9 Surprising Celebrity Marriage Secrets


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Celebrity couples split so often you may wonder why they even bother getting married in the first place. But some are actually making their relationships work. Shocker!

We compiled this handy list to showcase the Hollywood relationships that are still going strong. From couples with "open" marriages to those who have a "two-week" rule, these Hollywood heavyweights each have a different strategy for keeping their love alive.

1. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
The country music couple, married since 2011, said they don't go more than two weeks without seeing each other. "We really just hang at our house and spend time together just as if we're at home in Oklahoma," Lambert said.

2. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
What's Khloe Kardashian and her basketball player husband, Lamar Odom's, marriage secret? They always put each other first. "Nowadays people don't take marriage as seriously as they should, but when you share bank accounts and homes and assets, it is serious. For me, I like to think that divorce is not an option," Kardashian told People. "I'm a modern girl, but you should put your husband first. And you need a partner who will do the same for you."

3. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
The Smiths, married since 1997, have admitted that they have an "open" marriage, which they say allows them to accept "what's natural." "You're going to be attracted to people. In our marriage vows, we didn't say 'forsaking all others.' The vow that we made was that you will never hear that I did something after the fact," Will said.

4. Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
After 24 years of marriage, Kyra Sedgwick says that she and hubby Kevin Bacon keep their relationship strong by checking in with each other "all the time." "I think that's ultimately the best for the kids, because they feel safe when they know Mum and Dad are good, enjoying each other's company and wanting to be alone together," she said in an interview with Redbook magazine.

5. Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff says she and husband of two years Mike Comrie, a hockey player, spend a lot of time apart due to their conflicting schedules—but that's what makes their relationship work. She told Hollyscoop in 2011 that it's important to have your own "thing" going on. "Now he's here for the summer and you know, it's an adjustment to all of a sudden being here together all the time and live in the same house when we are used to doing our own thing all the time. It's good to have your friend, go out and have girl dinners. Enjoy your time together but not like suffocate each other."

6. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Tori Spelling recently gave birth to her and hubby of six years Dean McDermott's fourth child, and it seems McDermott loves when Spelling's pregnant. A friend of the couple explained to Hollywood Life, "There is something about Tori being pregnant that makes her even more desirable to Dean. He is crazy about her and totally treats her like a goddess. When she was away promoting her new book, he wrote poetry for her and then emailed it to her."

7. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
To keep the spark alive in his seven-year marriage to Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck says that they make time to go on romantic trips—without their three children. "My wife came out with me to Paris, which was a very big deal. We had a day there and then she flew here to London and we had dinner. So that was two days which was kind of like our first real date night in a long time," Affleck said.

8. David and Victoria Beckham
Posh and Becks are still going strong after 13 years of marriage, and Victoria thinks it's because they spend so much time apart. "Maybe that's why we're not bored with each other," she told Hollyscoop.

9. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
The country superstars revealed their eight secrets for a happy marriage to People magazine in 2011. Some of their rules? Be your spouse's biggest cheerleader, 'fess up to mistakes and "don't jump to the divorce place," McGraw said.

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