Love Lesson You Can Learn From Them: Don’t let yourself go.
“One thing I want to be for my husband is not only his wife, mother of his children, and his best friend, but also his ‘hot’ girl who keeps making an effort to be attractive and fun,” Heidi told Redbook. “I tossed the baggy sweatpants in the bin a long time ago so that I can’t even be tempted to put them on again.” Make like Heidi and toss yours too.
This duo’s home is in Boston, away from all the entertainment world distractions, and living a more regular life out of the limelight is clearly working for them—have you noticed how well-adjusted daughters Violet and Seraphina come across? Take a cue from these two and don’t let status and material possessions take priority over feeling happy and connected.
Love Lesson You Can Learn From Them: Have each other’s back.
Angie manages the home front when Brad’s busy with long movie shoots and press junkets, and Brad happily repays the favor. Pitt said to Parade, “One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. Oh, man, I’m so happy to have her. With a partner like Angie, I know that when I’m working, the kids are happy, safe and prospering. And when Angie’s working, she knows she has the same.”
Love Lesson You Can Learn From Them: Make your love private.
When was the last time you heard either B or J talk about their marriage in depth in an interview? Um, never, actually. We’re not recommending that extreme of a strategy, but follow their lead by not blabbing to your friends every single aspect of your relationship. Keep some of it sacred and for you two only.
Love Lesson You Can Learn From Them: Put each other first.
“I make sure he’s a number-one priority,” Gwen has said of her husband of nine years. “Sometimes I have to say no to things so I can be home with him on Sunday and hang out.” You don’t have to be glued at the hip, but carving out couple time is an LTR investment that results in a more intimate connection.
These two former college flat mates dated for a freakin’ decade before Wills finally popped the question. That’s not to say you should keep mum about where the relationship is going. But it’s smarter to let things evolve naturally while you savor your single-girl years—we’re pretty sure the princess formerly known as Waity Katie would agree.
Love Lesson You Can Learn From Them: Stay close, even when you’re apart.
Victoria Beckham was photographed holding her cell phone—and the background was a sexy shot of her hubby. With having such different schedules around the world, keeping each other close in any way during a LDR is smart.