Being married for more than five years seems to be a rarity in Hollywood, but Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have managed to make it work. Though the two wed in 2012, they’ve actually been together for 11 years, and they share a 3-year-old son, Silas. So how do they keep their marriage healthy? Biel provided some insight while on the Today show.
“We’re lucky enough to go and stay in different places and live in different places while we work and that’s definitely part [of having a strong marriage],” the actress told Savannah Guthrie about traveling with Timberlake on his “Man of the Woods” world tour.
Some of Timberlake’s latest concerts — which have doubled as adventures for him, Biel, and Silas — have been in Paris, London, and Copenhagen.
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“It is fun to be on the road. You feel like a wild group of gypsies and you’re all in this together,” Biel said. “You’re seeing so many new places and I think it’s amazing for our son because he’s hearing new languages. We’re talking about different countries, the names of different countries, what he likes, what he’s seen.”
For Biel, their work is what keeps their relationship exciting — but their careers definitely present challenges, too.
“But, honestly, I just really feel like you have to work hard,” Biel said. “That doesn’t change if you work at home or in an office or you’re on a tour. It doesn’t change, the work doesn’t change.”
At the end of the day, Biel said her and Timberlake both value their marriage over everything else. “Being devoted to the relationship is our biggest priority,” she told Guthrie.