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Celebrity couples who avoided divorce

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Every long-term commitment hits a snag here and there. Unfortunately many treat “for better or for worse” like a snappy little thing to say, but that they don’t really mean. Here are a few famous couples who have been plagued by divorce rumors or public problems, but are still hitched.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Was it the canceled Christmas party (gasp) or Jada’s Facebook post about “great change in every area of her life” that sparked rumors of trouble in Will and Jada’s 15-year union? It was even suggested there may be more to Will’s friendship with actor Duane Martin outside of a bromance. But is any of it true? Nah — at least according to wife Jada. In August 2012, Jada told People magazine, “Where am I gonna go? That’s my boo. It’s like he’s another part of me.” So why all the rampant speculation that this Hollywood power couple is headed for Splitsville? Jada told Gala magazine, “Every year, one celebrity couple is under the microscope. This year, unluckily, it’s us!”

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Jason and Jessica Aldean

By now, you think everyone would know that you shouldn’t drink and drive, and you shouldn’t drink and play tongue darts with someone who isn’t your wife. Some folks, Jason Aldean being one of them, have to learn things the hard way. When Jason climbed into the bottle and was then photographed smooching with American Idol alum Brittany Kerry, stuff hit the fan. From there, a fracas ensued, leaving the Aldean marriage wide open to speculation about a split. But Jessica Aldean, Jason’s high-school sweetheart, stood by her man. Maybe it was Jason’s immediate Facebook apology, where he admitted he “screwed up.” Later he told CMT Insider, "The main thing is that me and my family are OK and everything's good there. So I think it's been a tough deal. But I kind of said what I needed to say to them, and, hopefully, they understand that and the rest of it will be us dealing with it in private and trying to fix it. It's good, though." While Jessica may have given Jason a hall pass, or a Kerr pass in this case, we’re guessing he won’t be going out for drinks by himself anytime soon.

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Ben Harper and Laura Dern

So why did a couple who has filed for divorce make our list of celeb couples who aren’t divorced? Because technically, Ben Harper and Laura Dern are not yet divorced. They’ve also filed before and reconciled. In 2010 Ben filed “I’ve-had-it” papers, citing irreconcilable differences. Obviously, their differences were not irreconcilable, because the couple reconciled! They walked the Golden Globes red carpet together in January 2012. That only lasted a few months because in July 2012, Dern was the one to pull the plug and file for divorce. But here we are, seven months later and no legal divorce! What is going on with this couple? Are they secretly trying to work things out or are their assets tied up in a prolonged battle of his, hers and ours?

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Pink and Carey Hart

In true Pink fashion, she was the one who asked Carey Hart to marry her in 2005 — which he did in 2006. Two years later the couple announced that they had separated, very amicably. On her website, Pink explained, "The most important thing for you all to know is that Carey and I love each other so, so much. We are best friends, and we will continue to be." These two loved each other so, so much that they rang in the 2009 New Year together in Las Vegas, fueling rumors that the two were back together. All speculation came to an abrupt halt when in 2010 Carey tweeted, “Life is amazing with Pink,” and later Pink announced she was pregnant. It appears that Carey was right when he told People magazine during the couple’s reconciliation, “You take a couple steps backward to move forward.”

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Kris Jenner didn’t raise no dummies. The Kardashian girls are smart cookies, so when Khloe saw her marriage headed the way of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey or Kate and Jon Gosselin, she pumped the breaks. The couple walked away from their E! reality TV show, Khloe and Lamar, explaining they needed to focus on their careers and step away from the cameras. A Kardashian stepping away from a camera? Fueling the flames of reality paradise rumors have been stories of Khloe’s inability to conceive, and tales of Lamar cheating and partying to excess. In mid-January, Khloe shot back, saying, “These are blatant lies are distasteful and shameless.” Didn’t the Kardashian family sort of turn distasteful and shameless into a family empire? Regardless, these two lovebirds are still together.

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