With all the celebrity breakups that plagued 2016 (Brangelina, Johnny and Amber, Rob and Chyna—the list goes on), some of us were starting to become convinced that true love was dead. But how about the A-listers who managed to stay together despite these trying times? From Jay and Bey to the Beckhams, here’s a roundup of the couples who proved that love conquers all.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Ryan's caption says all you need to know about Hollywood's golden couple: "Best. Birthday. Everrrrr. Courtesy of my wife, buddy, and international spy, @blakelively. With huge thanks to my favorite restaurant in NYC, @_o_ya_ -- and a special shout out to our children for not ruining everything like they planned."
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
How cute is it to know that the two, who tied the knot three years ago, kicked off their relationship with back-and-forth texting? "We would talk on the phone, and I just started to fall in love with how engaging and witty and funny she is. And I think that's when I really started to know that this was the kind of person I wanted to [be] around a lot," the singer said.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
Perhaps the steamiest young couple on social media right now, Zayn and Gigi (or Zigi to fangirls everywhere) seem closer and more in love than ever since they took a brief break in June. Need proof? Prepare your emotions and observe their romance here.
David and Victoria Beckham
The gorgeous pair celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary over the summer, but they oftentimes still act like newlyweds. "Yes, love at first sight does exist," the fashion designer once said. "It will happen to you in the Manchester United players' lounge—although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy."
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
The actress and the NBA star started dating in 2009 and wed in 2014. "If you have the chance to marry your best friend, I would highly recommend it," Gabrielle said.
Sunnery James and Doutzen Kroes
Sunnery shared this image of him and Doutzen to celebrate their 6-year anniversary. "Blessed to share my life with this amazing woman," he wrote, calling her his friend, soulmate and soldier.
Beyoncé and Jay Z
Need we say more about this power couple?
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Although these two started out as co-stars to a cult-favorite dance film, it was already pretty clear that they had feelings for one another. Cue these 2006 interviews: Jenna revealed her "instant bond" with Channing as he gushed about her dance moves. They've been together 11 years—married for seven—and they've never looked happier together.
Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine
On Adam's birthday, Behati's wish included a #besthusband hashtag and called him "the love of my life." "Everything is boring and meaningless without you!!!" she added. Awww.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Despite the divorce rumors going on since that Paris robbery and that nervous breakdown, Kimye seems to have things under control. We can only hope that they make it to 2017—after all, this was truly a tough year, and we are all more than done with 2016.