Three Reasons Why Jessica Biel’s Marriage To Justin Timberlake Works

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel’s 5-year marriage to Justin Timberlake seems perfect.

Jessica Biel opened up to Marie Claire about her marriage to the former boy bander and why it works. The actress, 35, and singer-songwriter, actor and record producer, 36, started dating 10 years ago in 2007. In 2011, the celebrity pair broke up, but reconciled four months later. Later that year during the holidays, Timberlake proposed to Biel. They tied the knot in an Italian wedding ceremony on October 12, 2012.

While promoting her new television drama, The Sinner, Marie Claire spoke to the actress about what makes their marriage work. She listed three reasons why their union works.

“We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things. Also, in the business, we’re all very career-oriented, and you have to be a little selfish. I understand that about my peers—about being focused and driven—and if you can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it’s like: Score!”

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Luckily, she’s nothing like the homicidal housewife she plays on the USA show premiering August 2.