Sarah Jessica Parker is sharing her secret recipe for a successful marriage.
Parker and husband Matthew Broderick have kept a busy pace in their professional careers and that has kept their 20-year marriage alive. “I know this sounds nuts, but we have lives that allow us to be away and come back together,” said the “Divorce” actress on the latest episode of “Girlboss Radio” with Sophia Amoruso.
“His work life takes him here, and mine takes me there. In some ways, I think that that’s been enormously beneficial because we have so much to share in a way,” continued Parker. “Anytime that any relationship is hard, it’s the point in which you’re deciding, ‘Is this worth the investment getting through whatever that thing is?’”
SJP, 52, recognizes the difficulty of long marriages, but has always wanted to work to keep the flame alive: “I’ve been fortunate. Relationships are hard. I always felt that I wanted to invest more.”
The two stars tied the knot in 1997 and have a son James, 15, and twin daughters Tabitha and Marion, 8. “You’re in a constant state of worrying about your children,” she said of motherhood. “It’s very painful and it’s exhilarating. It’s a really interesting way of living in the world.”
“It’s not for everybody, there’s a lot that’s really hard,” she insisted. “All I do is organize people’s lives and get them here and there and all that. It’s what I wanted and with that, though, comes witnessing somebody hopefully develop into a really interesting, decent person who contributes something.”