Linda Perry Shares ‘Why It Works’ with Wife Sara Gilbert

Linda Perry (left) and Sara Gilbert

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updated 04/14/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 04/15/2014 AT 8:40 AM ET

Happy couple alert!

Newlyweds Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert were all smiles Sunday at the MTV Movie Awards, where the singer-songwriter told PEOPLE their secret.

“There’s nothing Sara is hiding from me, and there’s nothing I’ve hidden from her,” says Perry. “That’s why it works, because it’s just like, ‘Here I am.’ ”

Perry, 48, and The Talk co-host Gilbert, 39, began dating in 2011 before they tied the knot in late March. They say solid communication has been a constant.

“We’ve always been pretty open with each other,” says Perry. “I think that’s what the draw is.”

While they have packed schedules – Perry’s VH1 musician mentoring show The Linda Perry Project is due in July, while Gilbert is also producing and starring in the upcoming CBS comedy Bad Teacher – they are looking forward to some down time.


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