20 Secrets of Couples Who Stay Together Forever
1. Never underestimate the value of asking your partner how his day went. Niceties don’t become any less nice just because they become routine. At the end of the day, even if you felt like no one cared about anything you did, at least you know your partner will not only care but want to know details.
2. Some fights are just fights. They don’t have to be deal breakers. You can be madly in love with a person and still be mad at that person. Fights don’t have to spell The End. Couples that stay together choose the relationship over the conflict.
3. Accept that relationships come with obligations. You might not want to do everything your partner wants you to do with him — work events, seeing a band he likes, even errands — but you also know it makes him happy to have you by his side, which makes doing those things totally worth it.
4. But be honest about which events you feel strongly that your partner attend. Not everything can be a must. He knows to tell you that it’s really important you attend Passover seder every year but will live if you decline an invite to his friend’s Super Bowl party. You’re both fair about it.
5. Little surprise purchases go a long way. Does your partner love mint chocolate chip ice cream? Picking some up while you’re at the store shows you were thinking of him even while going about your boring everyday chores like restocking the milk.
6. Don’t force group or double dates when all couples aren’t friends. You don’t have to share the same friends. It’s OK to still go out one-on-one with your girlfriends, even if you all have significant others. The guys don’t have to be friends just because you are, and not every conversation is a group conversation anyway.
7. Kiss hello before doing anything else when you get home. Kiss good-bye when you leave. It’s always just the sweetest if he has to go to work extra-early but stops by to kiss you quickly while trying not to wake you. Or when he walks you to the door when you head out. And an immediate kiss when you reunite at the end of the day means you care about each other above all else.
8. Sometimes you have to say no to invitations so you can spend time with each other. Just because your calendar is blank one night doesn’t mean you have to agree to plans if someone asks. Life gets weirdly busy as you get older. It’s nice to use that free time to just be together.
9. Treat his family like yours. They love to know you think of them as family. And your partner will love to see you treat them like your own family. Call or text from time to time. Hang out with them when your significant other isn’t around.
10. More “I love you”s are better than fewer. Three words that just never get old. You’re seriously not going to say it too much.
11. Be sympathetic when your significant other is sick. Maybe it means canceling dinner plans and picking up soup. Maybe it means running to the drugstore for more cough drops. Don’t complain. No one gets sick on purpose, and if the situation were reversed, you know he’d take care of you.
12. Take on more of the errands/household chores when the other one is swamped at work. No, you don’t want to do laundry, but you do it to make your partner’s life easier. And by checking things off your mutual to-do list, you’ll be more likely to do things you actually enjoy together when his schedule frees up. Plus, you’ll have a crazed period at some point too, and it all evens out in the end.
13. Don’t make jokes at each other’s expense. Be respectful and think about what he’d want you to share with a group. He’s your partner, not your punch line.
14. Be on time. So many meaningless fights can be avoided by being on time. Start your eyeliner 20 minutes earlier than you think you need to. Chances are either you or your partner, or someone in the party you’re meeting, is sensitive about punctuality, so be there when you say you will so you don’t avoid anyone the wrong way and seem rude.
15. If someone talks shit about your S.O., defend him. Even if you’re generally too polite to correct people or call them out on rudeness, sometimes you have to make an exception. After all, you’re supposed to be each other’s biggest supporters.
16. Keep each other informed of your individual plans. You’re going to grab a drink with a friend after work? Great, have fun. But let him know where you’re going to be so (1) he doesn’t worry and (2) he knows you won’t be around if he wants to make his own plans. It’s not a matter of asking permission — it’s a matter of being courteous because you always want to rest easy knowing your S.O. is alive and well and not in trouble.
17. Respond to each other’s texts, calls, etc. No screening when it comes to your significant other. If he needs to get in touch for whatever reason, that should be a priority.
18. Choose not to fight when you travel. The luxury hotel you booked turned out to be not so luxury at all. Or he forgot to pack your toiletry kit like he said he would. You can get cranky and be That Couple having it out at the airport, or you can realize you’ll have a good story or inside joke in the future.
19. Be spontaneous. Make a dinner reservation for just the two of you at the last minute. Or just wander into your favorite restaurant and eat at the bar. Have random morning sex. Surprise him with concert tickets. Keeping things unexpected makes being with the person you love even more fun.
20. Love each other unconditionally. Sometimes it really is just that simple.
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How to Be Together Forever, According to a Couple Married for 55 Years
Forever, as a concept, has always terrified me. I think it’s the finality of the word—that there’s no end, no second act. It’s especially intimidating in the realm of relationships, which are often only deemed “successful” if they never end. You move in with the presumption that you’ll never move out. You marry with the intention of never being on your own again. You get into bed with someone one night and wake up believing you’re through sleeping alone. For a control freak like me, that permanence is overwhelming.
But when I mentioned this anxiety to Raye and Jerry, who have been together for 55 years, they brushed it off like a piece of lint. Don’t focus on what could have been. Think of all that could be. After seeing each other through countless moves, career changes, childbirths, illnesses, and losses, they say their love isn’t made up of one continuous commitment, but many smaller, fragmented adventures. That’s the lesson that stuck with me the most following our conversation about their life together: That forever is a perpetually growing field of possibilities, one that continues to bloom no matter how many times you mow it over. And when you reframe it like that, all you’re left with is an adventure. Below, a little bit about theirs.
Iman: Before we get into the two of you as a couple, I’d love to hear a little about who you are as individuals.
Raye: Well, I come from a very large family. I was the first of 11 children.
Jerry: I was the youngest of seven. I grew up in the upper midwest, in a small town where my grandfather was the first African American settler. He was a deputy sheriff and a railroad worker. And in those days, that was unheard of in small-town Illinois. He was also a tough, hellfire-and-brimstone Baptist minister. My grandmother was a housekeeper for a very wealthy person in Chicago. So I had the best of both worlds—I’d spend the weekdays hiding in my little hometown, and the weekends in a dining car on my way to the city. They’d serve me waffles and hot chocolate because they knew that I was Dr. Moseley’s grandson.
Raye: My parents did not have time to spoil any of us. We were taught how to do things, and then we were allowed to make mistakes and learn how to correct them. We physically did not fight each other—when we got upset with one another, we’d go up to them and try to hug them real tight, and squeeze the breath out of them. But that was about the worst we could do.
Iman: How did you two cross paths?
Jerry: Oh, let me start with this one.
Raye: I will correct you if necessary!
Jerry: I would go up and spend the summers in Minneapolis as a teenager. I started dating a young lady, who was going to St Catherine’s for college. So, I decided I wanted to go to St. Thomas, right across the street. But her mother decided that I was from small-town Illinois and that I wasn’t worthy, so I swore off big-city women. My next-door neighbor was a big basketball star at Northeast Missouri State, and at the last minute, I asked if he could help get me in. He did, and I went. I walked onto campus, and the second or third day, I met this woman right here. And I said, “Hmph, can I have a date?” This was in 1965. And she said, “Well, sure. As long as it’s the library!” That kind of set the standard for our relationship.
Raye: We’ve been together ever since.
Jerry: I won’t further muddy the story, but we were on a fraternity boat ride in St. Louis in 1967, and she turned to me and said, “Someday, when we get married…”
Raye: I don’t remember that at all!
Jerry: She’s going to pretend she doesn’t remember, but the day after she said that, I went home to my parents and told them that I was going to bring her up to meet them. And my mother said, “No, no, no. You have to go down and ask for her father’s hand in marriage.”
Raye: You mean for my hand in marriage!
Jerry: Yes, that’s right. And I said, “Why? She pretty much asked me to marry her!” But that didn’t sit well with my very traditional family. So I went down there, and I said to her father, “I’d like to marry your daughter.” And he looked at me, and said, “Well, you know you’re taking my baby away…”
Raye: We got married on my graduation day.
Jerry: I went to summer school to catch up because she’s substantially older than me. By at least a year and a quarter!
Raye: I don’t look it though, that’s the good thing. That was 1968. Our relationship has matured a lot since then. It has become real. It has been tested. And when I say tested, I’m talking career changes, moves, having children—one with a health problem. Both of our careers were in education. I was in business, and he was in sociology and psychology, and eventually, administration. That was his first career, anyway.
Jerry: I’ve had three or four careers.
Raye: Once he went into business and industry, I decided that was it for me. The moves started coming in too fast and being a teacher, moving from state to state? You have to take all these tests. And I thought, “Well, forget that.” I enjoy being a mother—most of the time. (Sometimes, kids drive you crazy!) There was never any mountain we couldn’t overcome. There was never a reason not to do something.
Iman: Did you ever feel like there was a time when you wanted different things?
Raye: I’ll let you answer that one.
Jerry: Oh, really!
Raye: Yeah, I want to hear this one.
Jerry: Well, we had 13 tough corporate moves, at times when they were not conducive for us personally, but we had to learn to compromise, to adjust to change. We learned to rely on each other.
Raye: When I found out we were going to move that very first time, I said, “Hey! Are we going to have an adventure?” We both had to work to get it done, but it wasn’t a chore—it was something exciting. It was a way of getting out and seeing things and traveling and sharing new experiences.
Jerry: And she has always managed the family resources, budget, and taxes—for over 53 years. This is a cheap shot, and I admit it, but I think millennials who make the decision not to get married or make a commitment until they pay off their college debts is a cop-out. We both had college loans. And the fashionable thing to do now is to get a prenup, and to me, that sets a standard for how you’re going to trust and believe in each other.
Raye: The way I see it, a prenup is a plan for an unsuccessful marriage. If you don’t have a plan for failure, you don’t accept anything as a failure. There’s never a reason to quit. We may not always agree or like each other’s ideas, but we have always been in this together.
Jerry: You know, my original plan was to be a marriage counselor.
Iman: Wow. This article could write itself.
Jerry: I ultimately decided it wasn’t right for me, but the fundamentals stuck with me. My parents were, I would say, madly in love. They were married for 56 years before strokes hit them. I always believed marriage was a long-term deal, and it comes with its ups and downs. But when you pick someone, you pick them.
Iman: Can you give me an example of one of those low points?
Jerry: Raye was diagnosed with breast cancer, the scary kind, the day of our daughter’s graduation. She went through 10 months of terrible chemo. When you see someone that you love experiencing that, you go through it with them. And she had to do the same with me. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer years later. Moments like those change not only who you are, but what’s important to you.
Raye: When challenges present themselves, I toughen up. As a mother, I wanted to be strong, the silent glue that held my family together. I wanted to make everything better. But when I reach that point of needing my own someone to go to, I turn to him. That reliance isn’t, Oh, baby, you’ll be fine. It’s more like, Okay, let’s look at this. What can you do? What can I do? And how are we going to do this together? When one is up, one is down. It’s a see-saw that goes back and forth, but it always evens out.
Jerry: But let me be clear: We have been very blessed. Our relationship was not a check-list. Remember, I told you our first date was at the library? I never had any problem with that. Our decisions didn’t feel like sacrifices: We enjoyed sharing new experiences. But there are compromises that we had to make. Perhaps the most traumatic for me is that I married the only black woman in the United States that can’t cook fried chicken…
Raye: He has to buy store-bought fried chicken, and I don’t care! I may not be Superwoman, but I’m good at a lot of things. And I relinquish that I cannot cook chicken. My sisters always tease me for it.
Iman: When was the last time one of you was right, and the other didn’t want to admit it?
Jerry: There you go. Now, there’s a question!
Raye: I’m going to answer this real fast. When I was younger, I would have never told him he was right. But as we got older, I realized that it wasn’t important who said it, but what was being said. I’m getting better at it! And you have to learn to say, “I’m sorry.”
Jerry: Let me tell you a story that’s a little saucy. There’s a part of her that’s always believed that she’s not really all that attractive.
Raye: I consider myself somewhat average-looking. I guess I just never took myself seriously because I was such a string bean growing up. That’s all I ever heard. You’re so skinny. You look like a broom handle.
Jerry: Well, you see that picture on the wall over there? That was her when she was getting ready to walk the runway at a fraternity fashion show. She was one of the sweethearts in 1966. Now, look at this second picture, right here. There she is again, walking the runway. You know when that was? Last year. My point is, I was in love with the woman in both photographs, and that woman was 19, and the other was 72. Age and stage is a mental set.
Iman: Is walking that runway the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Raye: Nope, I once popped a cigar in my mouth while sitting on a motorcycle.
Raye: We were drinking margaritas with our pilot friend. But we’ve done a lot of other things. What about the snowmobile in Minnesota?
Jerry: Oh, right! We went to a black-tie event on a snowmobile, dressed in tuxedos. But honestly, I think the craziest thing we’ve ever done, 12 years after all of our health issues and against the doctor’s will, was getting pregnant with our second child. And then Raye fell that year while pregnant, not once, not twice, but three times.
Raye: Man, was it three times? Thank God our son is okay. We were a little concerned for a while, but he came through alright! Can you imagine?
Jerry: She broke her right arm and busted her left ankle.
Raye: I had two casts on, and I was pregnant. I couldn’t take a shower.
Jerry: I got to the hospital just as they were ready to take X-rays. And I stopped them and asked, “Did she tell you that she’s pregnant?” Because the radiation can be harmful for the baby. Oh my god, we told him just in time.
Raye: He’s our miracle baby. We love him so much.
Iman: And what would you say you love most about each other?
Raye: Jerry’s ambition to do things for the betterment of all people. Anything that’s going to improve someone’s life or help them to pursue their goals in life, Jerry sees the success in that. He has a desire to help, an unselfish willingness to help others be successful.
Jerry: Raye’s pretty sexy.
Raye: Thank you, dear!
Jerry: She’s right. We enjoy helping others.
Raye: The other thing that I don’t want to leave out is a sense of humor.
Raye: And we hold each other accountable.
Jerry: And that comes right back to how we started this conversation. Our parents set very high expectations for us, her as the oldest, me as the youngest.
Raye: And in my family, it was not about living up to others’ expectations. It was about achieving what we were capable of. When I was coming up, there was still racism. When I was in high school, I wanted to get a job to pay for college because my parents could not afford to send me. So I dressed up perfect, called three or four places, and told them I was looking for a job and could I come in—and they said, “Yes!” So I went to downtown St. Louis, walked into each office, and they took one look at me and said, “We don’t have any job openings for you.” I got home feeling really upset and frustrated. My mom was washing dishes in the sink with her back to me. I told her what happened. You know what she said? “So, are there only three jobs out there?” And that was it.
Jerry: My expectations were more symbolic.
Raye: Now, my academics were never a problem. But then I started dating Jerry. I was taking this one particular class that had a lot of lab work involved, and it was not getting done.
Jerry: How are you going to blame that on me?!
Raye: So I called my mom up and I said, “Mom, I’m afraid I’m not going to get a very good grade in this class.” And she asked, “Are you doing your best?” I said, untruthfully, “Yes, I am.” And you know what she replied? “That’s all I can ask. If you pass, you pass.” That bothers me to this day. That defined my standard: Do your honest best. That’s the best advice.
Iman: And if you could give one piece of advice to a couple at the very beginning of their relationship, what would it be?
Jerry: Dwell on what you want to give to the relationship, not what you have to give up.
Photos by Natalie Piserchio.
Who are the Forever Us couple?
Liane V and Don Benjamin are one of the cutest Slaylebrity couples. So what do we know about them?
Popularly known among the teens as simply Liane V, Liane V is a versatile and talented person. She is a singer, dancer, writer, actress as well as a model. She is a prime example of a multi-media and multi-talented star and is also extremely famous on Vine for her short humorous videos. She has also released a multitude of songs. Liane is of Filipino descent, and was born in San Jose, California, raised in Modesto, and is currently residing in Los Angeles.
Liane’s inspiration to become a media performer was original because of her parents. They owned a nurse registry, but also ran a DJ company on the side. This gave Liane the opportunity to accompany them to various ceremonies like weddings, festivals, and fiestas, where they spun some of the best party music ever. This was one of the main inspirations for Liane to pursue a career in music. Even though she excelled in school, participated in gymnastics, cheerleading and played basketball, it was music that truly sparked her soul.
Since Liane didn’t really have people to back her into rising in popularity, she first used YouTube and social media to promote herself. She began to upload videos covering songs by the likes of Christina Aguilera, Aaliyah, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Whitney Houston, and more. In 2014, Liane was signed by the production company Brand X. She has written several songs like No Cuffs, Mood, No Holding Back, Curious, Wild Side, etc. She has also worked with Bruce WAynne and Dirty Swift. She accompanied pop-dance group ‘The Cataracts’ on tour as a backup singer and also made appearances in videos by rapper Tyga, and Pop group The Far East Movement.
As a student in high school, Liane was an athlete. She participated in various athletic events including gymnastics, cheerleading, and basketball. She was also extremely passionate about music and worked her way up into becoming a successful musician. She wrote songs and started singing at a very early age. She also made videos of herself, mostly comedic ones, and gained views, promoting herself through YouTube and Vine. Her ex-boyfriend was actor and vine star, King Bach. She began dating Don Benjamin, the competitor, and finalist on season 20 of America’s Next Top Model, on 2015. She is not married nor has had any affairs.
Life Beyond Music.
Due to her fun loving personality, Liane has also been a sensation on Vine. Besides, she has participated and placed third in the Miss Philippines Beauty Contest and was a contestant in the Miss Asia USA Cultural Pageant. As a TV commentator, Liane has been a red carpet host for such popular shows as the Voice, X-Factor, and American Idol. She has also launched her own line of clothing, called Donut Headz. The line includes an assortment of fashionable snapbacks, tank tops, and t-shirts.
She has golden tan skin, long wavy hair, a shapely body and flat abs. She most likely makes around $25,000 for each sponsored Instagram post and nearly $40,000 for sponsored Vine posts.
Watch Liane And Don discuss relationships and social media
Couple who danced down aisle to ‘Forever’ in viral video reflect 10 years later
Back in 2009, Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz had a crazy idea. The 28-year-olds were getting married, but they wanted to put their own stamp on the traditional church ceremony. Walking down the aisle? Nah, that’s tired. They were going to dance to a pop song.
Fast forward a month after their nuptials to July 19, 2009, 10 years ago this week. Heinz uploads to YouTube a video, taken on a digital camera by the boyfriend of a bridesmaid, of their wedding party boogeying between the pews to Chris Brown’s “Forever” as surprised wedding guests clap their hands in glee.
What he didn’t realize is that they’d have tens of millions more onlookers, too.
The video, titled “JK Wedding Entrance Dance” on YouTube, lives as one of the internet’s greatest viral hits, amassing more than 98 million views to date and since inspiring many spoofs, the most famous being from the 2009 episode of “The Office” when Jim and Pam tied the knot.
“It certainly causes a reaction and kind of like a shock and awe, disbelief that that was us,” Kevin Heinz said about his viral wedding day video. Courtesy of Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz
Essentially, when our children’s children are one day reading a wise historian’s book about that wacky internet era we currently live in, they’ll be revisiting Peterson and Heinz’s wedding, right up there with the likes of The Ice Bucket Challenge, Grumpy Cat and Salt Bae.
“It is amazing to think that it’s been seen all over the world that many times,” Peterson told TODAY. “Although, it will never stop being strange to me at the same time. It still feels like, when people find out the video and us, it’s this secret identity we have. People are so shocked by it.”
Not everybody in Peterson and Heinz’s wedding party were up for the big routine, but they agreed after a bit of convincing.Courtesy of Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz
Today, Peterson and Heinz lead a pretty normal life together. He’s an immigration lawyer and she’s a university professor who’s also working in violence prevention. They’re still based in St. Paul, Minnesota, where they got married, and share three kids, Baron, 8, Calvin, 5, and Vivian, 2, as well as a golden retriever.
But their lives could have turned out entirely different. After the video took off, they “had fun with it for a few weeks,” Peterson said. They did tons of press, including a few appearances on TODAY.
“Then, offers started rolling in. It was very intense,” she recalled. “Our phones never stopped ringing. We started getting all sorts of offers like book deals and hosting reality television shows and dancing at celebrity weddings and being on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ — it was wild.”
It was time to make some decisions: “We had this real vision point where we were like, do we want to keep going with this and ride this a little bit or do we cut it off? And we made the decision to cut it off.”
They didn’t completely disappear, though. Peterson and Heinz set up a website, which encouraged donations to an organization combating domestic violence. They also released their email addresses so fans could reach out. Heinz said, “We still get messages here and there about how it brightened somebody’s day, or they tell us that it turns things around for them when they’re in a dark place.”
Despite the video’s lasting popularity, it doesn’t impact their lives much anymore. “Today I think it’s more of a novelty,” Heinz said. “Besides that, we get to show our kids a fun video of us dancing down the aisle every once in a while.”
“Our kids have a very skewed sense of what it means to get married,” Peterson added, laughing. The children prefer the “Office” parody, she said, and especially get a kick out of the part when Dwight accidentally knocks out a bridesmaid.
Heinz and Peterson today with their three kids: Baron, 8, Calvin, 5, and Vivian, 2. Courtesy of Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz
Though the world will remember Peterson and Heinz’s wedding through the lens of a five-minute clip, the two say that’s not the case for them.
“I would say when I think about that day, I don’t connect that day with the video,” Peterson said. “To me, I think of that day as very warm and intimate. And the video is kind of a separate, bizarre thing that happened.”
Heinz agrees, pointing out that neither of them got to witness the choreographed routine in real time. They were both part of it and were awaiting their turns to dance down the aisle. Heinz came out with a somersault while Peterson did a solo strut.
“There’s plenty we didn’t video,” he also said. “I still think — the groomsmen did a dance at the reception that made that thing look boring!”
Some memories are better savored between the two of them. We’ll take his word for it.
Bryanna Cappadona is a senior editor for TODAY Digital based in New York City. She hails from outside of Boston, is a graduate of Emerson College and spends her time emotionally investing in the “Housewives” franchises.
20 Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Together Forever
Hollywood is known for a lot of things, but a breeding ground for successful, long-term marriages definitely isn’t one of them. Between dual careers (and dualing egos) and the prying eyes of the paparazzi, many of our favorite celebrity couples (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston—and their subsequent remarriages) just didn’t have what it takes to go the distance.
That said, there are a surprising number of star couples who have made their love last. Some, like Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, have said open communication is key, while others like Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, believe fights are inevitable, but should make the relationship stronger in the end. Whatever their secret sauce may be, here are 20 celebrity couples who have been together for more than 10 years which, by Hollywood standards, is forever and a day. And if you’re in the market for some great marriage advice yourself, don’t miss the 30 Things You’re Doing Right That Will Improve Your Marriage.
Hanks clearly understands the old saying, “happy wife, happy life.” He once told Oprah Winfrey, “I’m a lucky man. Rita could have done better, but, you know, every now and again, you win the lottery.” One of Hollywood’s most enduring couples were first linked after they met on the set of Bosom Buddies, the popular eighties sitcom that launched Hanks’ career. The couple married in 1988 and have two sons, Chet and Truman Hanks.
Beyoncé has said she was 19 when she began dating Jay Z, so their relationship started in either 1999 or 2000. When they finally got married April 2008, they kept all the details about their nuptials a secret, which sent the tabloids on a wild goose chase. (They got their marriage license in Scarsdale, New York, while visiting one of Jay’s lawyers.)
The couple have had their share of marital woes, to be sure, which were revealed when a tape was leaked of a physical fight between Jay and Queen B’s sister, Solange Knowles, in an elevator after the Met Gala in 2014. It was reported that Solange was furious over her brother-in-law’s alleged infidelity. Rumors of a break-up swirled at the time but Bey made “Lemonade” out of lemons and the couple, who are parents to Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir Carter, seems tighter than ever.
“Nothing is harder than this. By far,” Jay admitted when he talked about rebooting his marriage after the incident. “I’m telling you, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” And for some great, feel-good love stories, see the 20 Marriage Proposals That Will Make You Believe in True Love.
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The Oscar-winning actress met the cameraman on the set of The Mexican in 2000. She was dating Benjamin Bratt at the time and he was married, but true love conquered all and they wed in 2002 and are now the parents of three children Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry Daniel Moder.
The longtime couple, who just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary last month, met when Pollan was cast as Fox’s love interest on the NBC hit Family Ties back in the eighties. The stars made it official in 1988, one year before Back to the Future Part II was released.
The actor, who went public with his struggles with Parkinson Disease in 1998 (he was diagnosed in 1991) has said, “I wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Tracy, I don’t doubt that. When I told her about the Parkinson’s I said to her, ‘Are you in for this?’ and she said, ‘I’m in for it.'” They have four kids: Sam, Esme, Aquinnah, and Schuyler Fox.
Kevin Bacon told TV host Stephen Colbert in 2014 that he first met his future bride when she was just a child. “She was a little girl, yeah, she was 12 years old,” he said at the time.
With their seven-year age difference, (he was 19 at the time) they didn’t start dating right then and there. It wasn’t until they met again on the set of “Lemon Sky” in the ’80s (when both were in their 20s) that they started their long love affair. The actors tied the knot on September 4, 1988. Sedgwick has said that she wasn’t very attracted to Bacon initially, but he obviously grew on her. Today they have two kids, Travis and Sosie Bacon.
The couple first hit it off while working with the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. For their 20th anniversary last year, Huffman took to Twitter to sing Macy’s praises. “You took me home in ’85,” she tweeted. “Married me in ’97. You give me a thrill every time you walk through the door. TY for marrying me 20 yrs ago today.” She has explained the secret of their marriage this way: “Every day we sit down and make sure we take half an hour—each person gets 15 minutes—just to talk, with no crosstalk. You kind of just deeply check in with the other person. You kind of actually see what’s going on with the other person without any talk-back.”
One of Hollywood’s most successful romances started back in 1983 when the actors met on the set of Swing Shift. Though they’ve never technically married, the ageless actress (and mother of Kate Hudson) credits their longevity as a couple to communication. She told People, “You have to want to stay together and really want to. Therefore you work to be together.”
SJP spilt from Robert Downey, Jr. and started dating the Ferris Bueller star in 1991. The couple, who live in New York City and are frequently spotted on public transportation around town, have three children: son James Wilkie and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha Broderick.
“We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life,” Parker has said. “I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.” Fun fact: they share a wedding anniversary (May 19) with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And for some funny photos of the two, check out these 30 Wildly Entertaining Photos of Celebrities Using Public Transportation.
The popular talk show host and the Scandal actress have been a couple since 2004. When the same-sex marriage ban in California was lifted in 2008, they had a lavish wedding at their California home. De Rossi reportedly also legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. They don’t have any children, but the avid animal lovers do have lots of pets.While the tabs have them breaking up every year, they are still going strong a decade later.
The couple is celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary this year after falling in love on the set of the ABC daytime soap All My Children back when they were both just starting out in the business. Ripa recently talked to Anna Faris for her podcast “Unqualified” at Comic-Con in San Diego about her marriage.
“This is what I’ve found works for me in my marriage with Mark: You’re gonna fight. You’re gonna have at each other. We’re gonna annoy each other and do stuff that irritates each other because we’re human beings. But at the end of the day, we’re loyal to each other, we care about each other deeply. We’re good friends and, you know, relationships evolve and we just happen to be lucky enough that we evolved together. We grew together. Our roots became entangled.” They raised their three kids, Michael, Lola and Joaquin Consuelos, in New York City and still live there today.
The former Spice Girl and the soccer superstar met in the Manchester United players’ lounge in 1997 and, Victoria has said, had a “whirlwind romance,” which culminated in marriage in 1999. The ever-present royal wedding guests have since had four children together and racked up a joint net worth reportedly close to $685 million.
The actress first caught her future husband’s eye in 1994 when he was starring in the sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and she was auditioning for the role of his girlfriend. Jada didn’t get the part, but she became wife in real life in 1997.
There are have been all kinds of wild headlines about the couple, including the persistent tabloid rumors that they have an “open marriage.” Jada has said, “Will and I trust each other implicitly. I’m not the kind of woman who believes a man is not going to be attracted to other women. I’m just not that girl. And just because your man is attracted to other women, does not mean he doesn’t love you!” Got that?
The indie actors met at a dinner party in 2002 and announced their pregnancy and engagement at the same time in 2006. They married in 2009 in a small private ceremony in Italy and live in New York City with their daughter, Ramona. In one of our favorite jokes from “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, the two were given the unofficial “Bennifer” and “Brangelina”-style celebrity couple nickname of “Aaar-aaa.”
The man best known as Borat met Fisher at a party in Sydney, Australia, in 2002. They waited eight years to get married, during which time the Wedding Crashers actress spent three years studying so she could convert to Judaism.
“I will definitely have a Jewish wedding just to be with Sacha. I would do anything—move into any religion—to be united in marriage with him. We have a future together, and religion comes second to love as far as we are concerned,” she said before their 2010 wedding.
The couple’s first date was at a church and they spent the next eight years together and had three children—Ella Rae, Michael, and Brendan Joseph Wahlberg—before marrying in 2009. When they said “I do,” the ceremony was attended by their children and a few close friends and family at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills.
The supermodel and businessman married in 1998, three years after her headline-making divorce from Richard Gere (the couple famously spent $30,000 on a newspaper ad in The Times of London declaring their love and denying divorce rumors the year before their spilt).
Crawford and Gerber, who are BFFs with George and Amal Clooney, have both said they love their low-key family life in Malibu, where they raised their two kids, Kaia and Presley Gerber (who, not surprisingly are both hot models of the moment). Last year Crawford explained the secret to her successful marriage to The Daily Telegraph this way: “I make my husband a priority and don’t take things for granted. If I’m away for three days, then I make sure I’m around the next week. I’m very realistic about how much time stuff takes and I find the balance.”
The singer and his partner got together in 1993. In 2005, they entered a civil partnership in England and legally married in 2015. Today, they’re devoted fathers to their two sons, Zachary and Elijah Furnish-John.
Sometimes the path to true love is pretty messy, which was the case with this long-time rock and roll couple. The Boss and his second wife first met at the Stone Pony, a well-known New Jersey bar in the early eighties. Springsteen was married to actress and model Julianne Phillips, but fell for Scialfa, who was in the E Street Band, and they had an affair. After Springsteen divorced Phillips in 1989, he moved in with Scialfa and married her in 1991. The couple, who live in New Jersey, have three children: Evan James, Jessica Rae, and Samuel Ryan.
The couple reportedly met at the Yale School of Drama, in 1980, long before they both became an award-winning actors. For nearly 14 years they were part of the same collegiate circle before their friendship turned into a love affair. They finally married in October 1997 and are the parents of twins born in January 2006 via surrogate after years of trying to conceive.
Their strong religious faith is something they have both said is important in keeping their marriage strong. Vance has said, “I’ve learned that the Lord is first and that my wife is the most important thing on this earth. The decisions in our marriage aren’t easier, but they are clearer because of our relationship with God.” Bassett believes, “God brought me a husband who loves me. But it is because I have a relationship with God, I can have a better relationship with my husband.”
The How I Met Your Mother star and actor-chef Burtka started dating in 2004. “I initially fell for David harder than he fell for me,” Harris told Out in 2012. “I was in love with him before he was comfortable saying it. I remember saying, ‘I think I love you,’ and he was like, ‘That’s really nice,’ which is not necessarily what you want to hear. But I appreciated his honesty in not jumping the gun and saying something because he felt obliged to.”
The dapper duo were together for a decade before saying “I do” in Italy in 2014 (Elton John performed at the ceremony!), with their twins, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott Burtka-Harris, in attendance.
Diane Clehane is a New York-based journalist and author of Imagining Diana and Diana: The Secrets of Her Style.
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Recently, the life of the royal family has been accompanied by high-profile scandals, in which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear every now and then.The spouses’ frank statements caused a lot of trouble for Buckingham Palace. As it turned out, another member of the royal family also dealt a blow to the reputation of the British monarchy.
This is the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, who was recently accused of raping a minor. The scandalous situation greatly worried his older brother, Prince Charles. A relative is also unhappy with the fact that his younger brother continues to live under the same roof with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, whom he divorced 20 years ago.
According to an insider, the scandal involving Prince Andrew could deprive him not only of royal privileges, but also of the estate where he now lives with his ex-wife. “Andrew and Sarah’s relationship has always been a source of concern and criticism among senior royals. They have always relied on the Queen’s immense affection for them. But Prince Charles understands that in the current situation they are a burden for the future of the monarchy, ”a source told Best Life.
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It’s amazing how much easier our relationships would become, not only with our loved ones, but with others in general, if we mastered only two skills: to speak with I-messages and calmly listen to the position of the other. In other words, in a conflict situation, do not speak with accusations against another person, which always begin with You: “You forgot to take out the trash again”, “You are always late”, “You blasted stupidity” and laconic but capacious “Well, you are as always ! ” Instead, appeal to your feelings and thoughts: “I was unpleasant”, “I was offended”, “It hurts me”, “I am very tired of …” – in such a simple way, accusations turn into a general problem that is easy to solve.
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“In a marriage you need to be able to listen to your partner and say all the problems and little things … Listen to everyone, listen – here what is the whole secret. This is always important – during work, with your children, with your husband, friends or parents. ” Meryl Streep and Don Gummer, together 42 years
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And, of course, we must remember that relationships are a street with two-way traffic, and what is possible for you is allowed for him.In other words, you can openly say what hurts you, that he does not compliment you, and you would be pleased if he used perfume more often – and he, in turn, can just as easily say that he is unpleasant when you spend all weekends with your girlfriends, or he would like you to wear heels more often than stylish, but not at all feminine ankle boots. The main trick here is the following: take note, go towards each other and DO NOT POOL!
Accept each other with all the pros and cons
For a strong relationship, it is very important to remember the truth: 95% of people do not change.The remaining 5% comes from initiatives that come from the person himself: for example, he watched you run in the morning and decided to get up from the couch and join. Or he agreed to change his style – from T-shirts with Beavis and Butt-head to no less comfortable, but at times more status smart casual.
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“I will never forget: we held hands and waited until lights up green.And he looked at me and said: “I just want you to know that you will never have to change something in yourself in order to be with me.” Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, together 32 years
In all other cases, do not follow the path on which millions of women have already slipped – do not think that significant disadvantages that you definitely cannot live with can be corrected over time.Do not treat your chosen one as a semi-finished product that can still be “brought to mind” – soberly assess whether you can live with his habit of calling your mom three times a day, with chips crumbs in bed and your favorite sweater with deer. If you can, close the topic of criticism once and for all. If not, let him frolic in the wild until he meets a more tolerant girl.
“The grass is always greener at the neighbor’s, and the wife is prettier,” – unfortunately, many people live by this principle.It seems that what you have is some kind of rough draft and is clearly not the best option. Of course, it is impossible to talk about a lasting relationship with such an attitude. In fact, stability is a property of the psyche. You probably have friends who come to a cafe or restaurant and clearly know what they will take – their favorite dish has not changed for many years. And there are those who order the best menu items, but in the end remain dissatisfied – it seems that the other had tastier.
“I don’t discuss my marriage with anyone.I can only say one thing: why rush to hamburgers on the street when a wonderful steak is waiting for me at home? ” Paul Newman and Joan Woodward, lived together for 50 years
Falling in love helps to temporarily “discipline” even the most fickle – because when you look at someone with enchanted eyes, he or she is a priori the best for you and beyond any comparison.But here’s the bad luck – ephemeral love disappears after a couple of months. Well, okay, in a year, if you diligently fanned the fire of passion. If you do not want to come across love triangles and other geometric shapes in the future, or stumble upon his questionable correspondence on the network, choose an initially stable partner. Does he like the same band since high school? Does he part with his favorite home shorts, which he inherited from his older brother? This is a good sign, we must take it.
Remember, being together is a daily choice
A big mistake in a relationship is to stop trying. And do not think, this is not a stone in the garden of women who stop wearing makeup and dress like a first date. This is a common, one might say, global problem. Both men and women in a couple often stop taking care of themselves and, what is worse, stop investing in relationships – making surprises to each other, saying compliments, asking on dates.As if with the appearance of a stamp in a passport or joint housing, this topic is closed – now you can not try, walk in faded sweatpants and do not wash completely.
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“I like to wake up every day and see that it is, and know that I have there is a choice. ” Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, together 37 years
Imagine that you have no obligations to each other – no children, no mortgage, no pricks of conscience.That every day you have to choose from scratch: do I want to be with this person or not? Answer yourself to this question and think for yourself, what would you change in your behavior or style, so that your beloved would definitely choose to be with you, fall in love every day again? Start with yourself, even with some little thing: a funny note on the fridge, a new lipstick, or a playful text message at work noon – and with a high probability, he too will gather, pull himself up, lace up and want to match.
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You may have read in Beigbeder that “love lasts three years.”Perhaps she listened to psychologists about the crises of a year, three, seven, fourteen years of marriage. Be that as it may, one thing we can say with absolute certainty: sooner or later, either you, or him, or both of you will think that everything has become too complicated, and you will want to stop everything. And here, neither new linen, nor trips to SPA hotels, nor tasty borscht, nor jewelry gifts will save you – only common values, a common sense of humor and a sense of kinship.
“Randy and I have worked hard to become true friends.And with him, I never pretended to like baseball, or meditation, or anything else. ” Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber, together 22 years
From the very moment you call yourself a couple, start investing in each other with time and mental strength: listen to problems, take them as your own, look for words of support, learn not to close in yourself, create your common space of thoughts, plans, victories , desires, childhood memories, even fears and complexes, build trust – this is a very fragile thing, but there is no stronger foundation for strong relationships.
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1. Don’t rush
The first moments of love are so intense that people dare to make spontaneous decisions without realizing the consequences of their behavior.The whirlwind of emotions inspires, the chemistry of happiness seethes in the veins, and it seems that an early engagement or marriage is the best way to keep the holiday within yourself. As practice shows, the opposite is true.
A study from Emory University has shown that the longer modern couples meet before marriage, the more likely they are to stay together. In numbers, couples who dated for three years or more divorced 39% less often than those who checked the relationship for less than a year.
2. No need to spend money on a wedding
Lavish wedding preparations and lordly wedding celebrations have a long tradition. The entourage of the young, and sometimes the bride and groom themselves, try to throw a holiday no worse than the neighbor’s, because they just sign once in their life! But the catch is that big-footed parties could backfire in the future.
As part of the same study by Emory University, scientists interviewed thousands of heterosexual couples and found that “the length of a marriage is associated with spending on wedding rings and wedding ceremony.”In particular, those who spent impressive sums on rings parted 30% more often.
And there is a simple explanation for this: dried up gold reserves, debts and loans undermine the financial base of the new cell of society. Money becomes the cause of disagreement, economic disputes do not subside, which leads to a split in the family.
3. Cuddle in your sleep
Couples who sleep together are happier than those who sleep separately. Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire studied the situation of sleeping spouses and found that 94% of couples who spent the night in contact said their relationship was happy.At the same time, only 68% of those who did not touch each other in their sleep were satisfied with their relationship.
Hugs are good for the health of the halves too. They will warm bodies in a cooled bed in the cold winter.
4. Don’t forget to thank
A simple “thank you” strengthens bonds. Scientists from the University of California at Berkeley are talking about this. The researchers created an environment in which both halves thanked and received gratitude from their partner. At the end of the experiment, all 77 couples felt calmer and more satisfied.They understood each other better, felt the care and responsiveness of a loved one more acutely. And there was a scientific basis for this. The positive “thank you” effect was due to the increased production of oxytocin, the hormone of trust and affection.
5. Take care of each other
The health of even the strongest relationships needs to be improved. Experienced people advise more often to confess their love to each other, and scientists – to move from words to deeds. Moreover, you do not need titanic efforts or large investments.It is enough to show small, but extremely significant signs of attention.
Is it difficult for you to prepare a cup of tea for your half? Trivia! But these are the little things that strengthen your union. This is the conclusion reached by sociologists from the Open University of Great Britain. Over the course of two years, they studied the lives of 5,000 people and found that unexpected surprises and little favors continue to matter, even after years of long-term relationship. It is a powerful link in a relationship.
6.Evaluate your union soberly
How many times have you told the world that honesty is the best way to solve a problem? But people on the roll turn a blind eye to reality, replacing the truth with far-fetched excuses. And they do so, of course, in vain. Psychologists advise talking directly about your preferences and desires.
Researchers at the University of Illinois tracked the development of relationships in 232 tandems and noted that successful couples remembered well all stages of their romance, while couples in difficulty lied to themselves, looking back and thinking that everything was fine.
7. It is not necessary to have a stamp in your passport to be happy
It has long been noticed that married people achieve better career success than singles. They have stronger health and social ties, a more stable psyche. Run and sign for a new position and longevity!
But do not rush, because an ordinary civil union is no worse than an official marriage. All the same benefits, but without a documented commitment. Scientists say that the beginning of a life together between spouses and cohabitants is not much different.Moreover, all the differences disappear altogether at the end of the honeymoon.
8. No need to look for a “soul mate”
Each of us has a romantic who wants to find that same soul mate on his life path. Someone is struggling with him, realizing that there are no complete coincidences, but someone idealizes their soul mate, believing that this was destined by fate. The latter make a significant mistake.
Sociological studies by Spike W.S. Lee and Norbert Schwarz. According to scientists, people who consider their relationship as a dictate of fate, thereby rooting in themselves the basis for future disappointment, because reality always contradicts fantasy. Correctly compare your relationship with a long journey full of obstacles and difficulties. In this case, the past years will not leave you with the bitterness of unfulfilled hopes.
9. Relationships at a distance are not a sentence
The farther apart the magnets are, the weaker the connection between them.It is this kind of logic that often undermines people’s faith in long-distance relationships, and they leave without testing their feelings for strength. “So far, it was cool, let’s write to Facebook.”
Wait, wait, do not rush to scatter. Experts at Cornell University have found many examples of geographically distant relationships in which men and women felt more satisfied than living side by side.
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Psychologists say that in long-distance relationships, people are more likely to turn to the bright moments of their lives, relish pleasant details, and this warms up feelings.
10. You need to want to become a parent
Children are the flowers of life. We are told about this on national television and when we visit our grandmother. It is clear that the state needs new citizens, and the older generation wants to shake things up a little. Blindly follow the lead?
Sociological research does not give a definite answer. Some of them assure that families with children are happier. Others, not without reason, point to the increased stress levels associated with the completion of the family, through which not everyone is allowed to go.The conclusion is simple: you need to want a child or grow to the proud title of “parent”.
11. It’s all about kindness
Long-term alliances are built on the principles of mutual respect, love, help and, most importantly, kindness and generosity. This is the opinion of the famous American couple John and Julie Gottman. They support their opinion with forty years of work experience as family psychologists. Based on their rich experience, the Gottmen recommend paying attention to your behavior during quarrels.During the period of domestic passions, it is very easy to offend your partner and arouse contempt in him – the main factor in impending separation. By understanding that your “phi” can be expressed with good notes, you will not harm your union.
Victoria Daineko: “Garik Rudnik is my first love! And this is forever “
Victoria Daineko met Rudnik during her participation in the “Star Factory-5”. The choreographer who helped the participants of the reality with the numbers for the reporting concert took the fancy of the sultry brunette.The couple was one of the brightest in the history of the project, and the fans especially remembered their romantic performance with the song “Leila”. The relationship of the lovers continued after the finale of the show, however, a few years later the couple broke up.
However, fans still remember this union. Daineko herself is not averse to talking about the choreographer. “Garik is my first love! – she said, answering questions from subscribers. – And, of course, it’s forever. In general, I appreciate the people who give me life, and even though relationships change over time and turn into friendship, I still experience warm feelings of gratitude and affection.There are only a couple of exes I’m so disappointed in that I don’t want to remember their names. ”
By the way, 33-year-old Victoria admitted that Garik had a rival. It turns out that the artist had a special interest in Miguel, an accomplice in the “Factory”. However, the romance between the young people did not take place, because Daineko’s feelings remained unanswered. It did not work out for the star and model Oscar Renkel. “Life is long. Any conflicts do not deprive people of feelings or respect and admiration for them.Therefore, today we do not communicate, and what will happen tomorrow, only God knows. Probably, ”the performer reflected.
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Let us remind you that Daineko was married to DrumCast drummer Dmitry Kleiman, whom she gave a daughter to in 2015. The appearance of the heiress did not rally the couple; two years later, the couple filed for divorce. The singer tries not to spread about the reasons for the separation, however, she hinted at treason on the part of her lover.
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The 1994 world champion in sports pairs (he won this title together with Evgenia Shishkova), who is now a coach in Boston, shared with RIA Novosti correspondent Boris Khodorovsky his impressions of the first performance this season of Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov at the Cranberry tournament Cup, assessed the prospects of his son Maxim to get into the US Olympic team and told how the test skates in Russia and America differ. “For the sports pair Evgeny Tarasov / Vladimir Morozov, the first start of the season was the tournament in Boston.What impression did they make on you? – Very favorable, especially in the free program. I was pleasantly surprised by the degree of their readiness, demonstrated at the beginning of the season. This couple often performs in America, but have never seen them so confident in their abilities. Well done! They are already in full combat readiness. – Many Russian figure skating fans expressed concern after the transition of an experienced, established pair to a coach, who had previously worked only with singles. – I was also interested in this experiment.Seeing the guys in action, I can say that there is an answer to all the questions related to the transition: everything was done correctly. I have no doubt that Eteri Tutberidze’s team has assistants who work out paired elements with Tarasova and Morozov. And Eteri Georgievna is quite capable of drawing up a program of preparation for the season and its implementation. – Director Daniil Gleikhengauz also worked with a sports couple for the first time. – Of course, the setting of programs for sports couples has its own specifics. I am sure that Gleichengauz also has assistants who are very familiar with rearrangements in pairs.And the skaters themselves can already cope with certain nuances in the production, make them comfortable to perform the elements. In any case, in Boston, the programs of Tarasova and Morozov, as they say, looked. – This couple did not always perform with programs that corresponded to their characters, and after Pyeongchang, one of the famous Russian coaches even ironically remarked: “They don’t win Olympics under Christina Aguilera “. Is it possible to win the Olympics with the current programs? – It is possible, but for this all the stars must converge.It seems to me that Tarasova and Morozov have been looking for their own style for a long time, and now they have found it. In any case, they feel the programs of the current season and look very organic on the ice. I think Evgenia and Vladimir are real contenders for Olympic gold. – Did the American couples in Boston perform in their strength? – The best American couple, Alexa Knirim / Brandon Fraser, performed well. Although at international competitions it will be difficult for them to compete with Russian couples who have already gained prestige among the judges.- Can the USA team compete with the Russian national team in the Olympic team tournament? – With Nathan Chen and good dance duets – quite. Today, the weak link in the American team is not even a couple, but a girl. At the tournament in Boston, Alice Liu was unable to demonstrate quadruple jumps, although this is only the beginning of the season. – In September, the test skates of the Russian national team will take place in Chelyabinsk, around which there is already excitement. How is such an event held in the USA? – Just a week later, Maxim, along with his mother, goes to them in Nashville.There will be a gathering of the US national team, which will be attended by both the main and reserve teams. Everyone who can theoretically get to the Olympics. Seminars with the participation of judges will be held and rentals of two programs are provided. It looks like it will be in Russia, but everything will be held behind closed doors. Although it is difficult to ensure secrecy in the era of the Internet. – How do you assess the chances of Maxim Naumov, who took fifth place in the US Championship last season, to break into the Olympic team? Especially after I mastered two quads – sheepskin coat and salchow.There is also a desire to compete for a ticket to the Olympics, but objectively the chances are small. It seems to me that the federation has already formed a composition for itself, but in sports everything happens. Let’s fight!
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figure skating, evgeniya tarasova (figure skating), vladimir morozov (figure skating), eteri tutberidze, nathan chen
1994 world champion in the competition of sports pairs (he won this title together with Evgenia Shishkova), who is now a coach in Boston, shared with RIA Novosti correspondent Boris Khodorovsky his impressions of the first performance this season of Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov at the Cranberry Cup tournament, assessed the prospects of his son Maxim to get into the US Olympic team and told how the test skates differ in Russia and America.
– For the sports pair Evgeny Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov, the first start of the season was the tournament in Boston. What impression did they make on you?
– Very favorable, especially in the free program. I was pleasantly surprised by the degree of their readiness, demonstrated at the beginning of the season. This couple often performs in America, but have never seen them so confident in their abilities. Well done! They are already in full combat readiness.
– Many Russian figure skating fans expressed concern after the transition of an experienced, established pair to a coach, who had previously worked only with singles.
– I was also interested in this experiment. Seeing the guys in action, I can say that there is an answer to all the questions related to the transition: everything was done correctly. I have no doubt that Eteri Tutberidze’s team has assistants who work out paired elements with Tarasova and Morozov. And Eteri Georgievna is quite capable of drawing up a program of preparation for the season and its implementation.
August 16, 12:55
Tatyana Tarasova appreciated Eteri Tutberidze’s coaching debut in pair skating
– Director Daniil Gleikhengauz also worked with a sports pair for the first time.
– Of course, the setting of programs for sports couples has its own specifics. I am sure that Gleichengauz also has assistants who are very familiar with rearrangements in pairs. And the skaters themselves can already cope with certain nuances in the production, make them comfortable to perform the elements. In any case, in Boston, the programs of Tarasova and Morozov, as they say, looked good.
– This couple did not always perform with programs that corresponded to their characters, and after Pyeongchang one of the famous Russian coaches even ironically remarked: “They do not win the Olympics under Christina Aguilera.”Can you win the Olympics with the current programs?
– It is possible, but for this all the stars must converge. It seems to me that Tarasova and Morozov have been looking for their own style for a long time, and now they have found it. In any case, they feel the programs of the current season and look very organic on the ice. I consider Evgenia and Vladimir to be real contenders for Olympic gold.
– Have American couples in Boston made their way?
– Best American Couple, Alexa Knierim / Brandon Fraser, performed well.Although at international competitions it will be difficult for them to compete with Russian couples who have already gained prestige among the judges.
August 16, 15:30
The Americans are defeated: the Tutberidze couple have begun a hike for Olympic gold
– Can the US team compete with the Russian national team in the Olympic team tournament?
– With Nathan Chen and good dance duets, that’s fine. Today, the weak link in the American team is not even a couple, but a girl.At the tournament in Boston, Alice Liu was unable to demonstrate quadruple jumps, although this is only the beginning of the season.
– In September, the test skates of the Russian national team will take place in Chelyabinsk, around which there is already excitement. How is such an event held in the United States?
– Just a week later, Maxim goes to Nashville with his mother. There will be a gathering of the US national team, which will be attended by both the main and reserve teams. Everyone who can theoretically get to the Olympics.Seminars with the participation of judges will be held and rentals of two programs are provided. It looks like it will be in Russia, but everything will be held behind closed doors. Although in the era of the Internet, it is difficult to ensure secrecy.
– How do you assess the chances of Maxim Naumov, who took fifth place in the US Championship last season, to break into the Olympic team?
– He has an attitude. Especially after I mastered two quads – sheepskin coat and salchow. There is also a desire to compete for a ticket to the Olympics, but objectively the chances are small.It seems to me that the federation has already formed a composition for itself, but in sports everything happens. Let’s fight!
August 17, 19:47
The Russian skater will play for the Philippines national team 90,000 Liquid at TI7 – the best macro team in the world. Pushing Masters Who Changed Drafting Forever – 2k Analytics – Blogs
This is a new text from the “TI Style” series, where we analyze the playing styles of the teams that won the Inta in different years – what chips they used and how they won Dota in general.The heroes of the second issue are Team Liquid: TI7 champions, split push academics and just macro geniuses with the best player in the world in their roster, who destroyed the main hope of the CIS on Inta since the old Navi. And you can read the first text in the series about Wings here:
Wings won Int not only with highlights. Their style is total Dota and 4 Blinks per team
Doublemead in almost every game. Sometimes even a temporary triple in the center
Team Liquid during TI7 is a very tough team on the lanes, this was especially evident in the matches against the Chinese teams, which focused their Dota on timings after the laning.Kuro’s roster took advantage of this – as soon as Newbee or LGD.FY showed at least a slight weakness of the lines in the draft, Liquid flew into them from their feet. So much so that the gold advantage could reach 6k by the 10th minute.
One of the key elements of Kuro’s lane dominance scheme is doublemead . At the same time, Liquid players freely swapped lines depending on the profitability of lineups – on one map a pair of KuroKy + Miracle could go to mid, and on the other – Matumbaman + GH. Only the outcome was approximately the same – at first the enemy thought that he could withstand the line, and then he died and called the support for himself.And he died again:
Has the enemy pulled a couple more heroes to the center? Yes, no problem, the second support Liquid will come to the mid lane without any problems and will help. The scheme worked especially well with Furion, because thanks to him, Kuro’s team could pull four heroes onto one lane at once at an early timing without a strong sinking in gold:
Furion Mind Control is the nightmare of the final days of TI7. He accelerated Liquid’s pace to a maximum of
Anyway, Liquid simply understood this stage of the game better – what position would be dangerous at a particular moment, how best to place a lane, when a support can move away to post a jungle without harming the core hero.When watching replays, I was often surprised at how brazenly the opponents of Liquid tried to farm and how quickly Kuro’s team punished for this:
Lane dominance = fast push of the first radius of towers . In one of the maps against LFY, Mind_Control on Furion knocked down T1 in the easy one at the beginning of the 2nd minute. Then Liquid was leading 7k gold by the 9th minute, and took down the first T2 in the 10th minute.
And Liquid also liked to provoke the opponent into a positional error within the lane. It looked as simple as possible, but it worked very, very stable, even in the final (although the phrase “especially in the final” is more applicable here):
Seized territory through the deep Obs from GH, pulled the enemy into zones favorable to them
After pos1 / 2 laning, Liquid left to farm stacks, which was done by the supports in their free time, and the team switched to active actions in the opponent’s half.The first action is the installation of a deep Obs on the Mountain, either in a large forest or in a triangle. And usually the attack took place almost immediately after the installation of Obs:
If successful, Liquid fished the captured area and went to the next target – they passed one of the lines under the tower or even went to Roshan if they had a serious advantage over the enemy in terms of gold and experience.
Also similar Obs Liquid used in direct attacks on the towers. The best example can be found on the 3rd map of the match against Virtus.pro when Kuro’s team entered T2 in easy.
- Miracle and Mind_Control break through the tower, exchanging it for Aegis.
- KuroKy and GH are hitting the smoke at this moment and going out to Shrine VP, playing from Obs on the mountain.
- Solo gives out the position a little earlier than Liquid had planned, so the smok group immediately comes forward and minus two VP supports from two ults.
Thanks to this disadvantage, Liquid managed to make at least some exchange for Aegis. If two supports were alive, then Virtus.pro could just press Teleports.
If there was no dominance on the lanes, then Liquid switched on macro – rebuilt to “4 + 1” with carry Miracle and the four of them took fights all over the map, while Miracle closed the “minimum task” on the laning and broke one T1 after another :
And in most cases Liquid didn’t even have to come up with anything, because the enemy will almost certainly run to T1 in the easy first, so several heroes need to be pulled there in advance.Only then OG will develop this concept to the attacking “4 + 1”, where “4” themselves impose fights in the opponent’s half, and “1” acts not far from the attacking group and can quickly join the teamfight.
In one of the maps with PSG.LGD Miracle, it seems, did not even believe that the Chinese club would give him the second tower so easily – he used a scan of the trees near the tower. But no, PSG with Magnus, Kunkka and Shaman didn’t even think about protecting buildings – they pounded their foreheads about protecting Liquid in the top:
In just a couple of minutes, Morph got 1600 gold and demolished two of the most important towers, while the carry LGD just earned 1000 gold.
Masters of pushing lines and aggressive midgame exchanges
At the time of TI7, Team Liquid was the best macro team in the world – they perfectly understood how to move around the map and keep at least two or even three lines in the opponent’s half . In difficult situations, when Liquid’s buildings were under threat, and Kuro’s team could not adequately protect them, it was the released lines that allowed them not to sink much in macro potential. If your T2 is attacked in the easy one, respond in kind, and at the same time kill the otpusher at the enemy’s tower!
Yes, in this situation Liquid did not manage to finish off the tower, but at a distance they still came out in a plus – after three minutes they finished off this tower, and at the same time killed another hero Newbee there.In total, Liquid has a tower and two frags, while the Chinese club has only a tower. Profit! But Liquid was also farmed by almost the whole team, while all the Newbee heroes were just standing at the tower.
And this is far from the toughest example of macro Liquid. For example, at the top level, they spread LDG.FY using the card:
- Demolished T2 in the easy lane while the Chinese club moved to Liquid’s easy lane.
- We did not force T3, but sharply moved to T2 in our easy one and caught Seeker there.
- We realized that LGD will run into their forest at this moment in order to take advantage of the numerical majority in the zone and take away the farm.
- We dashed on our feet back into the big forest of the Chinese club and, according to the timing, covered their exit.
Real mud was happening on the 3rd map with Virtus.pro, when Mind_Control on Furion constantly pressed the top lane of the “bears” under Roshan’s timing. The team from the CIS faced a choice – either to sacrifice the side for the sake of trying to take Aegis, or to return to the otpush and give Aegis to Miracle on Anti-Mage.Virtus.pro chose the first one. As a result, the “bears” were left without a side, and without Aegis:
How did Liquid manage to constantly keep the lines in the opponent’s half and confidently demolish the first radius of the towers? Draft. The Venomancer, whom Matumba may have come to hate after TI7, was almost the team’s main weapon. Line lost by 1.5k gold, two deaths, but Venik’s tower is full, and the enemy loses T1 in easy one in the 13th minute , because these Snakes are simply impossible to approach:
Destroyed towers, in turn, open up space, and space opens up enemy heroes.And Liquid knew how to define farming patterns and catch the enemy using them perfectly:
Team Kuro received a numerical majority in a specific area, pushed the line right under the enemy’s tower, updated the Obs and then farm / push this part of the map much more daringly. Such passive pressure by lane creeps and the total defense of all towers from the T1 radius forced opponents to take risks on the push or even make mistakes. And a deliberate risk when releasing against Liquid is disrespect for the macro capabilities of the Kuro team.Liquid doesn’t like that:
Superakademically pinched the enemy at the base and pushed off three lines at once
If Liquid locked someone at the base, then in the overwhelming case the locked team could immediately write “gg” and prepare for the next game . Why? Just look from what position Kuro’s team was pushing the lines and what part of the map they gave to the enemy:
In this case, Liquid rather deliberately left the center line to the enemy, provoking him to a readable smok attack.Kuro’s team took a position at the exit of the cocked hat and pounced on LGD as soon as they appeared on the screen:
Against Virtus.pro Liquid acted even closer to the HG, because the “bears” gave the team Kuro Kotla – the team was divided into three groups: the main one of three heroes, pushing the center, and two single heroes pushing the sidelines. VP just clamped on the base:
Such a picture of the location of the heroes is the answer to the question “why were the Cauldrons banned against Liquid?” This monster just clamped on the base and did not allow to descend from the HG.The only out is to stock up on Blinks and try to quickly knock out the main group of Kuro’s team, breaking a potential attack. But doing it without review is an extremely risky and difficult task, which VP never went to implement.
But the “bears” were able to at least take the map to the late, while Secret tested the power of the Liquid Cauldron in the early timing, and even with Aegis on Miracle. It was almost impossible to deal with this, too much healing – Liquid heroes simply do not sink in HP:
This is roughly why the Cauldron’s ban against Liquid was rated higher than Shaker’s, Wisp’s or Furion’s bans.He was too good on Kuro’s team playstyle. Okay, though, he was just imba.
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Team Liquid and Kuro’s playstyle are an example of academic Dota, built from the concept of total pushing of lanes through not the widest (but extremely nasty) pool of key heroes. And the draft system, in the first stage of which there were only two bans, gave a huge boost to the “liquid” style. Roughly speaking, Kuro’s team at TI7 are extremely clever abusers of the patch’s vulnerabilities and past understanding of Dota :
- Do you have two whole bans? What a pity that we have four super signature heroes and another Broom to surrender.
- Is China used to playing Dota after the lines? No problem, we’ll start 12 minutes early.
- Everyone is out of the habit of playing against split-pushing and multiple exchanges on the map? Our offlaneer is one of the best Furions in the world, and the basis of our style is total push and protection of our own towers.
- Mead – a duel between two cool performers? Lol, no.
Wings Legacy: Hardworking enough wins. Liquid’s legacy: the one who thinks creatively wins.
And an adequate draft system.
Virtus.pro is not afraid of anything online. Seized the throne, losing 27 thousand to Lancer
Spiritualists fight like a smart boxer. They take a hit to immediately respond many times stronger
The cage is forever: Beyoncé presented her version of the iconic image of Alicia Silverstone from “Clueless”
Beyoncé / Alicia Silverstone in Clueless
Beyoncé, 39, recently starred with her husband Jay-Z in a Tiffany & Co. campaign., shared her new fashionable images with subscribers. And the singer definitely urges us not to give up rich shades in clothes, which have become the main trend of the spring-summer season after the pandemic. And even a classic autumn print – a cage – Beyoncé chooses in a bright yellow and purple tones.
So, the singer tried on a Vivienne Westwood costume, the motley colors of which may remind of the iconic Cher Horowitz look performed by Alicia Silverstone from the movie “Clueless”.True, Beyoncé preferred pants over a skirt. But Irina Shayk was closer to the original – the model appeared on one of her traditional walks in New York in a similar Vivienne Westwood suit with a skirt.
Beyoncé’s next look is a master class on combining bright colors. She wore an orange Area bodysuit with a hot pink Anima Iris mini-skirt and belt bag. The singer complemented her image with Schiaparelli earrings.
The singer also shared a video with subscribers in which she was captured with her daughter Rumi.