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ASHLEY GRAHAM: PLAY 'THE NICE GAME'
Following an argument, the supermodel and husband Justin Ervin say they always play "the nice game" to make up. The game consists of one person complimenting the other with the person on the recieving end of the good vibes following suit. "You know that feeling after you have a fight and you still have that tension? This is how we get rid of it," Graham told PEOPLE. "It calms you down from that fight and you just go right back into real life."
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SAM ROCKWELL: YOU NEED TWO THINGS
The couple of over 10 years hit the red carpet at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Rockwell shared the secret to his and longtime love Lesli Bibb's longstanding relationship. "Communication and great sex," he said.
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STING: A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE CALLS FOR MORE THAN JUST BEING IN LOVE
After 25 years married — and 35 together — Trudie Styler is still the light of Sting’s life. The couple, who married in 1992 after spending 10 years together before tying the knot, is still going strong. "We love each other — which is a given! — but we also like each other,” Sting told PEOPLE. “I think there’s a difference."
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HUGH JACKMAN: BE A TEAM
Despite being a high-profile, award-winning actor in Hollywood, The Greatest Showman star told PEOPLE he always makes wife Deborra-Lee Furness — who he's been married to for over two decades — his priority. "Even at the Oscars, I walk out, I put my hand on my heart and I always look to Deb in the audience," he said. "Straight afterwards, I will not see anybody in my dressing room until Deb's been in. Because that is my foundation, that is the rock, that is the foundation of our family, and therefore my life."
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FAITH HILL: 'WE DO ACTUALLY LIKE ONE ANOTHER'
During an appearance on Today to promote their new collaborative album The Rest Of Our Life, when asked what made their relationship work so well, McGraw immediately pointed at his wife of 21 years before saying, “Well, she tolerates a lot, I think that’s probably the main reason.”
“You tolerate a lot too. I’m not the easiest person,” Hill added, before admitting that one of the biggest secrets might just be that, “We do actually like one another.”
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JAIME CAMIL: APPRECIATE EACH OTHER'S BEAUTY
Although yes, it's what's on the inside that really counts, the Jane the Virgin actor can't help but celebrate his wife, Heidi Balvanera's physical beauty. "It happens that I'm in love with my wife. I like my wife very much and I think she's super hot, the hottest girl in the world. So I think that's it," Camil told PEOPLE when asked of the couple's secret to a happy marriage, joking: "I should not say anymore because then I'm going to go a little triple X here."
He added: "I love her and she is a wonderful woman, she is a brilliant mother. She is the foundation of the family. I’m very lucky to have found that.”
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WILLIAM H. MACY: 'WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL IT FAKE IT'
It's been 20 years since the Shameless star and wife, American Crime actress Felicity Huffman, tied the knot. So, what's the pair's secret to marital bliss? Macy has an uncoventional advice he swears by.
"I'm no expert in it but I think it has something to do — it's the same thing as in acting: when you don't feel it, fake it," he revealed during an appearance on PEOPLE Now. "I love women and don't take this wrong, but you're very easy to manipulate … Something shiny or flowers, it goes a long way. You have to put your attention on it. When you don't feel it, do it anyway."
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SUZANNE SOMERS: DON'T STOP THE ROMANCE
The actress and husband Alan Hamel have been together for 50 years, so the couple knows a thing or two about the formula for a successful relationship. In her new book, Two’s Company: A Fifty-Year Romance with Lessons Learned in Love, Life & Business, Somers not only reveals she and Hamel have sex twice a day, but also shares her advice for couples who want to spice up their relationship. "Listen to one another, give each other a lot of attention, keep it exciting, date," she says. "My marriage is very romantic. … We might sit here and have a tequila. … We dance, I cook, we sit out and watch the moonlight on the ocean."
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BLAKE LIVELY: 'WE DON'T WORK AT THE SAME TIME'
When it comes to their hectic work schedules, Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds make sure they don't let their projects get in the way of their relationship. "My husband and I don't work at the same time, so we all go together as a family," she told PEOPLE. "If we're away as a family, it's never more than for a day. We stay together."
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CHRIS HEMSWORTH: DATE NIGHT IS A MUST — NO MATTER HOW TIRED YOU ARE
Sure, life gets in the way sometimes, but the Thor actor and wife Elsa Pataky, who share three kids together, always make time for date nights. "Once you have children, every instinct and every moment of your time is consumed by that. You’ve got nothing for each other," Hemsworth told GQ Australia. "So, make sure you have date night even if it's once in a blue moon, because most of the time you're just too tired and you'd actually prefer to sleep."
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JUDITH LIGHT: CONSIDER A LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP
For years after tying the knot, Light — who currently lives in New York — and her husband of 32 years, Robert Desiderio — who resides in California — have navigated a long-distance marriage. "It's been the best," she told PEOPLE. "I highly recommend it. He loves California, and I would never ask him to leave there and he would never ask me to leave here."
“Now, mind you, I go back and I shoot Transparent and I’m there four or five months, so I’m there all the time, so then when I’m done there, I come back here and he’s flying here today, so we’re going to be together for a few days and then I’ll go back to California, so it really is this kind of supportive … we’re on each other’s team,” shared Light.
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REE DRUMMOND: 'ALWAYS TOUCH FEET AT NIGHT'
“We always touch feet at night,” the Pioneer Woman told PEOPLE of how she and husband Ladd keep their 21-year marriage strong. “Even if one of us a little bit miffed, and or if someone’s not feeling it…if our feet touch, I always know, ‘Okay, it’s all good.'”
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JESSIE JAMES DECKER: NEVER STOP FLIRTING WITH EACH OTHER
"Besides being super attracted to each other, I think there's a sense of flirting with each other and still keeping that spice alive," the country crooner shared of her relationship with husband Eric Decker. "I think women sometimes stop flirting with their husbands and you can't. Men want to want feel good — they want to feel like their women love them. When they come home from work, don't start nagging them with questions. Go up to them and give them a big kiss and ask them how their day was."
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KRISTIN CAVALLARI: DISTANCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER
The old adage rings true for the couple, according to The Hills alumna, who opened up to E!'s Daily Pop about how she and husband Jay Cutler keep the spark in their marriage alive. “I have always said: it’s kind of nice to miss each other,” Cavallari shared, citing Cutler's move to Miami for the NFL season while she and their kids are home in Nashville. “I think that’s how we’ve always kind of kept our spark alive.”
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JESSICA BIEL: SHARE THE SAME VALUES
For the actress, bonding over shared beliefs and interests with husband Justin Timberlake is of upmost importance. "We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty," she revealed to Marie Claire. "We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things."
"Also, in the business, we're all very career-oriented, and you have to be a little selfish. I understand that about my peers — about being focused and driven — and if you can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it’s like: Score!"
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ALICIA KEYS: PLAN SURPRISE DATES FOR ONE ANOTHER
"One of us plans [a date] and the other has no idea where we are going," Keys told PEOPLE on how she and husband Swizz Beatz keep their union strong. "We've found some undiscovered gems and moments to take hikes or walks or just discover new things about life and each other. Those are my favorite times."
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JOANNA GAINES: STICK TO WEEKLY RITUALS
Married for 14 years, Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines swear by their weekly date nights, which take place each Tuesday and always include ice cream runs. "We tend to frequent our local holes-in-the-wall for street tacos and queso," Joanna told PEOPLE. "After dinner we get ice cream and drive around Waco to go down memory lane and visit our old stomping grounds."
They also start each day by sharing a cup of coffee on the porch together before the kids wake up. "Marriage requires effort and time and talking and connecting," shared Joanna. "You have to maintain it."
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WILL SMITH: EXPECT THE HARD WORK
Marriage isn't easy — just ask the actor and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who've been married for a decade. "We've been asking ourselves [what's the secret to marriage] and really at the end of the day it's just not quitting," the Collateral Beauty star told Entertainment Tonight.
"If there is a secret I would say it is that we never went into working on our relationship," he explained. "We only ever worked on ourselves individually. And then presented ourselves to one another better than we were previously."
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SALMA HAYEK: DITCH YOUR SOCIAL CALENDAR
For Hayek and husband François-Henri Pinault, foregoing extra social events is the key to a successful relationship. "I married the right guy," she told reporters at Harper’s BAZAAR's 150 Most Fashionable Women celebration. "That is probably the most important thing. We support each other in everything we do. We want the other one to strive. Makes you happy when the other one strives. And you know what, we don't have a very strong social life, because we really like to spend time together. So we do spend a lot of quality time together."
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FREDDIE PRINZE JR.: ESTABLISH A SOLID FRIENDSHIP
"We were just friends. That's one of the reasons I think our relationship has always been so good," Prinze Jr. revealed to E! News of his pre-marriage dynamic with wife Sarah Michelle Gellar. "We were just friends for a good two years before we ever went on a date. She knew what kind of guy I was. She knew what my morals were, what my priorities were and visa versa. We already kind of knew all the faults in the other person."
He added: "We ended up being the perfect balance. But it didn't happen until years after and there was a solid foundation built, and that's probably the main reason why we've always been cool and groovy."
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LEANN RIMES: SHOW SOME RESPECT
Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian's key to a happy relationship may seem pretty straight-forward, but the performer stressed its importance during an interview with PEOPLE. "We respect each other; respect is a big deal, and once you lose that, you've kind of lost everything," the country crooner revealed. "He's a wonderful father and a really good man. He's kind to me, and I reciprocate."
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KRISTEN BELL: CONSIDER THERAPY
Self-proclaimed opposites Bell and husband Dax Shepard credit going to couples therapy early in their relationship for helping them work through initial trust issues and the occasional disagreement. "We have a very healthy marriage and we got there by doing therapy when we needed it, and constantly doing fierce moral inventories," she told PEOPLE. "We both take responsibility when we are wrong, and I think it is easy to work with him because I married him, because I enjoy spending time with him and I trust him. That is exactly what I want in someone that I work with."
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DAVID BECKHAM: TRUST EACH OTHER'S JUDGMENT
The former athlete and wife Victoria Beckham wed in 1999 and have been together ever since. As for the secret to their successful relationship? "We've been together for 18 years, we've been married for 16 years," the father of four told ABC News in 2015. "So you trust each other's judgment. I think that has worked for us."
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NICOLE KIDMAN: LIKE EACH OTHER
When it comes to marriage, falling in love is a given — but maintaining the spark comes down to something deeper for Kidman and husband Keith Urban. "Just love each other, lavish each other with love," Kidman shares with PEOPLE of the secret to her happy relationship with her singer-husband. "Also we just happen to like each other too. That works."
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SARAH JESSICA PARKER: KEEP THINGS BETWEEN THE TWO OF YOU
The Sex and the City star and her husband, Matthew Broderick, who've been married for 20 years, attribute their marital success to privacy. "The secret is, we don't discuss it. To reporters or anybody else. That's it!" the actress told the Huffington Post. "We don't hold it up as an example and we don't air our dirty laundry."
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AARON PAUL: ALWAYS COMMUNICATE
We've heard it time and time again: communication is the key to a healthy relationship — and it remains The Path star and wife Lauren's No. 1 piece of advice. "People get in fights because they don't communicate, because you don't want to hurt the other person," he told ELLE. "If you do want to hurt the other person, then shame on you — you're an a--hole. My wife and I do not argue. We communicate. We talk. But we've never fought in our entire relationship."
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