Despite their initial and undeniable attraction when they first met in 2007, the couple couldn't act on it because they were both dating other people (fair). Once they each split from their respective exes, however, they made their relationship official. And when Justin went on tour shortly after, he and Jessica found a way to make it work over the phone until they could be together in person.
Even their 2011 breakup didn’t last long. With four years of luxe vacations, court-side makeout sessions, and Met Gala appearances in the books, Jessica and Justin couldn’t call it quits for good. The duo reunited a few months later and closed out the year by getting engaged in Wyoming that December. They married a year later.
Since then, the couple’s been raising their son Silas and dishing out heartwarming praise, like this gem Justin offered up about Jessica: “She just constantly surprises me with who she is, and who she's becoming, and I really hope I do the same for her."
Even when life's obstacles have tried to keep them apart, Jessica and Justin always make their way back to each other. And to convince you it’s going to stay that way, Dr Terri Orbuch, author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great, analysed Jessica and Justin’s body language. Take a looksee:
1. Their bond is unbreakable.
Justin captioned this IG photo: "Valentine’s ALL DAY, EVERY DAY since I found you," and Orbuch's totally buying it.
"This is a very powerful image," she says. Justin's arms around Jessica and their joined hands are signs that these two are "strongly linked" and deeply connected. Jessica's closed eyes, her smile, and her lean on Justin are evidence that she trusts him fully. She knows she can rely on him and she's more than happy to do so, because she's confident he'll always be there.
2. When it comes to their love, they've got nothing to hide.
Jessica dancing on JT at a packed basketball game shows how proud they are to be together. Jessica's closed eyes mean she's going to bring out her best moves for her husband and she doesn't care who's watching. And his hold on her arms and giant smile are proof he can't get enough of her, either.
If this is what happens in public, Orbuch's pretty confident these two aren't having any intimacy issues behind closed doors.
3. Distance has got nothing on them.
"Even though both of them are posing for different cameras, they are still touching," Orbuch points out. When their attention is elsewhere, it's still automatic for them to reach for each other.
This move tells Orbuch that when the two of them are apart while Justin's on tour or Jessica's off filming, they still have each other on the brain and do whatever's necessary for them to feel connected despite the distance. That's the real secret sauce for a relationship right there.
4. Justin has Jessica's back.
There's a ton going on here, from Jessica angling her head toward Justin to the total-body contact. But what really gets Orbuch's attention is how Justin is standing behind Jessica. It might seem simple, but it means he's Jessica's support system, says Orbuch. Plus, he's leaning toward the camera at the same time, which is his way of telling onlookers he has Jessica's back—a job he's proud to have.
Meanwhile, Jessica's grip on Justin's hand means she knows he'll always be there and loves him for it. Ugh, my heart!
5. They're totally on the same page.
Beyond demonstrating that Jessica and Justin have fun together (not surprising after that adorbs dancing photo), this body language proves that these two have similar values. The giveaway? Their touching heads. It might seem a little on the nose, but Justin's photobomb is a major sign that his priorities line up with Jessica's and they have similar goals for their joint future.
6. Justin admires Jessica.
Justin is Jessica's No. 1 fan, and he loves reminding her of it. According to Orbuch, this body language is Justin's way of "expressing his admiration and love for Jessica." He's holding her hand with both of his hands, kissing it, and closing his eyes, all of which means he's leaning into this intimate moment and tuning everyone else out.
This display of affection, like most of Justin's, are signs that he's totally in love with his wife and doesn't plan on going anywhere anytime soon.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.