Today’s most charming celebrity duos didn’t become 0h-so-perfect overnight. Overcoming the obstacles and hiccups that accompany fame and fortune, these couples have proven to be fighters and remained committed through the storms. Unconditional love means sticking it out through the good, bad and ugly. Beyoncé even made a song thanking her man for finally putting her love on top.
Check out seven of our favorite celebrity couples who’ve survived it all.
1. Jay-Z and Beyoncé
He liked it, and he put a ring on it…eventually. The Beyhive’s beloved King B and the most iconic rap mogul Jay-Z started their love affair back in 2002. Since sparking the romance, the media has been glued to their every move.
In Karrine Steffans‘ tell-all book Confessions of a Video Vixen, she hinted that at one point Hov may not have been the most loyal boyfriend. But, like the true Bonnie to Hov’s Clyde, the “Grown Woman” singer stuck around through the rough patches to secure her happily ever after. The couple recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary in Cuba.
On this season of Love and Hip Hop, reality starlet Yandy Smith threw a little marital pressure on her longtime beau Mendeecees Harris. The cameras exposed former flings, ongoing court battles and Harris’ initial reluctance to the married life. The two began dating over seven years ago and most recently conceived their first child together.
While Mendeecees undergoes trial regarding his latest drug charges, the newly engaged wifey–a true rock of her family–has set the record straight professing to do whatever it takes to keep her family together.
Hate it or love it, Chrianna is here to stay. The two have broken up, dated other people, reunited and just can’t seem to get enough of each other. When they aren’t busy instagramming pics, subliminal lyrics (“Ain’t Nobody’s Business”) and subtweets cast the message loud and clear.
Behind every smooth crooning R&B star lies a woman who inspires each lyric. Robin and his actress wife Paula Patton have stood the tests of time…literally. Long before he became a serenading hit-maker, the two were somewhere racing to make curfew or falling in love during their high school lunch period.
The couple, who started dating at just 16-years of age, seem to have the magic formula for an everlasting love. Aside from being his leading lady in life, Patton often plays dress up for her man in his own videos. Now, that’s love.
5. Scott (or Lord) Disick and Kourtney Kardashian
You may find them incredibly adorable or flat-out annoying. Either way, Kourtney and Scott’s relationship continues to make headlines.
With a history for displaying drunken tirades, and tangling himself into a web of lies and destruction, it takes a strong woman to juggle such antics. After having two kids, Kourtney has proven to have stuck by his side through good, bad and awful.
6. Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
Mrs. Bryant has become the spokeswomanl for the modern-day ride-or-die wife. Following Kobe’s publicized sex scandal back in 2003 , the world awaited the day Vanessa would grab her millions and hit the road.
But, the high school sweethearts didn’t throw in the towel that easily. With two beautiful children and the ideal luxury life, Ms. Bryant has proved that she is committed to making her relationship and family last.
7. David and Victoria Beckham
When you stare at them, a Coldplay song comes on. But even pretty people go through their ups and downs. Last year, the Twitter world went into frenzy over affair rumors that the soccer player was creeping with a mystery woman, Katherine Jenkins.
The former posh Spice Girl was devastated behind the allegations and kept quiet for some time. Fortunately, this did not draw a rift between the picture-perfect pair as they are totally still in love.