Women

04.14.13

Gabrielle Reece: Wives Should Be ‘Submissive’

Volleyball player gives relationship advice in new book.

Volleyball player, fitness expert, and now author have some interesting advice on how to make marriage last in her new book, My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper. “To be truly feminine means being soft, receptive, and—look out, her it comes—submissive,” she writes. Reece, 43, has been married to surfer Laird Hamilton for 17 years, and took 10 years off from work to raise their two kids. “I think the idea of living with a partner is ‘How can I make their life better?’” she writes. “So if I’m the woman and he’s the man, then yes, that’s the dynamic.”