Defying Hollywood’s odds! Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married for greater than 30 years — and look like extra in love than ever.
The twosome first crossed paths when Bacon, who’s seven years older than Sedgwick, was doing a play within the ‘70s.
“Slightly woman was in there who had simply seen the matinee, and her brother mentioned, ‘You appreciated that actor, go inform him you appreciated him,’ and it was Kyra,” he recalled on The Late Late Present with Craig Ferguson in 2014. “She was a bit of woman, yeah, she was 12 years outdated.”
A decade later, the pair labored collectively in 1987 on the PBS movie Lemon Sky.
“He undoubtedly wasn’t my kind,” Sedgwick advised Redbook 2008. “The truth is, I vividly keep in mind taking a look at his butt when he walked away after we first met and pondering, ‘Effectively, I suppose some ladies like that.’”
The Nearer actress clearly had a change of coronary heart, marrying the Footloose star on September 4, 1988.
“After we first obtained collectively, she was extra the messy one. However once I left house, I used to be an absolute slob. I lived in a pigsty. My first condo was a roach-filled catastrophe,” Bacon advised Glamour in 2019. “Via the years I’ve tried to get the chaos out of [my home] as a result of my work life is chaotic. She’s moved in that course too. I nonetheless don’t actually prefer to make the mattress, as a result of we’re going to get in it in one other 12 hours, however she actually, actually likes a made mattress. I’ll do it, however she does a bit of bit extra of that, and I do some extra fixing stuff.”
The duo welcomed son Travis in 1989 and daughter Sosie in 1992.
“She’s made much more sacrifices than I’ve made. Kyra felt actually strongly that, when she began to have kids, she wanted to be there for them,” the actor advised the journal. “In lots of circumstances, due to the youngsters, she would make choices careerwise that weren’t the perfect for her profession. We stored staying in New York as a result of we needed to lift them in New York, however there was extra work in Los Angeles. Then when The Nearer got here alongside [in 2005] — I don’t even take a look at this as a sacrifice — however the youngsters had been nonetheless in highschool or junior excessive and she or he had this chance to exit to California and to be a lead in a TV present. I mentioned, ‘Hear, I’ll stick with the youngsters.’”
Throughout the identical interview, Sedgwick gushed about Bacon, noting that he was the one who inspired her to begin directing.
“It truly is superb that he noticed in me one thing that I simply didn’t have the arrogance to wrap my arms round,” she defined. “It actually wouldn’t have occurred until he stored pounding the desk. So when the chance to direct Story of a Woman got here up, I raised my hand. It’s been actually a life-changer for me. I adore it. I really feel prefer it’s one thing I’ve at all times been meant to do, and he noticed that earlier than I did. I feel that’s superb.”
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