Holly Willoughby has revealed what she thinks the secrets to a happy marriage are.
The presenter and mum of three admitted that her and her husband Dan Baldwin ‘still fancy the pants off each other’ after nearly 10 years of marriage.
Here are some of her top tips for matrimonial bliss…
Appreciate what you have
Not one to take her good fortune for granted Holly noted that she often reminds Dan how lucky they are, and that being grateful for the things they share is important to her.
‘I always say to Dan we’re very lucky – we’ve got each other, family, a lovely home. He’s got his own production company, which is hugely successful, and he’s doing brilliantly. We’re very lucky, that’s for sure,’ she told Fabulous magazine.
Before adding that a little physical appreciation didn’t hurt either: ‘And with everything else that’s going on, we still fancy the pants off each other! That really helps.’
Work hard at it
Holly reveals that she thinks marriage takes hard work and commitment, saying, ‘Marriage is something we have to work at. You’re an idiot if you think you just get married and then you tick along happily ever after for the rest of your life.’
Although she does warn that it shouldn’t be ‘too difficult’ as she goes on to say, ‘At the same time it shouldn’t be too difficult, but I do believe tiredness has a lot to answer for.’
Trust each other
The Celebrity Juice presenter says that her mum has been a huge inspiration to her when it comes to marriage. She revealed, a ‘crucial thing Mum has taught me is how important trust, respect and loyalty are in a marriage.
‘Mum and Dad are each other’s biggest fans and always back one another up … if Dan and I have a marriage like theirs, then we’ll be on to a good thing.’
Start with a friendship
Despite the This Morning presenter revealing that her and her husband Dan are now besotted, Holly has previously spoken about their relationship beginning as a purely platonic one. In an interview with The Express last year she admitted that she didn’t even consider a romantic relationship with Dan at first.
‘At first, I didn’t fancy Dan at all – I didn’t even think about it.
‘I don’t think he could have fancied me either because it was such a genuine friendship,’ she said.