What’s the secret to a happy marriage? Communication? Laughter? Intimacy? Taking out the trash before having to be told?! Perhaps for some, but for Heather Dubrow, who has enjoyed a 20-year marriage to husband Terry, the answer is simply separate loos.
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum has been providing extensive tours on her YouTube channel of the stunning 22,000-square foot home she personally designed. On a recent episode, she opened the doors to her palatial master bath. A his-and-hers fantasy clad in floor-to-ceiling marble, it includes a sleek fireplace, lounge seating, separate vanities and sinks... but, most importantly, private potties for each of them.
“We have separate toilet rooms!” Heather excitedly revealed. “This is very, very important to a long marriage. Trust me on this, separate bathrooms is the way to go.”
We’re not going to dispute that. In fact, Johnny Cash once attributed the success of his long happy marriage to June Carter Cash to the very same thing. ''The lady needs her space,” the Man in Black explained. ''Not everyone can afford it, but it can be a real marriage-saver.”
Of course, if you’re going to indulge in separate bathrooms, you can’t just put in any old toilet, which is why Heather and Terry went the deluxe route.
“Terry wanted the fancy toilets, so Terry got the fancy toilets,” Heather noted. “And I have to say, these toilets are pretty incredible. They open when you walk in the door, like saying, ‘Hello! Ready for you!' They heat you, cool you, wash you, dry you…I think there might be extra buttons on Terry’s, not sure.”
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