Sting And Trudie Reveal The Secrets Of Their 30 Year Marriage

They’ve got one of the strongest marriages in Hollywood, celebrating 30 years and four children. So how do Sting and Trudie Styler do it?

Sting famously likes to tell the world it’s thanks to their love of Tantric sex, but in a very revealing interview the couple say they’re not just spiritual – they love “tawdry” sex just as much.

Sting, 59, admits he’s not very romantic. “Romantic? We like tawdry.”

“I don’t think pedestrian sex is very interesting. I like the theatre of sex. I like to look good. I like her to dress up. I like to dress her up.”

In fact he now admits the whole Tantric sex story was a joke! He confessed to making it up to impress Bob Geldof after going out drinking together in 1990.

“I think I mentioned to Bob I could make love for eight hours. What I didn’t say was that this included four hours of begging and then dinner and a movie!”

Trudie, who met Sting in 1982, believes it’s healthy for the pair to spend time apart, with weeks going by before they see each other.

“We don’t get bored. Being apart juices the relationship.”

Sting said the secret to their successful relationship is their mutual respect. “We treat every day as it comes. Relationships aren’t easy, and I don’t think they’re particularly natural, but we’re lucky because we actually like each other.

“We love each other–that’s a given–but Trudie lights my world up when she comes into a room. I don’t take her for granted.”

What are your secrets to a long and loving relationship?