from Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross. They have been together for 31 years. They married in 1984 after began dating in 1978. They seem so happy living together. So, not all celebrities have a divorce record in their life, right?

7. Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness 

Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness

This couple is from Australia. They were married about 20 years ago and together since 29 years ago. They have two adopted children because they do not have biological children, but they remain lives harmonious. In fact, now they have made Adopt Change, an organization to facilitate adoption in Australia.

8. William H Macy & Felicity Huffman

William H Macy & Felicity Huffman

This Hollywood couple have been together for 17 years. They always look romantic together, make us very envy. They are also well known and often get a trophy achievement like Oscars and Emmy awards. They are truly inspiring.

9. Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

Their initial meeting is like the stories in Hollywood movies. But that’s not what makes their togetherness to be special. It’s because of their love and commitment. The couple recently celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary. They are beginning to meet in the early 1980s and finally decided to get married on April 30, 1988. The secret of their togetherness is mutual love and mutual trust.

10. Meryl Streep & Don Gummer

Meryl Streep & Don Gummer

This couple have been together for four decades, precisely 36 years. They are blessed with four children. This Hollywood couple also has inspired a lot of people and provide examples of wonderful togetherness to everyone.

11. Christopher & Georgianne Walken

Christopher & Georgianne Walken

This celebrity couple married in 1969, or 46 years ago. Although the couple do not have children but their relationship remains harmonious and happy.

12. Jeff Bridges & Susan Geston

Jeff Bridges & Susan Geston

The figure of the husband in the couple known as a sexiest man in Hollywood, but there is only one woman who faithfully accompanied him, which is none other than his beloved wife Susan Geston. They have married in 1977 and lasting up now.

13. David McCallum & Katherine Carpenter

David McCallum & Katherine Carpenter

Together for 48 years is not impossible for this Hollywood couple. They married in 1967 ago, and live happily together until now. It only took one year since their initial meeting to finally decide to get married and live happily together forever. They are really romantic.

14. Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest

Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest

This couple is also inspiring many people. Their wedding was held on 18 December 1984, almost 30 years together. To decide eternal togetherness they only took 6 days since they met.

Have You Prepared To Have An Amazing Love Journey?

Well, they are indeed some amazing long-lasting couples with various situations. In general, their relationships are indeed very inspiring, but everyone may have different inspiring or role-model for eternal love.

Love can sure bring you a good and happy life. In some of my interviews with inspiring people, most of them agreed that their beloved person and family is one of key motivating factors for their success. So, find out what you truly love and be an inspiration for them to reach your success :)

Kindly leave a comment below if you know other loving inspiration.

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Alexander Blue

A writer, gamer, book lover, music addict, and a dreamer. My life motto is 'Every thousand mile begins with a single step'. I like to share helpful information with others because the positive feeling is contagious and it will make everyone's life better.

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4 Comments

  1. Marlaine

    Love the non-celebrity couples the best, I must say. Amazing! But I think I would have REALLY liked to have seen Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on your list… this lovely, devoted couple tied the knot on November 20, 1947 – do the math – 70 years this November… that’s AMAZING. Especially for a couple under as much scrutiny and stress as they have been, for their whole lives.
    My husband and I are working on year 5, but we intend with everything in us, to remain devoted to each other, married, for the rest of our lives. :)

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    1. Alexander Blue (Post author)

      Wow thanks for sharing another great couple :) Yes I think Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip make a great example as one of the long-lasting couple too. Maybe I will include them should I make another similar post here. Thanks :)

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  2. John

    I love to see “old school” long lasting couples. It really feels like this is something that was more common in the older generation. My parents stiked together since they where teens. They got friends that meet when they was like 13-14 and still are married… What the fuck has happened to the world? Nowadays it is “strange” if someone not get divorced after a couple of years..

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    1. Alexander Blue (Post author)

      HI John, yeah it’s amazing that most long lasting couples usually come from “old school generation”. Although there is a ‘degenerated relationship’ trend, I believe that there are still some newer generation with long lasting relationship :)

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