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A year and a half after the undisputed king of Hollywood married his queen, George and Amal Clooney have some useful marriage advice to bestow upon us common folk. While some of their martial struggles (fame, paparazzi, what suit and gown combo would best complement the red carpet...) don't really apply to most of us, the A-list pair still deal with one of the most common relationship conflicts — long-distance love. With an A-list actor hubby and an intentional human rights lawyer wife, this is one couple who knows the struggle of bi-continental relationships. So just how do they manage to keep fanning the flame of their romance between fighting for human rights and starring in Hollywood blockbusters? Well, read on because Clooney is revealing the secret behind their long-distance love.
"We have a rule whereby we are never apart for more than a week," the Money Monster star said, according to Us Weekly. While we find it adorable that these two can't stand more than a mere seven days apart, something tells us that having millions of dollars at their disposal definitely makes sticking to that rule a bit easier. So, what about those who can't abide by their one week rule? "We also stay in touch via social media, so we try to keep close even if we're in different parts of the world," Clooney also noted. Now, that we can definitely do...
Having several homes around the globe also helps these busy bees stay connected. (We were totally right about that whole money thing...) "We have a place in London now where it's easy for us to spend a lot of time together and I can work on new film projects — writing, reading scripts," Clooney explained. "Or we can go to Lake Como or spend time in Los Angeles when I need to have meetings for my acting work."
Meanwhile, while her hubby is schmoozing with Hollywood's elite, Amal has been working as an international rights advocate for the prestigious Doughty Street Chambers in Britain. Slay, girl!
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"It takes some planning, but it's actually been working out very well for us," Clooney concluded. "What really brings us together as a couple is the fact that we're good friends and we enjoy each other's company." Okay, so while most of us don't have limitless funds at our disposal, the star's long-distance advice still hangs true. Make an effort, savor your time with your spouse, and a sweet shout-out at the Golden Globes sure doesn't hurt, either!