While fans of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith express sighs of relief after rumors of a separation were shut down, another celebrity couple is sharing tips on how to keep a marriage healthy. Actress and co-host of CBS’ The Talk Holly Robinson-Peete spoke with Essence.com about how she and former football player Rodney Peete have managed to stay together after 17 years of marriage.
“We’ve had our ups, our downs; we’ve had lots of things happen in our life we didn’t expect," Holly said. "We had these great twins and this great love story and then autism came and kicked us in the gut. Rodney retired from football, which was another transition. Some players retired to the golf course, but he retired right to the carpool lane — and proud of it.”
In regards to how they have made it work despite the various changes in their lives, the former 21 Jump Street star explained, “I think that as a couple, our priorities are different than some of the other celebrities in town. Are our kids happy? Do we have a house to live in? How’s our charity going? Those are the things we look at to gage success.”
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