Thursday 13 February 2020
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen serve some real love advice: Photo: Xavi Torrent/ AFP

Let’s be honest: matters of the heart, love, and relationships aren’t exactly the easiest of things. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

It just takes hefty servings of effort, communication, understanding, kindness, compassion, and – ironically – love. And if you think all that just sounds too bothersome, and that “oh, love should be easy!” well honey, it’s time for a reality check. And who better to get that from than those who constantly have busy schedules and need to socialise for a living, yet still seem to be in loving relationships – we mean celebrity couples.

Here are some advices on love and relationships that will make you believe in love (or at least motivate you to try being in love) again:

John Legend X Chrissy Teigen

In an interview with E! News, Legend advises: “You just have to make time for each other, go on little trips like we did for her birthday and go to dinner just the two of you sometimes. You still have to have romance time.”

Ryan Reynolds X Blake Lively

The actor commented in Vanity Fair: “She always responds with empathy. She meets anger with empathy. She meets hate with empathy. She’ll take the time to imagine what happened to a person when they were five or six years old. And she’s made me a more empathetic person.”

Goldie Hawn X Kurt Russell

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US actress Goldie Hawn and US actor Kurt Russell. Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP

Hawn shared in People: “We don’t have a perfect relationship. Sometimes I get mad and sometimes Kurt gets mad. It’s normal. Continuing to listen and grow is important because we get into bad habits in relationships. We’re cognisant of these things in our relationships, being mindful and caring and listening.”

Jessica Biel X Justin Timberlake

The actress told Marie Claire: “We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things. If you can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it’s like: Score!”

Kristen Bell X Dax Shepard

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On our wedding day. Just cuz. 💍🔔♥️

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“Vulnerability always begets connection and intimacy. Stay vulnerable with each other. in 10 years, when the dopamine has waned, remember: Life is a crazy ride. It’s a privilege to go through it wit ha partner. Take necessary separateness. It will make your marriage better. Loving someone despite their faults, failings or other character defects is the most powerful loving thing you can do. Rejoice in what makes the other person happy, and allow them their individual interests. Know that everyone is doing the best they can with what they’ve got. So get a bigger emotional toolbox to fix your problems.”