No One Rocks Sting’s World Like His Wife of 28 Years, and Here’s the Key to Their Lasting Marriage
Music icon Sting and Trudie Styler celebrated nearly 3 decades of marriage in August and we cannot help but wonder what the secret is to their strong marriage. Long-lasting marriages in Hollywood may not be seen frequently, but Sting and Trudie prove that it is not impossible.
We at Bright Side love to see a relationship that can withstand the test of time. Here’s how this power couple keeps their marriage together against all odds.
1. Their relationship is built on friendship.
Some say that a relationship that is built on a strong friendship is the one that lasts. This is true for Sting and Trudie when Sting shared that they like each other and enjoy being together. He continues by saying that although love is passion, actually liking somebody and enjoying each other’s company is a bit different and lasts longer. For Sting, it’s important to have both friendship and passionate love for each other. “Be married to your best friend,” he says.
2. They instantly knew that they wanted to be together.
It could be love at first sight but Sting revealed that when he saw Trudie, he knew right then and there that he wanted her. He added, saying: “I felt as if we had always known each other.” They both had different partners at that time so their relationship was criticized but their love has stood the test of time.
According to Sting, the relationship had a difficult start since they didn’t plan on meeting someone new who would change their lives forever.
3. They learned from past relationships.
It is inevitable that we will make mistakes, but we should always learn from them. Take it from Trudie and Sting who broke free from toxic relationship patterns from their respective parents. The couple believes in the power of good communication — something that wasn’t evident with their parents growing up.
For Trudie, she didn’t see much of her parents being in love romantically throughout their lives while Sting’s parents were always arguing. Sting shared that while he and Trudie also disagree about things, they strive to have a conversation rather than an argument.
4. They enjoy each other’s company with their family.
In an interview, Trudie shared that they have a large family with Sting having 2 kids from his first marriage, so they have a total of 6 kids, plus 6 grandkids. Sting also shared that all of his 6 children were “happy accidents” as he didn’t plan on being a father but they all became remarkable human beings. Despite all this, Trudie says that having a large, blended family has been an amazing and fun experience for them as they spend fun times with them, like having a big Christmas together. “We laugh together all day long and we have a very good time,” said Trudie.
5. They are 2 separate individuals who do their own thing.
Yes, 2 people can be madly in love and do their own thing separately. While the couple is very much devoted to each other, Sting and Trudie each have their own lives to lead which keeps things interesting. Sting is an icon in the music industry while Trudie is an accomplished film producer and philanthropist. In an interview, Trudie revealed that they don’t live in each other’s pockets, meaning they have space apart to do their own thing as Sting tours and she manages her film projects.
Which of Sting and Trudie’s tips for a lasting marriage did you like the most? Did their love story brighten up your day? Let us know what you think in the comment section!