9 Celebrities Who Married Their Teen Sweethearts


These days there are few celebrities who manage to make their relationships last. Even those that seem to have bucked the odds — like Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, who recently announced their split after 13 years, and legendary country singer Reba McEntire and hubby Narvel Blackstock who called it quits after more than a quarter-century — couldn’t last ‘til death do you part.

But there are some stars who are showing that real love might still exist in Hollywood, showing the world that even young love can really stand the test of time, including these 9 celebs who married their teenage sweethearts and have managed to stay together against all odds.

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

The Hunger Games star met her husband, Max Handelman, the very first day she stepped onto the campus of the University of Pennsylvania back in 1992. Ten years later, Max proposed, and the couple made their life-long promise to each other at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The happy pair sealed the deal by reading letters from their first year of dating rather than traditional vows. They are still going strong after 12 years of marriage and have also welcomed two children into the world, both via a surrogate: Magnus Mitchell in 2012 and Felix in 2011.