| December 12, 2012

This year, celebrity women have shared intimate stories and feelings about their personal relationships — both past and present — in magazines and TV interviews.

We've been able to gain insight and advice through these one-on-ones.

So we're thankful that these famous females have been brave and honest enough to open up about topics like first love, heartache, dating, marriage, divorce, and everything in between.

We've compiled our favorite words of wisdom (and humor) from famous ladies this year on all things relationship-related. Check them out:

Leighton Meester

"I never had a boyfriend until I was 18. It's nice, I guess — when you like them. But it isn't the most important thing. I'm not sure I ever want to get married. The only time a relationship is good is when you really love them. I don't want to hang out with some guy I just like."

— On dating

Taylor Swift

"I think I am smart unless I am really, really in love, and then I am ridiculously stupid."

— On love

Kristen Stewart

"I love pushing, and I love scaring myself. To watch a genuine [sexual] experience on screen is so much more interesting than when you see the tape holding up the pasties. . . . As long as you're being really honest, there's nothing ever to be ashamed of."

— On her sex scenes in On the Road

Michelle Obama

"On Oct. 3, 1992, Barack and I were married in Chicago — and every day since, I've grown prouder and more in love with him."

— On she and Barack Obama's 20th anniversary

Krysten Ritter

"He was so angsty and bad. . . . His name was Damian, but my parents called him 'Demon.' Our first time was in his parents' van before basketball practice. I don't remember it being very pleasant."

— On losing her virginity to her first boyfriend

Blake Lively

"I've had four boyfriends in my whole life. I've never been with anyone that's not a boyfriend. If I spend time with a man, it's because there's somebody that I know well who has been a friend for a while."

— On her dating past

Lady Gaga

"If you're laying in bed next to someone who really doesn't make you feel like the goddess that you are, you need to rediscover what it is that you truly want and need."

— On being in the relationship you deserve

Olivia Wilde

"I felt like my vagina died. Turned off. Lights out. . . . And you can lie to your relatives at Christmas dinner and tell them everything on the home front is just peachy. But you cannot lie to your vagina."

— On her 2011 divorce to documentary filmmaker Tao Ruspoli