10 Celebrity Couples Revealed Their Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage
Marriage can have ups and downs, just like all sorts of relationships. However, for some couples, there’s a key component that allows them to stay together, even when the tide is high, and famous people are no exception.
5-Minute Crafts will reveal the secret to a long-lasting marriage, according to different celebrities.
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
The married couple has been together for over 2 decades. When asked about their secret to maintaining such a long marriage, Gellar said, “Separate bathrooms,” and added, “I feel like there are certain things that should just be kept your own and they never need to know.”
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
“We meditate together, and sometimes we have friends over to do it too. It’s a lovely Sunday morning thing. Everyone comes over, and then we have breakfast,” Furness revealed to complement his answer.
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
The beloved Hollywood pair first met in 1981 and have been married for 34 years. According to Hanks, they discovered that the main ingredient for such an enduring romance is honesty. “We learned the secret of happiness with each other a long time ago, and that’s always telling the truth.”
David and Victoria Beckham
The former Spice Girl and the retired soccer player recently celebrated one more wedding anniversary, marking a milestone of 23 years of marriage. According to Victoria Beckham, the secret to their long-lasting love story is that “they have a lot of fun together.” She confessed, “If I really was as miserable as I look in some of those paparazzi pictures, my children wouldn’t be as happy as they are. And I certainly wouldn’t be married anymore.”
Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
The Oscar-winning actress and gifted sculptor have shared an important part of their lives together, as they’ve been married for almost 44 years. Streep has said that the secret behind their enduring marriage is “goodwill and willingness to bend — and to shut up every once in a while.”
She also claimed, “There’s no road map on how to raise a family: It’s always an enormous negotiation. But I have a holistic need to work and to have huge ties of love in my life. I can’t imagine eschewing one for the other.”
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Besides having 2 children, the Hollywood couple has known for a long time how to add joy to their 21 years of marriage. According to Zeta-Jones, “being kind, being nice, having your listening ears” is the secret to their long-lasting bond. She has also referred to how they’ve managed the impact of living in the public eye, stating, “Our 4 walls are our sanctuary.”
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
The And Just Like That... actress and Broderick recently celebrated an outstanding milestone of 25 years of marriage. The couple has 3 children together and, according to the actor, the key to such an established relationship is communication. “We really are friends beyond everything else and we talk a lot,” he said in an interview.
At the same time, he shared his valuable advice by claiming, “Keep talking, I guess. I know how cliché that is. Too much silence is definitely not a good idea.”
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
Davis and Tennon tied the knot in June 2003, which recently led them to commemorate their nineteenth wedding anniversary. Regarding their key to a lasting marriage, the How to Get Away with Murder star has said, “It’s about the everyday.”
“You have to get back to the everyday — the taking the garbage out, the cooking, the cleaning — and it’s something that I think really works with me and my husband,” said the actress, adding, “Every day is like a date.”
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen
The couple wed each other in October 1995 in front of nearly 150 guests. They’ve been married for 26 years and, according to Danson, “being in love with Mary” has been the key to their enduring marriage and keeping the spark alive.
The actor also revealed that they have a very honest relationship, saying, “If there’s any kind of unspoken or little thing that hasn’t been communicated, we don’t let it sit, so we don’t have anything festering in any way.”
Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley
The Dangerous Liaisons star and TV producer David E. Kelley tied the knot in November 1993, living happily ever after for over 28 years. Apparently, the key to such an everlasting bond has been not working together. “I’ve seen a lot of couples where they seem to have a really great marriage, and then they work together and next year they’re filing for divorce,” Pfeiffer shared in an interview.