With 17 years of marriage under his belt, especially in Hollywood, actor Will Smith dished out some advice for those looking for something long term and meaningful. In an interview, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith says, “A lot of times, we’ll do it at the house because when we go out it can be a little hectic.”
“So we have different places around our yard where we like to set up a little Arabian tent, pillows, wine and cheese, candlelight. Will likes really thought-out productions,” the “Gotham” actress told the magazine.
The 46 year-old Will dropped some valuable knowledge and lessons about love, marriage, and what it takes to keep your man happy:
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He says that every man wants to marry their “homie,” avoid nagging by direct affection, give your man a little space, and keep things mysterious.
If You Marry Your Best Friend, You’re Good
Every man wants to marry his homie, Will says. A lot of women will impress them, but it’s the one they can always laugh with and be themselves with that will ultimately impress them the most. If you can be yourselves around each other, 100 percent of the time, and they can make you life like no one else can, you’ll never have a dull moment together.
Remind Him of What He Has
When you start to feel that you’re nagging your husband to the point of no return and nothing you’re saying is getting through, Will suggests you try a new approach. Hold him close, look him right in the eyes, and tell him that you love him, you’re right there, and you always will be, BUT you need him to pick his socks up – right now. As Will puts it, it’s important to remind him that your request is coming from a good place, and what you want is a small thing in the grand scheme of things.
All Men Need A Little Space
“If you don’t give your husband thirty minutes to himself when he first gets home he’ll stop coming home,” Will says, straight up. He says that a wife can say her piece “anytime after that.” Everyone’s home needs to feel like a happy place, and it won’t if you’re “greeted with negativity” every time you enter the door.
Focus on Balance and Excitement Always
According to Will and Jada’s way of thinking about marriage, maintaining a happy union isn’t just about making time for one another, it’s about making the time count too. Excitement and mystery are everything, he said. Surprise them, let them know you love them, laugh together – whatever it takes to put a smile on their face.