Unfortunately, long marriages between show business stars are very rare. Moreover, this year has shown us that several months of self-isolation can destroy dozens of even the strongest couples.
However, some spouses still convince us: true love exists.
Vladimir Menshov and Vera Alentova – together for 58 years
Vladimir and Vera met as a student: then they lived in poverty, roamed together in hostels and tried to earn money for food. It was during that period that the couple had their daughter Julia. The lovers did not even have money to buy a crib, so at first the baby slept in a shoebox.
Only 4 years later, the couple received an apartment and their life gradually began to improve. However, along with the success, doubts arose in each other, and the couple broke up. But this was not for long: they did not manage to exist separately.
“I realized that love is not dead. She’s just tired. We reunited four years later. And this is a miracle! Because we could get a divorce and be unhappy without each other all our lives, ”Alentova said.
Menshov and Vera confess: they are too different. That is why they still often quarrel and ardently sort things out. But soon after that they reconcile again and thank the friend.
Husband and wife point out that first of all they are best friends. The couple believe that this is the secret of long and strong love.
“A marriage is only good and successful when the spouses do not stop being friends”, – they noted in an interview.
Adriano Celentano and Claudia Mori – together for 52 years
This couple is considered “the most beautiful family in Italy”. The lovers met back in 1963 during the filming of One Strange Type. Adriano tried to win a smiling brunette for a long time, but she did not notice him until the last, considering the image of a man too shocking.
But, as we can see, Celentano was stubborn: after a dozen attempts by men, the actors began a relationship. An unfortunate (or, conversely, too lucky) case was to blame. It was Mori’s fault that a short circuit occurred in the set, and shards of the shattered glass cover scratched Adriano’s face. The girl ran up to the actor to apologize and accepted his offer to go to a cafe. On the same day, the lovers were kissing in the dressing room.
True, the hot Italian woman doubted her chosen one to the last. At the end of the filming, the couple broke up, but the singer persuaded Claudia to attend his concert as a farewell gesture. On it, Mori confessed his love to the girl, and her heart finally melted.
Very soon, the artist made an offer to his chosen one, and at 3 o’clock in the morning they got married, wanting to spend a momentous moment without the eyes of annoying paparazzi.
Now the couple live a hundred kilometers from Milan in a 20-room villa, and on their site there is a fountain with a statue of Mori, large stables and a tennis court. Here the husband and wife raised three children.
Mikhail Boyarsky and Larisa Luppian – together for 45 years
When Larissa first saw Mikhail, who was then still bald and did not have the famous mustache and hat, she took him for a terrible bully. The girl could not even think that she would live with the actor for more than 40 years and would nurse two children and several grandchildren with him.
But the actors, despite their mutual dislike for each other, had to play a couple in the play, and by some miracle their feigned feelings on the stage were transferred to life.
It is interesting that it was not Boyarsky Luppian who made the offer, but she to him. The girl decided to hurry things up, because the usual protracted romance did not suit her. Apparently, she understood: this is her fate. The girl simply left no choice to her beloved, who considered the “stamp in the passport” meaningless.
Of course, not everything was perfect in their relationship: several times the spouses were on the verge of divorce, but each time they found the strength to meet their beloved halfway and save the marriage.
Boyarsky admitted that he was more competent and more stubborn than his wife – he even stated that “he constantly regrets that he married her.” And Larisa was not always sure of her husband – her mother always told her daughter to divorce, but love held back the spouses.
“Once we sat in the kitchen, drank a bottle of brandy, and I said: Well, is it time for us to leave? – Yes, Misha, it’s time. – All right, goodbye! – Goodbye! I walked two hundred meters away from the house, stood on the bridge: where I was going, I’ll go back … I came. She: returned? Well, that’s right, “- once said the famous D’Artagnan.
Michael Kane and Shakira Bakish – together for 44 years
It seemed that 39-year-old Michael had it all: fame, success, money and numerous fans. But this was not the case: the actor got tired on the set, experienced an unsuccessful marriage with Patricia Haynes and began to drink two bottles of vodka a day.
On a quiet evening, Kane watched a boxing match with his friend Paul Kjellen, and the Maxwell House coffee ad that aired in between competitions changed his life. The video featured exotic Brazilian girls, and one of them was dancing with a basket of coffee beans.
“Then her face was shown in close-up. And suddenly something unprecedented happened to me: my heart began to pound, my palms were sweating. Never in my life has a woman’s beauty made such an impression on me. “What’s happening with you?” Paul asked. “I want to meet her.” “She’s in Brazil,” Paul said, twirling a finger to his temple. “I will go to Brazil tomorrow. You will go with me?”. “Yeah,” Paul said, “but with one condition. Every half hour I will repeat to you that you are crazy, “- said Kane.
The London offices of the coffee company opened only in the morning, and the rest of the night the inseparable friends decided to spend at the bar. There, Kjellen “told everyone the whole story.” The world is small, and one of the visitors turned out to be the operator of that very advertisement – he laughed and said that the adorable dancer’s name is Shakira Baksh, and that she lives two miles from the bar.
A month later, rumors about Kane and Shakira’s romance were everywhere, and after a while the lovers got married and are still together.
“We are very happy together because we are intertwined with each other. We know what each of us thinks. We easily let other people into our lives, but remain honest partners. It will be very difficult for us to divorce, because we will have to be untangled, and we will die separately, ”admitted Michael.
Ekaterina and Alexander Strizhenov – together for 33 years
This couple is the only one of the few that the joint work only brought closer and strengthened. Ekaterina and Alexander, like the characters of a Russian folk tale, have been happy together for 33 years and are proud of their two beautiful adult daughters.
The couple met at a time when both were still sitting at the school desk: in their free time, 13-year-old Sasha and 14-year-old Katya starred in the film “Leader”. After the first meeting, Alexander began to look after the girl he liked. Hiding from the police due to lack of money, the actor tore off a flower bed of tulips near the monument to Lenin – this bouquet became a symbol of relations with Catherine.
The lovers got married immediately after coming of age, and a few days before the wedding they secretly got married in the church. Very soon, the newlyweds had their first daughter Anastasia – the spouses call her “the fruit of love”, because the girl was unplanned, but very desirable.
The Strizhenovs always tried to equally share family responsibilities and together they devoted a lot of time and effort to the child. Catherine is so used to the constant support of her husband that once his concern played a cruel joke on the man. After the tour, the actress returned home. Seeing that at the airport she was met not by her husband, but by his driver, she was notoriously angry and left her beloved.
“I understand that from the outside it all looks like complete nonsense. Someone will say: what a fool! There was no apparent reason for leaving. There was hot water in the house, my husband brought a salary – what did she lack ?! But how can I explain that for me that incident was just outrageous? I couldn’t take a step without Sasha, ”she explains.
For the first time since adulthood, the couple lived separately for two months. Strizhenov did not insist, but tried to gently return his wife, regularly talking to her on abstract topics and visiting his daughter. Soon, the beloved realized that they could not live without each other and never parted again. “The colored world without a husband has become like black and white”, – later recalled the TV presenter.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z – together for 18 years
In 2002, Beyoncé and Jay-Z first appeared in public together: on MTV they showed a video in which the stars sang together and convincingly played lovers. Then there were rumors about their relationship, but few believed in them: the singers are too different.
Sean Carter is a former drug dealer from a bad area and a typical “gangsta”, and his lover is a diligent and modest girl who devoted her life to music and from the age of seven flashed in the newspapers as a talented vocalist.
However, after a year there was no doubt: the stars have love. They constantly walked together, and once the paparazzi caught them kissing. A year later, the lovers appeared at the awards as a couple.
Then Jay said that they looked at each other for a long time, and only a year and a half after they met they went on a date. Despite the expensive restaurant, old wine and fragrant flowers, “This incredible southern girl”, as her husband called her, was adamant. “True, and I was not going to give up”– Zee laughed.
“When I was 13, I had my first boyfriend, we dated until I was 17. We were good friends, but we didn’t live together and didn’t… well, you know. Then I was still too young for all this. That’s the whole experience I’ve had with guys. Since then I have only one man – Jay, ”said Beyoncé.
These incredible love stories warm our souls. Now we know for sure that if there is true love between a man and a woman, then they will be together, no matter what happens.
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