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3 Relationship Tips from Hollywood Golden Couples

These celebrity couples seem to have found the secret to relationship success. Here’s how they’re getting it right

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1. ‘YOU HAVE TO WANT TO BE MARRIED TO THE PERSON YOU’RE MARRIED TO.’

Rita Wilson, married to Tom Hanks for 23 years

As Rita recently explained, it all boils down to simply liking each other. ‘We want to be married to each other. I think that’s very, very important [to want to be married]. You [have] to want to be married to the person you’re married to. We still like each other a lot.’

 

2. ‘CHANGE THE RULES.’

Kyra Sedgwick, married to Kevin Bacon for 25 years

While working on the hit TV show The Closer, Kyra was away from her family for six months of the year, but she and her husband managed to make it work. ‘A big key is giving each other the room to grow and change the rules. It’s hard, but Kev was always like, “Whatever you need, honey,” and I admire him for that.’

 

3. ‘I LIKE HAVING SOME MYSTERY IN OUR RELATIONSHIP.’

Sarah Jessica Parker, married to Matthew Broderick for 16 years

Sarah Jessica Parker encourages husband Matthew Broderick to have secrets. As she told Parade magazine: ‘I like having some mystery in our relationship. I like not knowing everything about my husband. I think people should have things that are theirs, things that are the unknown to someone else. I think it’s good to have some privacy and some secrets in our lives.’

 

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