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.

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The 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.

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Paltrow 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...

Well, that's Paltrow's logic anyway. When discussing her modern marriage with 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."

We all remember that Paltrow and her first husband, Chris Martin, announced their "conscious uncoupling" to the press. In her second marriage, the decision to not live together was also a conscious one. Paltrow explained the logistics, which split the seven day week into four days living together and three days apart, allowing them both some alone time in their separate houses.

Taking things slow...

That's not to say that Gwyneth and Brad's living apart deal was to be forever. In fact, as of August this year, Gwenyth announced that the couple had decided to take that next step and move in together permanently.  Speaking to 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.

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Now, 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.

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This 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...

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The 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."

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According 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.

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Not 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!

Kaley and Karl got together because of their shared love of animals.

Wouldn't you think that they might want to share their animals together in a shared living situation?

The pair are clearly in love.

Their wedding day was a fairytale and they planned on the same for their marriage.

The couple did plan on moving in together at some point...

According to Metro, Kaley explained to E! News that: "We’re eventually going to be under the same roof forever. We have a very unconventional marriage, you know. We have different locations that we’re at a lot." I guess hectic schedules are a fair enough reason to be apart, but it's actually a "dream house" that the couple are supposedly building that has kept them apart for so long.

Not that they haven't been enjoying the space.

Discussing why the pair are not in any rush to get their dream house finished, Cuoco said: "As of now, it’s worked out fine for us. I have no problem with it."

Sure, cohabiting can be fun...

For about five minutes. But then it's all: "Why do you never wash the towels?," "Can't I have five minutes to myself?," and "You've used all the shampoo." When you're a guest at someone's house, it's way better.

Privacy can keep the romance alive...

Sometimes, the things that go on in private should stay private. Maybe Kaley likes the fact that she doesn't have to walk in on her husband taking a dump every morning...

Karl and Kaley are serious about their careers.

As a professional equestrian, Karl must have to focus a lot on his horse riding. Perhaps not having his wife around means that he can maintain his focus. Similarly, learning lines and securing deals in her roles as an executive producer is surely easier for Kaley without her hubby lounging around on the couch.


It's clear that this married couple still make time for sleepovers...

Even time apart can't help you from falling asleep...

In a sweet Instagram post, Karl writes: "The key to the strength of [Kaley] and my relationship is we always are equally excited to be back together after a week apart. I know it's hard to tell but [Kaley] couldn't be more excited 😭😭😭😭😭😭"

These guys are clearly too exhausted to build that dream house.

With such busy schedules leaving them totally knackered at the end of the day, it's no surprise that now, over a year into their marriage, they still haven't built that dream house. The marital home is definitely on the back burner.

I'm sure that, going into 2020...

After a lot of rest, this couple will eventually move in together. Or maybe they won't. Who knows? If living apart works for them, perhaps the "dream home," is the freedom that their relationship allows them both.