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Still Crazy — for Each Other — After All These Years

These 20 star couples, all 50+, put one another first to make their romance last

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

The couple recently celebrated their silver (25th) wedding anniversary. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show in December, Hanks declared: “The only thing we ever argue about is who loves each other more.” Awww...

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Barbra Streisand and James Brolin

Brolin drove all the way from Malibu to Tucson to get Streisand the “right dog.” (That would be Sammie, the couple’s hypoallergenic Coton de Tulear.) Brolin and his bride of 15 years “have the best of marriages,” he crows. “I’m so proud of us for that.”

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Pam Dawber and Mark Harmon

When Harmon was dubbed “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in 1986, Dawber thought, “How embarrassing for the poor guy.” Introduced a few months afterward, the NCIS star and Mork’s Mindy have been married 25 years.

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Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford

Presumably Ford never called one of the private planes he pilots “this bucket of bolts,” as he did the Millennium Falcon, for he and Flockhart have bonded over their love of aerial joyriding. As for their 22-year age difference? “A non-issue,” says Ford.

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

They never “put a ring on it,” but the famed pair are going strong after 31 years. Gossip items about their kissing and canoodling at a New York event last year made the two sound like love-struck teenagers.

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Iman and David Bowie

Major Tom’s avant-garde cool crumbled in 1991, the year he met the stunning Somali model. She knew Bowie was The One, Iman has said, the day he met her plane from Paris with a bouquet of flowers in his hand.

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Kelly Preston and John Travolta

They both took their lumps from gossip rags, but the two actors have stayed true through tragedy (the 2009 death of their son Jett) and triumph (his Golden Globe for 1995’s Get Shorty) for 22 starry years.

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Annette Bening and Warren Beatty

Anyone recall Bening vowing not to become just another one of Beatty’s sound-stage affairs before they started shooting Bugsy in 1991? They wed a year later.

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Michelle and Barack Obama

No book on body language needed to grok the bond between these two: When POTUS sang “Let’s Stay Together” while dancing with FLOTUS at an inaugural ball, it was enough to melt the heart of even diehard cynics.

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Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr

Bach and the Beatle looked just as affectionate watching this year’s Grammy Awards as they did as newlyweds on Good Morning America 33 years ago.

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Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

Their tumultuous union has survived thrown coffee cups, health scares, addiction, a separation and worse. Still, as Sharon told a British TV audience, “He says we’re like bread and butter. We’re a team.”

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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

The media queen and her prince consort have made a regal-looking team at countless events since they got together in 1986. They’ll never marry, Oprah has said, because her life is too nontraditional, but hey — it works!

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Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel

Sex twice daily is one way — well, two ways — the 67-year-old Somers has kept things fresh in her 37-year marriage to the 77-year-old Canadian TV host.

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Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson

When they first became an item in the early 1990s, she took the “endlessly fascinating” Ted on a “friends check you out” date — to the White House. Getting to know the Clintons has been just one perk of their 18-year pairing.

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Debbie Allen and Norm Nixon

You’d expect a legendary choreographer like Allen to have traced the origins of twerking to African dance. But did you know that Allen does it at night when she gets home to her husband of three decades, the NBA star-turned-broadcaster Nixon?

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Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller

The first time they went for coffee, he asked her to pick up the check. The two comedy greats will celebrate 60 years of mirth and matrimony in September.

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Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest

She declared her intention to marry the man when she first laid eyes on a picture of him smirking from a Spinal Tap layout in Rolling Stone. Come December, their two-person band will have been together 30 years.

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Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley

The film beauty and the TV genius moved from L.A. to the San Francisco area in 2004 to raise their kids. Now they’re empty nesters, raising the prospect she’ll play more roles. We look forward to it!

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Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott

He was credited only as “Card Player #2” in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, one of her iconic films from the 1960s (another was The Graduate), but Sam and Kate didn't meet until both starred in 1978's The Legacy. They wed in 1984.

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