Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have been married for even more years than the number of children they've produced.
Thirty-three, to be exact.
Yes, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have been married for 33 years, most of which came long before they were reality TV stars.
And while their lives are not without controversy (here is a look at the latest scandal), the bond between them has never been questioned.
Seriously, of ALL the stories and all the issues surrounding the Duggars, how many times have we heard that this marriage is in trouble?
Okay, quite a few, but unlike many Duggar scandals, everyone knows those are bogus. Michelle and Jim Bob aren't going anywhere.
What is their secret to a long-lasting relationship? Say what you will about them, and their belief system, but they certainly have one.
In honor of Valentine's Day 2018, Jim Bob and Michelle are happy to share their keys to making marriage work. Such as …
1. An Instagram Tribute
“On Valentine’s Day everyone is thinking about LOVE and finding ways to express their love. I am so thankful for Michelle,” Jim captioned a photo of the couple on Instagram, prior to delving into specifics about his wife and their relationship.
2. He Continued:
“Not only is she a wonderful wife; caring, selfless, kind and compassionate but her beauty continues to radiate from the inside out and I genuinely love her more today than ever.”
3. And He Concluded:
“One of the things we’ve learned as a couple is that no matter how many children you have, or how busy you get, you have to continue to place a high priority on your marriage. Don’t neglect it. Don’t take it for granted. I always tell husbands, ‘Continue to date and romance your wife. Make sure she knows how special she is.’ Love you Michelle!”
4. What Else Can They Tell Us?
Jim Bob included a link to the Duggar Family website at the end of this loving post, specifically to an article he and Michelle wrote about not only their marriage… but marriages in general.
5. What is Their Advice for Marital Success?
“We love each other more today than the day we married. Our love has grown richer & deeper with each passing year. Here are a few things we will share from our experience!” they wrote to open this helpful list.
6. Rule #1
Early on in our relationship, we committed to never put each down or to call each other names (except sweetie, honey, etc…).
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