The name Gene Simmons is almost entirely synonymous with the name of the band he founded, Kiss – which is perfectly understandable. The co-lead singer and bassist was dating former model and actress Shannon Tweed, for 28 years, before finally popping the question on his reality show, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.”
They tied the knot in 2011 in Beverly Hills and have never looked back. They have two grown children, Nick and Sophie. Due to the fact that these two have been together for almost four decades (quite remarkable, right?), we are hopeful that their love will last forever and beyond.
William Shatner – Elizabeth Martin
The "Star Trek" icon was married three times before he found love with his current wife, Elizabeth Martin. He had three children with his first wife, Gloria Rand, spent over twenty years with his second wife, Marcy Lafferty, and lost his third wife, Nerine Kidd, in a tragic accident just two years after they were married.
Despite their 27-year age difference, Shatner and Martin connected over their love of horses. They married in 2001 and are still happy together. The pair even wrote a song together for Shatner’s album "Has Been," titled “Together.” The lyrics state, “We are not alone, not unloved, together.” It sounds like, for him, the fourth time really is the charm.
George Clooney – Talia Balsam
Hollywood hunk, George Clooney, dashed many women’s hopes and dreams in 2014 when he married Amal Alamuddin. What many of us have forgotten is that it was not his first marriage. He married actress Talia Balsam in Las Vegas in 1989.
They divorced in 1993, and Clooney talked about the marriage to Vanity Fair, saying, “I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.” These days, they are both happily married, just not to each other. George and Amal have two kids, and Talia is married to fellow “Mad Men” actor John Slattery, and they have one child.
Idris Elba – Sabrina Dhowre
There is no denying that Idris Elba has been the man that people either want to be or be with for the last couple of decades now. People Magazine’s Best Looking Man Alive of 2018 recently tied the knot for the third time, and they both seem deliriously happy. He met former beauty queen Sabrina Dhowre in 2017 at a Vancouver jazz bar.
She describes their meeting as “love at first sight.” Since their meeting, the couple has been inseparable, and their families, including Elba’s two children, have successfully melded. He proposed to her at a screening of his film "Yardie," and they were married last June in Marrakesh.
Gene Hackman – Betsy Arakawa
Those with a good memory may remember that Gene Hackman was originally married to Faye Maltese. The two were together for 30 years and had three children, but eventually decided to part ways and divorced. Gene went on to meet Betsy Arakawa at the gym, where she was working at the time. They immediately hit it off and dated for seven years before getting married.
They tied the knot in 1991, and although they did not have children, Betsy became the stepmother of Gene’s kids from his previous marriage. The couple are still together and live in New Mexico. From their pictures, it is clear to see that they are still deeply in love all these years later.