6 Things You Can Learn from Celebrity Couple

16. August 2011

People look up to the stars (no, not those stars) for entertainment, inspiration and knowledge. Apart from being cultural and fashion trendsetters, celebrities provide the public with many valuable life lessons—including what to do, and what not to do. It can be assumed Oprah, for example, will have her very own book in the New Testament one day.

But celebrities really get people’s attention when they come in pairs, or rather, couples. Very few things on Earth can impart more insight than a celebrity couple that has had a roller coaster ride of a relationship which has been over analyzed by the media. So here are six things you can learn when two Hollywood stars align.

1. How to open your home to others

One act of kindness is to open the doors of your home to strangers. An even nicer act is to allow those strangers to take a room in the house and live there until around the age of eighteen. That’s what powerful celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have done with three adopted children.

Their adopted children come from far-flung places like Vietnam, Nambia and Cambodia, ranging in ages from six months to three years upon adoption. The couple also has three biological children. However, even with all the kids from different regions of the world, life is quite ordinary in the Pitt-Jolie household according to media interviews.

2. Avoid driving yourself and your significant other crazy

Being with someone day in and day out can be enough to drive anyone crazy. But, usually that’s just said as a metaphor in jest. Not so for celebrity couple Randy and Evi Quaid who have given the phrase a whole new, literal, meaning. The couple was arrested for burglary while living in a home they didn’t own.

While the Quaids claim otherwise, apparently the law had enough evidence to take both to the clank. It is one stranger incident involving the two, after they served jail time for skipping out on a $10,000 bill at a posh hotel. From their run-ins with the law, normal couples learn that it helps to separate every once in a while before life gets a little nuts.

3. A relationship is a work in progress

Maintaining a long-term relationship takes a lot of work. Just ask Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. The reality-television stars have had more fights than a heavyweight boxer. Yet, in the end they always end up together happy, at least for the moment.

Having gone through the kid and marriage stage, all that’s left is actually falling in love. While their relationship drama has unfolded for all to see, it has served as a keen reminder that relationships aren’t always blissful.

4. Three’s a crowd?

While most people have found managing one relationship taxing, Charlie Sheen has had no trouble keeping up two—at the same time. In fact, he and his two girlfriends all live together in Sheen’s Los Angeles mansion.

The relationship seems to be working out so well that Sheen prefers to call them his “goddesses.” Each of them have even stated that it’s more a family affair than romance. Maybe three isn’t a crowd, but rather just a nice odd number.

5. Dating co-workers is OK

In a lot of workplaces, when two co-workers spark a relationship they must sign agreements stating that they’ll keep their private life from affecting their business life. In Hollywood, anything goes. An obvious example is Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie, who fell in love while making a movie together.

But another great example is rap/pop moguls Jay-Z and Beyonce. Before dating the pair was collaborating on chart-topping hits. Their success in the business world–both make about $80 million a year–just may be the secret to their successful relationship. So the next time the boss asks you out, it might be a good idea to say yes.

6. Age is just a number when it comes to love

In America, it used to be frowned upon for two people to date when they have a significant age difference. That way of thinking has changed; all thanks to celebrity couples. They have taught us that when it comes to love, age is but only a number. For example, Sean Penn, 50, is nearly twice the age of Scarlett Johansson, 26.

Meanwhile, Demi Moore made “cougars” fashionable by marrying Ashton Kutcher, fifteen years his senior. However, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 84, has them all beat by getting engaged to a woman who is at the mature age of 24.


These six things, bestowed to the public by celebrity couples, can be applied to anyone’s life. Celebrities as individuals can teach you many things, but as a couple, they can teach you twice as much. While some people fawn over them because of their good looks and successful careers, others do it simply to learn a thing or two.

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