“Communication,” Rockwell, 49, said. Bibb, 43, added: “Good sex!”
Through a laugh, Rockwell chimed back in: “Communication and good sex,” before Bibb noted: “And a healthy sense of humor!”
Rockwell clearly agreed with his longtime love, as he gushed: “Yes, humor is important. She’s very funny.”
Bibb kept the light-hearted discussion going as the couple discussed Rockwell’s nomination for Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which is his first individual SAG Award nomination. The entire cast of the film is also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a cast in a Motion Picture. “I’ll freak out if you don’t win,” Bibb said candidly to Rockwell. “I’ll punch every actor in the face!”
Her beau responded through a laugh: “Don’t do that.”
Rockwell won a Golden Globe Award on January 7 for his performance in the film. Bibb gushed to Rancic about the experience of seeing Rockwell win. “I could have strangled him,” she recalled. “I hugged him so hard. I was crying, I was all of it. I just didn’t expect them to say his name!”
The actress added: “It’s so long coming for Sam, so it’s really special to be here. … I hope the same thing happens tonight.”
Bibb’s wish came true at the 24th annual ceremony, when Rockwell took home the trophy. During his acceptance speech, the actor gave a sweet shoutout to Bibb.
“My beloved Leslie Bibb, who puts up with me,” he said on stage.” I love you, baby.”
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