Hollywood marriages are not generally noted for their longevity. But some couples do manage to beat the odds. Take Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, in their time two of La La Land’s hottest properties. Somehow, they managed to stick together for half a century. Just how did they do it?
Their 50 years together earned the lovestruck pair the sobriquet of “Hollywood’s golden couple.” They may well have become the golden couple, but the fact is that the start of their relationship was, to put it politely, a little untidy. Their story began in 1953, when the 28-year-old Newman, not yet a Hollywood star, was acting in his first Broadway play, Picnic.