Celebrity Couples Explain What Made Their Marriages Last

Celebrity Couples Explain What Made Their Marriages Last

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If you think maintaining a healthy relationship is hard, try doing it in the limelight. We asked several celebrity couples to explain the secrets of their successful marriages, and here’s what they said.

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Meryl Streep And Don Gummer

Meryl Streep And Don Gummer

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“I tell him I love him every day. Even if I don’t mean it. He can’t tell. I’m that good at acting.”

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Barbra Streisand And Lil Wayne

Barbra Streisand And Lil Wayne

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“We’re both very private people, and that helps us keep our intimacy. A lot of people don’t even realize we’ve been married for 15 years.”

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Beyoncé And Jay-Z

Beyoncé And Jay-Z

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“The key to any long-lasting relationship is having shared interests and deeply entangled financial liabilities.”

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Portia de Rossi And Ellen DeGeneres

Portia de Rossi And Ellen DeGeneres

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“I just do exactly what Ellen says and make sure to never upset her or make her angry, ever.”

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Emily Blunt And John Krasinski

Emily Blunt And John Krasinski

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“I had a huge jealousy problem at first, but once Jim explained to me that Pam was a fictional character on his television show The Office, our relationship got much better.”

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Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher

Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher

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“After 19 years together, it’s safe to say I’ve finally gotten used to that weird voice Sacha does whenever he talks like a British man.”

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Dax Shepard And Kristen Bell

Dax Shepard And Kristen Bell

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“Trust is important. She’s the only one I’ve ever told what Dax is short for.”

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Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson

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“Piss play.”

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Barack And Michelle Obama

Barack And Michelle Obama

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“Blackmail.”

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Alexis Ohanian And Serena Williams

Alexis Ohanian And Serena Williams

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“As the cofounder of Reddit, I often post on AskReddit asking, ‘If you were married to Serena Williams, what would you do to make your marriage last?’ The replies have been immensely helpful.”

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Chrissy Teigen And John Legend

Chrissy Teigen And John Legend

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“If there’s one facet of our relationship that I would recommend to any couple trying to make things work, it’s having hundreds of millions of dollars.”

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David And Victoria Beckham

David And Victoria Beckham

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“We’ve gone to counseling for years. Not necessarily because we need it, but more because it gives us a break from all the sex we’re having.”

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Nick And Vanessa Lachey

Nick And Vanessa Lachey

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“Any time we fight, we just remember that we have the same last name and that brings us closer than ever.”

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Sarah Jessica Parker And Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker And Matthew Broderick

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“Ally Sheedy predicted that our marriage would end in divorce, and we would both rather die than prove that smug fucker right.”

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Megan Rapinoe And Sue Bird

Megan Rapinoe And Sue Bird

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“We’ve been volleying a soccer ball back and forth for the last four years and at this point, neither of us wants to break that streak.”

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Danny DeVito And Rhea Perlman

Danny DeVito And Rhea Perlman

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“Sometimes we swap places with each other to see if anyone is paying attention.”

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Prince William And Kate Middleton

Prince William And Kate Middleton

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“On special occasions, I’ll let Kate speak to her family to insist that she’s doing fine and has never been happier.”

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Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis

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“We recommend being the sole witnesses to a murder. That’s a bond that will last a lifetime.”

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George And Amal Clooney

George And Amal Clooney

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“My advice? Be George Clooney if possible.”

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Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr.

Sarah Michelle Gellar And Freddie Prinze Jr.

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“If either of us were still famous, who knows how things would have gone.”

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