James Stewart and Gloria McLean
James Stewart and his wife Gloria Hatrick McLean
When James Stewart first met his future wife, he already was the icon of Hollywood's Golden Age and had the Academy Award for his performance in The Philadelphia Story. Gloria, on the other hand, was a 31-year-old former model with two sons from her previous marriage. But she was smart, intelligent, and beautiful, and it was enough to steal the legendary actor's heart.
They tied the knot in 1949, nearly a year after they met. James even adopted Gloria's sons Ronald and Michael. And just two years later, Gloria gave birth to their twin girls – Kelly and Judy. The love of James and Gloria Stewart was indeed live-long: the couple shared 45 incredible years together.