As far as Hollywood couples are concerned, there is one that remains consistent as being the prototype for the type of marriage I would want in the future. After 11 years of marriage, they are still arguably one of the sexiest couples in Hollywood. They are each others advocates, supporters, and lovers no matter where their careers lead them. That speaks volumes!
This article (taken from necolebithie.com) epitomizes what I want in a life-long relationship. Their passion for one another is unbreakable.
Jada Pinkett Smith visited the Late Night Show With Dave Letterman last night in New York to promote her new role as a nurse on the new TNT Drama “Hawthorne”. Even Will Smith came out in casual attire to support his wife as she signed autographs for fans outside.
Funny thing is, lately I’ve been wondering how they’ve managed to keep their marriage intact for 11 years when celebrity marriages are going to shambles left and right. (re: Nas & Kelis, Usher & Tameka). In a recent interview with Redbook, she reveals tips for keeping the relationship hot:
Nice outfits and high heels! And talking. And making time. You’ve got to make time. Our men want to feel important. We want to feel important. So it’s about establishing an environment in which that can happen. It can be hard because we get caught in the grind of life. Establish relationships with family members or friends and take turns with each other’s kids so you can make that time for yourselves. It doesn’t take a lot of money - wallets are tight right now - so just simple stuff. A night walk? Man, do I love those. Or pack a lunch and go to the park, like Will and I did. Even a drive - and then pull over on the side of the road! Think of places outside that are comfortable to have sex. Does he have access to his office? Have a fantasy date. Be his secretary! Be sneaky. Your girlfriend’s house at a party. The bathroom! A guest bedroom! Just switch it up. Anything like that can keep it going. Anything it takes to keep the flame alive.
Can you imagine walking in on your friend getting her back blown out by her husband in your guest room? The horror! ..but whatever makes the marriage work. She also stated in a recent interview with Ebony that they will never divorce.
"When Will asked me to get married, I said, ‘Understand this, there will be no divorce. So, you might be in one bedroom and I might be in another, but we’re gonna be under the same roof and we’re gonna be married”.
Next up, my favorite couple in the world of politics...Barack and Michelle Obama.