Celebrities may not be best known for maintaining long term relationships, but there are plenty of exceptions. Besides, there’s also a lot to be learned from heartbreak. If you’ve ever wondered which of your celeb faves give the wisest advice, you don’t have to wait any longer. We’ve compiled a list of the best advice celebrities have ever offered. Regardless of your relationship status, you’re bound to find some of these recommendations useful. While some of these stars are married or in long term relationships, others learned the most about love during painful breakups, or even while they were happily single. Check out our compilation of the best love advice from celebrities for some clarity regardless of whether you’re married, heartbroken, or forever alone.
Beyonce Says Love Yourself First
Beyonce and Jay Z are basically the original Hollywood power couple. We’re probably not the only ones who can’t remember either figure being with anyone else. Though they’d certainly had their share of public relationship hang-ups, they’ve continued to stand by each other. Also, who wouldn’t want to go to Beyonce for advice? This is what she’s had to say about starting a relationship; “I feel like you have to get to know yourself, know what you want, spend some time by yourself, and be proud of who you are before you can share that with someone else.” Well said, Beyonce, well said.
John Legend Believes In Quality Time
John and Chrissy are one of Hollywood’s most visible couples. While some may argue that they’re overexposed, every time they’re seen together, it reminds us of what makes them so beloved. All in all, they’re one of the best couples to go to for advice. When John was asked the key to he and Chrissy’s relationship by E! News, he said that he and Chrissy Teigen’s success can be attributed (partly) to the fact that they prioritize spending quality time together. He told the site; “You just have to make time for each other…go on little trips…and go to dinner just the two of you sometimes.”
Vanessa Paradis Says Don’t Push It
After about fourteen years together, Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp split in 2011. After having made it so many years together in Hollywood (and having two children) their split was evidently a big surprise to the public. Though we can’t imagine it was an easy time, Vanessa seemed to have learned from the experience. Vanessa discussed the breakup in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, and she said; “Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we have in life. Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn’t work from the beginning, it’s never going to work. Don’t push it.”
Neil Patrick Harris Emphasizes Communication
Actor Neil Patrick Harris’ advice is an oldie but a goodie. He says the key to his relationship with his husband David Burtka is communication; “Good friends of ours said, ‘you need to talk it out,’ and if it means raising your voice, you need to raise your voice. ..know where you’re standing as opposed to letting stuff build up.” Neil and David have two kids, so we can imagine that their relationship at times takes a backseat, which is why it’s so important that they check in and voice their frustrations. Married or not, communication is essential to maintaining a healthy relationship.
Sienna Miller Suggests Taking Time To Process
Sienna Miller and Jude Law were engaged way back in 2004, but after Jude publicly admitted to cheating on Sienna with his nanny, the relationship didn’t last much longer. Perhaps because of the publicity of their relationship, Sienna openly spoke about it to the press. She told Esquire, “[It was] a huge part of my life and his life and it ended in a way that was awful. When something ends in a way like that, it’s important if you can, in a way, go back and revisit it and either shut that door or create a new room.“
Kristen Bell Is Vulnerable
A lot of the internet has taken to calling Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard mom and dad, and honestly, we get why. These two are relatable and talented, and they seem to bring out the best in each other. While Kristen and Dax realize that they’re aspirational for a lot of people, they’re also honest about the flaws in their relationship. Bell had this to say to a Reddit commenter who asked for relationship advice; “Try hard. It’s uncomfortable but worth it. Also BE VULNERABLE. No one does it right. So forgive. And then be vulnerable again.”
Lauren Conrad Says Its Okay To Wallow
Former star of The Hills, Lauren Conrad, had a lot of public breakups in her youth. It’s probably the reason why she has so much sage advice about how to cope; “There are those breakups that are so bad that you will need a good cry and a pint (or two) of Ben & Jerry’s. Let yourself have what you need. Let yourself go and let yourself obsess over every little detail of the breakup and the relationship. ..You will need to allow your mind to take it all in so that by the time you get back up on your feet, you know how you feel.”
Kelly Ripa Encourages Intimacy
Kelly, who has been married to her husband Mark Consuelos for twenty-two years, revealed what she believes is the key to her marriage on Watch What Happens Live. Kelly’s advice was to keep up with intimacy; “I fundamentally believe that the more you do it, the more you do it. The less you do it, the less you do it.” While Kelly’s certainly not the first to offer this advice, there are also couples out there who’d argue there are more important things than physical intimacy in a long term relationship. Different strokes for different folks!
Usher Knows That People Grow Apart
Usher has written his fair share of love songs, and his often public love life has apparently thought him a lot about heartbreak s well. Last year, the R&B singer announced his split with his wife of two years; Grace Miguel. Prior to that relationship, Usher was married to Tameka Foster, with whom he was two kids. Here’s what Usher’s apparently learned; “Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you’re with an individual who isn’t moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain’t going to work.”
Megan Mullally Says Pay Attention
Megan Mullally, who is best known for her work on Will & Grace, has been with her partner Nick Offerman (of Parks & Rec) for almost two decades. The couple has worked together numerous times, and they still seem to get along pretty well. Megan’s advice for a successful marriage has given us insight into how the two maintain their relationship: “Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you.” While the advice may seem silly at first, we all know attention is an essential part of a successful relationship.
Chelsea Peretti Believes Emojis Say A Lot
Best known for her role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chelsea Peretti is married to writer, comedian, and director Jordan Peele. The couple, who have one son, are not generally very public about their relationship. However, Chelsea has had some good dating advice to share in the past; “If you text ‘I love you,’ and the person writes back an emoji, no matter what that emoji is, they don’t love you back.” It’s no surprise that the comedian would offer humorous advice, but it’s still remarkably wise. We don’t imagine Chelsea has been in this position for a while (at least we hope not) but it’s definitely relevant to anyone in a new relationship.
David Beckham Says Have Fun
David and Victoria Beckham have been together for almost two decades, and at this point, it almost feels weird to see one without the other. Some would struggle to manage these two’s children and busy careers with their relationship, but David and Victoria seem to be doing just fine. David’s relationship advice to the world is simple: “You have to have fun together.” Considering that fun can get lost in between all of life’s responsibilities, we think David’s advice is actually great for married couples.
Hugh Jackman Says To Make Your Spouse Your Priority
Hugh Jackman is a major star, but the secret to his marriage is making his wife feel just as special. He described the key to his marriage to People with this; “Even at the Oscars, I walk out, I put my hand on my heart and I always look to Deb in the audience. Straight afterwards, I will not see anybody in my dressing room until Deb’s been in. Because that is my foundation, that is the rock, that is the foundation of our family, and therefore my life.” Aww. Knowing that a world-famous actor still finds a way to make his wife the priority when most people are looking only at him gives us hope that any of us can find a way to make our partners the priority.
Will Ferrell’s Advice Has To Do With Computers
Comedian Will Ferrell’s love advice is surprisingly wise, despite also being funny; “Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.” We’re not totally sure if Will used this test on his wife of nineteen years, Viveca Paulin, but we figure he’s learned a thing or two about relationships by now. Essentially, it seems that Will was suggesting that it’s important to find a patient partner for a successful marriage, and also that it’s important to accept your romantic partner even at their worst.
Will Smith Says Work On Yourself
When Will Smith was asked about his decades-long marriage with Jada Pinkett Smith, he told Entertainment Tonight,” We’ve been asking ourselves [what’s the secret to marriage] and really at the end of the day it’s just not quitting. If there is a secret I would say it is that we never went into working on our relationship. We only ever worked on ourselves individually. And then presented ourselves to one another better than we were previously.” By following Will’s advice, not only do you make your relationship better, but also yourself.
Anne Hathaway Says Don’t Give Up
In an interview with The Telegraph, the actress didn’t speak too fondly of her relationship with Raffaello Follieri, but it seems she learned a lot from it. If you don’t recall, Anne dated Raffaello in the mid-2000s, before he was sent to prison for money laundering and various offer crimes. It was quite the scandal, but Anne apparently grew from it. She told The Telegraph; “I think the thing I learned is that a bad love experience is no reason to fear a new love experience, but you have to be very honest at every single stage with the person about how you’ve been hurt, and hopefully they will be supportive about whatever it is you have to go through.”
Blake Lively Says Avoid Distance
Actress Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Gosling have two children, successful careers, and a great deal of wealth. When asked about the key to their relationship, she told People; “My husband and I don’t work at the same time, so we all go together as a family. If we’re away as a family, it’s never more than for a day. We stay together.” Of course, not everyone has the luxury of rotating work schedules with their spouse, but the sentiment remains the same. Some people argue that distance makes the heart grown fonder, but very often it can actually tear couples apart.
Mindy Kaling Says Enjoy Your Autonomy
Mindy Kaling is pretty good at keeping her love life private, so we have no idea who or if she’s dating. However, she did just recently have her first child (she has kept the identity of the father a secret). Not too long ago, Mindy was discussing her musings about starting a family; “I’ve noticed that whenever I’ve felt the most boy crazy or when I’ve wanted to get married, it’s been when I’ve been not so happy professionally. I have this thing—and it’ll happen like five times a year on a Sunday night—the feeling like, ‘Oh, a family would be great.’ Not even being in a relationship—but a family because I’m 35. I think what snaps me out of it is just the fact that I love being by myself. I think that if I was in the wrong relationship, which I have been in several, that would be so much worse than the feeling of autonomy I feel right now.” As far as we know, Mindy is a single parent to her daughter, so it seems like she found a way to craft her own happy ending!
Sandra Bullock Says To Look Forward
Sandra Bullock is known for many things; her acting skills, her humor, and her likeability. Because of the latter, many people were disappointed when her marriage to Jesse James did not work out. Of course, it wasn’t just that it “didn’t work out,” Jesse allegedly cheated on the actress multiple times and was caught posing in Nazi regalia. Sandra was more than gracious when she spoke about the breakup, and that attitude influenced her advice after the event. She told Vogue; “We’re all where we’re supposed to be. I am exactly where I want to be now. You can’t go backward.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt Wants You To Have Faith
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt may be married now, but she had her share of heartbreak before she got there. Luckily, it seems that the actress never gave up hope that she would find someone; “I know wholeheartedly that I’m a really good partner. I think I’m a really good girlfriend, and I think that I could be a really good wife. I know that I love being able to give my love out to someone. I know there is somebody great out there for me.” It’s almost as if she dreamt it into existence! Her story is a great reminder that maintaining a little bit of faith can go a long way.