Personally, I don’t know anyone who has became “boring” when they get married, and thanks to these hot celebrity couples, marriage is getting a reputation reboot!
Boring Old Married Couple?
Well deserved too, I don’t know where the expression “Boring Old Married Couple” came from, but there’s nothing boring about starting a shiny new journey together as newlyweds, heading on a (hot and steamy) honeymoon and even just growing up while having fun with the person in the world who’s craziest about you!
Whether you’re a celebrity or not, yes, marriage takes work (like everything else in life worth having). No two marriages are alike, and each couple has their own ‘something special’ to keep the love alive, so if you’re feeling even the least bit ‘bored’ or ‘old and married’, take a look at these hollywood pairings and remind yourself how cool it is that you found the one, too.
Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith
Despite being one of Hollywood’s biggest ‘it couples’, Will and Jada have often spoken candidly about their marriage’s ups and downs. In an interview on Lorraine, Jada talked about how their marriage works because they focus on whats best for them as a couple, rather than worrying about what others think of their marriage.
For their 20th wedding anniversary, Will posted a tribute to his wife on Instagram, relating love to gardening – it needs focus, love and care to make a marriage blossom and develop into something beautiful.
20 Years Ago Today we held hands and walked naively down that aisle. Here’s what I’ve learned since. . Love is Like Gardening… I have learned to focus on HELPING you to BLOSSOM into what YOU want to be (into what you were born to be)… Rather than Demanding that you become what my Fragile Ego needs you to be. . I’ve learned to take pleasure in Nourishing YOUR dreams… Rather than wrestling with you to Fulfill my Selfish Needs & Satiate My Insecurities. . I have learned that Love is Listening. Love is Giving. Love is Freedom. . Happy Anniversary, My Queen! I am forever Devoted to Nurturing your Deepest Truth.
Jada and Will’s marriage secret: Being able to understand that marriage isn’t perfect, you need to be able to understand your imperfections and grow together as a couple to make your marriage stronger.
Read more: 10x why its better to be married!
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
These two are known for keeping it real when it comes to their personal life, and they aren’t afraid to share aloud. Chrissy loves to tell it like it is and inspires couples worldwide by speaking out about topics many consider off-limits, such as her experiences with postpartum depression.
Chrissy and John are each other’s biggest cheerleaders and are constantly praising one another’s successes. With a toddler (and a baby on the way), they make sure there are always enough hours in the day for family time, and time just for them.
Chrissy and John’s marriage secret: Keep the relationship fresh and exciting. Chrissy and John are often travelling and/or have to spend time away from each other. Organising date nights and putting effort into their time together helps keep their relationship strong.
Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi
Hollywood’s most iconic same-sex couple, Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi have been married for almost an entire decade! Both have said that it took a while to find each other, but they are blessed to have found it.
Finally being able to marry once same-sex marriage became legalised within the United States was a monumental moment for the couple, and inspired many same-sex couples around the world to also signify their marriage.
Ellen and Portia’s marriage secret: They are each other’s best friend. Ellen and Portia make time for each other, documenting their special moments on their journeys. Planning vacations and getaways and continuously reminding themselves of how lucky they are to be in each other’s lives.
Read more: Remind yourselves of what’s special about your marriage with I still do wedding anniversary journal.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Meeting as kids on the set of ‘That 70’s Show’, then reuniting many years later, falling in love, getting married, and starting a family, Ashton and Mila have one of the most adorable love stories, and one that the public has loved to follow.
Both insisting they are still very much in the ‘honeymoon phase‘ of their relationship and are both still head-over-heels in love with one another.
Ashton and Mila’s marriage secret: Starting off as friends before embarking on a relationship allowed Ashton and Mila to get to know each other before becoming romantically involved. Both have said having the stability of a friendship created a solidarity for the couple – hence why they are both still so in love!
Jay Z and Beyoncé
Sharing their recent relationship struggles, Jay Z’s cheating scandal, through their music – Beyoncé’s “Lemonade“ and Jay Z’s “4:44” albums, Queen Bey and Jay Z have proven to the world that marriage is not perfect. Opening up publicly about the cheating allegations against them, and their decision to work on their marriage, shows that marriage does take work and in order to keep a marriage together, communication is key.
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marriage secret: Music. Music has been Jay Z and Bey’s outlet. They have been able to keep their marriage together by expressing themselves through their music and using it as their way of communicating with one another, and their fans.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum
They met as dancers on the set of Step Up and fell head over heels in love … could this love story get any cuter?! Now married for eight years, with an adorable 3-year-old, Channing and Jenna are still as in love as the day they met.
While maintaining their ever-growing careers, having time to actually miss each other is one of the ways Jenna and Channing’s are able to keep their marriage alive and exciting, with both having spoken about how important it is to make time for one another when they can.
Jenna and Channing’s marriage secret: When it comes to keeping things ‘fresh’ it’s all about doing it for yourself. If you’re going to buy yourself some sexy lingerie, do it so you feel sexy because at the end of the day, feeling good about yourself is sure to be beneficial for your married life.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Two years into their marriage, Sofia and Joe appear as in love as the day they met – each constantly gushing over the other during interviews, they’re each other’s number one supporter. Keeping the romance alive with date nights and reminding each other how lucky they are to have found one another are just a couple of ways Sofia and Joe have officially become one of Hollywood’s most adorable couples!
Sofia and Joe’s marriage secret: They appreciate and value being in each other’s lives. Both have spoken in interviews about how fortunate they feel to have found each other, with Joe once mentioning that he married his “celebrity crush”.
Victoria and David Beckham
Posh and Becks have been one of Britain’s (if not the world’s) biggest ‘it couples’ for over two decades. Both with highly successful careers and having raised a beautiful family, they also maintain a strong marriage.
Though they’ve faced rumours and tabloid tattle from time to time, Posh and Becks are celebrating a marriage of 18-years with 4 beautiful children, and frequently show their unwavering support for each other.
Victoria and David’s marriage secret: Having time for family and time to have fun is an important part of keeping their marriage alive. Making sure they set aside time for themselves as well as making time to spend with their children is what makes their family dynamic still work after almost two decades of marriage.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Finally getting to marry once same-sex marriage became legal in the United States, Neil and David are happier than ever after celebrating 3 years of marriage. The two have seven-year-old fraternal twins and are often spotted taking family vacations or trips to theme parks.
Neil and David’s marriage secret: Finding ways to keep the love alive in their marriage and understanding what defines their relationship is how Neil and David have been able to keep their love strong for the last 13 years.
Keep your love and marriage alive!
It’s totally natural to have a lull from time-to-time, but your marriage should definitely be fun for the most part.
Being in a relationship is completely different from being single because you have to consider another person’s time, feelings and schedule – which can lead to less freedom and spontaneity. The trade off, of course, is that someone is also considering your feelings and your schedule, and hopefully finding room to fill it with happiness and excitement wherever possible.
Like the glamorous couples above do, make time for each other and cherish each other’s successes.
- Go on a date! Be it as casual or glamorous as you are up for, head out and make your day or evening together the priority.
- Tell your significant other how good they look, when you’re heading out together.
- Talk about your favourite memories together, whether your honeymoon, recent holidays, or the way you met and fell in love.
- Discuss issues as and when they arise, and work out how to best navigate any potential problems before things get awkward or uncomfortable.
Working through I still do together is an ideal way to get things on the table, talk about your hopes and goals for the future, handle any hurdles along the way, and cherish your marriage.