Celebrities Share Their Secrets On Love & Romance With CelebrityBabyScoop
Love is in the air! As we gear up for Valentine’s Day, Celebrity Baby Scoop takes a look at how some of our favorite celebrity parents such as Brooke Burke, Jenna Elfman, and Robecca Romijn keep the flame alive amidst diapers and soccer games.
Brooke Burke on keeping the romance alive with hubby David Charvez:
“Honestly, we are still in love and we are still incredibly attracted to each other and we love our family so much, but we also value time alone and romance,” Brooke shares.
Brooke also knows how important it is to make time to have intimate moments with each other.
We’re not willing to give up that sexy relationship we had in the beginning just because we’re raising four children together,” Brooke shares. “We make date nights; we don’t always keep them because we’re exhausted, but, sometimes we’ll have a romantic dinner when the kids are sleeping, sometimes we’ll have a nice, intimate lunch when the kids are at school. We’ve just started to take quick, little vacations alone. We never did that when the kids were younger because (he can blame it on me!), but I didn’t want to leave the children. We just make ourselves a priority and, we keep our romance alive by communication and creating a sexy environment by setting boundaries in our home. There are places and spaces that are just for us and I talk about that in the “mood” chapter. I think it’s super important and you don’t have to lose your sense of self and your sense of romance when you have a family.”
Giuliana Rancic on the secret to her successful marriage with her husband:
“I think our secret is that we treat each other with respect,” Giuliana shares. “With our show, we wanted to show people a happy, cool marriage where people treat each other well. We have arguments of course, but we never cross the line. I don’t trash him to my girlfriends either- I think that is very important because once you start disrespecting him behind his back, it spills over into the house. We both grew up that way; we came from families where our parents showed each other respect and I think that’s key. We also don’t let our ruts go on to long. Every day is an opportunity to mix things up and change your perspective. And I’m not talking about an expensive cruise here- for example: jog a different route together. It breaks the monotony and changes your conversation.”
Jenna Elfman on the secret to her thriving marriage to Bodhi Elfman:
“We don’t keep secrets from each other and we work our asses off creating our marriage all the time,” Jenna reveals. “It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.”
Wendy Wilson on date nights with her hubby:
“Once in a while we do it and it’s great,” Wendy shares. “Honestly, I would say we do it every 6 months. It’s not enough and we’ve told each other that we need to make more time for each other.”
Laila Ali on what makes her husband a great dad:
“Where do I start?! My husband makes all of his decisions based on what’s best for the kids,” Laila gushes. “He is very hands on. When I leave town for 2-3 days, he takes care of our son the same way I do and I feel completely at ease. He is the best partner I could ever wish for.”
Chantal Kreviazuk on making it work with husband Raine Maida, a popular Canadian rocker:
“We both travel? Just kidding. Well, maybe not,” Chantal jokes.
“I think that one of the major keys to [a successful marriage is] respect, if not THE key, is respect,” Chantal adds. “Respect in how you speak to one another, always being aware of boundaries. And also respect for who each other is – each others’ life force if you will.
Raine and I have built our marriage on being completely aware, supportive and respectful of the entire life that we had before we met each other, which includes the development of our talents and passions,” Chantal continues. “I think that this respect leads to wonderful things, and for example, we do spend a bit of time apart, doing what we love and need to do. That time apart is important, because we are independent at that time, and we come home not only missing and appreciating home base, but also, as a person who has developed further and has more to bring into the marriage – challenges and new ideas, etc.”
Chantal also discusses how she deals with trust and jealousy in regard to Raine’s rockstar-royalty status.
“Hmm, really good question,” Chantal says. “I am human, but the reality is that I do the same thing that Raine does…I go off into the world of the stage/audience…lots of dynamics, as well.
We both are people of strong principles and we value our love and our families more than everything. Being a rockstar on the road is fun, but greatest is our family. I don’t know how to entirely answer that, but if I don’t say so myself, ‘I think that Raine is very in love with me, and me only.’ He is a one-woman man.”
Rebecca Romijn on making couple time:
“Absolutely! Actually the best advice I can give to parents of twins is to make time alone with your partner and make sure that’s a priority,” Rebecca shares.
Even if it’s just going out to lunch, Jerry and I make sure that we still have dates together,” Rebecca adds. “At least every other day we try to go and work out or do lunch or something.”
Rebecca also discusses how helpful her parents have been.
Both of our parents have been extremely helpful. Jerry’s parents live in New York but since the girls have been born, they come out here all the time. They just want to be nearby. When the weather’s bad in New York, they were out here for 6 months and they made themselves completely available to us which was amazing. We actually got a couple weekends away just the two of us which is nice to be able to reconnect. There’s nothing like leaving your kids with their grandparents. You know they’re going to get top-drawer care! His parents are so in love with these girls and they had such a great time with the girls. We had no problem leaving the girls with them.”
Ali Landry on the secret to a successful marriage:
“I’m trying to figure it out like everybody else! It’s balance,” Ali confesses. “It’s easy for us to put all the focus on our children. They’re young and really need our attention. My husband needs my attention as well. It’s all about finding the balance in our relationship and giving him what he needs, and communicating. Having these getaways is important, whether it’s a date night or dinner alone or quiet time together.”
Melissa Joan Hart on why she and hubby Mark are a good match:
“We respect each other and appreciate each other,” Melissa reveals. “And only one of us gets to be crazy at a time!”
Sarah Chalke on her Valentine’s Day plans and how she and Jamie kept the flame alive:
“Keeping the flame alive is definitely a challenge, but it is so important, but, realistically, everything takes a back seat the first year of a baby’s life,” Sarah shares. “Currently we are making it a real priority to go out just the two of us, and it gets easier as they get older. Now he’s on a regular sleep schedule, so we stay up after he goes to bed and spend quality time together then. As far as Valentine’s Day goes, we don’t have plans yet – but we better come up with something creative!”