In the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now, Ian Ziering talks candidly about his marriage to Erin Ludwig, admitting that “marriage is work” — but it’s work he enjoys.

“I believe when you find the right person, marriage is like tending a garden. It’s not a struggle,” explains the Sharknado star.

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Ian and his wife, Erin, in March 2015.

Ian has been married to Erin since 2010, and judging from his praise, it seems he really has found the perfect partner.

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“My wife is an incredible woman,” Ian, 52, gushes to Closer. “I’m so proud of her.”

For more from Ian, and all your favorite celebrity couples, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly on newsstands now!