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Ree and Ladd Drummond look like the perfect couple, but looks can be deceiving. Just like any other couple, they sometimes argue. It might be hard to believe, but disagreements do occur in The Pioneer Woman star’s household. Here’s one surprising thing Ree and Ladd Drummond argue about.

The early years of marriage were tough for Ree and Ladd

Life can be tough, and no one knows that better than Ree and Ladd. In an interview with People magazine, Ladd spoke about their early years together and the tough times they overcame. They experienced financial difficulty and were learning how to adjust to marriage. Ladd’s business went through a setback during the Mad Cow disease scare and the value of his land declined in the ’90s, reports People.

Ladd told People things were so strained they had to forego vacations for six years. “The first 10 years of our marriage weren’t the easiest things in the world. We had financial struggles; we had everything that every couple goes through in the early years. The first six years that Ree and I were married we didn’t take a single vacation, and she never complained once,” he said

Ree and Ladd Drummond missed their anniversary

Ree and Ladd are constantly on the go. Unfortunately, their busy lifestyle sometimes affects their personal life. Hectic schedules caused the couple to miss their anniversary 22nd wedding anniversary in September 2018. “Our anniversary blew by us last week! It’s a sandwich generation thing. I love you, honey,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

However, the Food Network stars more than made up for it by spending time with their children. Ree Drummond’s blog, The Pioneer Woman, gave readers the play-by-play of their day. The couple visited their daughter, Alex Drummond, so they could attend her Aggie ring ceremony at Texas A&M University. Then they flew back home to catch their son Bryce’s high school football game.

This is what Ree and Ladd argue about

Ree and Ladd Drummond | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine
Ree and Ladd Drummond | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine

Ree admits she and Ladd don’t always get along perfectly. They have disagreements and argue just like any other couple. She told People their differences became evident when they were building The Pioneer Woman Boarding House, their eight-room hotel. They have wildly different design styles, so they chose to divide the establishment down the middle and design each half differently. “I’m not going to paint a rosy picture of husband and wife working perfectly together,” said Ree. “There were definite disagreements, and that is part of why we ended up splitting the building into two halves.”

Ree could steal a page out of Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines’ playbook. In her book Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, she talks about keeping the family’s design tastes in mind when decorating. She believes in getting the whole family’s input when it comes to designing a space. This way, you can avoid unnecessary arguments.

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