Lately, Hollywood has been flooded with baby bumps! However, many celebrities have chosen adoption over having a biological child. Here are Cupid’s top five celebrity couples who’ve adopted:
1. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t put these two at the top of our list. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met back in 2005 while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Soon after, they began dating and now have six children together; 3 of them are adopted. Jolie adopted her first child, Maddox Chivan Thornton Jolie, a Cambodian infant born on August 5th, 2001, with her then husband, Billy Bob Thornton. The actress adopted her second child, Zahara Marley Jolie, who was born in African on January 8th, 2005, without Pitt. However, Pitt later adopted both Maddox and Zahara. The couple adopted Pax Thien from Vietnam in March 15, 2007. Initially, Jolie filed alone because of the countries regulations, but Pitt adopted Pax when they went back home. Pitt and Jolie’s first biological child, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, was born in 2007 and twins Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt were born in 2008.
2. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman: Back when these two A-List actors were a couple, they adopted two children. While they were married, they adopted their daughter Isabella Jane, born in 1992, and son Connor Anthony, born in 1995. The pair first hooked up in 1990 on the set of Days of Thunder and married later that same year in Colorado. However, the lovebirds announced their separation in February 2001 after Cruise filed for divorce, but still share custody of the two children.
3. Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley: The former Grey’s Anatomy actress and musician are no strangers to adoption. The pair married back in 2007 in Utah and have two adopted daughters. This celebrity couple adopted their oldest daughter, five-year-old Nancy Leigh from South Korea back in 2009. They expanded their family in 2012 when they adopted three-year-old Adelaide who was born in Louisiana.
4. Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness: The Wolverine actor and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, married back in 1996 in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. They pair adopted Oscar Maximillian, born May 15, 2000, and Ava Eliot, born July 10, 2005. The Aussie actor and actress decided to adopt after they were unable to conceive naturally and through IVF. Jackman and Furness continue to advocate for adoption while raising their two children.
What other celebrity couples have adopted? Comment below.
Another Brad and Angelina movie is in the works! However, it is not a Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Part Two . . . yet. Although their first project together was a memorable action-packed film, the next one will be the exact opposite. According to UsMagazine.com, the 38-year-old actress opened up in an interview with Extra on Tuesday, May 20th, about the new film, saying it would be more “experimental” than anything. “It’s not a big movie, it’s not an action movie,” the Maleficient star shared with Jerry Penacoli. “It’s the kind of movie we love, but aren’t often cast in. It’s a very experimental, independent-type film where we get to be actors together and be really raw, open, try things.” The Oscar winner and mother of six also gushed over her romance with fiancé Brad Pitt: “He’s my family. He’s not just a lover and partner, which is wonderful, but he’s my family now…We have history, we work hard to make it great, we don’t kind of relax about it and take each other for granted.” Jolie was sure to clear the air and admit the couple does indeed have a few trials and tribulations along the way, saying, “Like everybody, we have our challenges, but we’re fighting to make it great.”
What are some drawbacks to working with your partner?
You may imagine working with your partner as another thing to jointly experience. The commute to work will not be such a hassle – it will be more of a transportation relief and you will save on gas. Despite the pros that may come along with working together, there is a downside. Cupid has some issues for you to keep in mind:
1. Too much time together: Believe it or not, there is a thing as spending absolutely too much time with your partner. Work is no longer a place for you to [somewhat] get away from them because they are within walking distance from you. There is really little to no time for you or your partner to get a breather without being in each other’s company.
2. Same lives: Most couples enjoy coming home from work and discussing their days. Although you and your partner will be able to do the same, the conversation may be limited because you both experienced similar situations throughout the day. In addition, your coworkers turned friends become his/her friends, too.
3. Jealousy: Imagine if you received a promotion, reward, etc. that your significant other had secretly (or publicly) been longing for or vice versa. It could either go two ways: Your partner will genuinely be happy for you or they will be envious. If they are in the second boat, you will begin to notice some kind of tension between the two of you within days, which will eventually cause a strain on the relationship.
What are some negative aspects to working with your partner? Share your thoughts below.
Angelina Jolie and fiancé Brad Pitt are expected to come together again on the big screen, according to People. This will be the stars’ first time acting along side each other since their work in the 2005 blockbuster film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. This new feature film will be based on a script written by Jolie herself, which is all the public knows right now. There is still no word on the genre, release date or what studio will release the film, but reportedly it could be about the relationship drama, Jolie, 38, wrote several years ago. Jolie is currently getting ready for the May 30 release of the Disney film Maleficent, while also working on her post production film, which she directed, Unbroken.
What are some ways to combine work with your relationship?
Being in a relationship means being partners, which means you have to work together, be there for each other and make decisions together. However, sometimes work can get in the way of you being able to spend time with your partner. So, how do you find that balance? Cupid has some advice on some ways to combine work with your relationship:
1. Unwind after work together: Nothing beats coming home from a long day of work and being able to relax. So unwind together after long days of work, sit down take a breather, find time to talk, you can do it while you watch television or make dinner, it doesn’t matter as long as you show you are there for each other. When you work a lot it can make you tired or more stressed that’s why it is important to be able to confide in your lover, because if you avoid them it only bring unnecessary stress into your relationship.
2.Confide in your partner about work: There’s nothing about talking about work with your sweetheart because as you know, communication is key for every strong relationship. Being able to talk to some one like your partner about the good and bad things about work will not only help you get things off your chest, but it can also bring you closer together. Confiding in one another will show how much you trust each other and are a part of the other ones life.
3.Let them know about the people you work with: It’s cool to be able to hangout with fellow co-workers outside of work or confide in them at work, but remember it’s always good to invite or include your honey from time to time. It’s good for the both of you to know about the people you work with, it will help with any trust issues you might have as well prevent future awkwardness when you see some one from your job outside of work, while you’re with your significant other.
What do you think are some good ways to combine work with your relationship? Share in the comments below.
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By Louisa Gonzales
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt go on a weekend getaway, just the two of them. According to UsMagazine.com, the couple were spotted at a hotel in Beverly Hills having a lovely time together on Saturday, April 5, without their six children Pax, 10, Zahaa, 9, Shiloh, 7, twins Vivienne and Knox, 5, and Maddox, 12. The engaged twosome were not shy of showing their affection towards one another, even entering the hotel arm in arm. This much-needed private outing is well-deserved because it comes after Jolie, 38, and Pitt, 50 had been a part for a few months because of their work.
What are some reasons it’s important to spend quality alone time with your partner?
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By Brittany Stubbs
It’s a busy life for the handsome Brad Pitt. Right after the Producers Guild Awards, he hopped on a flight to Australia’s Gold Coast Airport and then onto a waiting helicopter, presumably to reunite with fiancee Angelina Jolie and their six children, UsMagazine.com reports. Although Jolie has been filming Unbroken in Australia and Pitt has had a busy few months with projects of his own, they always make time for each other and their kids.
What are some ways to put your relationship before a busy work schedule?
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By April Littleton
The year 2013 is slowly drawing to an end and it’s only fitting to look back at some of the most memorable couples to grace the television screens and magazine covers. Here is Cupid’s top 10 favorite celebrity lovebirds of this year:
Some say that open marriages are a recipe for disaster, but these celebrity couples say otherwise. They admit that attraction to other people is a natural force and don’t restrict each other in the slightest. If you’ve been curious about open marriages, why not take a page from these 5 celebrity couples that have them:
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By April Littleton
It doesn’t take much for two celebrities to hit it off while they’re practicing lines together on the set of their new film or while shooting some improv on the latest hit television show. Many of us wonder what it would be like to see some of our favorite onscreen couples get together in real life. Brace yourself. Cupid has a list of celebrity couples who indeed took their romance off camera:
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By Kerri Sheehan
Like many other people, stars are likely to meet their future boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife at work. For them, this means on the set of their latest movie and television ventures. People tend to date who they’re in close contact with, so if you’re famous then your close contacts will most likely be other famous people. Hollywood co-stars who become romantically involved are a common occurrence; still America can’t help but to be fascinated by it. Here are six of our favorite celebrity couples who met on set:
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By Petra Halbur
A nasty breakup can leave you with a hopelessly bleak view of your future. You have two options: you can either convince yourself that you’ll never be happy alone, or enjoy success without that special “him” or “her” in your life. It’s during dark times like this that denizens of the entertainment world can actually offer a grounded perspective. Plenty of celebrities have emerged from painful breakups and divorces and gone on to achieve amazing professional success … often within only a few years of the breakup. Here are a few to consider:
It isn’t surprising that everyone is talking about Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement of her preventative double mastectomy. The news sparked conversations about the procedure itself and the decision to go public, but I want to talk about her rock-solid support system. In a New York Times op-ed piece she wrote, “I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive.” She mentioned he was present for all of her medical procedures and surgeries at the Pink Lotus Breast Center. He has, in turn, recently called her decision to have the radical procedure and be public about it, “absolutely heroic.”
While it seems that Brad agreed with Angelina’s choice, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes a spouse or partner has a harder time accepting the other’s decision to have a procedure whether it be preventative, corrective, or plastic surgery. Does that mean a relationship is destined to fail?
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By Meghan Fitzgerald
People reports that Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy due to a high risk of breast cancer. Jolie wrote a piece, “My Medical Choice” on NYTimes.com, and the following was included: “My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.” Husband, Brad Pitt, was there at every step of the way, according to Jolie.
How do you help your partner through a serious health condition?
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Push Back Wedding Because of Brad Pitt and Angelina JoliePosted In: Tying Knots
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By Meghan Fitzgerald
The wedding plans for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are slightly delayed due to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. UsMagazine.com reports that beloved couple “Brangelina” are planning upcoming nuptials and Aniston did not want theirs to interfere. According to NY Daily News, “She does not want her day associated with them.” The celebrity couple considered moving the date up but Theroux didn’t want to rush.
What are some ways to keep the thought of your ex from ruining your relationship?
Celebrities That Actually Get Their Hands Dirty When Giving BackPosted In: Exclusives, Features
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By Samantha Menjor
Picture this: You are helping rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy down on the Jersey Shore. You ask a fellow volunteer to give you a handful of nails and when you turn around you’re staring into the gorgeous eyes of Brad Pitt himself! While the chances of that scenario actually happening are slim, it is no surprise that most, if not all, celebrities attach their name to some sort of charity work. Whether they are boosting their image, expanding their brand, or truly helping out those in need, you can always count on seeing a superstar promote an aid organization at some point throughout their career. However, many times it is hard to differentiate between those who volunteer for good publicity and those who are really adamant about helping the less fortunate. Several stars have been accused of misusing funds or misrepresenting non-profit organizations. So, which celebs are serious about joining a cause and making a change? Find out:
Celebrity couples have been the target of admonition and admiration for years. The Jekyll and Hyde reaction to whatever the latest or hottest pop culture pairing happens to be is as over the top as ever. I’ve always theorized that these couples’ break up rates aren’t as dramatically different from the general population.
Extravagant Celebrity Gifts Within Reach of Your BudgetPosted In: Guest Posts
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By Shelly Cone
Ah, to be in love around the holidays! The peace, the goodwill … and the gifts. Of course any holiday gift from your loved one is special, but if you happen to be a celebrity, you can bet that special comes with a high price tag.
As the holiday season draws near, we can only guess at what some of Hollywoood’s most celebrated couples are buying for each other. But based on what some celebrity couples have already given each other this year, it’s likely there will be some luxury under their trees.
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By Jessica Nappi
With all the riches that come with being a celebrity, it’s easy to travel and hop from place to place. But they also have hectic schedules. From movie-making to appearances to product promotion, celebrities always have somewhere to go and somewhere to be. When two celebrities hook up making a celebrity power couple, the paparazzi catches them running around all the more. Although most superstars are constantly on the go, here are the celebrity couples that can really just never stay in one place:
When Brad Pitt reflects back on 2012, what pattern does he see? “It’s been a family type of year, a down-home type of year,” Pitt recently reported to People. As Pitt, 49, spoke about his family, while having dinner in his London rental with twins Knox and Vivienne, he didn’t let out all the details about his upcoming wedding to fiancée Angelina Jolie. However, he did say that the wedding theme will be “Just family…Keep it simple — really.” One thing the Killing Them Softly actor confirms is that fatherhood has “absolutely” made him a better man. With regards to what he has planned for his time before turning 50 next year, Pitt simply says, “I want to enjoy this year more than ever.”
How do you know if your partner is cut out for parenthood?
Break out the tuxedoes; a wedding celebration is in order. Engaged to one of Hollywood’s famous stars, Brad Pitt says his wedding to Angelina Jolie is coming soon, as reported in People. At Monday night’s premiere of his new film Killing Them Softly in New York, Pitt, 48, stated “I am getting more pressure from my kids, and it is something I want to do within their lifetime, but I also feel like the time has come.” The world famous couple has been together for seven years and became engaged this past spring. Even though Pitt and Jolie, 37, raise their six children together, Pitt still believes the wedding will be significant to their family. “I am surprised how much [marriage] meant to me once you had that.”
What are some ways to involve your children in your wedding?
There is just something about a bad girl that men can’t seem to resist. We know they are bad for us, but that sure doesn’t stop us from feeling the way that we do, especially when it comes to the celebrities who we crush on.
Look no further than the overwhelming attention paid to celebrities such as Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie and Lindsay Lohan during the heights of their popularity. Don’t forget, it wasn’t that long ago when Angelina Jolie was carrying a vile of blood around her tattoo-laced body, and lip locking with her brother on national television.
Leaving Your Mark: Stars Who Profess Their Love with TattoosPosted In: Exclusives, Features
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Photo: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures
By Nic Baird
The rich and famous get tattoos for the same reasons as anyone else, and at least at its core, it’s about self-expression and an unchanging reminder in a changing life. A celebrity’s brand is their image, and that’s often something to consider when deciding between Mike Tyson’s tribal face design or Drew Barrymore’s navel butterfly. While we common folk might get a little attention for a bold new tat, it doesn’t compare to the buzz created by new celebrity ink. Here are some of the reasons celebrities get tattoos. For the most part, they’re not that different from anyone else.
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By Teresa Lopez
There are two things that every girl loves: horoscopes and checking out celebrity couples. We’ve put the two together, as we are going to be looking at some of the hottest couples and what their star signs have to say about their relationships. From polar opposites to people born on the same day, we’ve got it all! So, here’s a taste of celebrity astrology that may help you predict the future of your relationships:
Could you imagine the likes of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt or Honor Warren coming to your front door on Halloween night? For some lucky neighbors, that’s just what happened last year. This week, we’re taking a look at 5 celebrity families that love to go trick-or-treating with their tots in their swanky neighborhoods.
1. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt:
Yo Gabba Gabba! RadarOnline caught Brangelina and their brood trick-or-treating in the Los Angeles area on Halloween night last year.
Brad Pitt looked hilarious dressed up as DJ Lance Rock from the kids TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! His leading lady, Angelina Jolie, went as the walking dead, while Maddox was a dead army soldier, Zahara was Batgirl and Shiloh was a jet fighter.
2. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren:
Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren got festive with their two daughters, Honor and Haven, last Halloween. Dressed in costumes, the family-of-four were seen trick-or-treating in their Pacific Palisades neighborhood.
Cash looked great as Superman, while Jess wore a cute cat outfit. But Honor stole the show in her Princess Ariel costume.
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By Lily Rose
First comes love. Then, comes marriage. Then, comes a little one sitting in a baby carriage. In 2012, things may not happen exactly in that order — especially for our favorite celebrity duos. No matter the order of things, when the little bundle of joy does come, it is cause for celebration and for baby announcements. Celebrity baby announcements range from traditional to over-the-top.
We’ve all gone through our own breakups, and no matter how painful they can be, sometimes seeing celebrities break up is even worse. Celebrity splits involve not only the two in the relationship, but also their entire fan base. Breakups in the celebrity world means more than just broken hearts. They also mean no longer seeing them pose together on the red carpet, waving goodbye to those PDA-filled paparazzi shots and saying sayonara to those lengthy interviews where they gush about how much in love they are. Here are three celebrity breakups that had us screaming:
Engagement rings are one of the most important elements in beginning a marriage. They signify the bond you have with your partner, their commitment to you and the security of your relationship. Of course, there’s also the glamour and luxury that comes with a gorgeous diamond on your hand. Here are some celebrity engagement rings that perfectly represent both the strength and extravagance of celebrity marriage:
The ever-elusive Brangelina was finally spotted in France while in Le Touquet. The couple owns a 1,000 acre estate in the south of France just near Le Touquet, and Brad Pitt and fiancé Angelina Jolie are both in Europe working on projects; Angelina shooting Malificent, and Brad shooting The Counselor. They have been spotted amid the multiple rumors that the wedding is set for next spring. Though nothing has been confirmed, one insider tells UsMagazine.com, “Angelina wants a simple, joyous wedding.”
I’ve always been fiercely and annoyingly Team Jen, so when the news of her engagement to Justin Theroux broke out, I was possibly a bit too excited. As a complete and utter romantic, I’m just happy she’s found her happy ending. In honor of America’s Sweetheart, here are 4 things Jennifer Aniston has taught me about love:
When two slightly obnoxious celebrities get together, it creates something much worse than either would be alone. Everyone knows of celebrity couples like these: when you see them, you just have to change the channel or put down your magazine. Sometimes certain couples make you want to scream, “Enough already!” Being one of these “power couples” can definitely be a bad thing. Whether they’re obnoxiously “cute,” painstakingly annoying, or overly pompous together, it gets to the point where no one wants to hear about them anymore. Here are some celebrity couples that we could live without:
Many of us can relate to similar problems on a smaller scale, but it can still be exhilarating and deeply saddening to watch our favorite stars let us down in these ways. However, sometimes celebrity couples begin their love lives under this sort of scrutiny. Although not all celebrity affairs work out, some blossom into long-lasting relationships. Here are six couples that made the headlines with their scandalous splits, affairs and ensuing sprint to the altar:
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Half of Hollywood’s hottest pair, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, attended the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. Pitt was there, and he took the time to discuss his recent engagement to his leading lady. According to People, Pitt said the engagement was “something that made sense.” Although the actor was in France to promote his new gangster movie, Killing Them Softly, he also put to rest a rumor that he and Jolie were planning to marry in August. Pitt concluded, “There is no date. We’re still hoping for marriage equality in the United States before we get married.” With that said, Hollywood may just have to wait a little longer for the Jolie-Pitt ‘I do’s.’
What are some ways to tell it’s time to pop the question?
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made a stop by London’s Lucian Freud exhibit this past Thursday, without the kids, according to Pop Sugar. That said, they did recently have a family outing to see the matinee showing of Billy Elliot the Musical. The entire family will also soon be heading out to the South of France together for the Cannes Film Festival. The celebrities will have a chance to spend some family time together while walking the red carpet.
Katy Perry was in love with Russell Brand. They got married, and then 14 months later, got divorced. When celebrity microwave relationships heat up so fast our heads spin and then fly off , we all go running to internet blogs and message boards looking for answers. Often, reasons why celebrity couples break up are obvious … and those reasons often involve money.
In Katy Perry’s case, she was a popular singer before wedding Brit uber-talent Russell Brand. Both of them were exceedingly busy on photo and movie shoots, concert tours and everything else that accompanies stardom. With so much time spent apart, it’s no wonder Russell and Katy experienced problems that ultimately resulted in a failed marriage. The question is, what makes celebs think they can sustain a healthy relationship while living apart and chasing the almighty dollar rather than the connection that keeps the home fires burning?
Angelina Jolie with Vivienne, Knox, Pax, Zahara, and Shiloh. Photo: FameFlynetUK/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES
Newly engagedBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, were spotted at U.K’s Legoland with their children. According to People, Pitt and Jolie were “very much in love, too. And a really happy family.” In past visits, Jolie took the children to Legoland on her own, but this time Pitt was happy to tag along. After Legoland, the family visited a petting zoo, Odds Farm.
What are some creative family outings that can still be romantic?
Congratulations to Hollywood power couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, on their engagement! The longtime couple have been together since 2005 and have six children together. Sources say that their upcoming marriage is a promise for the future. Their children, who have long been supportive of the pair tying the knot, are said to be very happy. According to People, there is no date set for the wedding at this time. The actress’ stunning engagement ring was designed by Robert Procop.
When you’re in a long-term relationship, how do you know when to get married?
Celebrity Women Who Are the Breadwinners of the RelationshipPosted In: Exclusives, Features
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The ladies of Generation X were some of the first to trade the domesticity of the housewife for the slacks of Corporate America. Powerful and confident women are sexy, but society hasn’t completely caught up with us yet, and it’s still uncommon for a female salary to outweigh that of her spouse’s. That’s where Hollywood comes in with a good message for once, as stunning starlets are throwing off the national average by earning more than their partners. Below is a list of sexy celebrities empowering themselves through healthy relationships and hefty paychecks: …Ready for the rest? Click here!
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It looks like Angelina Jolie may be having a case of the exes. Jolie’s 10-year-old son, Maddox, has reportedly developed a crush on Brad Pitt’s ex wife, Jennifer Anniston, the Enquirerreported. Sources say that Maddox’s fascination began after he and his nanny watched Marley & Me and has since caused the youngster to plot posters of Aniston on his bedroom walls. “Maddox is infatuated with Jennifer, and Angelina is fuming,” a close source told the tabloid. “Maddox simply likes Jen’s sweet face and look.”
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By Ricky Peterson
Everyone wants to have a great long term relationship that keeps on getting better, but it simply won’t happen without some effort on the part of both partners. Making a stable relationship work isn’t always easy, though, as we see many a famous couple going through their ups and downs in public via tabloids … and it’s no different for us regular folk.
That said, here are four things that we can all work on to make our own relationships stronger, and a couple of well known examples from the celebrity world for some do’s and don’ts:
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By Jemima Lopez
He lives in L.A, and he lives in London. While having a trans-Atlantic relationship is tough, if there’s anything British celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham can prove is that long distance relationships can work. Married for 12 years, they just welcomed their fourth child. Their American counterparts, actors Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie, have made it work, too. Despite separation between films, they’ve managed to stay in a committed relationship for seven years. They share six children.
But non-celebrities have remote relationships, too. In fact, more than 3.5 million Americans were in a long distance relationship in 2005, according to the latest statistics. With the development of new technology, that number is most likely on the rise. While us common folks can’t afford to jet set or send extravagant gifts, that doesn’t mean our long distance relationship can’t last just as long. Use these tips to help maintain your relationship like the stars:
What’s the first thing you think of when someone says Sin City? Ok, after legalized prostitution. That’s right — quickie Vegas weddings in chapels illuminated with neon lights. The fact is, Las Vegas issues approximately 100,000 marriage licenses each year and boasts almost as many wedding chapels as it does casinos. For celebrity couples, those quickie weddings are typically followed by quickie divorces and embarrassing publicity. Vegas’ abundance of 24-hour bars makes us wonder if some of our favorite celebs were under the influence of something other than love when they tied the knot, Vegas-style. Here are a few examples:
Everyone remembers the moment they met the love of their life, whether it be at a park, a coffee shop or at the office. For many celebrity couples, the setting of the beginning of their love story was the work place. While some couples couldn’t keep the torch in their love life burning, the following celebrity couples turned “just a normal day at the office” into unforgettable romances that tabloids and fans constantly follow and discuss:
Hollywood is boasting a bevy of babies. Jennifer Garner and Kelly Ripa are known for focusing on their families, while maintaining busy careers. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan, are rapturously cradling a new baby boy. Not only that, but Angelina Jolie is rumored to be pregnant again. How do these celebrities manage to keep their romantic relationships strong with the many demands of having a career and children?
Drs. Charles D. Schmidt and Elizabeth A. Schmidt conducted a 25-year study of couples who had been happily married for 30 years or more to find out what makes love last. They found seven secrets to building a happy and successful marriage. That’s not easy to do with a carful of kiddos–but as these celebrity moms and dads show, it can indeed be done. Here’s how:
Some celebrity couples have the “it” factor that just draws us in and makes us interested in everything happening in their lives. Other duos have to work a bit harder for our attention, but either way, we cannot help but take notice. They make headlines because of their enviable romances, high-profile careers and cute kids; and we anxiously await their next moves.
Below are five power couples that, for better or worse, never fail to command our attention:
Beauty comes from the inside and out, and the radiance of love can be the most profound beauty people can exude. There are plenty of beautiful stars in Hollywood and when two gorgeous celebrities are matched together, they turn heads and leave us awe-struck. Here are ten of the most beautiful famous couples that Hollywood has to offer:
Finding out if you and your sweetheart are meant to be is sometimes a gut feeling, judged by your relationship’s strengths and flaws. However, many couples (more often women) seek clarity by visiting psychics and astrologers. Whether for fun or to validate some serious decision-making about the fate of a relationship, these ‘supernatural’ predicting methods are a trend for young women looking for advice. If you’re a numbers gal, numerology may be the thing that you crave.