8 Love Lessons from Hollywood's Best Husbands

Keep your marriage strong with these celeb secrets.Keep your marriage strong with these celeb secrets.

We asked our favorite happily married heartthrobs to share their key secrets to what makes their marriages strong. Non-famous husbands, take note!

1. Mix it up
"My number-one rule for romance is surprise. If I bring Deb flowers every Tuesday, yeah, it's nice, but is it romantic?" -Hugh Jackman

2. Give unexpected gifts
"We had a rule. We try to save gift-giving for birthdays and Christmas, but I was in New Orleans with her for Valentine's Day, and I brought some gifts. Even though we had a deal not to give gifts, I could tell she was delighted. I broke the rules! I got her a necklace. So sue me. She was thrilled." -Michael J. Fox

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3. Let her be herself
"The key to a successful marriage is accepting that you're not going to change the other person. And the words, 'Yes, dear. Whatever you want.'" -Patrick Dempsey

4. Two words: foot rubs
"Every night before bed, I rub my wife's feet. She says they're the best foot rubs on Earth." -Luke Bryan

5. Don't bring up exes
"I don't bring up exes. I don't remember them or have any fond memories. I didn't know anything until my wife came along." -Steve Harvey

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6. Fix up the house
"I secretly renovated our bathroom and surprised her with a giant bathtub. She really loves it. There was a lot of espionage (and a separate email account) involved." -Kevin Bacon

7. Cook for her
"We have a Sunday ritual where I make a really great breakfast, like waffles; later we follow it up with a big home-cooked dinner." -Tony Goldwyn

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8. Don't go to sleep angry
"We never go to bed holding a grudge." -Matthew McConaughey

- By Samantha Zabell

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