Dating and Relationship Advice

Celebrities aren’t exactly known for having committed, long term relationships—and who can blame them? It's hard to keep a romantic connection when you're shuffling between shoots, interviews, and meetings all day. Not to mention, you may need to fly off at a moment's notice and maintain the spark from across the world. Some celebrities, however, have succeeded in this arena and can offer nuggets of wisdom about finding and staying with the right person, even with all the baggage of being a famous person.

Not every couple is destined for a fairytale marriage, but if you're looking for some outside perspective, here's our favorite advice from the famous people who know best.

Will Smith: Self Work Comes First

You might think that finding your person comes down to finding the right traits in another human being. But at the end of the day, you receive the same energy and effort that you put out in the world. Will Smith says the key to over two decades of marriage, for him, is to work on yourself when problems arise rather than tackling the relationship first. By always working to be your best self, you can be the best partner. This will organically lead to healthy love.

Beyonce: Keep Your Independence

We've all witnessed the stereotypically clingy couple, and we all know that this co-dependence never bodes well. For Beyonce, maintaining her independence is what has gotten her through the ups and downs of her relationship with Jay-Z.  In the words of the Queen herself from a 2013 GQ interview, “I was independent before I met my husband. Your self worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” Holding on to your sense of self and individuality is necessary for your relationship to thrive.

Chrissy Teigan: Make Time To Miss Each Other

It might seem counter-intuitive, but a little separation is key to feeling closer to the other person. Just ask Chrissy Teigan, one half of the fan-favorite pair, John and Chrissy. As Chrissy told E! News,“we’re not together 365 days a year.” Yearning for another person reminds you of all the reasons you fell in love in the first place. If you’re constantly with the other person day in and day out, you don’t have a chance to miss them and appreciate them. As the saying goes, distance makes the heart grow fonder.

Kristen Bell: Don’t Be Afraid Of Therapy

After so many years together, Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard still seem madly in love. Their secret? Couples therapy. While some feel shame in seeking out a professional for relationship help, therapy can provide a clear path to communication and understanding.

Some of her other tips are to stay vulnerable (the foundation of a genuine connection) and to love someone for their full self—faults and all.

Emily Blunt: Honesty And Trust Makes Co-Working A Breeze

A couple that works together stays together, right? Actually, the opposite is frequently true. Many of us like to keep our work life and personal life separate, but being able to harmoniously work together is a sign of genuine strength. When asked how it was working with her husband, Blunt told E! News, “We really trust each other. We’re very honest with each other.” We can imagine it’s all about finding a balance—honesty is key, but when it comes down to communicating criticism to a partner, delivery can make or break the situation.