When we think of a picture-perfect marriage, one couple comes to mind: Lauren Scruggs Kennedy and Jason Kennedy. The blogger and author and her E! News host husband met at Jason’s work — Lauren had just done an interview with Giuliana Rancic and Jason introduced himself. After a first date of a meal at La Scala and sightseeing at Point Dume, their relationship blossomed, and the two have been happily married since 2014. How did she know he was the one? “I know it’s the most cliché thing, but I just knew,” says Lauren. “I trusted him so fully, wanted to spend every second with him, and wanted to know everything about him.”
Their relationship is built on a set of shared goals: in Lauren’s words, they strive to”to respect and love each other, to build each other up, and make each other better.” But theirs is just like any other long-term relationship, meaning the Kennedys have had their fair share of relationship challenges. We talked with Lauren to find out how she faces those challenges, what she’s learned from her marriage, and her best pieces of relationship advice.