The secrets of Hollywood's happiest marriages

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  • Sacha Baron Cohen
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    British actor
  • Isla Fisher
    Isla Fisher
    Australian actress
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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have been together for 20 years. ABC/AMPAS via Getty Images)

Comedic couple Isla Fisher and Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen have just celebrated their 20th anniversary. 

Actress Isla wrote on Instagram, "Happy Anniversary. 20 YEARS. If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever, Winnie the Pooh."

She added a selection of photos which showed the made-for-each-other couple having fun, including one of Sacha which showed him wearing a T shirt covered in pictures of his wife's face.

 Famous pals commented underneath the update, with Helena Christensen writing "Love you guys," and Isla's close friend Reese Witherspoon, adding, "What a couple of goofballs! Love yall."

The couple has three children, and have been together since meeting at a party in Sydney in 2001. Sacha told the New York Times that they had enjoyed "taking the mick out of the other people in the party"

"I knew instantly," he said, "I don’t know if she did. It's taken her about 20 years to know."

Isla is equally delighted with her choice.

"Life is filled with highs and lows, and you have a best friend to share it with you," she said. "It's amazing. It's like winning the lottery, having a good partner."

Here's more Hollywood marriages that have stood the test of time...

1 Michael J Fox and Tracey Pollan

(Original Caption) Tracey Pollan and Michael J. Fox. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images)
Tracey Pollan and Michael J. Fox. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images)

The couple first met starring together in 80s sitcom, Family Ties. They married in 1988 and have four children.

Back to the Future star Fox, 60, was sadly diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and publicly announced it seven years later. 

Twenty years ago, he launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. He and Pollan are still very happy together. 

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Now their kids are grown, he recently told People Magazine, ""We sold our house and we went to Santa Barbara for a couple of months. We're going to go to Malibu later this year and hang out. We don't have anybody to pick up at school!"

Pollan has said, "From the beginning, I loved his sense of humour and that brain of his. He's so smart."

2 Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on September 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
Tom and Rita at this year's Oscars. (Getty Images)

Oscar-winner Hanks married fellow actor Rita Wilson in 1985, and they're been together ever since. 

They have two children, and Hanks' two from his previous marriage.

Tom told GQ Magazine, "Rita and I just looked at each other and — kaboing — that was that. 

"I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn't be denied." He later told Oprah Winfrey, ""The success of our relationship was a matter of timing, maturity and our willingness to have an intimate connection.

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"When I married Rita, I thought, 'This is going to require some change on my part.' I won't deny that providence was part of us finding each other, but our relationship isn't magic — the way it's shown in movies. In real life, our connection is as concrete as me sitting here. 

"Not that marriage doesn't come close to being hell in a handbasket sometimes. But we both know that no matter what, we'll be with each other — and we'll get through it."

3 Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  (L-R) Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon attend the Napa Valley Film Festival Celebrity Tributes at the Lincoln Theatre on November 13, 2019 in Napa, California.  (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
Kevin and Kyra (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)

After meeting on the set of movie Volunteers in the mid-80s, Kevin and Kyra fell in love, married in 1988, and it's been a love story ever since. 

"I joke that the secret to a successful marriage is to not take marriage advice from celebrities," Kyra said, and added, "I guess if I had to think too much about [our marriage], that would probably not be a good thing. We just got lucky. I honestly believe that's the truth." 

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She also told Redbook Magazine, "The essence of it hasn't really changed. When he walks into a room, I'm still... I mean, my heart gets a little fluttery and I think, Oh! He's so cute. He's so hot. That's literally the first thing I think."

He has said, "I found her, you know, really very beautiful and sexy and aloof...And I was just immediately in love with her and she was just immediately put off by me."

Clearly, not for long.

4 David and Victoria Beckham

The Beckhams deny they're about to divorce. (PA)
Victoria and David (Getty Images)

The football wizard turned model and businessman and singer-turned-designer have been married since 1999 and have four children. 

Victoria recently told Good Morning America "We’re very supportive of each other.

“He’s an incredible dad. We support each other, and he’s a wonderful husband. We have a lot of fun.”

She added, "We always make time for each other, even if it's just doing everyday things like having dinner or exercising.

“I think making time for each other, even when you have busy schedules, is what is most important.

“We also both love spending time with the whole family, it’s so rare these days that it makes it all the more special when we are able to get together.”

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