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8+ Celebs Share Their Secrets To A Happy Marriage

Jake Bean 26 Feb 2020

Happy marriages can be a hard thing to maintain. These days, divorce rates are up and more and more people are separating.

So how will you keep your marriage intact? Well, you could take the advice of one of these celebrity couples.

Because if anyone knows how to stay happily married, it's a celebrity.

1. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

She may have gotten rejected for the role of Lisa in Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, but in the end, she got to be the real-life wife of Will Smith.

Which is a pretty decent consolation prize.

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So how have they done it for so long?

“We've been married 20 years and we've been asking ourselves [what’s the secret to marriage] and really at the end of the day it’s just not quitting. You can’t expect it to be easy, it’s like our marriage was the most difficult, grueling, excruciating thing that we have ever taken on in our lives. And you know were just not quitters.”

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2. Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross

Instagram | @officialsamelliott

How have Sam Elliot and Katharine Ross made it work all these years?

Well, they make a point to work on their problems, not shy away or run from them.

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3. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Instagram | @jessicabiel

This Hollywood power couple has been together since 2007. Truly, they have stood the test of time, but the question is how?

For them, it's simple: they have very similar values.

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4. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault

Instagram | @salmahayek

For these two, the secret to sharing a marriage for 10 years has been relatively simple.

In their own words, you have to "make your spouse your home".

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5. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar

Instagram | @sarahmgellar

And how have these two '90s icons stayed together for so long? Their secret, apparently, is to be friends before you get married.

Try before you buy, but with relationships.

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6. David and Victoria Beckham

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The darlings of Britain (except for maybe the royal family) have been together for about 20+ years now, and it has been one heck of an amazing relationship for both them and us.

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So how did they do it?

In all honesty, by just trusting each other. Or at least so sayeth Beckham.

“We’ve been together for 18 years, we’ve been married for 16 years so you trust each other’s judgment. I think that has worked for us.”

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7. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Instagram | @ritawilson

Now talk about a couple that has stood the test of time!

Often Hollywood couples come and go like seasons, but these two have been together for 32 freaking years!

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Spill, Hanks. How do you keep your marriage alive?

Instagram | @tomhanks

Well, he says to get married for the right reasons.

Vague, yes, but yet it somehow makes a whole lot of sense.

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8. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Instagram | @thehughjackman

These two have been together since they met on the Australian TV Show Corelli, which came out in 1995.

They got married in 1996 and have two beautiful children.

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How do they make it work?

Well, Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness are all about one thing above everything else: family.

They always put their partner first. After being on stage, Hugh Jackman won't let anyone else into the dressing room besides Deb.

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9. Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin

Instagram | @alecbaldwininsta

When Alex Baldwin met this yoga instructor back in 2011, the sparks flew and not a year later, the couple was married.

They've had some beautiful children together and are, in fact, a beautiful family.

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So what's the secret?

Alec himself gave advice not only to us, but to Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin:

"If you want to have a successful marriage, you have to be together. You gotta stay together.”

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And he means that literally.

Instagram | @hilariabaldwin

"There's movies I got offered where they say 'Come leave town for five weeks. No we can't travel your family with you, we don't have that in the budget'. And I pass, because I don't want to be away from my family."

Very nice.

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