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Harrison Ford shares his strange secrets to a happy marriage

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Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have been together for 18 years.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have been together for 18 years.
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In a recent interview, Harrison Ford shared his tricks to maintaining a happy relationship with his wife of 10 years, Calista Flockhart.

“Don’t talk,” Ford joked in the Parade Magazine interview. “Nod your head.”

Despite an over 20-year age difference, Ford being 77 and Flockhart only 55, the couple have been together for almost 18 years after meeting at the Golden Globes in 2002, CNN reports.

The “Call of the Wild” actor’s advice may sound more like something Han Solo would say, but he also offered some other key gems, like making sure he kept up with his chores — something he called “honey do’s” — and spending quality time with his family.

While Ford’s advice does seem a little simplistic, it may be an indication of his respect for his wife and his willingness to agree with her and take a back seat, Yahoo! News reports. And it may show that the couple is still able to joke around with one another.

Flockhart expressed this sentiment in a 2017 interview with Closer Weekly.

“Harrison and I laugh a lot,” the “Supergirl” actress said. “Humor is everything to me.”

So perhaps the real secret to their marriage isn’t exactly what Ford said, but the way he said it — with his classic sarcastic smirk.