What's the secret to a long, successful marriage? These well-known couples share the little things that keep their love strong. What do you think is the best happy-marriage advice?
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, married 12 years
This A-list couple flaunts their secret: "Have great sex to have a great marriage," Jada told REDBOOK.
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George and Barbara Bush, married 65 years
When it comes to handling life's stress, Barbara has said, "You either grow apart or together. We always turned to each other."
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Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink, married 11 years
"You have to make time to spend together and to work through your issues," the heartthrob has said. "The more we grow and learn, the closer we get."
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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, married 22 years
How do they keep the sizzle going? Bacon said just last year, "I think you've gotta keep the fights clean and the sex dirty"!
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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, married 14 years
Kelly has a marriage motto that keeps them going strong: "Affection. I say, reach out and grab your husband's hand every once in a while... because a little bit of that gets you a little bit of a back rub, which gets a little bit of, 'You look pretty today.'"
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Barack and Michelle Obama, married 17 years
The First Lady has said their marriage is "not perfect," but even in the midst of the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, the two had date nights. And the President has been known to bring home flowers for his wife.
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Iman and David Bowie, married 18 years
These two have sustained a high-profile romance for almost two decades. Their secret? They're truly friends: "I still fancy him, and he makes me laugh like no one else does," Iman has said. "He's such a curious person, always interested in new things, and I find that interesting too."
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