The Longest Celebrity Marriages – And Why They Lasted


Ron & Cheryl Howard – 43 Years

Image score: people

Ron Howard, celebrated director and former actor, has defied Hollywood norms with his long-standing marriage to writer Cheryl Alley. The couple, who have been happily married since 1975, still exude the same joy and love they shared as young sweethearts. Among their four wonderful children, two have followed in their father’s footsteps by pursuing acting careers. Despite their young ages at the time of their union, Howard fondly recalls the deep connection he felt upon meeting his wife. “I felt incredibly fortunate when we met,” he reminisced. “We were just teenagers, so it should not have worked out. Yet we married young, another decision that typically doesn’t work, but for us, it truly has.” Their enduring love story continues to inspire and captivate those around them.