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Viola Davis and her husband have a secret that makes their marriage stronger: they take a bath together "every night".
The Ma Rainey's Black Bottom star and her spouse, Julius Tennon, make sure to make time for one another every morning and every night, when they share a relaxing soak in their jacuzzi and their bathtub.
"We have together time every single morning when we get in the jacuzzi and we have together time every night 'cause we get in the tub together. And we soak in the tub and we talk. Sometimes he falls asleep with his mouth open!" she told People magazine.
Viola, 55, even treats her 66-year-old husband to her skincare routine.
"I give him facials. And we just chat, chat, chat, and he's just really sweet. Every single day we do that," she smiled.
Meanwhile, the Fences star - who shares nine-year-old adopted daughter Genesis with Julius - previously revealed the secret to a long-lasting marriage is all "about the everyday".
"I think that, that's what people forget when they fall in love with someone and it's exciting. You have to get back to the everyday – the taking the garbage out, the cooking, the cleaning – and it's something that I think really works with me and my husband. Every day is like a date."
Denzel Washington urged late star Chadwick Boseman to hurry up and marry his wife, Taylor Simone, before someone else did.
In a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the Oscar winner opened up about working with Chadwick on his final film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and recalled offering the young star a little relationship advice.
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Chadwick and Taylor were only dating when the Black Panther star was shooting the Netflix movie. Denzel, who co-produced the film, saw something beautiful between the couple and suggested Boseman should act upon it.
"They weren't even married yet, and I used to watch how she took care of him, and I actually said to him, 'Man, you know, you need to put a ring on that finger', cause she kept her eye on him and she watched him," Washington explained.
"I'm like, 'Man, she loves that guy'. But I didn't know what we know now."
Boseman lost his secret battle with cancer in August at age 43, and Washington, 65, reveals no one on the Ma Rainey's Black Bottom set even knew he was sick.
"Credit to him; he kept it to himself. It was nobody's business. He was there to deliver and he delivered," adds Denzel, who is pictured with his wife of 37 years, Pauletta at the Oscars in 2003.
Chadwick and Taylor were married in a private ceremony earlier in the year and many people didn't know he was married until after his death.
Atlanta socialite Marjorie Harvey must be disappointed in her daughter, Lori Harvey, after the 22-year-old broke every rule she taught her about dating.
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Rapper Future Hendrix publicly claimed Lori in a series of social media posts over the holiday weekend. In one post he revealed they were on holiday together in Dubai.
Future, 36, has a reputation for wooing the ladies and impregnating at least seven of them.
Lori also has built a reputation for herself as a Hollywood "pass-around", aka a loose woman who dates only wealthy men with influence and power.
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In a throwback video from 2015 Marjorie gave her daughter valuable advice about respecting herself and saving her goodies for the right man.
"I know you just started dating this year," said Marjorie to then-18-year-old Lori. "No athletes, no rappers. We gonna come up with a list."
Marjorie told her daughter: "Don't ever try to fit in when God has clearly created you to stand out and always be a lady." She added: "And understand YOU are the prize. Don't give yourself to anybody that is not going to be your husband."
Unfortunately, Lori didn't listen.
Lori has dated music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50, after briefly shagging his son, trust fund kid Justin Combs, 25. She has also dated bisexual singer Trey Songs, 35, and she was briefly engaged to Dutch soccer star Memphis Depay, 25.
Watch Marjorie giving motherly advice to then-18-year-old Lori Harvey below.
Fantasia says more women are single these days because too many women want to be leaders rather than walk alongside their men.
The 35-year-old American Idol winner discussed gender roles in an interview with the Breakfast Club on Monday, Sept. 16.
"We need more men to stand up and lead the way," she said. "Most women are trying to be the leader, that's why you can't find a man. You can't be the king in the house. Fall back and be the queen and let your man lead the way."
The mom-of-2, who is happily married to Kendall Taylor, continued:
"I feel like it's a generational thing, and we can talk and we can go real deep on that, I don't need to start that. But it's a generational curse in how society has placed our men, and women have to stand up and be the mother and the father and the provider. So now, you're so bad you can’t be told nothing that when the right man comes, you lose him because you're trying to be the man."
She said team work is the key to a happy marriage and that women should "learn to submit" and let men be natural born leaders.
"At the end of the day I'm the neck, my man's the head. So he can't make any moves without his wife. It all works together. But you can't be the head of the house. You got to let the man be the head of the house. But it's a generational thing and it's what we've been taught. Stand up, be strong… And a dude comes and everything about you is a man.
"You have to learn how to submit. You can still be a queen. A king needs his queen. It's certain things that he can't see that we see. Anybody play chess? We work together. But the queen has to sit back and allow the king to be the king."
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