While celeb unions are known for being short, the long courtship is becoming more common. Here are nine celeb couples whose engagements or courtships have lasted longer than some Hollywood marriages.
1. Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko
The couple, who have been engaged since October 2013, welcomed their first child -- daughter Kaya -- on Dec. 9, 2014. The two first got together in 2009 but split in 2011 after two years of dating. They later rekindled their romance and confirmed their engagement in the spring of 2013.
The Last Call with Carson Daly host became engaged to the film producer in October 2013, two years after breaking off his engagement with ex Tara Reid. Daly and Pinter have three children together, and the former MTV VJ admitted to Hoda Kotb that his children are demanding to know when he's going to marry their mom. "Step up, be a man!" he said, quoting his kids.
3. Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards
The former One Direction member and the British singer got engaged in August 2013 after dating for more than a year. Malik proposed with a three-stone diamond ring, which Edwards first publicly displayed when she walked the red carpet with Malik at the London premiere of One Direction's documentary This Is Us. The duo's wedding may still be a long way off -- in May, Edwards told U.K.'s The Sun that they hadn't picked a date yet. "We're still planning it but I'm so busy," she said. "Me and Zayn want it to be perfect, so as soon as I have a bit of time we'll plan it. I doubt it will be this summer -- but I'll let you know!"
4. Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis
Sudeikis proposed to Wilde in January 2013. The two went public with their romance in Decemver 2011, just months after Wilde's divorce from Italian royal Tao Ruspoli was finalized that September. The couple's future "I do"s will also mark the second marriage for Sudeikis, who divorced Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon in 2010. Sudeikis and Wilde are parents to one-year-old son Otis Alexander.
5. Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
Aniston and Theroux have yet to get hitched, but the tabloids would have you believe that they're already married. Ever since their August 2012 engagement, publications have speculated on when the wedding will actually take place, but Aniston toldInStyle magazine, "When I'm pregnant and married, I'll let you know."
6. Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber
The British actress has been with the Ray Donovan star since 2005 but neither seems to be in a rush to tie the knot. In 2012, Watts told OK!, "We're very much together. We just don't have that certificate, and that's okay with both of us. Maybe one day, we'll just wake up and go 'Hey, let's do this.' And maybe not." The couple shares two children together -- six-year-old Samuel Kai and seven-year-old Alexander Pete.
7. Jennifer Hudson & David Otunga
The Oscar winner and the WWE wrestler, who both hail from Chicago, became engaged in August 2008 after dating for less than a year. They welcomed son David Otunga, Jr. a year later, but the two have had a rocky courtship and word of a wedding seems to be far off.
8. Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham
The Oscar-nominated media mogul has famously been dating the businessman since 1986. Winfrey has her reasons for avoiding an engagement. "It's not because I never had time -- if I wanted to get married, I could've made the time," Winfrey told British journalist Lorraine Kelly in 2013. "I'm not a traditional woman and I haven't had a traditional life, and I think that had Stedman and I gotten married, we certainly wouldn't have stayed married." She explains that despite being a traditional man, Stedman would probably tell you the same thing. "I've taught him to be non-traditional," she added. "But the very idea of what it means to be a wife and the responsibility and sacrifice that carries -- I wouldn't have held that very well."
9. Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell
The two film icons have been blissfully unmarried since 1983, but they have raised three adult children together. Hawn is twice divorced, while Russell has one failed marriage in his past, and daughter Kate Hudson says that history influenced her parents' decision not to tie the knot. "One of the reasons why they never got married is because they had been married before and they liked it the way it was," she told People. "They didn't feel like they needed a piece of paper to be committed. So for me, I know that marriage is not a golden ticket."
Even in Hollywood, some things are worth the wait! Some celebs, however, keep getting engaged and then calling them off -- she who's gotten cold feet in the video below.