Celebrities may not be known for their long marriages. (Hello, 72 days: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries! Or, 55 hours: Britney Spears and Jason Alexander!), but there are some couples out there who define #relationshipgoals. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, we’re looking at you.
And while we adore his marriage to Blake Lively, even Ryan Reynolds has poked fun at getting asked for relationship know-how. When one Twitter follower asked him for “celebrity advice on how to keep happy wife/life,” Ryan joked: “You’ve come to the right place, Dirk. Celebrities are the gold standard for relationship advice.” But really, sometimes celebrity couples do give the best tips.
They’re often practical, too. No suggestions to jet off on exotic vacays like Bora Bora or share expensive dinners at the hottest restaurants. It’s about communication, seeing your partner as your best friend, and honoring what’s important to each of you. Oh, and there’s sex, too. Can’t forget that!
When you need a little pick-me-up of advice from swoon-worthy couples, you can turn to these shining examples of what it’s like to keep romance alive, love fiercely, and work out your sh*t: