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Photos: Celebrity Couples When They First Met And Now

We love seeing throwback photos of these long-lasting Hollywood couples.

In the era of “conscious uncoupling” and 72-day Hollywood marriages, it’s easy to give up on the idea of long-lasting love. However, for every celebrity breakup that’s splashed across the homepage of TMZ, there are couples like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell who are happily staying put.

While long-term commitment doesn’t sell tabloid magazines the way that scandals and divorces do, it does give us hope for the state of modern love that all 30 of these celebrity couples below have figured out how to make their relationships work in the long run.

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

After meeting at the University of St. Andrews where they were both students, Prince William and Kate Middleton started dating in 2003 and dated through graduation (when the photo below was snapped). Their relationship wasn’t always smooth sailing, however. They briefly split up in 2007 before reconciling later that year.

In 2010, the couple became engaged and married the following year in a lavish wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the couple has three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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David and Victoria Beckham

When a famous British soccer player and a pop star get together, people take notice. David and Victoria Beckham met in 2007 at a charity event and what followed was a whirlwind relationship. The couple became engaged in 1998 and were married the following year on the 4th of July in a lavish ceremony inside a castle.

They were dubbed “Posh and Becks” by the press — a nod to her Spice Girl and his soccer nicknames. The power couple now have four children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Although Jada Pinkett Smith didn’t land the acting job she auditioned for to play Will Smith’s girlfriend on his TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” she did snag the role of his real-life wife! After meeting at the audition, the couple started dating and married on New Year’s Eve 1997.

They have two children together, Jaden and Willow, and Will also has one son, Trey, from a previous relationship. The couple have made some interesting statements about their marriage over the years. Notably, Smith said the couple no longer tells people that they’re “married” but rather, they prefer to describe themselves as “life partners.”

BEVERLY HILLS,CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Jada Pinkett and actor Will Smith attend the "Devil in a Blue Dress" Beverly Hills Premiere on September 22, 1995 at the Academy Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. (photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS,CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Jada Pinkett and actor Will Smith attend the “Devil in a Blue Dress” Beverly Hills Premiere on September 22, 1995 at the Academy Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. (photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)