Justin Timberlake reveals secret to happy relationship with Jessica Biel

Updated: Oct 03, 2012, 17:38 PM IST

London: Justin Timberlake has revealed how he and Jessica Biel have managed to maintain their relationship, revealing he lets her take control in everything.

The pair is set to marry after five years of dating, making them one of Hollywood``s longest-standing couples.

And the singer and actor maintains that the secret lies in following a few simple edicts.

“We have a couple of rules. The first is that I make her feel like she’s getting her way in everything,” he said.

“The second is that I actually do let her have her way in everything. So far, it’s working!”

Justin, 31, also stuck to some basic provisos when first courting Jessica,

“I did it the old-fashioned way, by telephone. That’s something I learned from my stepdad and grandfather, it’s called chivalry.

“I had to be pretty persistent to get her to say yes. But if I want something I stick to it and in the end she agreed,” he added.