Nicole Richie and Other Celebrities Who Delay Marriage

Actor Mark Wahlberg and his longtime model girlfriend Rhea Durham had three children and were expecting their fourth when they finally made their relationship official.

"I was not prepared to be married...when I was 20 or 30," Wahlberg told Us Weekly. "Committing to making it work and all the other things that go into building a solid foundation is where I'm at now."

Wahlberg, 38, returned to the traditions of his Boston upbringing and married Durham in a Catholic church in Beverly Hills last August. Their children, Ella Rae, 6, Michael, 3, and Brendan Joseph, almost 2, and about 12 close friends attended the intimate ceremony, according to People magazine.

Last month, Durham, 31, gave birth to another girl, Grace Margaret.

"I'm the youngest of nine," Wahlberg told People, adding that the final count will be "however many Mom wants to have."

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have vowed not to marry until everyone who wants to, including gay couples, can.

"I have love in my life, a soul mate, absolutely," Pitt told Parade magazine. "When someone asked me why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, 'Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else.' I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it -- hate mail from religious groups."

Since becoming a couple in 2005, just about everything Pitt and Jolie do is scrutinized, including raising their brood of six children outside of wedlock.

"What damn right does anyone have to tell someone else how to live if they're not hurting anyone?" Pitt told Parade. "How many times do you think real love comes to someone in a lifetime? If you're lucky, maybe two or three."

Fed up with the breakup rumors that constantly circulate about the couple, Pitt and Jolie recently filed suit against a British newspaper claiming they had split. Then, they took a vacation with the family in Venice.

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins

Perhaps the most surprising split of last year came when Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins announced in December that they had separated after more than two decades.

One of Hollywood's rare enduring couples, Sarandon, 63, and Robbins, 51, who met on the set of "Bull Durham" in 1988, never married but had two sons together, Jack, 20, and Miles, 17. Sarandon also has a daughter, Eva Amurri, from her 1980s relationship with director Franco Amurri.

Amid the couple's breakup were rumors that Sarandon was dating her 31-year-old business partner, Jonathan Bricklin, an aspiring filmmaker and ping-pong aficionado. Her publicist Teal Cannaday told, "The rumors are absolutely untrue. Susan's relationship with Jonathan Bricklin is strictly a business one."

Unlike Pitt and Jolie, Sarandon and Robbins projected a family-first stability while drawing a curtain between their personal and professional lives. They rarely turned up in gossip columns and even managed to keep their split, which took place last summer, out of the media for several months. So, we are left only to speculate on why this most enduring couple called it quits after 23 years. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

If media reports are to be believed, there was nothing traditional about this famous couple's march to the aisle.

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