After nearly 30 years together, Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford still know how to keep their romance alive.
In a candid new interview with, Entertainment Tonight, the 70-year-old actress joked the secret behind the couple's happy 18-year marriage is... "spending a lot of time apart!"
Helen and Taylor in January 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Helen added the duo — who wed in 1997 — do "miss each other terribly" when they are apart, but noted it's important they give each other "room to be who they want to be" while always supporting one another in both their professional and personal lives.
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"That has to be a two-way street," the Woman in Gold star continued. "I'm very lucky that Taylor gives the same to me, you know? It's a mutually-supportive relationship."
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There's a reason why the duo have been married for 19 years — they make sure to have enough alone time! "Sometimes we’ll put the kids to bed early and watch Jersey Shore on DVR. It can be that simple, just the two of us, alone, one day a week, for dinner and hijinks... a little bump and tickle," Kelly told Good Housekeeping back in 2010.