When getting married you vow to keep each other “in good times and in bad times,” and anyone will tell you that relationships have their ups and downs as this is normal when two people share their lives and experiences.
Actress Thandie Newton – who married director Ol Parker in 1998 – doesn’t expect her marriage to be happy all the time. While they both are fulfilled and contented with their relationship, Thandie knows it’s not always going to be easy.
The 38-year-old beauty said to InStyle: “Ol has a very dry sense of humour. We are very different characters but very good friends. We’ve both had a degree of pain in our lives, which I think is the best teacher there is. We don’t expect to be happy every day.”
With all marriages – and relationships – there must be a certain degree of give and take from both parties. If not, the connection and partnership will become skewed, and that is when things can go downhill.
Thandie – who has turned down film roles in the past to make her marriage work – believes “finding a happy and solid relationship is always difficult, so the decision was all about making my husband feel more secure and committing to my family. My career was exploding and I wasn’t ready for it. It was about wanting to put the brakes on, acknowledging that I had other priorities.”
Well said Thandie!