13 Things Famous Couples Do to Keep Their Relationships on Track and the Flame Alive

People
9 months ago

Given their hectic work schedules, tabloid attention, and frequent exposure to temptation, Hollywood A-listers are infamous for short-lived romances. That being said, many celebrities have been experts at keeping the flame alive and beating the odds. Below, you’ll discover 13 of these couples serving up some serious relationship wisdom that will give you faith in long-lasting love.

1. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

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Being married since 1997 and having 2 kids in the spotlight hasn’t been easy for Will Smith and Jada Pinket Smith. And even though rumors have circulated numerous times that they’re headed for divorce, the pair has managed to make it through, revealing that their secret is “never quitting.”

In addition, the secret to the power couple’s long-lasting romance is brightening the passion. “Nice outfits and high heels!” the clever wife revealed. She also shared a racy tip, saying, “[Go for] a drive and then pull over on the side of the road... Does he have access to his office? Have a fantasy date. Be his secretary!”

2. Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

Cindy Crawford admitted that she took secret pole dancing classes to keep her husband and former model, Rande Gerber, interested in her and the spark between them alive. “There are no steps to learn with pole-dancing, and after having kids, it’s great to re-tap into that sensuality,” the supermodel revealed.

3. David Beckham and Victoria Adams Beckham

The former Spice Girl gushed about her famous husband, saying, “I have the support of an incredible husband. We really are equal with everything we do at home with the children. When I’m away, he’s the one doing the school run and doing the cooking.”

And that’s not the only secret that makes them a power couple. They make time for each other no matter how hectic their schedules are. “We have a date night every Wednesday,” the couple revealed, and they say that having regular date nights helps to keep the flame alive.

4. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

One of Hollywood’s cutest pairs is the power couple, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, who have been married since 2012. And when it comes to their busy schedules, Lively and her husband make sure they don’t let their work get in the way of their relationship. “My husband and I don’t work at the same time, so we all go together as a family... If we’re away as a family, it’s never for more than a day,” the beautiful spouse admitted.

5. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer

The award-winning actress, Meryl Streep, has been married to American sculptor Don Gummer for over 4 decades. The pair has held strong ever since, as Streep’s philosophy has always been to listen to her partner’s problems, suggestions, and advice and accept that she’s not always right. “Conversation is the key to a successful marriage... You have to talk about all the issues that arise, even the smallest things.” the actress stated.

6. Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Queen B has admitted that she was independent before meeting Jay-Z and that their relationship is based on natural chemistry and confidence. “I’ve seen, growing up, when a woman or a man in a relationship doesn’t feel confident, they feel a bit trapped. Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are,” the star highlighted.

7. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Unlike her on-screen romance in the drama-filled TV romance, Sex in the City, Sarah Jessica Parker’s relationship with Matthew Broderick has been rock solid for over 25 years. The actor shared that his wife’s humor and wisdom were 2 qualities he admired the most, in addition to her gift-giving ability. When asked about the most thoughtful present she has ever given to him, Broderick revealed it was a surprise trip, blindfolded, to the Caribbean.

8. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

For Jessica Biel, bonding over shared beliefs and interests with her husband, Justin Timberlake, is of utmost importance. “We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty,” she revealed. “We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things.” As for Timberlake, even after long years of marriage, he schedules date nights on a regular basis to keep that spark alive.

9. Julia Roberts and Danny Moder

Julia Roberts just celebrated her twentieth anniversary with her husband, Danny Moder, this summer. The actress also revealed her trick to a long-lasting marriage, saying it lies in designing their bathroom wisely with 2 separate sinks and lots of kissing. “That’s the secret. That’s the secret, never stop kissing,” she said.

10. Jessie James and Eric Decker

Besides being super attracted to each other, Jessie James believes in flirting with her husband, Eric Decker, to always keep that spice alive. “Men want to feel good, they want to feel like their women love them. When they come home from work, don’t start nagging them with questions. Go up to them and give them a big kiss,” the country-pop singer shared.

11. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

Besides supporting each other in everything they do, Salma Hayek admits that the main secret to her happy marriage to French businessman François-Henri Pinault is cutting out extra social engagements and putting each other first. “We don’t have a very strong social life because we really like to spend time together. So we do spend a lot of quality time together,” the actress revealed.

12. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

Self-proclaimed opposites, Kristen Bell and her husband, comedian Dax Shepard, believe that having therapy sessions early in their relationship did help them work through their trust issues and occasional disagreements. “We have a very healthy marriage, and we got there by doing therapy when we needed it and constantly doing fierce moral inventories,” the actress confessed.

13. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

The Brazilian model and the award-winning actor have enjoyed marital bliss together for many years. And McConaughey has shared one of his secrets to a happy marriage, saying, “If things are going well, keep catching green lights. If they’re not, deal with them soon so they don’t bubble up and get you later.”

In addition to that, knowing that Alves values sentimental gifts, the actor often takes the time to give her handwritten poems. “An earnest handwritten note that she knows I sat down and took some time and has some poetry to it, that’s worth more than whatever retail I paid for something,” he explained.

What is your own trick for a healthy and romantic married life? We’d love to hear your point of view below in the comment section.

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