Here's what 7 celebrity couples looked like when they first met versus present day

Here's what 7 celebrity couples looked like when they first met versus present day

There's nothing we like more than a good celebrity couple; if only because they give the rest of us hope that true love might really be right around the corner. They're almost like the modern incarnation of fairy tale heroes and heroines, the beautiful people who meet under serendipitous circumstances and get to spend the rest of their lives together. Of course, a lot of celebrity marriages crash and burn, and so we're conditioned to expect them to fail. But every once in a while Cupid rolls the dice and the impossible happens: a couple who are still loving, loyal and faithful after many, many years.

Thing is, some of them have been together so long that they now look completely different compared to when they first started dating. Don't believe me? Then scroll down to take a look at some of our favourite examples of perfect celebrity couples, and prepare to feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

1. Prince William and Kate Middleton 

Prince William and Kate Middleton. Credit: Getty

2. Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus 

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus. Credit: Getty

3. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

Meryl Streep and Don Gummer. Credit: Getty

4. Blake Livey and Ryan Reynolds 

Blake Livey and Ryan Reynolds Credit: Getty

5. Beyoncé and Jay-Z 

Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Credit: Getty

6. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson 

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Credit: Getty

7. David and Victoria Beckham 

David and Victoria Beckham. Credit: Getty

Wow: these pictures really puts into perspective how long some of them have been together. So if there's somebody special in your life that you've been with for a while, why not take a moment out of your day to appreciate them, because you don't need a Grammy or an Oscar to fall in love.