Celebrity marriages aren’t known to last, but when they do withstand the pressures of fame, scheduling conflicts and ego, you know the couples are on to something. #couplegoals

Here we’ve gathered some of the best lessons we’ve picked up from celebrity couples so you too can be inspired to grow your relationship with your better half.


Make it an equal partnership

It’s so important to marry somebody that you respect. It’s important to marry somebody who is your equal, and to marry somebody and to be with somebody who wants you to win as much as you want them to win,” said former US first lady Michelle Obama in an interview with television network CBS. She’s been married to Barrack Obama since 1992.


Image source: Michelle Obama Facebook page


Dating will always be important

The thing about him is, if I have a sudden craving for, say, Greek food, as long as he can, he will drop everything and schedule a Greek dinner. With him, since Day 1, he has said that the kids will grow up and they will leave us, and what’s left will be just the two of us,” said television personality Diana Ser to 8Days. She’s been married to banker James Lye since 2004.


Image source: Diana Ser Facebook page


Get on the same page

“You have to both want it to be a long and successful marriage, and even learn from other people’s mistakes. I think you have to accept that you’re both individuals who are constantly growing and changing, who have different reactions and emotions,” said actor Pierre Png to Her World. The Crazy Rich Asian star has been married to local personality Andrea de Cruz since 2003.


Image source: Pierre Png Instagram page


Take a time out when you have to

“When you're arguing, nothing you say makes it through to the other party,” said MediaCorp artiste Hong Huifang to AsiaOne. She’s been married to actor Zheng Ge Ping since 1992. (P/S He’s been known to kiss his wife goodnight daily while she bakes him bread for breakfast.)


Image source: Hong Huifang Instagram page


Give and take

"He overlooks my flaws because of my many strengths, and vice versa," Hong Kong screen goddess Carina Lau said on a Chinese television programme. She has been married to actor Tony Leung since 2008. They famously dated for two decades before getting hitched.


Image source: Carina Lau Facebook page


Get mushy

"I force him to kiss me by puckering up my lips,” Hong Kong actress Anita Yuen joked in a Chinese television interview. She has been married to singer-actor Julian Cheung since 2001.


Image source: Julian Cheung Chi Lam Facebook page


Routine is important

"Honestly, I married into a classic old-world family structure in which people like to spend time with each other and construct their lives so they can. There's such an advantage to being involved in the day-to-day details of each other's lives. It's a marvelous fabric to exist in,” Hollywood actor Tom Hanks told Oprah Winfrey. He has been married to actress-singer Rita Wilson since 1988.


Image source: Tom Hanks Instagram page

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