Hollywood isn't exactly a breeding ground for lasting marriages
. Trust us — we've felt the emotional effects. Every time one of our favorite famous couples announces that they're calling it quits (Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor? Anna Faris and Chris Pratt? 2017 has a been a cruel run
.), our heart breaks a little more, and not only because we'll miss lusting over those adorable red carpet pics. High profile relationships give us a real-world fairy tale, a bar against which to compare our own marriage fantasies. And when those fantasies fall apart... ouch!
It's not all doom and gloom, though. Plenty of celebrity duos are still very much in love and have marital wisdom to share that gives us butterflies. Here are 15 quotes on marriage from some of our favorite celebs.
"One of the coolest things is how supportive and happy and proud he is of my success lately. I'm with someone who is totally secure in himself. He's not trying to be anything other than who he is. The confidence he has brings it to me. " — Chrissy Teigen All the praise hands for a partner who isn't intimidated by your success — and if John Legend can step out of the spotlight for Teigen, anyone else can do the same for their own S.O. (Photo via Greg Doherty/Getty)
"We support each other in everything that we do. I love seeing her succeed at the things she loves to do and she loves seeing me succeed at things that I love to do. That's the way you should be with your partner." — John Legend When asked via Twitter Q + A for the keys to success in his (adorably PDA-heavy and jaw-droppingly gorgeous) marriage to supermodel, chef, and host Chrissy Teigen, Legend spoke to the couple's commitment to unconditional support. (Photo via Allen Berezovsky/Getty)
"Meeting John really changed my life. When I feel the support that I have from him, I feel invincible. There's someone behind you on your good days, and someone in front of you on your bad days." — Emily BluntActress and comedian Emily Blunt's thoughts on her relationship with husband John Krasinski make us all warm and fuzzy. The kind of unconditional support they share is the stuff that marital dreams are made of.
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"I know I'm guilty of and I think a lot of people are guilty of sort of getting starry-eyed with love and sort of looking over the bad things and [you] keep going and you don't really prepare for how much work marriage really is." - John Krasinski Like so many other things in life, marriage is all about balance — and actor John Krasinski knows it firsthand. In the seven years since his wedding to Emily Blunt, Krasinski has learned that marriage involves work. Somehow, knowing that Hollywood royalty has to weather the challenges of married life just like the rest of us inspires us to keep pursuing healthy relationships in our own homes. (Photo via Chris Jackson/Getty)
"When you end up happily married, even the failed relationships have worked beautifully to get you there." — Julia Roberts It's easy to lose sight of this silver lining when we're caught in the middle of years of romantic turmoil, but this wisdom from the Pretty Woman herself gives us hope. After all, it's only thanks to the frogs that we eventually get to meet our prince! (Photo via Lester Cohen/Getty)
"Don't do it unless you look at that person and say, 'I can't get out of bed in the morning knowing that she's out there.' If you do get married, get a prenup. It's not about money at all. It's about having a document that states how you'll dissolve your marriage while you still have a shred of respect for each other." — Alec Baldwin
While the 2017 Emmy winner's thoughts on marriage might feel a little
un-romantic, they also speak to the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries between love and money. Getting that nasty financial business out of the way right away with a prenup clears up space for you to more authentically pursue the one you just can't live without. (Photo via Theo Wargo/Getty)
"Our relationship wasn't perfect. We had a couple years of fighting and growing pains and hating each other, then loving each other and going to couples therapy, and we worked it out ... We earned each other." — Kristen Bell
When did we fall head over heels in love with Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard, you ask? Maybe it was when they released a music video set to Toto's Africa
. Or maybe it was a year later, when they followed up with a Game of Thones
-themed music video that proved everyone is just a little obsessed with dragons. Or maybe we fall in love with them every. single. time they post a shockingly normal photo of themselves to social media. It's safe to say we're in an ongoing affair with these two, and relatable Bell's admission that their marriage is a work in progress only makes that affair more serious. (Photo via Todd Williamson/Getty)
"It just feels incredible. It feels like you have this partner who's going to be with you and also change lightbulbs. And you know, do dishes with you." — Jessica BielFinding your soul mate pretty much guarantees that you'll never be alone, whether in matters of love or home improvement. Jessica, feel free to send Justin Timberlake our way for lightbulb help any day! (Photo via Dan MacMedan)
"Every once in a while I can catch a glimpse of her when she doesn't see me looking, and I have this moment where I'm like, 'If you only make bad decisions for the rest of your life, you made one really good decision.'" - Justin Timberlake If JT's pure existence wasn't enough to make us swoon, his love for wife Jessica Biel will definitely do the trick. Timberlake's reflections on life with Biel are an important reminder of the value of gratitude — and even a dash of humility — in a long-term relationship. (Photo via Tibrina Hobson/AFP/Getty)
"And I wouldn't be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. Let me say this publicly: Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of American fall in love with you too, as our nation's first lady." — Barack ObamaWhatever your politics, you can't deny that Barack and Michelle Obama pretty much set all of our goals for modern marriage. When President Obama was reelected for a second term in 2012, his words for Michelle were perhaps the highlight of the acceptance speech. Five years later, they're still the gold standard for what it means to express your pride in your spouse. (Photo via Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty)
"There's no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love. It's like that beautiful Shakespeare quote from Romeo and Juliet: 'My bounty is as boundless as the sea. My love is deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have. For both are infinite.'" — Reese Witherspoon Leave it to Reese to quote Shakespeare so beautifully. Our key takeaway from her and the Bard? Throw yourself into love and marriage wholeheartedly. (Photo via John Shearer)
"Husbands and wives should have separate interests, cultivate different sets of friends and not impose on each other. You can't spend a lifetime breathing down each other's necks." — Paul Newman As much as we love to read about how bonded our favorite celebrities are to their spouses and how much they love spending time together, Paul Newman's relatively unique take on marriage is perfectly refreshing. According to the late Hollywood icon, individualism is key to a healthy partnership... and we're glad to hear it! (Photo via Ron Galella/Getty)
"I would never have gotten married if it weren't for him. You have to want to be married to someone. You have to feel that reciprocated. Marriage for marriage's sake doesn't make any sense to me, and I found someone with whom I could put my money where my mouth is, I guess." — Anne HathawayDon't fall prey to the idea that you need to have a ring on your finger simply because all of your friends are getting hitched. Take a page out of Anne Hathaway's book and pursue marriage based on the quality of your specific relationship with the person you just can't live without. (Photo via Gregg DeGuire/Getty)
"For marriage to be a success, every women and every man should have their own bathroom!" - Catherine Zeta-JonesMarriage is more than just love and romance — there are also practical matters to consider! With almost two decades of wedded bliss with husband Michael Douglas under her belt, we think it's safe to say that the forever fierce Zeta-Jones is a trustworthy source for marriage advice. (Photo via Al Pereira/Getty)
"Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are." - Will Ferrell Perhaps a poor WiFi connection isn't really the best test of a strong relationship, but the comedian's point about experiencing both the highs and lows of life before committing to another person is certainly well-taken. Marriage forces you and your spouse to ride out all kinds of challenges and inconveniences together, and it's important that you're prepared to cope with them as a team. (Photo via Alex Wong/Getty)
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