Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Reveal How They’ve Stayed Married So Long

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Reveal How They’ve Stayed Married So Long

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married since 1988. Here’s what they revealed about how they’ve managed to remain married so lengthy.

How Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick met

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick in 1987. | Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection through Getty Images

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick met whereas filming Lemon Sky. At the time, Sedgwick was in a relationship and Bacon had just lately ended a relationship with actress Tracy Pollan. According to Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas’ e book, What Makes a Marriage Last, the actors had what’s described as a “little fling.” Although Sedgwick wasn’t anticipating their relationship to progress, issues started transferring ahead after Bacon left cellphone messages for her. They ultimately moved in collectively.

Bacon says he knew Sedgwick was proper for him early on. “She was gorgeous and super-independent and the right amount of different from me,” he instructed Donahue and Thomas.

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick make their marriage a precedence

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Bacon tells Donahue and Thomas that he and Sedgwick make positive their relationship stays a precedence. They put their marriage first, even after having two kids. Here’s what Bacon stated about this resolution:

Nobody ever instructed us this—and we didn’t learn it in a e book—however I believe we felt it was extra vital for the children that our factor stayed good. I all the time knew that I used to be going to [mess] up as a guardian someplace alongside the best way, as a result of everyone does.

Anyone can sit on the sofa in a therapist’s workplace and consider the methods their mommy and daddy broken them. I don’t suppose there’s any means round that. I’m going to be instructed that I labored too laborious or wasn’t there sufficient or was too judgmental, however the one factor I all the time remembered was that if we may keep good, that may be a superb message for [our children].

Kevin Bacon in ‘What Makes a Marriage Last’

They maintain issues spicy

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Another factor the couple does is keep an energetic intercourse life. Bacon tells Donahue and Thomas he and Sedgwick don’t like to debate their private lives, however they may share their easy system for attaining concord at house.

From the start, we had very particular guidelines about what we might speak about in public or on a purple carpet. And a kind of guidelines was that we didn’t do interviews collectively or attempt to money in on our Kyra-and-Kev cute factor. I don’t even actually like studying articles about actors.

So usually you see these idyllic {couples} on the duvet of People journal, and 6 months later they’re divorced. So, every time individuals requested us how we’ve stayed married, I began saying, ‘Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty.’ I felt like that may simply finish the dialog.

Kevin Bacon in ‘What Makes a Marriage Last’

They give one another house to develop

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Although Bacon and Sedgwick love one another and revel in spending time collectively, they’re additionally conscious that folks change. Sedgwick says it’s vital to permit your associate to have house to develop. “The person you marry is not necessarily going to be the same during the whole trajectory of the marriage,” stated Sedgwick. “Let each other grow. Let each other change. If you don’t, that’s when trouble happens.”

They search for options as a substitute of prolonging arguments

Bacon and Thomas say they don’t wish to struggle. Instead they search for options. “We fight very rarely,” Sedgwick tells Donahue and Thomas. “I don’t know. Sometimes I think, ‘Is that bad?’ But honestly, we don’t like to fight, so when we actually are in an argument, we’re both looking for a solution. For the most part we’re struggling to get back to everything being OK, because it sucks to fight.”

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