Relationships are challenging enough without having to constantly be under the microscope of the public eye. Over the last few years, we have witnessed many celebrity super-couple breakups and divorces, but it is always a breath of fresh air when they succeed and stand the test of time. Fortunately, there are several famous duos that come to mind who are still going strong after many years. Couples like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. These couples help restore our faith in love and the power of romance. Now we’re not foolish enough to believe that it’s been all smooth sailing for them, but they have worked through the hard times and it is all part of the growing process in their relationship.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have found the secret ingredients for being a happy and successful super-duo. 36-year-old Timberlake and 35-year-old Biel have been together for eleven years and have been married for five and they are showing everyone they are stronger than ever. There was a little hiccup in their relationship back in 2011 when they technically broke up, but they got themselves back on track and have been running like it's a marathon ever since. We will now explore the many reasons why their relationship is successful and why they probably will never need to call a divorce lawyer.
20 They Are True Best Friends
On the couple's fifth anniversary, Justin had no problem telling the world on Instagram that Jessica is his best friend and has taught him the real meaning of what true love means to him. The “Can’t Stop The Feeling” singer shared a collection of videos from years back of him singing the Leon Russell classic love ballad “A Song For You” with a few fellow musicians. In the caption to the slideshow, Justin wrote, "#TBT to a late night freestyle session on a break in the studio - YES I've been back in the studio cooking! But, today is even more special for me because five years ago, on this day, I became the luckiest man in the world when I exchanged vows with my best friend." The iconic tune is very significant to them because that song was their first dance.
19 They Love To Spend Time Together
At the premiere of Jessica Biel’s film The Book Of Love, Entertainment Tonight spoke with her about spending quality one-on-one time with her hubby. She stated, "Honestly, we've had so many date nights we don't even know what to do with ourselves anymore! We're like, 'All right, screw date night, this is too much!' We just need to hang out and sit on the couch for a second." The mere fact that they love to spend time together just sitting and hanging out on their couch and opt out of a super cute date night shows how much they are committed to making their relationship work by spending quality time together doing nothing more than enjoying each other's company.
18 They Have Similar Values
The first step to having a successful relationship is understanding what your core values are. For you to be happy and feel good, you should live your life authentically and what you need in order to do that are values. Apparently, Jessica and Justin have similar values and in the August 2017 issue of Marie Claire, Jessica appeared on the cover and explained in an interview just how her values are in sync with Justin's. She stated, “We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things. Also, in the business, we’re all very career-oriented, and you have to be a little selfish. I understand that about my peers — about being focused and driven — and if you can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it’s like: Score!”
17 She Wouldn’t Want To Give Back The Ring(s) - Yes Plural!
Justin must have listened to Beyonce because he liked it so much he put several rings on it. Yes, Jessica actually received multiple wedding rings from Justin. She also had a hand in designing all four wedding bands that are stackable and accompany her massive 18-carat engagement ring. In a People Magazine interview, Justin told them he went to The Jewelers of Las Vegas and closely collaborated with Leor Yerushalmi to create Jessica’s eye-popping black rhodium plated and white gold engagement ring which contains two elements of aquamarine, Jessica’s birthstone. During the wedding ceremony at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Southern Italy, Jessica wore only one of her wedding bands to ‘keep it simple’. Wow, doesn’t that bring a whole new meaning to the word simple?
16 Parenting Has Brought Them Closer Together
Jessica told TV Week how parenthood has affected her and Justin’s relationship for the better. She said, “Being a mother has changed everything. When you become a parent, you think you’re a patient person, but you’re not. You think you’re a compassionate person, but you’re not.” She went on to say, “You see your partner in a completely different way because you’re seeing them interact with this little, perfect thing you created. All ego and cool factor is gone when they’re lying on the floor, googly-eyeing a fat baby. I feel like I look at him totally differently some days. I’m in awe of him and how he interacts with that little dude.” Both Justin and Jessica love being parents to their 2-year-old son, Silas, and Justin summed it up best when he said, “It is the most insanely amazing, most beautiful, unbelievable thing that can ever happen to you.”
15 They Had Humble Beginnings
Being one of Hollywood’s most enviable super-couples, it's odd they actually met under pretty normal circumstances. According to Justin, “There was nothing starry about the way we got together. It was very un-Hollywood-esque, in fact. We met and got talking. Afterwards, I asked my friend if I could call her and ask her out. My friend called Jessica and Jessica said, 'Yes.' So, I called her." Justin told the Hollywood Foreign Press that the reason he asked her out over the phone was that it was, “Something I learned from both my stepdad and my grandfather. That there is a thing called chivalry and it doesn't have to die with the birth of the Internet. The way I see it, if you're asking a girl out on a date, it's only right to do it in a way that she can hear your voice. I had to be pretty persistent in order to get her to say yes. But I have a fair amount of tenacity and if I want something I stick to it. And in the end, she agreed." Jessica also stated on The Late Show that the couple, “Didn't kiss for a very long time because he was on tour, and we were talking on the phone like normal pre-teens do," Biel shared. "We were just chatting on the phone for hours. So, we never really kissed for a very long time."
14 They Inspire Each Other
How much more inspirational can it possibly be when a songwriter writes a song about his better half? Justin hinted that his song "Mirrors" was not only dedicated to his grandparents who were married for six decades, but it was also inspired by Jessica. Justin said, “Mirrors is a love song to someone that you feel like is, you know, sort of your other half. And it became a play on that. Not specifically about looking into a mirror. One of the most valuable things in a relationship is being able to constantly change and be individual, but look to the other side to the person that you're with and know that they're changing as well individually, but somehow you two can mirror each other and be the other half of that world that you both create.”
13 They Are Both Extremely Career Oriented
The couple is obviously very career oriented and they both have been that way since a very young age. Justin kicked off his career as a child appearing on the TV show Star Search when he was only eleven years old and was cast in the All-New Mickey Mouse Club before joining the boy band ‘NSync. As for Jessica, she was cast in her big role as Mary Camden who was the second oldest child in the TV family drama 7th Heaven, at the ripe old age of fourteen. They both have been going strong in their respective careers with equal success even though Justin took a brief musical hiatus from 2008 to 2012 to focus on his acting career. There has been no stopping the dynamic duo ever since.
12 He Must Have Learned Something From All Of His Exes
If anything good can come from past failed relationships, it would be that you should consider them learning experiences in life. You learn what you really want and learn about what really matters. Well, Justin has learned from the best of them, starting with Britney Spears from 1999-2002. Then for a short time with Jenna Dewan-Tatum who was an N’Sync backup dancer. He also briefly dated Alyssa Milano before he went into a three-year relationship with Cameron Diaz. After things didn’t work out with Cameron, the tabloids speculated that he dated Scarlett Johansson. In 2007, he met his eventual wife-to-be Jessica but in 2011 they called it quits for a few months until they got back together again for good.
11 She Must Have Learned Something From All Of Her Exes
Life lessons are about experiences in life that you can take and learn from. Remember when you were little and wanted to grow up and be a rock star or astronaut? Then reality hit and you learned to be happy with a career that was less idealized. Well, the same thing happens in relationships and our ideals change as we do. Starting in 1998, Jessica dated Adam LaVorgna for 3 years. After Adam, she dated Chris Evans for almost five years until 2006. Then she went on to briefly date Derek Jeter in 2006 just before meeting Justin. A rumor surfaced in 2011 about her having a fling with her co-star in Playing the Field, Gerard Butler, while Justin and Jessica were experiencing their very short-lived split.
10 They Have Incredible Chemistry Together
There are six types of relationship chemistry according to Dr. Kat Van Kirk who is a licensed marriage therapist. She insists that chemistry is an important measure of compatibility and states, “Just because you have physical chemistry, doesn’t mean you’re compatible or should be together.” The six levels of chemistry according to her are as follows: personality, lifestyle, spiritual, intellectual, financial and physical. It seems that Justin and Jessica have nailed these different levels of relationship chemistry. Everything seems to jive with them on every level. From the physical aspect of their relationship (since they're not able to keep their hands off each other) to their ways of life and their similar financial compatibility, they're set.
9 Justin Nails His Gifts Every Time
Well, there are some really great benefits to being Mrs. Justin Timberlake and Jessica revealed to E! News that one of them is that Justin likes to give her special gifts that sparkle and shine. Often, Justin shows his love for his wife by giving her very thoughtful and beautiful gifts. Jessica stated, “I think it’s really hard to buy jewelry for someone else. It's a very personal thing. Buying a piece of jewelry for someone is like buying something that is going to define them as the person that they are.” Regarding Justin’s particular taste in jewelry, she said with a smile, "I'm very thankful for it!" Justin must have learned early on that diamonds really are a girl’s best friend.
8 They Even Remained Friends After A Breakup
After having been together for more than four years, Justin and Jessica had a brief split in March 2011. A spokesperson for the couple stated, “We are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways.” They also added, “The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.” This apparently was the truth because US Weekly reported just a few months later that the pair were quietly reconciling and a source told the magazine, “They have been talking the whole time and decided to give it another shot. Jessica really wanted to get back together with him and Justin realized single life is not what it’s cracked up to be.” It paid off for these two to remain friends and keep in contact.
7 They Have Great Experiences Together
Both Justin and Jessica’s adventures have been as exciting and fun as any relationship could possibly be when two superstars are involved. The two of them love to have fun together and have been seen strolling hand-in-hand in New York City wearing coordinating denim outfits. They have been spotted at many different events, places like the NBA Playoff games, the Met Gala, Vanity Fair Oscar parties and even the front row of the New York Fashion Week Show where they again matched their outfits. From the Grammy Awards in L.A. to the Cannes Film Festival, they can always be found somewhere enjoying each other's company and creating history together.
6 They Both Want What’s Best For Their Son
Jessica told news.com.au in an interview, “I would like our baby to inherit Justin’s charm and his sense of humor. There are many qualities I’d love him to get from Justin. But there’s one thing I don’t want for him. I really don’t want him to be a musician. Well, whatever he wants to be, he can be, of course. I watch what Justin goes through and he is at the top of his game. He has access to work with any producer, and he can actually get songs on the radio. And this is from someone who makes great music; he tours and makes it look very easy, but he’s been working for years and years and years to get to where he is.” Justin sat down with The Hollywood Reporter and said, “Would I want my child to follow my path? You know, I haven't been able to answer that question in my mind. If he wanted it bad enough, I suppose I could teach him a lot about what not to do.”
5 He Supports Her
Being able to lift your loved one to a higher ground is what emotional support is all about. When things get hectic and you have the person you love to stand by your side, that’s a true gift and Justin is that person for Jessica. When Jessica decided to do an eight-episode murder mystery called The Sinner, for the USA Network, Justin backed up her decision wholeheartedly. The Sinner aired in August 2017 and Jessica was not only the series lead but also the executive producer. Justin has really stepped up the parenting game and has taken much time off to help Jessica with her scheduling needs. He has also stepped up and given her lots of support in her new business venture which is a kid-friendly LA restaurant called 'Au Fudge'.
4 She Supports Him
One of the best parts of being in a relationship is being able to rely on that person when the chips are down and Jessica is that person for Justin. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Justin told them that balancing fatherhood and his career was very difficult and said, “At first, it broke me down. Those first eight months felt like those old [Ed Sullivan] shows where people are balancing spinning plates on poles - except if you drop one, they die.” Jessica stepped right in to give her hubby understanding and support. She has allowed Justin the time for his career and proudly supports his latest musical venture. She proved her support by attending the intimate listening gathering in Manhattan and dancing all night to his new album Man Of The Woods.
3 They Are One Of Hollywood’s Most Realest Couples
We all have seen the awkward and bizarre celebrity relationships like Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley that make us wonder... why? With Justin and Jessica, you can feel they keep it real. They make each other take videos showing off their skills, like when Justin did a half-court shot at the Lakers game. "Still got that range... Grizz took the L. All good though... bounce back!!!" Jessica captioned in Justin’s Instagram video. They aren’t afraid to dance in public either, even if it means embarrassing the people around them. They make matching shirts to wear at themed parties like their ‘Make America skate again’ shirts and they dress in dorky family costumes like they did for Halloween. They are also known for taking cheesy family photos and birthday selfies. How much more real can they be?
2 Justin Wants More Kids
Justin most certainly wants to expand his family and he let everyone know that in a recent interview with Radio host Zane Lowe from Beats 1 radio. Justin told Zane “I want to have as many kids as we can if I'm being honest.” He also admitted that when it comes to parenthood, he is still learning the ropes. He said, “I've never felt more inept in my life. You wake up and all of a sudden there's this human being you're responsible for.” They both love being parents and the chart-topping solo artist said he would love to have a baby girl with Jessica as soon as possible.
1 They Have A Strange Side To Their Relationship
For better or worse, rich or poor - right? Well, these two should have added for normal or strange, because there is a strange side to their relationship. Jessica told The Late Late Show With James Corden (via Entertainment Tonight), "We didn't kiss for a very long time because he was on tour and we were talking on the phone." Another strange fact is that she claims to have ‘stalked’ him at a Golden Globes after party in 2007. From their intensely private beginnings to TMI after they tied the knot and with the whole infidelity thing, this may have added to the strangeness factor. They have done so many strange things during their time together. They dress alike at times and it is very cute, but kind of strange as well. Also, Justin took his mom to the Oscars instead of Jessica one time. On top of all that, in their prenuptial agreement there is a fidelity clause that states that if she thinks he strays during the marriage, she should be royally compensated to the sum of $500k.