Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

These Before & After Couple Photos Prove Love Is Forever.

In 2015, statistics showed that the divorce rate in the United States has doubled, particularly for Americans who are 50 years or older. All things considered, that figure can feel pretty depressing -- does anyone find and stay in love anymore?

To find out, The Huffington Post reached out to its Facebook followers, asking those couples who have been married for a long time to share two photos: One from when they first met, and one of their current relationship. We decided to add a few long-lasting celebrity marriages to the mix -- you'll never believe who has stayed together in spite of it all. Despite the bleak statistics, what you'll see below is a testament to the fact that true love really can last forever.

#1. This couple has been together for 51 years, and still loves to visit the beach.

This couple has been together for 51 years, and still loves to visit the beach.

#2. Rick and Amy Wise have been married for 19 years and haven't aged a day.

Rick and Amy Wise have been married for 19 years and haven't aged a day.

Amy Wise

#3. Hugh Jackman's marriage has lasted for 19 years, despite the common circumstance of celebrity divorce.

Hugh Jackman's marriage has lasted for 19 years, despite the common circumstance of celebrity divorce.

#4. Burt Bakman and Paula Rudelir Bakman have been married for 20 years and are going strong.

Burt Bakman and Paula Rudelir Bakman have been married for 20 years and are going strong.

Burt Bakman

#5. This couple has been married for 20 years, and still loves a good long walk in the park.

This couple has been married for 20 years, and still loves a good long walk in the park.

#6. Dan and Chris Nitzsche got hitched 20 years ago, and are still super into each other today.

Dan and Chris Nitzsche got hitched 20 years ago, and are still super into each other today.

Chris Nitzsche

#7. Henry and Abimbola Essien-Nelson look just as in love as they did 22 years ago.

Henry and Abimbola Essien-Nelson look just as in love as they did 22 years ago.

Henry & Abimbola Essien-Nelson

#8. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are going 32 years strong.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are going 32 years strong.

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#9. Bill and Carol Dukes have been married for 29 amazing years.

Bill and Carol Dukes  have been married for 29 amazing years.

Carol Dukes

#10. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been together for ages.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been together for ages.

#11. Richard and Laura Arruda have been married for 26 years.

Richard and Laura Arruda have been married for 26 years.

Laura Arruda

#12. Jeff Bridges recently celebrated 38 years of marriage with his wife.

Jeff Bridges recently celebrated 38 years of marriage with his wife.

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#13. These sweethearts reenacted one of their earliest photos together.

These sweethearts reenacted one of their earliest photos together.

#14. Scott and Sherri Kuhn have been married for 27 years.

Scott and Sherri Kuhn  have been married for 27 years.

Sherri Kuhn

#15. This pair has been together for just about three decades.

This pair has been together for just about three decades.

#16. Bono's wife has been with him since his early days as a budding muscian

Bono's wife has been with him since his early days as a budding muscian

#17. Kurt and Amy Ruhlin have spent the last 30 years deeply in love.

Kurt and Amy Ruhlin have spent the last 30 years deeply in love.

Amy Ruhlin

#18. Glenn and Marie Woods have been married for 31 years and counting.

Glenn and Marie Woods have been married for 31 years and counting.

Marie Woods

#19. Lionel Messi married his childhood crush and has been with her ever since.

Lionel Messi married his childhood crush and has been with her ever since.

#20. John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston have been through a lot together, unsurprising for a couple that has been together for 24 years.

John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston have been through a lot together, unsurprising for a couple that has been together for 24 years.

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#21. Tom and Lisa Brown have spent most of their lives together, having been married for 32 years.

Tom and Lisa Brown have spent most of their lives together, having been married for 32 years.

Lisa Brown

#22. Bob and Bev Meaux have been married for 22 years.

Bob and Bev Meaux  have been married for 22 years.

Bob and Bev Meaux

#23. These two met in high school, and are still together today.

These two met in high school, and are still together today.

#24. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married for about 30 years, making them one of the longest-lasting Hollywood couples.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married for about 30 years, making them one of the longest-lasting Hollywood couples.

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#25. Michael and Ellen Kelly have spent the last 35 years in marital bliss.

Michael and Ellen Kelly have spent the last 35 years in marital bliss.

Ellen and Michael Kelly

#26. Kim and Monica Konyar have been married for 39years.

Kim and Monica Konyar  have been married for 39years.

Monica Konyar

#27. Ron and Kathie Lindstrom have kept their love going strong for 44 years.

Ron and Kathie Lindstrom have kept their love going strong for 44 years.

Kathie Lindstrom

#28. Dave and Barbara Hammond have been hitched for a whopping 46 years.

Dave and Barbara Hammond have been hitched for a whopping 46 years.

Barbara Hammond

#29. These two have spent 60 years together, and are still so in love.

These two have spent 60 years together, and are still so in love.

#30. Meryl Streep has been with her husband for the last 37 years.

Meryl Streep has been with her husband for the last 37 years.

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#31. Patrick and Christina O'Neill have been married for an impressive 21 years.

Patrick and Christina O'Neill have been married for an impressive 21 years.

Patrick O'Neill

#32. This couple knows that true love really is forever.

This couple knows that true love really is forever.

Stewart Anne

#33. Sometimes, love is just a simple kiss on the nose.

Sometimes, love is just a simple kiss on the nose.

#34. This longtime couple decided to recreate one of their earliest photos.

This longtime couple decided to recreate one of their earliest photos.

#35. This adorable couple has been together since they were kids.

This adorable couple has been together since they were kids.

#36. George Takei and his spouse have been together for a glorious 27 years.

George Takei and his spouse have been together for a glorious 27 years.

Sources: Your Daily Dish, Huffington Post

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