Hollywood is known for breakups and short-lived marriages (*ehem Kim Kardashian’s 72-days marriage). Couples who we thought would last forever (we’re looking at you Chris Pratt and Anna Faris and Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan) break up and we are left to wonder if love is real.
But there are some couples in Hollywood who make it work despite the crazy schedules and unnecessary external pressure. So, we’ve gathered some of the best celebrity marriage advice from some very loved-up couples.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
The two have been married for over five years and Biel spilled to Marie Claire that the secret to their long-lasting marriage is having similar values.
“We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things. If you can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it’s like: Score!”
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are one of Hollywood’s cutest couples. The two are always trolling each other on Instagram. The key to their marriage? Lively told Vanity Fair in 2017 that she treats her husband “like my girlfriend” and that Ryan treats her “like his best buddy”.
Lively also revealed that she and Ryan make sure that they don’t have projects lined up at the same time, so one of them can always be with their kids. “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 more than for a day. We stay together.”
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Take a quick look at Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s respective Instagram accounts and you know that these two are seriously in love. The two have been married since September 2013 and now have two adorable kids. To keep their marriage strong, John says “You just have to make time for each other, go on little trips like we for her birthday, and go to dinner just the two of you sometimes.”
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
On Valentine’s day this year, Kristen Bell took to Instagram to share her pearls of wisdom on the topic of marriage. Having attended a friend’s wedding, Bell realized that the most valuable gift she can give to the newly-married couple is some hearty advice on what keeps a relationship healthy. She writes:
“Vulnerability always begets connection and intimacy. Stay vulnerable with each other.”
“In 10 years, when the dopamine has waned, remember: life is a crazy ride. It is a privilege to go through it with a partner.”
“Take necessary separateness. It will make your marriage better.”
“Loving someone despite their faults, failings, or character defects, is the most powerful loving thing you can do.”
“Rejoice in what makes the other person happy and allow them their individual interest.”
“Know that everyone is doing the best they can with what they’ve got. So get a bigger emotional tool box to fix your problems.”
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
The two were together for over ten years before tying the knot. Harris told Entertainment Tonight that one of the ways they make their relationship work is through honest communication. He says, “In our relationship, communication is super important. Good friend of ours said, ‘You need to talk it out,’ and if that means raising your voice, you need to raise your voice. Know what you’re talking about. Know where you’re standing as opposed to letting stuff build up, I guess.”
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Hugh Jackman is a big believer in the “happy wife, happy life” concept. The actor always makes our hearts melt over his sweet words towards his wife. He told People magazine, “Even at the Oscars, I walk out, I put my hand on my heart and I always look to Deb in the audience. Straight afterwards, I will not see anybody in my dressing room until Deb’s been in. Because that is my foundation, that is the rock, that is the foundation of our family, and therefore my life.”
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
The Thor actor has a very busy schedule but reveals that he always makes time for date nights. “Once you have children, every instinct and every moment of your time is consumed by that. You’ve got nothing for each other,” Hemsworth told GQ Australia.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Being one of Hollywood’s power couple, Smith and Pinkett-Smith have one of the longest marriage in Hollywood. Smith says that the reason as to why their marriage work is that “at the end of the day it’s just not quitting.”
“If there is a secret, I would say it is that we never went into working on our relationship. We only ever worked on ourselves individually. And then presented ourselves to one another better than we were previously.”