You’ve Got to See These 5 Celebrity Wedding Anniversary Throwback Photos

By Ivy Jacobson

What’s sweeter (or funnier, in Gwen Stefani’s case) than posting a throwback photo to celebrate your marriage? The No Doubt singer and Gavin Rossdale recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary, so she posted the most throwback of all the throwback photos ever for their special day.

We loved their anniversary photo so much that we rounded up all of our favorite celebrity wedding anniversary photos we’ve seen lately on Instagram:

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

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Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

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“Happy anniversary my love. Te amo! #wedding #2009 Feliz aniversário meu amor. Te amo! #casamento #2009.”

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

@chrissyteigen/ Instagram

“took john to see other boobs for our anniversary to make up for the 364 days of the year I’m insufferable (ps they are insanely talented and not just boobs).”

Related: 14 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive

Victoria Beckham and David Beckham

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“15 beautiful years.We feel so blessed and thank you all for your love and support over the years.Such a special day for us all x vb.”

Sean Parker and Alexandra Parker

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“Happy anniversary my love! #goobins4eva.”

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8 Extreme Date Night Ideas You Never Thought Of

By Suelain Moy 

There’s nothing wrong with grabbing Italian food and alternating between watching action films and romantic comedies, but shaking up your going-out routine with an extreme date night can the the ultimate turn on and the best way to keep your relationship exciting.

Paint With Your Bodies

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This idea gives body art an entirely different meaning, and you don’t have to be an art-school grad to make this abstract masterpiece. All you need are open minds and experimental attitudes. Why? You’ll slather nontoxic paint all over your naked bodies and roll around on a canvas or sheet, using every inch of it to capture your movements. Paint splatters never looked (or felt) so good, and when you hang your art at home, you can keep the names of the mystery artists a secret – or not! But use paints that are easily washed off and also put down a tarp, or you could unintentionally redecorate your house or apartment. You can get this Love is Art kit that comes with everything you need to get colorful.

Hit the Beach Sans Suit

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You don’t have to head to Cannes or the Caribbean to enjoy the water in your birthday suit. There are many secluded beaches that are clothing optional right here in the US from coast to coast, such as Sandy Hook, New Jersey or Black’s Beach in La Jolla, California, where you and your honey can swim in the buff in a safe and discreet place without having an indecent brush with the law. Locals (and hotel concierges) know the quiet, hidden spots. Go for a sexy dip in the water around sunset when you won’t risk burning your booty.

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Fly Through the Air

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We don’t mean hopping on a flight to some island paradise. We’re talking about jumping off a platform – yes, taking a flying trapeze class. There’s nothing that says “You can do it, babe!” like giving your partner the confidence to climb up a 22-foot ladder, grab onto a swing and propel into thin air. You’ll want to psyche yourself out, but you’ll be surprised at how much you can achieve in a short amount of time, and how you’ll go from shaking as you climb each rung of the ladder to swinging upside down, all in a matter of a couple of hours. Like marriage, no experience is required.

Try Out an Open Mic Night

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We dare you to go on stage in front of a room full of strangers and tell your most embarrassing or personal secrets. You and your partner might even find out something about one another you hadn’t shared before. This is cliff diving and bungee jumping of the emotional kind. No-holds-barred storytelling can be very freeing. Some storytelling events even let you sign up and compete against other participants, but any open mic night at a comedy club or bar will do.

Related: Indoor Date Ideas

Dine in the Dark

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Remember the first time you laid eyes on your love or even your favorite plate of pasta? (It’s okay to admit that they were both just as good.) Tasting and touching in a pitch-black room can be another eye-opening opportunity and just as delicious. A number of restaurants around the country invite you to eat using your other senses. At Opaque restaurant, with several locations across the US, mystery entrées, appetizers and desserts are served in a dark dining area after you order off the menu in a lit room. You can pull the curtains and turn off the lights in your own home to recreate a blacked-out dining experience and feed each other for a hands-on meal.

Set Up a Boudoir Photo Shoot

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For your eyes only – and your photographer. Take a cue from many brides-to-be who are taking it off in front of the camera as a gift to their significant others. But instead, you and your partner can bare it all together in a professional photo session that will artistically show off all your assets. Don’t have the extra cash to spend on a pro to light and take pretty pics of the goods? Just select the most flattering filters on your cell phone camera and strike a pose for a couple sexy selfies you won’t be sharing.

Go to the Prom – Again!

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The prom is wasted on teens, and maybe your own prom night didn’t live up to the hype anyway. After all, adults really know have to have more fun, and tend to have a few more bucks to pay for it. So pretend you’re going to the prom again, but do it up in style.

Rock a killer dress and suit. You don’t have to spend your paycheck on the looks – a Badgley Mischka rental gown is less than $100 on RenttheRunway.com. Hire a car and driver for the night, but nix the corsage (you hated it when you were 16, why wear it now?). No dry chicken from a catering hall should ever be eaten again when you’re in your 20s or 30s. Instead, head to your favorite upscale restaurant and order from the tasting menu, and let that be the start of a night that’s full of surprises. Stay up until dawn and watch the sunrise from the shore, a rooftop or any favorite spot. The cheap version of all this? Make out on your parents’ couch on a night you know they won’t be home. Get to third base. But remember: Senior citizens come home early.

Go to a Burlesque Show

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Want to learn how to be the ultimate tease? Just go to a burlesque show. Those performers know seduction. With costumes using barely there feathers, tassels and glitter, stage names like Legs Malone, and acts that combine acrobatic feats with dance, wit, comedy and entertaining props, you’ll see a show you won’t soon forget, not to mention pick up some tips to recreate your own Moulin Rouge at home. Burlesque shows are easy to find in or near major cities. For example, on the East Coast, Wasabassco Burlesque bills itself as a traveling show with couples-friendly entertainment. For a ’50s, Bourbon Street vibe, there’s Bustout Burlesque in New Orleans.

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7 Relationship Mistakes Even the Smartest Couples Make

Keep your relationship on the right track by avoiding these common pitfalls, from grappling with debt to getting stuck in a sex rut. 

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Mistake #1: Not Dealing With Debt
Newsflash: Money is the #1 thing couples fight about. Fess up about your personal debt — because for better or worse — and then set up a financial game plan with our budgeter.

Mistake #2: Alienating Your Friends
Friends are key for a successful marriage, so tag along on those girls’ nights out. Just because you’re not guy-hunting doesn’t mean you can’t be a supportive wingwoman.

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Mistake #3: Not Having Enough Sex
Over 60 percent of newlyweds we surveyed were already in a sex rut! Yeah, you’re busy, but that’s not a good enough excuse not to get busy. Initiate sex, even if you don’t feel like it or have to schedule it. If you get in the habit of having it, you’ll start wanting it (and liking it) more.

Mistake #4: Letting Yourself Go
So you put on the “newlywed nine.” Big whoop…you’ve already found your mate, right? Wrong! Make a plan to get fit together or at least respect each other’s goals.

Mistake #5: Outlawing the In-Laws
Fifty percent of couples we surveyed have a problematic relationship with their in-laws (ya think?). Manage expectations, like saying you’ll call on Sundays so his mom doesn’t guilt-trip you for ignoring her weekday messages. Even if your spouse is bitching about his family, resist the urge to chime in. It’ll bite you in the butt later.

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Mistake #6: Crazy Fighting
Getting hitched isn’t a free pass to hit below the belt (sorry!). When you’re getting really heated, walk away to cool down for a few minutes.

Mistake #7: Becoming Baby-Obsessed
It’s easy to fixate on that next big step, but chill out — the average couple has a kid within three years of marriage. So really, why rush? Savor the moments (and vacations you can take!) now…when you won’t have to be waking up for a brutal 4 a.m. feeding.

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Organization Tip of the Day:
Double up on storage with identical bookshelves placed side-by-side against the wall.

Organization Tip of the Day:

Double up on storage with identical bookshelves placed side-by-side against the wall.

Tonight’s dinner idea may be a bit on the sloppy side, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth making! We love this recipe for its simplicity and the fact that these sandwiches remind us of our school days.

Tonight’s dinner idea may be a bit on the sloppy side, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth making! We love this recipe for its simplicity and the fact that these sandwiches remind us of our school days.

Organization Tip of the Day:
Every time you re-stock your fridge, you’re faced with a messy heap of empty plastic grocery bags. Instead of letting them pile up under the kitchen sink, tuck them into empty tissue boxes and reuse them as trash bags.

Organization Tip of the Day:

Every time you re-stock your fridge, you’re faced with a messy heap of empty plastic grocery bags. Instead of letting them pile up under the kitchen sink, tuck them into empty tissue boxes and reuse them as trash bags.

The only thing better than a home cooked meal is leftovers — And this smothered chicken casserole recipe would be a great meal to heat up throughout the week!

The only thing better than a home cooked meal is leftovers — And this smothered chicken casserole recipe would be a great meal to heat up throughout the week!

Organization Tip of the Day:
If you’re stashing your stilettos in boxes, you can easily keep track of each pair by labeling individual boxes.

Organization Tip of the Day:

If you’re stashing your stilettos in boxes, you can easily keep track of each pair by labeling individual boxes.

This recipe is a sophisticated twist on the classic spaghetti and meatballs.

This recipe is a sophisticated twist on the classic spaghetti and meatballs.

Organization Tip of the Day:
In desperate need of some closet space? If you aren’t blessed with a walk-in closet, create a mini one for the items you love most!

Organization Tip of the Day:

In desperate need of some closet space? If you aren’t blessed with a walk-in closet, create a mini one for the items you love most!