Features

Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley Share the Key to Their 18-Year Marriage: 'Focusing on the Laughter'

From left, Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley at the opening of Brad Paisley's exhibit "Diary of A Player" at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday, November 17, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)

During an interview with People, Brad Paisley and his wife of 18 years, Kimberly Williams Paisley shared the key to their relationship: togetherness and lots of laughter.

Williams-Paisley shared that the couple celebrates their anniversary by writing down their favorite moments of the previous year in a journal.

"We record the meaningful moments, the best laughs," Williams-Paisley says. "That's a big part of our relationship--focusing on the laughter and keeping a sense of play."

Paisley says, even after nearly two decades of marriage, he and his bride still treasure every moment together.

"A lot of married couples would rather do anything but spend the evening together," Paisley told People. "That's not the case in our house."

Inside Their Love Story

Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley is remembered for her role as Steve Martin's daughter, Annie Banks, in the classic film, Father of the Bride (and Father of the Bride Part II). She has been seen in various TV projects, including According to Jim on ABC and Two and a Half Men on CBS, and films, including We Are Marshall.  But outside of the Hollywood spotlight, she is also the wife of country music star Brad Paisley. The two have such a cute love story; it makes us love them even more.

Love at First Sight (on the Silver Screen)

The country singer first saw Kimberly Williams in Father of the Bride when he was on a date (with someone else). He was quite taken with the New York native and, after seeing both Father of the Bride films, went on to cast her in his music video for "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)."

"I thought, She seems like a great girl -- smart and funny and all those things that are so hard to find," Paisley told Good Housekeeping.

Read More: Hear Brad Paisley Salute George Strait in New Song 'Bucked Off'

The two got married in 2003 and now live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their two sons, Jasper Warren and William Huckleberry, who goes by "Huck." The sweet couple was married at the Stauffer Chapel on the Pepperdine University campus in California and have been passionate about their philanthropic efforts. They even opened a free grocery store in Nashville for those in need. They are incredibly supportive of each other's careers and keep each other grounded with their keen sense of humor.

"The only reason Kim gave me a second date was because I made her laugh. And it's the only reason she's still with me!" Paisley told Good Housekeeping. Williams-Paisley made an appearance in the Netflix Christmas movie in 2018, The Christmas Chronicles, but has also been in her fair share of Hallmark movies over the years, including mystery film, Darrow & Darrow. Most recently, Kimberly starred in Dolly Parton's Netflix series, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, in the episode "Jolene."

She even wrote a book about her mother Linda's a rare form of dementia, Where the Light Gets In. Brad supports it all, and we love watching their love.

Brad and Kimberly love giving back too. The couple even opened a free grocery store in Nashville and, most recently, backed a Million Meal Donation tour. The Paisley family's Tiller & Hatch food brand is teaming with Feeding America food banks to distribute one million pounds of food to needy families in various cities

"Now it's a matter of what's happening and trying to figure out how to not let people fall through the cracks," Paisley said in a recent interview with the Associated Press. "It's been a lot of people who have been poor for a long time. But then, there are others who were financially sound six months ago, but now have fallen on hard times. We are seeing this firsthand. We are trying to meet their needs."

Now Watch: Underrated Country Love Songs of the '90s

recommended for you

Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley Share the Key to Their 18-Year Marriage: 'Focusing on the Laughter'