Here’s Jessica Simpson’s Advice for a Happy Marriage That No One Asked For

Jessica Simpson’s key to keeping her marriage happy (and sexy) is not that original.

The singer and fashion designer, who’s been married to former NFL player Eric Johnson since 2014 (and in a relationship since 2010), explained to People:

I think the secret to a beautiful, loving marriage is just making out! Don’t forget to kiss. It’s more intimate sometimes for a lot of people and if you forget that, you forget why you fell in love in the first place. It always begins with a kiss.

The mother of two with Johnson (Maxwell Drew born May 2012 and Ace Knute born June 2013) certainly does keep things steamy, as evidenced by her Instagram:

DATE NIGHT 💋

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Who can forget last year’s #FiftyShadesOfJohnson??

V-Day #FIFTYSHADESOFJOHNSON

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I’m so in love with you #FIFTYSHADESOFJOHNSON

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As Budget Car Rental’s newest brand ambassador (whatever that means), she of course also popped in a note about family road trips:

Growing up, some of my best memories are road trips. Somehow I always got lucky on the way to my nanny’s house and I would get a lotto ticket and I would win. Even if it’s a dollar, I still would always win!”

Family is the most important to her above all. The 35-year-old commented:

Family is always work, but it’s the best kind of work you can possibly do. It’s the best kind of togetherness and realness you can have in your life.