Reece, who married surfer Laird Hamilton 17 year ago in Hawaii, says 'I'm clearly the female; Laird's clearly the male.I'm willing and I choose to serve the family which means dinner and laundry and organizing his schedule as well as my schedule and other things.''We didn’t even make it to our fifth anniversary before our sexy fairy tale turned into one of those unwatchable Swedish domestic dramas that makes the audience want to throw themselves off the nearest bridge,' she writes.I'm willing and I choose to serve the family which means dinner and laundry and organizing his schedule as well as my schedule and other things.'This new philosophy of 'serving' is espoused in more detail in her newest book entitled My Foot is too Big for This Glass Slipper, in which the female sports icon writes that 'to truly be feminine means being soft, receptive, and – look out, here it comes – submissive.''That’s the whole point of the book, which is the happily ever after,' Reese explains.'Maybe what’s typical is that you slam into a wall, but then what are you going to do when you do get to that wall?Volleyball star Gabrielle Reece and pro surfer Laird Hamilton have been married for 17 years, and Reece recently revealed the controversial secret to their successful relationship: creating an "old fashioned" dynamic.In appearances on the "Today" show and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" Friday, Reece explained that she and Hamilton considered divorcing after four years of marriage.
Reece took ten years off from a busy career of playing volleyball and modeling to raise her children - two daughters with Hamilton and one from his previous marriage - and tackles women's obsession with having it all.'Nothing makes you superficially more happy than the first flushes of love, but in the ever after it’s all about dealing with your lover...
But their relationship improved when they learned how to complement each other by adopting more traditional gender roles.“I think the idea of living with a partner is ‘How can I make their life better? “So if I’m the woman and he’s the man, then yes, that’s the dynamic.
Reece, who married surfer Laird Hamilton 17 years ago in Hawaii, said: 'I'm clearly the female; Laird's clearly the male.
Fed up with 'glaring at each other over green smoothies,' Reece filed for divorce.
A few months later, the couple reunited, and worked hard to overcome their differences.
She has been married to Laird John Hamilton since November 30, 1997. Is currently pregnant with her second child, due to arrive January 2, 2008.