Despite the "gray divorce" story being told in news reports and over lunches, the idea of a long marriage isn't completely obsolete.

"Of course, every marriage has its waves of ups and downs," said Marlo Thomas when speaking of her 32-year long marriage to Phil Donahue. "But every couple has their own unique set of challenges, and all of them have to find their own way to keep their marriage strong and the romance alive."

Finding that balance and maintaining a long marriage is rare in Hollywood, and Huff/Post50 has highlighted a few celebrity couples who have made it last for more than 25 years. But what about couples away from the flashing lights and media scrutiny of La La Land? Couples like Chris and Gary Hills:

"My husband [and] I just returned from Italy after celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary on June 26," Chris Hills shared. "I love that everyone told us we must've been 5 when we got married! I still think he's the most handsome man on earth!"

The Hills and several other couples married more than 30 years shared photos of their wedding day and where they are today. Have you been married more than 30 years? Send your own before-and-after pics to sayitonhuffpost50@huffingtonpost.com and we'll add you to the honorees!


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  • Chris And Gary Hills, 30 Years

    Chris and Gary Hills on their wedding day on June 26, 1982.

  • Chris And Gary Hills, 30 Years

    Chris and Gary Hills in 2012.

  • John And Mary Thottathil, 33 Years

    John Thottathil and Mary Thottathil on their wedding day on October 7, 1978.

  • John And Mary Thottathil, 33 Years

    John and Mary Thottathil on their 32nd anniversary in 2010.

  • Melinda And Dick Johnson, 56 Years

    Melinda and Dick Johnson on their wedding day on November 25, 1955.

  • Melinda And Dick Johnson, 56 Years

    Melinda and Dick Johnson in 2012.

  • Chris And Cris Dewey, 33 Years

    Chris and Cris Dewey, married in Santa Barbara, December 3, 1978.

  • Chris And Cris Dewey, 33 Years

    Cris and Chris Dewey with their five kids in 2012.

  • Gary And Evelyn Sutter, 30 Years

    Gary and Evelyn Sutter on their wedding day on August 22, 1981.

  • Gary And Evelyn Sutter, 30 Years

    Gary and Evelyn Sutter in May of 2010.

  • Linda And Julio Gallo, 38 Years

    Linda and Julio Gallo on their wedding day on August 18, 1973.

  • Linda And Julio Gallo, 38 Years

    Linda and Julio Gallo in 2012.

  • Ray And Bette Wright, 65 Years

    Ray and Bette Wright on their wedding day on February 14, 1947.

  • Ray And Bette Wright, 65 Years

    Ray and Bette Wright celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary in 2012.

  • Jeanne And George Everitt, 58 Years

    Jeanne and George Everitt on their wedding day on June 26, 1954.

  • Jeanne And George Everitt, 58 Years

    Jeanne and George Everitt in 2012.

  • Alice And Robyn Goshorn, 41 Years

    Alice and Robyn Goshorn married July 12th, 1971.

  • Alice And Robyn Goshorn, 41 Years

    Alice and Robyn Goshorn a day after their 41st wedding anniversary in 2012.

  • Michael And Cynthia Herbert, 30 Years

    Married in Los Angeles, California on July 10, 1982.

  • Michael And Cynthia Herbert, 30 Years

    Michael and Cynthia Herbert in 2011.

  • Bob And Lori Howard, 31 Years

    Bob and Lori Howard married on January 31, 1981.

  • Bob And Lori Howard, 31 Years

    Bob and Lori Howard on their 31st wedding anniversary.

  • Paul And Clare Leger, 41 Years

    Paul and Clare Leger on their wedding day on August 15, 1970.

  • Paul And Clare Leger, 41 Years

    Paul and Clare Leger in 2011.

  • Donald And Azucena Almanza, 44 Years

    Donald and Azucena Almanza wed on September 14, 1967.

  • Donald And Azucena Almanza

    Donald and Azucena Almanza in 2010 at their son Abraham's wedding.

  • Sergio And Yolanda Melo, 30 Years

    Sergio and Yolanda Melo married on September 12, 1981.

  • Sergio And Yolanda Melo, 30 Years

    Sergio and Yoland Melo in 2012.

  • Chris And Beth Ann Chiles, 30 Years

    Chris and Beth Ann Chiles married on July 18, 1982.

  • Chris And Beth Ann Chiles, 30 Years

    Chris and Beth Ann Chiles in 2012 on their anniversary trip in Victoria, British Columbia.

  • Jesse And Patricia Beauchamp, 40 Years

    Jesse and Patrica Beauchamp married on June 4, 1972.

  • Jesse And Patricia Beauchamp, 40 Years

    Jesse and Patricia Beauchamp in 2012.

  • Svetlana And Nicholas Romanov, 38 Years

    Svetlana and Nicholas Romanov on their wedding day on August 9, 1973.

  • Svetlana And Nicholas Romanov, 38 Years

    Svetlana and Nicholas Romanov in 2012.

  • Alan Kluger And Amy Dean, 36 Years

    Alan Kluger and Amy Dean on their wedding day, December 28, 1975.

  • Alan Kluger And Amy Dean, 36 Years

    Alan Kluger and Amy Dean in 2011.

  • Hank And Dinny Dreyer, 63 Years

    Hank and Dinny Dreyer on their wedding day, May 28, 1949.

  • Hank And Dinny Dreyer, 63 Years

    Hank and Dinny Dreyer on their 60th wedding anniversary.

  • Dave And Jane Soyka, 40 Years

    Dave and Jane Soyka married on June 30, 1972.

  • Dave And Jane Soyka, 40 Years

    "On our 40th anniversary! June 30! We celebrated in Hawaii -- Golf at Kapalua!"

  • John Clarke, Jr. And Janet Reynolds Clarke, 52 Years

    "My grandparents, John Clarke, Jr. and Janet Reynolds Clarke, have been married for 52 years. They have had three children, five grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews. They live in Mystic, CT. Here is a wedding photo..." -- Andrea Simmons

  • John Clarke, Jr. And Janet Reynolds Clarke, 52 Years

    John Clarke, Jr. and Janet Reynolds Clarke in 2002 on a cruise in Alaska.

  • Jane And Gary Harvey, 35 Years

    Jane and Gary Harvey on their wedding day, May 7, 1977.

  • Jane And Gary Harvey, 35 Years

    Jane and Gary Harvey in 2011.

  • Lauren And Mark Struthers, 30 Years

    Lauren and Mark Struthers on their wedding day, July 10, 1982. The photo in front of the chapel they were married in in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Lauren And Mark Struthers, 30 Years

    Lauren and Mark Struthers on their 30th anniversary, in front of the chapel they were married in, currently moved to the grounds of a winery in Ste. Genevieve, MO.

  • Susan Denney And Michael Denney, 41 Years

    Susan and Michael Denney in their wedding day, January 30, 1971.

  • Susan Denney And Michael Denney

    Susan and Michael Denney in 2011.

  • Gerard And Carol Terrell, 30 Years

    Gerard and Carol Terrell on their honeymoon in December 1981.

  • Gerard And Carol Terrell, 30 Years

    Gerard and Carol Terrell on March 5, 2011 in Phoenix, AZ at their son's wedding.

  • Rhoda And James Lynch, 40 Years

    Rhoda and James Lynch on their wedding day, December 26, 1971

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