Celebrity Marriages that Actually Last: How Do They Do It?

So, you wake up one morning and decide you’d rather go on a trip to Venice than go shop for milk. You have your assistant book flights, pack up your bags and arrange a drive to the airport. It doesn’t matter all seats on that plane are booked – you are a celebrity, there has to be an emergency chair for you. Why? Because it’s just the way it is in this world.

Loving and living in the world out of the limelight is way different; and we’re all aware.

If we’re not talking about partners that have, simply, drifted apart due to a cosmic imbalance or the loss of love, we’re then talking about marriages that suffer a great deal of disappointment, fallout and inconsistency due to financial troubles.

Trying to fix their financial difficulty, partners often pick up extra jobs, extra shifts, extra commitments, hoping to earn a buck for the family. Unfortunately, even if they do succeed to bring home a few more pounds of bacon, they often lack the time to eat it together. Or see each other. Or go away together. Then – they dissolve and end up living like roommates rather than partners, until they divorce. It’s a never-ending circle.

When you are a celebrity (especially one of the reality TV genre), you worry about nothing but the annoying paparazzi (let it please be noted that the paparazzi, too, have families to support); primary concerns are what to wear, when to tour, where to vacate, what car to buy, what that tabloid said about the ten extra pounds on the hips or whether they were caught on camera, cheating. Ah, tough life. Being given the status of privileged species (and rightfully so), celebs rarely ever have to undergo hurt and pain of regular people – money solves most of the troubles, and the rest? The rest is just life.

But let’s drop cynicism (and truth) for a second and dig a little deeper; like us, the celebs are just humans – with all the love, fears, expectations, complexes, tears and efforts. Privileged humans nonetheless, but humans, yes. Maybe we should look for marriage counsel in their yard?

Let’s explore it.

This is what celebs say is key to a happy marriage:

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

You have to talk about all the issues that arise, even the smallest things. You have to listen to your partner’s problems, suggestions, and advice, and accept that you are not always right. Conversation is the key to a successful marriage.” Meryl, you are always on point. Thank you!

Patrick Dempsey

When it comes to dreamy Dempsey, he says we have to let our partner be themselves. “The key to a successful marriage is accepting that you’re not going to change the other person.” Hm, translated – stop nagging, are we right?

Steve Harvey

In the house of Steve, bringing up exes is a big no-no. “I don’t bring up exes. I don’t remember them or have any fond memories. I didn’t know anything until my wife came along.” How sweet!

Matthew McConaughey

We never go to bed holding a grudge.”, says this hot actor. Now, that’s something we should start working on immediately!

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

For this gorgeous actress, the key are sex toys. Traveling a lot, she loves buying sex toys in Australia and other places she visits, with no shame whatsoever. “I didn’t begin enjoying sex until […] I bought my first vibrator three years ago.” Hot!

Hugh Jackman

Jackman is, apparently, all about mixing it up. “My number-one rule for romance is surprise. If I bring Deb flowers every Tuesday, yeah, it’s nice, but is it romantic?” Ah, small tokens of affection… isn’t it cute?

Julia Roberts

“I wouldn’t even think of us as an entertainment couple, but I don’t know. Probably kissing.” Ok, people – start kissing your spouse, and quick!

May the recipe for happiness be something as simple as…. love? We did not see that one coming.