It seems as though the tradition of carrying your new spouse over the marital threshold is over. Getting married and living apart is now a thing and I'm all for it.
The Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco, has recently revealed that she doesn't live with her spouse and people want to know why. Actually, it turns out that quite a number of celebrity couples don't live together and their reasons are pretty valid.
Continue scrolling to learn exactly what's so hot about getting hitched and not sharing everything. It turns out that "til death do us part," doesn't have to mean "til I finally don't do your washing anymore."
Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.
via: Getty ImagesThe Big Bang Theory actress and her professional equestrian beau seem to be the perfect couple. One thing that's surprised people about this marriage is the fact that they do not live together. What? How can that be? Well, before you start grumbling about the whole thing being a sham, you might be interested to know that many Hollywood couples choose to have their own space.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk live separately.
via: Getty ImagesPaltrow married the Glee writer and producer last year. The couple first met when filming the popular highschool show choir TV show in 2010, but only went public with their relationship in April 2015. After getting engaged in 2018, they finally tied the knot in a small ceremony in the September of that year.
Men are just for Christmas...The Sunday Times, Gwyneth insisted: "Oh, all my married friends say that the way we live sounds ideal and we shouldn’t change a thing."
"Conscious un-house sharing."
Taking things slow...InStyle, she said: "Married life has been really good. And now we’re moving in together this month." I guess sometimes, there's no harm in rushing into things. Gwyneth told the magazine that she was confident a close living situation would work for them, saying: "I feel like he’s a real equal too. And he pushes me in the best ways. I really like being married. It’s fun." I guess Paltrow really has met her match... best start picking out matching towels, eh!
It can be easy to rush into things...I mean, for some people, that can work out fine, it can be great even! You've known each other for two minutes and you're already in IKEA hunting for that perfect dining room set... it's exciting and you are just so in love. Sadly, more often than not, this can lead to arguing over the same dining set six months down the line when you decide to consciously uncouple.
Helena Boham Carter and Tim Burton never lived together.
via: Getty ImagesNow, I know they ended up divorced, but this duo did have a successful thirteen-year love affair. Aside from Tim's snoring, Helena explained to the Radio Times in 2010 that, "we see as much of each other as any couple, but our relationship is enhanced by knowing we have our personal space to retreat to."
The couple famously had separate apartments in a conjoining art deco block.
via: Getty ImagesThis kind of luxury is certainly a step up from having separate bathrooms. This was not something that Helena dismissed and she acknowledged their privilege saying: "It’s not enforced intimacy. It’s chosen, which is quite flattering – if you can afford it."
My grandparents were happier living apart.After a turbulent relationship that span decades and decades, my grandparents decided to divorce. In their sixties, they both chose to live in apartment blocks adjacent to each other. As it turned out, these ended up being their happiest years. Marge loved that she no longer had to do his washing and Les loved that he could finally get real plants (my grandma only liked fake ones). Even though they were divorced, they remained best friends and vacationed together as if they were still married. One thing they always said - with affection - was that they wished they'd lived apart their whole married life
Tilda Swinton had a pretty bizarre living situation for a while...
via: Getty ImagesThe Chronicles of Narnia's White Witch, Tilda Swinton, did not live with her long-term beau, Sandro Kopp, for a long time. Twenty-years her junior, Kopp was apparently perfectly fine with the unusual arrangement. That being said, for years, Swinton remained living with her ex.
"We are all a family."
via: Getty ImagesAccording to Swinton, the cohabiting worked out just fine. Kopp would stay at the family home regularly and her ex-partner, Scottish playwright and painter, John Byrne, had his own relationship with somebody else. The couple remained in the same home for the sake of their three children, who they wanted to raise as a family.
Melinda and Bill Gates would not dream of living apart.
via: Getty ImagesNot all those that can afford to live apart do. I mean, who's wealthier than Bill and Melinda Gates, right? This pair absolutely love living together and have recently spoken about how they believe that doing the dishes together has been important in keeping their relationship strong. Aw!