Celebrity marriage secrets

Jul 25, 2011 at 4:35 p.m. ET

Some celebrity marriages crash and burn like Britney Spears' 55-hour marriage in 2004, but some stand the test of time. Despite the fame, spotlight, fights and temptations, some celebrity unions survive. If they can do it, so can the rest of us normal folk. Here's some advice from stars who have managed to stay together for years.

Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith

Pierce and Keely Brosnan

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Brosnan is best known for playing notorious spy James Bond and for his roles in Mama Mia and The Thomas Crowne Affair. He and his wife Keely Shaye Smith are reaching ten years of marriage this coming August. With celebrity couples breaking up left and right, what keeps their relationship strong?

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Keep the romance alive

"I love romance. I bring Keely breakfast in bed on a tray with a single flower from our garden. I did it when we first started dating, and I still do it." Brosnan says.

Heidi Klum & Seal

Seal and Heidi Klum

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You might not think that a model and a singer could survive more than a few years, but Klum and Seal recently celebrated their six-year anniversary in May. Not too mention, they also have four children and successful careers. What's their secret?

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Focus on one another

Seal: "I have a very simple approach. Heidi is number one at all times, then it's the kids -- as strange as that may sound -- then it's health and career."

Klum: "We do things for each other. My husband is really into photography, for example, so I have made an effort to lean more about cameras, and I know he loves that I am interested in one of his biggest passions."


Sean Connery & Micheline Roquebrune

Sean Connery and wife

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Another man most known for his role as James Bond and another happy marriage. Anyone else starting to see a pattern here? Connery's marriage to Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune has lasted for 36 years and counting. Clearly, they're doing something right, and Connery says that has a lot to do with the language barrier.

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Misunderstandings can be a good thing

"I don't speak a word of French but often think that what should be a handicap is actually a godsend," says Connery, who also cites occasional arguing as a positive.

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