Norway is a country in possession of incredible nature. Its fjords almost seem to defy what we think is possible, its coastal glaciers are a special kind of epic, and views of its green pastures are always stunning.
Just recently, one company announced a new accommodation option that will capitalize on the stunning views. Guests can now sleep in futuristic human bird boxes, featuring large windows that let you take in the beautiful views of the outdoors.
Look at a Fjord from a Human Birdbox
The “birdbox for humans” was created by Livit, and they incorporate a minimalist design that highlights the scenery that surrounds it. It has natural shapes and colors, which are inspired by the mountains of Norway. They were designed to blend in with nature.
These boxes will be located all across the country of Norway so travelers can stay close to the fjord of their choice and take in the rest of the natural beauty their eyes can see around them. There are two versions of the bird boxes, Mini and Medi. They are put in place with a helicopter, which means they can be installed in interesting, worthwhile, yet harder to reach locations.
A Unique Experience
The creators of the birdboxes wanted to create something that could enable a unique experience while creating a minimal environmental footprint. The goal was to make visitors feel one with nature, but still have the comfort of a hotel room. The area around the fjord can vary when it comes to weather, but these boxes can withstand any environment.
The boxes can showcase all aspects of nature – from sunsets to stormy seas and even relaxing mountain views. At the moment, two bird boxes are placed on Norway’s west coast region, and they can be booked through Airbnb or Levit’s website.
40+ Celebrity Couples Who Prove Love Can Last Forever
Being in the public eye can put a strain on relationships, and usually, it’s the final straw for a lot of celebrity couples. However, some have managed to wade through the pressures and struggles that have faced them and have some of the longest-lasting marriages in Hollywood. Here we look at some of the A-listers who have managed to make it work…
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi – Married 13 Years
In 2000, Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres met for the first time at a party, three years before Ellen started the infamous The Ellen DeGeneres Show as we all know it today. However, it took them four years to admit their feelings.
The couple went public about their relationship in 2005. However, they didn’t let anyone destroy the relationship they had built together and were married three years later in 2008, shortly after California legalized same-gender marriage.
Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh – Married 47 Years
Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh have managed to make their relationship last for almost half a century. Caine first spotted Baksh in the background of a television advertisement and found out that she resided in London through a mutual friend who was able to connect them.
Two years after their first encounter, the couple got married in Las Vegas in 1973. They have one daughter together called Natasha. Throughout their busy careers, these two have managed to be by each other’s side for every film screening and awards show. So lucky!
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick – Married 23 Years
Sarah Jessica Parker is known for playing the iconic Carrie Bradshaw in Sex & The City, however, Parker definitely doesn’t share Bradshaw’s unlucky love streak. Instead, she was able to find her forever love with fellow actor Matthew Broderick.
The couple met through their shared love of Broadway and even starred together in the 1996 production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In 1997, the pair married and soon after, in 2002, welcomed their first child together. They also have twin girls who were born in 2009.
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo – 20 Years Together
A six-time Academy Award nominee, Amy Adams has obviously had a very successful career on screen, but she hasn’t seemed to have fallen for any of her other famous co-stars. Instead, she has decided to stick by her long-time partner, Darren Le Gallo.
This couple is anything but conventional! They first met in an acting class in 2001 but waited until 2002 for their first date. In 2008, Le Gallo proposed to Adams but put off their wedding until after they welcomed their first child. In 2015, they finally wed after 13 years together.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – Married 32 Years
Believe it or not but Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks has been married to fellow actress and producer Rita Wilson for 33 years! They first met in 1985 while working on the comedy film, Volunteers, and have both went on to have incredibly successful careers.
In 1990, the couple welcomed their first child, Chet. Their second, Truman, followed in 1995. They have also produced many films together such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Mamma Mia!. These two have definitely not let their work come between them.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – Married 23 Years
It certainly hasn’t been the smoothest of sailings for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, but like most celebrities, they have managed to put aside their differences and make their marriage work. They first met in 1994 on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
In 1997, the pair got married after being engaged for just one month. Eight months later, their first child, Jaden Smith, was born, followed by Willow in 2000. Will Smith had said in a podcast in 2018 that they don’t say they’re married, but that they are life partners.
Keith Richards and Patti Hansen – Married 37 Years
The common stereotype about rockstars is that they’re unfaithful given that they have such a busy touring schedule and meet people from all over the world. That couldn’t be applied to Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards, as he has been with his wife for 37 years.
Richards met his wife, Patti Hansen, in 1979 and it was a match made in heaven. They married on Richards’s 40th birthday in 1983 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and have since had two daughters, Theodora and Alexandra.
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne – Married 38 Years
Both Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have encountered many ups and downs throughout their almost four-decade-long relationship, but have managed to get through it. Ozzy and Sharon met in 1970 when she was 18, however, they did not become romantically involved until nine years later.
After three years together, they officially tied the knot and had three children together — Aimee, Kelly, and Jack. The Osbourne family have become a household name after their MTV reality show, The Osbournes, aired in 2002, making them one of the most famous celebrity families in the world.
Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson – Married 40 Years
Samuel L Jackson is one of the most iconic actors of our generation. Not only is he a fantastic actor, but he’s also a great husband and has managed to make his marriage work for 40 years! LaTanya Richardson, a successful actress herself, can often be spotted by Jackson’s side.
Richardson opened up to The New York Times about how she keeps her relationship so strong after almost 50 years together, admitting that she and Jackson will never go to sleep angry with one another.
Sting and Trudie Styler – Married 28 Years
The life of a rockstar is often hard to predict, but we’re sure having a doting partner must have kept Sting’s head on straight. The couple had an awkward first meeting after Styler was cast in an acting role alongside Sting’s former wife, Frances Tomelty.
After spending so much time together, they decided they couldn’t contain the sparks anymore and got together in 1984. After eight years of dating, the pair married at Camden Registry Office in 1992 and have been solid ever since — they even have four children together!
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest – Married 36 Years
Jamie Lee Curtis really picked her husband, Christopher Guest, out of a picture! After seeing the actor in Rolling Stone from the film This Is Spinal Tap, she told her friend that she’s “going to marry that guy” before actually marrying him five months later.
The couple has two adopted children together, Annie and Thomas. Guest disclosed to The Guardian that Curtis kept the photo that she used to identify her future husband and it now hangs in their home for everyone to see.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick – Married 32 Years
It’s funny how fate can work. After watching a play that featured Bacon, Sedgwick was convinced by her brother to tell the actor that she liked his work. Little did she know that 10 years later, the pair would be working together on the PBS film Lemon Sky in 1987.
Although she admittedly didn’t think that Bacon was her type, she clearly had a change of heart as the couple was married a year after they had first met in 1988. Their life together moved quickly and they welcomed their first child in 1989, and their second in 1992!
Hugh Laurie and Jo Green – Married 31 Years
Although we normally see actor Hugh Laurie play grumpy roles, he obviously has a softer side as he has had a very successful marriage to Jo Green. The pair are notoriously private, however, they got married in 1989.
The couple has three children together — Charlie, Bill, and Rebecca. Laurie has also admitted that his time in the spotlight put a strain on his marriage as he spent nine months of the year in America filming House. Since the hit drama series wrapped, Laurie has spent time with his family in London.
Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern – Married 25 Years
The story of how Lisa Kudrow met her now-husband Michel Stern sounds like an episode of Friends! Kudrow was first introduced to Stern in the late ’80s after he got into a relationship with her roommate. After they broke up, Kudrow and Stern reconnected at a party.
After dating for a few years, they were married in 1995, just one year after Kudrow started starring in Friends. Phoebe’s pregnancy in Friends was written into the show as a way for Kudrow to continue the role while she was pregnant in real life!
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber – Married 22 Years
Another celebrity relationship that started out as a friendship! Supermodel Cindy Crawford met her future husband, Rande Gerber, and the two became friends during their modeling careers. After Crawford’s first marriage ended, she got together with Gerber.
They had a beautiful beach wedding in 1998 and have been inseparable ever since. Gerber has since stepped back from modeling and into the world of business as he co-owns The Gerber Group, a chain of luxury bars and restaurants around the world with his brothers.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. – Married 18 Years
One of the cutest celebrity couples ever! Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, first met her husband in 1997 on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer. After five years together, the couple decided to get married in 2002.
They have two children together, a daughter and a son, and have worked together on multiple projects. One of their most iconic roles together is playing Fred and Daphne in the live-action adaptations of Scooby-Doo! They were totally perfect for the part — you can see the chemistry between them!
Beyoncé and Jay-Z – Married 12 Years
One of the most iconic celebrity couples ever! Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s relationship has been analyzed and explored in every celebrity gossip magazine on the market, but they have managed to overcome them all and become the celebrity power couple we know and love.
The couple first went public in 2001, and began working on projects two years later including the iconic single, “Crazy in Love.” In 2008, the pair were married in a top-secret ceremony, and in 2011, Beyoncé announced during the VMAs that she was pregnant with her first child!
Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Levin – Married 15 Years
Celebrity marriages can work so much better when both parties are working within the same industry. In 2003, Downey met producer Susan Levin — an Executive Vice President of Production at Silver Pictures — on the set of Gothika. The pair got close and the actor popped the question the night before her 30th birthday.
Two years later, the couple was married in Amagansett, New York. Downey has stated that Levin played a key role in helping him become sober again. Over their successful careers, they have managed to settle down and have two children together.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell – Together 37 Years
Even the strongest of celebrity relationships don’t always feel the need to walk down the aisle together. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have spent almost four decades together but decided not to get married as their relationship was so strong and they didn’t need marriage to affirm that.
The pair met in 1966 but didn’t start dating until they met again in 1983 while they were filming Swing Shift. As well as devoting themselves to each other and their families, they also worked together in a number of movies like Overboard and The Christmas Chronicles.
Denzel and Pauletta Washington – Married 37 Years
Denzel Washington has had an incredibly successful career in Hollywood, including winning two Oscars for Best Actor in Training Day and Best Supporting Actor in Glory. Despite his celebrity status, he has only ever had one woman stick by his side.
Denzel met his wife, Pauletta, on the set of his first-ever screen work and married her shortly after in 1983. They have four children together, who have all decided to pursue a career in the arts.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard – Together 18 Years
It’s great when celebrity actors get together! Although, Peter Sarsgaard may have broken the bro code when he decided to pursue a relationship with the sister of fellow actor and close friend Jake Gyllenhaal.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard first got together in 2002 after meeting through Jake, and they announced their engagement in 2006. They decided to have a destination wedding in the beautiful Brindisi, Southern Italy in 2009. Their two children, Ramona and Gloria Ray, could be the next generation of actors!
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller – Together 16 Years
Seth Rogen has a streak of playing lovable, hilarious characters in some of his most famous movies like Superbad, Neighbors, and Knocked Up. The beginning of his relationship with Lauren Miller was anything but smooth sailing, with the pair getting into a hit and run accident on their first date!
However, they managed to look past their disastrous first date and see it as a positive. They got married in 2011 — a year after they announced their engagement — and began their life together.
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer – Married 42 Years
The iconic actress had an unusual meeting with her now-husband of 42 years, Don Gummer. Shortly after Streep’s former boyfriend, John Cazale died of lung cancer, Streep was kicked out of their shared apartment. Streep’s brother arrived with his friend Don in tow.
The love the two felt for one another was so strong that they decided to get married six months later in the garden of Streep’s parents’ home in 1978. Whilst Gummer isn’t an actor himself, that hasn’t stopped him from supporting both his wife and children’s creative careers throughout his life.
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness – Married 24 Years
At the time this famous celebrity couple crossed paths, one was already a widely known star and one had just gotten their first professional gig. In 1995, co-stars of the Australian show Correlli, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness met. Jackman admitted to feeling nervous as his future-wife was already a huge star.
Despite a 13-year age difference, the pair tied the knot in 1996 after less than a year of dating. They adopted their first son in 2000 and their first daughter in 2005. The two have luckily had each other by their sides throughout their careers.
Steve and Nancy Carell – Married 25 Years
Michael Scott may come across as an unlovable and intolerable character on The Office, but that’s just a testament to Steve Carell’s acting skills. Carell has actually been married to his wife, Nancy, for over 25 years after they met in an improv class in Chicago.
When Steve went on Ellen, he admitted that neither of them was bold enough to ask the other one out, with hints going on for weeks and weeks. Finally, Steve plucked up the courage and asked Nancy out, before tying the knot in 1995.
Bono and Alison Hewson – Married 38 Years
We love celebrity couples who started out as childhood sweethearts, and that’s exactly the case for U2 frontman Bono and his wife of 38 years, Alison Hewson. Bono met his future wife at school in Dublin in 1973 and the rest is history.
They waited until they were 15 before they started dating, and got married in 1982, two years after U2 had formed. “The Sweetest Thing” was a song that was written about Hewson as Bono had forgotten her birthday — we can’t think of a better surprise gift!
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach – Together 34 Years
Musical icon Tina Turner is responsible for some of the most iconic songs on our playlists, but how she met her now-husband, Erwin Bach, is even more special. After getting divorced from her first husband, Ike, she found love again.
Erwin Bach was sent by Turner’s record label, EMI, to collect Turner from Heathrow Airport during a visit in 1986. Well, the two have been together ever since that day. However, while they have a strong relationship for over three decades, they only got married in July 2013 in Switerzland.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall – Married 33 Years
Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus had many chance encounters with her husband Brad Hall before they decided to give their relationship a go. They first met while they were students at Northwestern University when Louis-Dreyfus auditioned for a play Hall was producing.
She later trained with the improv group, The Second City, before joining the Saturday Night Live cast at the age of 21. She and Hall both starred in SNL from 1982 to 1984. Three years later, in 1987, the pair tied the knot! The two have continued to work professionally while being there for one another.
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld – Married 21 Years
Some celebrity couples can often meet in controversial ways. Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld first met at a Reebok gym on the Upper West Side of Manhatten in 1998, however, the problem was that Jessica had just married her first husband, Eric, two months prior.
Despite some controversy about their relationship — including the news that Jessica was dating NBC producer, David Friedman, a month before her engagement to Seinfeld — they quietly tied the knot in New York City in December 1999. They might have had a rocky start but they’ve been sturdy ever since.
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan – Married 32 Years
This celebrity couple has been together for over 30 years! Michael J. Fox first met his future wife, Tracy Pollan, on the set of Family Ties when they were both in long-term relationships. They rarely spent time together as Pollan would fly from LA to NYC the second they finished filming.
Finally, after both of them were single, they got together in 1987 and Fox proposed just seven months later. They opted for a private ceremony in Arlington, Virginia in 1988, but of course, paparazzi managed to find out and sent a helicopter to cover the news!
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher – Together 18 Years
Although this celebrity couple can usually be spotted at each other’s sides during red carpets and award shows, the relationship between actors Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher is incredibly private. They first met at a party in Sydney in 2002.
In 2004, the pair announced that they were engaged. Fisher admitted that it was being with Cohen that got her involved in comedic movies after she wasn’t having success getting dramatic roles. After a six-year engagement, the pair were married in a private ceremony in Paris.
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman – Together 28 Years
Actress Elizabeth Banks first met her sports-writing and film-producing husband, Max Handelman, on the first day of college in Pennsylvania in 1992. Although they knew that they were destined to be together forever, they got married 11 years later in 2003.
The pair bounced from coast to coast before deciding to make Los Angeles their home. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Banks said that the reason the couple had managed to stay together for so long was because they always made decisions that kept them together as a couple!
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon – Married 17 Years
Viola Davis is proof that if you put good vibes out into the universe, you might get what you’re looking for. She said that after being told to pray for a husband by a friend, that’s exactly what she did and three weeks later, she met Julius Tennon — the man she described in her prayers.
In 2003, they decided to make their relationship permanent and got married. They then adopted their daughter, Genesis, in 2011. They have both had incredibly successful careers, but have managed to keep their relationship out of the public eye.
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden – Married 31 Years
Bryan Cranston has played some of our favorite roles over the years, like Walter White in Breaking Bad and Hal in Malcolm in the Middle. After his divorce from his first wife, Cranston met fellow actress Robin Dearden in 1984 on the set of Airwolf, where he played the villain of the week.
After five years of dating, they married in 1989 and have one child together who has gotten the acting bug from her parents. In fact, she has even gone on to star in some television shows and films. Robin also played a part in Cranston’s hit show, Breaking Bad. What a talented family!
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond – Married 19 Years
It wasn’t going to be hard for funny woman Tina Fey to find the love of her life, but she’s lucky she found someone who ran in the same circles as her. Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond, met in 1993 at the Del Close’s ImprovOlympic Theater.
They kept in contact over the years before they finally wed in 2001. Fey and Richmond have worked together on a variety of projects. Richmond has produced several episodes of Fey’s shows, 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He has also led the music department at SNL.
Joel McHale and Sarah Williams – Married 24 Years
Joel McHale might play smooth-talking bachelor Jeff Winger on Community, but he has been in a relationship with his wife Sarah Williams since 1995. One year after their first date, they were married, with Williams wearing her mother’s wedding dress.
While McHale flies around the U.S. for his different roles, Williams is actually a professional artist and works in their family home in LA. The loved up couple have two sons together, as well as three dogs and a rabbit. What a busy household!
Matt and Luciana Damon – Married 15 Years
Matt Damon first met his wife, Luciana Barroso, whilst in Miami filming Stuck on You. Damon attended the bar that Barroso was working in at the time. When people began to recognize Damon, Barroso then offered a place for Damon to hide where the two eventually started talking.
The couple has four kids together, including Barroso’s son whom she had from a previous relationship. Whilst they tend to keep their relationship out of the spotlight, it’s known that they temporarily moved to Byron Bay to heal after Damon lost his father.
David and Victoria Beckham – Married 21 Years
This is a true celebrity power couple, and their relationship took the media by storm. Victoria was formerly known as Posh Spice while she was a part of the infamous Spice Girls in the ’90s. Meanwhile, David Beckham was a professional football player working for Manchester United.
The couple dated for two years before marrying in 1999. Despite many rumors that the couple has separated, they’re just as happy now as they were back in the ’90s. They even moved their family across the world to LA so that David could keep his football career going.
Elton John and David Furnish – Together 27 Years
Elton John and David Furnish have had a very public relationship over the years, but have managed to stick together for 27 years. The pair met at a dinner party that John had hosted in 1993, and the pair never looked back after falling in love very quickly.
Despite being committed to one another, it wasn’t until the law was changed in 2014 regarding same-gender marriage that John and Furnish finally wed. After John changed his mind about wanting children, the pair had their first via a surrogate in 2010, and their second in 2013.
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham – Together 19 Years
Most couples decide that they want to get married first before having kids, however, some celebrity couples like to do it the opposite way around — like Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham. They first met in 2001 and had their first child, Ella Rae, two years later in 2003.
They then had two more children, Michael and Brendan in 2006 and 2008 respectively. Finally, their daughter, Grace, was born in 2010. Despite not exchanging vows until 2009, they were already calling each other husband and wife.
Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder – Married 18 Years
Well, this is quite the tumultuous relationship we expect from celebrity romances. Actress Julia Roberts didn’t have the easiest start to her relationship with Daniel Moder. For starters, when they met, Roberts was in a long-term relationship with Benjamin Bratt, and Moder was married to Vera Steimberg.
Brett and Roberts broke up after he caught wind of cheating rumors, and Moder divorced his wife a year after their affair began. After the divorce was finalized, the pair wed in 2002 at Roberts’ ranch in New Mexico.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – Married 24 Years
Some celebrity marriages really do seem to work if both people work in the same industry. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are two of country’s most popular artists and were brought together by the genre when the two toured together in 1996.
Their love was so strong that the couple got married just four months after they started dating. Over the next few years, the couple welcomed their three children. Today, they continue to be the celebrity power couple everyone aspires to be like!
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen – Married 25 Years
Here’s a celebrity couple that met later on in life, but just shows that love has no age limit! Actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen had already been married and had children with previous partners. However, when they met on the set of Pontiac Moon in 1994, something was different.
They married at a star-studded wedding ceremony in 1995, just one year after they met, and the guest list included President Bill Clinton and First Lady, Hillary Clinton. Steenburgen says she would sign up to “100 more lifetimes” with Danson — so sweet!
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham – Together 34 Years
This celebrity couple just proves that you don’t need to get married to have a successful relationship. Oprah and her partner, Stedman Graham, met in 1986 and have managed to keep their relationship relatively private despite being together for almost 35 years.
Despite getting engaged in 1992, they never decided to marry. Oprah admitted in an interview with Vogue that if she and Graham had married, they wouldn’t be together, so they never did. We’re glad that they’re still happy!
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening – Married 28 Years
Who knew that one of Hollywood’s most notorious bachelors could be tamed? Warren Beatty had no idea that when he cast Annette Bening in his 1991 Mafia film, Bugsy, that he would change both of their lives.
A year after they met, the pair were married in 1992 in a ceremony that came as a shock to many. As he began his family with Bening, Beatty took a break from Hollywood so that he, his wife, and their four children, could grow up with a relatively normal life.