By Noelle Downey

It’s official! Katherine Heigl absolutely loves her family life. Recently in celebrity news, Heigl gushed to EOnline.com on the red carpet of her movie premiere about her love for her three children and the secret to her long-lasting and incredibly happy celebrity relationship with her husband. “I think honestly, that we just are really good friends,” Heigl confessed about her longtime love, Josh Kelley, “We’re sort of best friends, we get along really well, we have a really good time together. We have our moments, like any couple, so we just sort of cling to that friendship when stuff gets hard.” Kelley and Heigl have been married for nearly ten years and have three children, Naleigh, Adalaide and Joshua, and the celebrity mom joked that she’s all in for more. “I’m kind of like, ‘Let’s have four or five’ and Josh is tapping out,” Heigl confessed, adding that whether or not there are more celebrity babies on the horizon for her and her hubby, her daughters are adjusting incredibly well to new family addition, four-month-old Joshua. “They’re fawning all over him,” Heigl admitted with a huge smile.

This celebrity news has us very happy for Katherine Heigl! What are some secrets to a long-lasting relationship?


Cupid’s Advice:

Heigl and Kelley seem to have figured out the set of secrets that help them build a blissfully happy marriage. Here are Cupid’s top tips on how to have a relationship as happy as this celebrity couple’s:

1. Build a strong friendship: Just as Heigl says that she and Kelley are “best friends,” it’s important for you to feel the same way about your romantic partner. Building a firm friendship is a necessary and strong foundation for any romantic relationship, and knowing that someone always has your back is vital in any long-term partnership. Romance is important and intimacy is a must, but friendship adds a warm glow and allows love to flourish even in times of hardship.

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2. Prioritize your relationship: The best couples are those that make time for each other even in the busiest seasons of their lives. If you’re constantly pushing quality time with your significant other or spouse to the bottom of your priorities list, it’s time to take a good hard look at how much you’re contributing to this relationship’s success. With work, kids and other time commitments, making time isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary in order to make sure your relationship is still healthy and strong years after you first fall in love.

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3. Be honest about your needs: Even in the best relationship, it’s likely that you will go through rough patches if you stay together long-term. If you’re feeling as though your partner isn’t truly meeting your needs the way you want them to, be open with them about it. Make time for an honest, calm discussion, and prepare yourself to listen and be receptive if they have concerns for you as well.

These celebrity parents are clearly knocking it out of the park when it comes to caring for each other and their family. What are some of your tips for making sure your relationship stays strong through any kind of weather? Let us know in the comments!