’90s Power Couples That Proved True Love Really Does Exist

Sadly, most of the couples that we fawned over in the ’90s are gone like the wind. We’ll always remember the perfectly PG relationship between Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson. And of course, who could forget the relationship between Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake that broke our hearts, but left us with some great songs.

Thankfully, some of our favorite couples from the ’90s are still going strong to this day. These ’90s Hollywood power pairings are the perfect reminder that love still exists, and that terrible fashion choices can never be forgotten.

Sarah Jessica Parker And Matthew Broderick

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At the time these two met, they were on top of the world. SJP was on her way to landing her iconic role in Sex and the City, and Matthew was still flying high of his success in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

The unlikely pair met in 1991 and have been going strong ever since.

Faith Hill And Tim McGraw

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These country superstars began their love story while on tour with each other in 1995. Tim was recently divorced and Faith had just become engaged, but that didn’t stop them from realizing they were meant to be. They’re still together today and have three daughters.

Faith and Tim are basically the royal couple of country music.

Kelly Ripa And Mark Consuelos

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These two actors met on the set of All My Children in 1995 and eloped not too long afterward. Shotgun weddings rarely work, and they’re even more doomed in Hollywood, but these two have kept it going.

You can even spot them flirting with each other in the comments section on their Instagram photos.

For the next couple, the only thing that could tear them apart was death.

Iman And Davie Bowie

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When the legendary rockstar tied the knot with the iconic fashion model, everyone said: “huh?” It was definitely an unlikely pairing, but it totally worked. The only thing that could separate these two was Bowie’s tragic death in January of 2016.

The two were married for 24 years at the time of his death, and Iman still wears a necklace every day that says “David.”

Kelly Preston And John Travolta

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When John and Kelly first met on the set of The Experts in 1987, Kelly was still dating resident Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen. It didn’t take too long for her to end things with Charlie and start a relationship with John.

The two got married in 1991, which timed up perfectly with John’s second major comeback in Hollywood.

Jada Pinkett And Will Smith

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These two met on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air back in 1995 but wouldn’t start dating until 1999. Will was actually married to someone else when he realized he was in love with Jada.

Jada and Will have become so bonded over the years that they don’t even consider themselves as married anymore. They’re simply best friends for life.

Continue reading to see which practically-royal couple knows how to keep the spice in their life.

Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr.

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People seriously thought these two ’90s icons were destined for failure, but they’re proven everyone wrong. They met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer and got married three years later.

Shock jock Howard Stern even made a bet with Freddie that the marriage wouldn’t last 10 years, and boy did they prove him wrong.

Candace Cameron And Valeri Bure


Who could forget the tragedy of finding out D.J. from Full House got married? Candace met hockey player Valeri through her co-star Dave Coulier at a charity hockey game.

Candace and Valeri had their first date the next day, were engaged one year later, and got married in 1996. Two decades and one Full House reboot later, and they’re still happy as ever.

Victoria And David Beckham

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The ’90s couple to reign over all ’90s couple were the Beckhams. Victoria was already a bonafide superstar thanks to the success of the Spice Girls, so of course, it only made sense she married the hottest athlete possible.

The two are practically royalty and are still busy being fashion and British icons to this day.

The musician coming up gave us what many hadn’t seen yet in the ’90s: an openly gay relationship.

Cindy Crawford And Rande Gerber

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The world collectively gasped when we found out Cindy Crawford actually broke up with our favorite grey fox, Richard Gere, but she was moving on to bigger and better things.

She began dating fellow model Rande in 1995 and the two have been practically inseparable. They’ve also passed down their perfect genes to three children.

Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell

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The most incredible feat that this iconic ’90s couple has pulled off is the fact they’ve managed to stay together without ever actually getting married. The two met in 1983 on the set of Swing Shift and started dating in the early ’90s.

They may be a little greyer, but they’re still as strong as ever.

Elton John And David Furnish

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For many people, Elton and David were the first openly gay couple that we fawned over. The two have been together since 1993 but couldn’t legally marry until 2014.

Their trick to staying happy for more than two decades? They both send a card every Saturday saying how much they love each other.

The two coming up have had some bumps in the relationship, but they’re still going strong.

Rita Wilson And Tom Hanks

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These two met way back in 1980 on the set of Bosom Buddies. They didn’t realize it at the time, but life would bring them back together years later.

The two married in 1988 and dominated every red carpet possible throughout the ’90s. It helped that Tom starred in ten blockbusters that year.

Lisa Rinna And Harry Hamlin

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Lisa and Harry were the iconic ’90s couple for anyone who loved watching soap operas and daytime crime dramas. They may not have been on a tween’s radar, but your mom was totally obsessed with them.

Even though they’re both over-the-top characters, they’ve managed to make it work and stay together since 1997.

Catherine Zeta-Jones And Michael Douglas

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This oddly-adorable Hollywood couple have had their ups and downs, but they’re still together today. The two first met back in 1996 at a film festival in France, but they didn’t actually start dating until 1999. They got married a year later, had two kids, but suddenly separated in 2013.

Time apart was apparently all they needed, because they were back together within a year and seem happy as ever.

Hugh Jackman And Deborra-Lee Furness

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These two garnered some pretty heavy criticism in the ’90s because of their 13-year age difference, but they’ve proven all the haters wrong. The two met back in 1995 on an Australian TV set and they got married a year later.

Hugh has been open about their struggles to have children, and how that struggle only brings them closer.

Colin Firth And Livia Giuggioli

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This power couple allowed everyone to imagine what it would be like meeting the love of your life on a beautiful foreign film set. Colin and Livia met in Columbia where he was acting in a mini-series and she was directing it.

The two dominated the red carpet in the ’90s and are still together today.

Chris O’Donnell And Caroline Fentress

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Chris actually met Caroline during his time at Boston College in the early ’90s. She was the sister of his roommate. They began dating in 1993 and tied the know in 1997.

Caroline is a kindergarten teacher so seeing her standing by the side of a certified ’90s Hollywood star was every normal girl’s dream.

Michelle Pfeiffer And David E. Kelley

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The seductive actress met her television producer husband back in January 1993 on a blind date. A mutual friend set the two of them up and they’ve been together ever since.

According to Michelle, the reason they’ve managed to survive the Hollywood scene is that they never take each other for granted.

Cate Blanchett And Andrew Upton

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When Cate met screenwriter Andrew on the set of a TV show in 1996, they were both dating other people at the time. Both of them broke things off with their partners so that they could date.

It only took 21 days for Andrew to realize he needed to put a ring on it, and they tied the knot in 1997.