Falling in love is easy but sustaining it for a lifetime is a challenge for every person. This is especially true for celebrities; their glamorous lifestyles and hectic schedules keep colliding with their love lives.
Many celebrities, however, work hard to keep their marriage positive and do not let negative influences from outside affect them. Here are some tips and advice from celebrities to keep your marriage strong and happy.
(Couples who are about to tie the knot, please take note! )
The key to a successful marriage is accepting that you’re not going to change the other person. And the words, ‘Yes dear. Whatever you want.
2. Kate Middleton
“The romantic love couples experience in the beginning of a relationship doesn’t last forever. You need that strong foundation of friendship to see you through tough times later on.”, says Gilda Carle on Kate’s relationship with William.
3. Michael J. Fox
“We had a rule. We try to save gift-giving for birthdays and Christmas, but I was in New Orleans with her for Valentine’s Day, I brought some gifts. Even though we had a deal not to give gifts, I could tell she was delighted. I broke the rules! I got her a necklace. So sue me. She was thrilled.”
4. Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham feels that being supportive and sharing equality at home is the secret to a happy marriage. She says that, “David is the most wonderful man I have ever met. He is a fantastic father. He’s incredibly talented, a wonderful husband. I supported him for many years and he is proud of me. He supports me. We’re very equal at home.
5. Michael Caine
Michael Caine has been married for 42 years to Shakira, says that a couple should have separate bathrooms and other is being equal in everything. He says, “You start with two bathrooms. You never share a bathroom with your wife. Otherwise you have a little tiny corner with a razor and a toothbrush in it, and you never get in there.” Also, he added. “You become equal partners in it. My wife and I are equal in everything“.
6. Jenna Dewan
“We love each other, and we’re married, so our opinions of each other matter a lot. But I already know how much he loves and respects me.”
7. Bill Murray
“Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And when you come out of JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”
8. Michelle Obama
“Marriage is hard work. Even the best of marriages require a lot of work even if you’re married to your soulmate who has very few flaws. Building a life with a person other than yourself, and raising kids and dealing with all the bumps and bruises and the joys and the pains that go along with life, that creates the natural state of marriage, and it’s a challenge. I say to people not to discourage them but to say that you will inevitably hit those bumps. Don’t view that as a shortcoming of yourself or your spouse or your marriage. Don’t give it up on it. Just understand that you’re going along the path everybody else goes on. Go in ready for the work.“
9. Steve Harvey
“I don’t bring up exes. I don’t remember them or have any fond memories. I don’t know anything until my wife came along.”
10. Jada Pinkett
“A wise man shared with me yesterday one word responsible for his 24 years of marriage. You know that the word was…forgiveness. Happy Sunday:) J.”