Hollywood has seen the rise and fall of several well-known golden couples. Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio are just a few examples.
But when discussing legendary celebrity couples, it is necessary to bring up the late Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, who are now 92 years old.
Paul and Joanne were wed from 1958 until Newman’s death at 83 in 2008. Paul and Joanne worked together for 50 years as they travelled, produced movies, and raised a family.
Although she is best known for being Robert F. Robert Kennedy Jr. and best known as Robert F.’s wife, she is also well known in Hollywood. John F. Kennedy Jr. is well-known in Hollywood as well.
However, did you know that Woodward wasn’t shocked upon meeting her future husband?
Newman and Jackie were married immediately after 1957’s The Long, Hot Summer was filmed. The couple had three children together.
A short while after their breakup with Jackie, Paul and Joanne were wed on January 29, 1858.
The couple honeymooned in Europe after getting married in Las Vegas.
The newlywed Hollywood celebrities received continuous press coverage. While they were on their honeymoon, journalists followed the couple, which helped them become a well-liked celebrity couple.
It began a happy, endearing, and charming love story.
After a six-week honeymoon, Paul and Joanne moved into a farmhouse dating back to the 18th century in Connecticut.
Joanna said in an interview with the Daily News in 2001 that their move to the mansion rather than Los Angeles was crucial for their marriage.
“Hollywood and we never had a relationship. Simply put, we liked it better here. That definitely helps, too,” Joanne said, adding, “we’ve always enjoyed each other’s company.
1958 would also go down in history as Woodward became a Hollywood legend. She played the lead role in The Three Faces of Eve, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, and the following year, in 1969, she received a second nod for her work in Rachel, Rachel. Paul Newman directed the latter.
Nevertheless, the romance ended in 2008 after 50 years of marriage.
After a battle with cancer, 83-year-old Paul Newman passed away in 2008. The renowned Butch Cassidy actor received honours and acclaim from the film community.
After her devoted husband passed away, the Newman inheritance went to Joanne and other charities.
Joanne and Paul were one of the real golden couples of Hollywood because it’s not very common for people in the entertainment industry to have long-lasting, fulfilling marriages.
They were well-known for their political and charitable involvement while balancing career and family responsibilities, and they kept their love for one another strong through humour.