Will Ferrell isn’t just an actor and comedian, he’s also an expert in the romance department.
During his appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote his film “Downhill,” he disclosed the secrets to keeping the romance alive with his wife of almost 20 years, Viveca Paulin.
The funnyman explained how he makes Paulin feel special on Valentine’s Day and it turns out, the secret to a happy and lasting marriage is surprisingly effortless and straightforward: send flowers and love notes.
Of course, Ferrell’s love notes come with a hint of his classic and signature humor.
"I'm very good about flowers and I do write very interesting notes—personal notes that Viveca, bless her heart, I was telling that I was going to maybe talk about this and she found a number of the cards,” he told Colbert as he pulled out a handful of notes he sent his wife over the years from his jacket pocket.
The first card he read out loud to the audience contained detailed data about Ferrell’s love for Paulin. “My love for you has grown over the years by a total of 3%," the note reads.
His second message came with a bit of a request: "Honey, you are a great mother. But you have no sense of personal space. Back off. Happy Valentine's Day."
Colbert wanted to know if Ferrell’s florist was in on the joke, to which the “Saturday Night Alum” responded, "My assistant has to call these in…and they just write it down. They are so over it now. They're just, ‘Uh-huh, uh-huh. Got it. Thank you."
Ferrell, who was impressed with his own witty notes, wasn’t done pouring his heart out on national television just yet.
He continued, "My heart skips a beat every time I think of you, because of my atrial fibrillation."
"That's pretty good,” he said with a laugh.
The “Elf” star prefaced the final card as "short and sweet," and boy, it really got to the point: “Happy Valentine's Day. Don't be a witch.”
Sharing his love notes with the world allowed Ferrell to reflect on his relationship as he added, "But how lucky to find someone who thinks that's funny. She's a keeper."