With celebrity divorce falling somewhere on the likelihood scale between the chance of rain in Seattle and the chance of death and taxes, conventional wisdom says that pinning your belief in the power of love on the strength of a celebrity union is somewhat misguided (also dumb).
But there's just something so unconventional about some of these couples, that makes us want to throw our better judgment to the wind and BELIEVE!
This country couple just makes us want to smile forever.
Not only are they possibly the best honorary aunt and uncle ever to Kelly Clarkson's daughter River Rose, but they have that kind of trust in each other that keeps good marriages strong.
Miranda even told 60 Minutes, the couple is so confident in their relationship, they won't even do a joint interview!
"We feel like we're very honest with who we are and our relationship," she said. "We've kinda told the good, the bad, the ugly as our relationship has progressed from the beginning till now. And people dig anyway and they make up lies, so I feel like, we don't really hold back, because if you hold back they're going to dig anyway so might as well just tell it."
UPDATE: As of July 20, Blake and Miranda have decided to call it quits. This is very hard news to deal with because they were basically country royalty. Please enjoy the rest of this article as we try to mend the cracks in our delicate faith in the idea of love.
Somewhere along the way, these two wrestled the "It Couple" title simply by brute adorableness alone. Chris and Anna appear to have the kind of "I married my best friend" dynamic that is usually a GREETING CARD LIE, but somehow just isn't with them!
"Anna and I are meant to be together," said Chris in a Reddit AMA. "Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life. She and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in LA."
In 2014, Ellen and Portia put to bed rumors that they were having a baby on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The couple, who will have been married seven years in August, is simply happy enough with each other.
...Even if Ellen surreptitiously records Portia working out from time to time!
This couple has been married since 1999, which means their marriage has technically has existed during three decades. Which is insane when you consider they remain to this day one of the hottest couples around.
Married since 2002, Gwen and Gavin have three sons together.
Besides 12 years of marriage being an industry anomaly, our belief in their relationship comes from how Gwen honestly and disarmingly talks about the realities of marriage.
"It's good to have those days when we both do our own things," she told Cosmopolitan earlier this year. "I think that's what keeps relationships going, when both people can be themselves and have their own individuality."
UPDATE: And so goes the second. After nearly 13 years of marriage, Gwen Stefani has filed for divorce from Gavin Rossdale. We really hope we did not doom all of these couples.
This is our proof couple. Kyra and Kevin have been married since 1988. They've got love DOWN.
Kyra once gushed about her husband to People, saying, "I don't know how he does it, but he always makes me feel like I'm the most beautiful woman in the room – the only girl in the room. He says 'Honey, you look beautiful. You are sexy!' Always, always, always!"
Hold on to the trust you have in this union, because our next entry might make you roll your eyes all the way into your head.
12. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
HEAR US OUT.
We know. We know. Kim is the queen of the 72-day-marriage, and while Kanye actually has a pretty good track record for long-term relationships, the correspondence he maintains with one of his high-profile exes is... rancorous at best. What are the chances that THEY'LL last?? You'd be crazy to take that bet.
But those are just numbers. They don't really get at the heart of what it is about this couple -- who oftentimes drive us up a wall -- that makes us want to believe. Please read the rest of this while listening to Kanye's "Only One."
No one is denying Kanye West's realness. Kanye West is real AF. He gets into a lot of trouble because he literally can't not say the words he is thinking all the time. And knowing that, you know that no one on Earth is more in love than Kanye West is with Kim Kardashian. In his own Kanye way, he's told us that again, and again, and again.