Actor Boris Kodjoe recently revealed his perspective on what it takes to have a “healthy, Hollywood marriage,” telling reporters that he believes a successful and happy matrimony in Tinseltown depends on setting one’s priorities in order.
Kodjoe, who has been married to wife Nicole Ari Parker for the past 12 years, shared his marital advice after a reporter recently asked him to share the key to the couple’s success in an industry known for notoriously short unions.
At first, Kodjoe joked that a “healthy, Hollywood marriage” is an “oxymoron” and that marriage can either be healthy or Hollywood and not both simultaneously. Then, the actor — who was seated next to his wife — delivered his real and unfiltered response.
“We make each other a priority … people always talk about a healthy balance. There’s no balance. You have to set priorities and when you do that everything else falls into place,” Kodjoe said. “So, we make each other and our kids a priority and that has worked out really well for us, because we never get sidetracked.”
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He also said the couple works hard not to lose perspective and explained that many people in Hollywood start to “believe the hype” and take themselves too seriously. In the end, he said this is a “slippery slope,” as people forget who they are, take things for granted and end up in a challenging relational space.
“(My wife and I) consider Hollywood to be a place that we work,” Kodjoe said. “We’re very fortunate, very blessed to be ble to work in that place, but we don’t take it any further than that.”
Their focus, he said, is on their kids and family. With all that in mind: major props to the Kodjoe family.
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