Biel poses with her wedding dress designer,Giambattista Valli
Biel poses with her wedding dress designer,Giambattista Valli

Perks of married life continue to come easy for Jessica Biel.

After recently telling Ellen DeGeneres that the "most wonderful thing" about being Justin Timberlake's wife is getting to call him her "husband," the Hitchcock star, 30, tells Elle magazine in its January issue that she simply appreciates "having someone ... to share the ups and downs [of life] with [and] have adventures with."

What kind of adventures? Biel likes having "someone to go swimming naked with – that kind of thing," she says.

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Another upside to being Mr. Timberlake is benefitting from her man's culinary skills.

"He bakes pies," Biel says. "He's Southern, so he's got all this influence from his grandma. He does a three-layer pie ... and blueberry crunch cake, which is pretty unbelievable. It doesn't happen all that often, thank god. Otherwise, it would be a big problem."

Unfortunately for Biel, though, the ultimate perk of being just married no longer exists.

"Honeymooning is the best thing about being a newlywed," she explains. "I wish I could honeymoon forever."

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As for the details surrounding her October wedding to Timberlake, Biel herself was a bit surprised about her unconventional choice in a wedding dress too.

“[Giambattista Valli] had created that same fabric in a fuchsia-and-pink combination for a dress in a previous collection,” Biel says in the January issue of ELLE. “And I asked him if he could create that same pattern in a white combination, and he suggested pink.”

The final result was, of course, that now-famous dress: a custom petal-pink strapless gown of silk mousseline and silk organza with a light-pink floral motif. “It was a bit of a leap of faith at the time, but it turned out better than I could have ever imagined,” she admits in the cover story. “[Putting it on], I felt like I had made the right choice. I felt elegant. And it moved like a dream.”

Though Biel was somewhat hesitant to wear a pink gown, she never envisioned herself walking down the aisle in anything particularly traditional, either.

“I have never been crazy about all-white wedding dresses, for me at least,” she says. “I wanted the dress to be very romantic and feminine and a shape that I very rarely wear.” Well, we’d say mission accomplished.

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