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How 9 Celebrity Couples Keep Their Relationships Healthy

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How 9 Celebrity Couples Keep Their Relationships Healthy
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Healthy relationships aren’t effortless ventures, which may explain why so many marriages end up failing. While celebrities are twice as likely to end up divorced than the rest of us, there are some famous couples defying the odds, and it may be due to the fact that they have developed incredibly healthy relationship habits. Whether they are amping up their intimacy in therapy, practicing shared meditation or making diet and physical fitness a family affair, consider taking a cue from Hollywood couples like Tom and Gisele, Beyoncé and Jay-Z and Ellen and Portia by incorporating their incredibly positive marriage-strengthening methods into your own relationship.

1. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen: The Couple Who Diets Together
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1 TOM BRADY AND GISELE BüNDCHEN: THE COUPLE WHO DIETS TOGETHER

It can be difficult to adhere to a strict diet, but it’s easier when you have a teammate. According to Brady's and Bündchen’s chef Allen Campbell, the couple’s all-organic and non-GMO diet consists of 80 percent vegetables and whole grains and 20 percent lean meats. They also shun white flour, white sugar, dairy and any sort of caffeine. While rigidly eating healthy may seem impossible on your own, a 2015 study claims that having a spouse join you will more than double your chances of success.

2. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness: Meditation Improves Connectivity
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2 HUGH JACKMAN AND DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS: MEDITATION IMPROVES CONNECTIVITY

Meditation has been the key to his star couple’s successful relationship, according to Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness. The duo has been married for more than two decades and revealed that regularly meditating together, sometimes even with friends, is the secret to their marital success — and science agrees. A 2017 study determined that “dyadic meditation,” a practice that involves two people mediating together for just 10 minutes a day five days per week will result in them not only feeling closer to each other, but also more open with others.

3. Victoria and David Beckham: Laughter Is the Best Relationship Medicine
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3 VICTORIA AND DAVID BECKHAM: LAUGHTER IS THE BEST RELATIONSHIP MEDICINE

Despite the fact she never smiles in photos, Victoria Beckham claims that her relationship with husband David has remained intact for more than 20 years because they “have a lot of fun together.” “If I really was as miserable as I look in some of those paparazzi pictures, my children wouldn’t be as happy as they are. And I certainly wouldn’t be married anymore,” she told Vogue Netherlands in 2017. A 2015 study agrees that couples who laugh together have higher-quality relationships than those who don’t.

4. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake: Like Attracts Like
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4 JESSICA BIEL AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are one of Hollywood’s favorite couples. The actress claims their decade-long relationship works simply because they have a lot in common. “We have similar values. We believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things,” Biel recently divulged to Marie Claire. Contrary to the “opposites attract” belief, a 2016 study found that like-minded people usually end up together, and that their relationships are a lot more successful than those who opt for a partner they don’t have much in common with.

5. Beyoncé and Jay-Z: Exercising Their Way to Happiness
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5 BEYONCé AND JAY-Z: EXERCISING THEIR WAY TO HAPPINESS

Jay-Z and Beyoncé know the importance of breaking a sweat together. The duo has shared the same trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borges, for several years and was recently spotted sneaking into a SoulCycle class. “They’re like every other couple — they love spending time together, they’ll work out together whenever it’s possible,” Borges told E! News. “They’ll absolutely jump in the gym together whenever they can, she’ll be running and he’ll be on a bike, or she’ll be jumping rope and he’ll be running.” Multiple studies support the Carter’s family fitness plan, as exercising together is good for your relationship and can improve the efficiency of workouts.

6. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: Working It Out in Therapy
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6 KRISTEN BELL AND DAX SHEPARD: WORKING IT OUT IN THERAPY

While many couples won’t cop to couple’s counseling, Bell maintains it’s the reason why she and Shepard are still together. “We have a very healthy marriage, and we got there by doing therapy when we needed it and constantly doing fierce moral inventories,” the star told People. “We both take responsibility when we are wrong, and I think it is easy to work with him because I married him, because I enjoy spending time with him and I trust him. That is exactly what I want in someone that I work with.”

7. Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres: Love Is Their Routine
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7 PORTIA DE ROSSI AND ELLEN DEGENERES: LOVE IS THEIR ROUTINE

For Rossi and DeGeneres, it isn’t luxurious vacations or date nights that keep their 13-year plus romance going strong — it’s making each other a part of their daily routine. “Portia and I usually wake up around 6:30 or 7 a.m., drink coffee in bed and watch one of the morning shows,” DeGeneres told People about their ritual. “Then just reading, or she likes to do jigsaw puzzles. And we like walking about our property and hanging out with our dogs and just looking at the ocean. You know, relaxing.”

8. Eric and Jessie James Decker: Get Sex on the Agenda
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8 ERIC AND JESSIE JAMES DECKER: GET SEX ON THE AGENDA

The demands of work and family can take a toll on your sex life, so reality stars Eric and Jessie James Decker, parents to two toddlers, have come up with a way to keep the fire alive: They schedule sex nights. “We plan these nights. I’ll send him a message and be like, ‘Babe, it’s on tonight!’” she recently told Us Weekly. “Life gets really crazy with kids, and schedules are hard, but couples need to be intimate. You have to find that time to connect with your partner.”

9. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis: Couple’s Camping Trips
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9 ASHTON KUTCHER AND MILA KUNIS: COUPLE’S CAMPING TRIPS

Despite the fact that Mila and Ashton have access to five-star resorts around the world, the low-key couple prefers to rough it at campgrounds. In fact, their supersecret 2014 wedding ceremony was a luxe glamping extravaganza with their closest friends and family, and they opted to spend their honeymoon in an RV touring the country. Here’s a little incentive to follow their lead: A recent study found that couples who camp together have better sex — as well as more of it, mostly because the lack of distractions and overall de-stressing that happens in nature.

What Do YOU Think?
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Do you find any of these relationship-building methods helpful? How do you keep your relationship healthy? Which celebrity couple is your favorite?

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