Ugly Betty star America Ferrera was the opposite of ugly during her recent wedding to longtime boyfriend, Ryan Piers Williams, according to People. The Emmy-winning actress, 27, and Williams were married Monday night in “an intimate setting amongst close friends and family,” her rep reports.  The couple first met when Williams cast Ferrera in his student film at the University of Southern California and the couple became engaged in 2010.  “We kind of connected from the get-go on that professional level and that was something that really drew us to each other,” Ferrera said. She also said that she and her beau have “a shared passion for what we do and our work.”

Is it important that your partner share a passion for your career?

Cupid’s Advice:

Career path typically shouldn’t be a determining factor in your relationship.  Here are ways to be supportive whether you do share a passion for your partner’s relationship or you don’t:

1. Opposites attract: Yes, you and your mate should have some things in common, but he or she is in no way obligated to share a passion for your career.  The ‘opposites attract’ theory says the following: If you love singing, your honey can absolutely hate it, but still love you.

2. Put yourself In his or her shoes: Imagine if you were in the same career as your mate.  This will help you understand what makes your partner tick a lot better than simply knowing his or her professional title.

3. Be there: No matter how bad it works your nerves, it’s still important to be there for your partner when he or she hits a stumbling block in his or her career.

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