Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick Celebrate 32 Years of Marriage: "We Just Got Lucky"

Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick Celebrate 32 Years of Marriage: "We Just Got Lucky"

The pair wed in 1988 and share two children.

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick may have had a love that lasted decades—32 years in fact, according to E! Online—but for Sedgwick, it was far from love at first sight. After the first couple of encounters with Bacon, Sedgwick was not impressed with the actor. Sedgwick recalled to Piers Morgan in a 2012 interview that the second time she met Bacon she thought, "'He's really cocky and he thinks he's so cool.'" But for Bacon, it was quite the opposite. "I found her, you know, really very beautiful and sexy and aloof," he said during his own appearance on Morgan's show. "And I was just immediately in love with her and she was just immediately put off by me."  


But Bacon was determined. He had asked the whole Lemon Sky cast (which included Sedgwick) to join him for dinner on a regular basis. "He was very friendly and sweet and every night after work he would say, ‘Who wants to go out to dinner?' And the whole cast would say yes except for me," she recalled to Conan O'Brien in 2012. "And later on he told me that the only person he wanted to say yes was me and I never said yes and he was always stuck with the check, poor guy." 


But soon enough, the couple began dating and they have been together for over three decades! The two got married in 1988 and have two children. Well, many fans are often curious about the secret to their long-lasting relationship and the couple constantly claims it was sheer luck. "Relationships are such a mystery,” the actress told PEOPLE in 2020. “Why do they work? Why do they not work? It’s just a total crapshoot. But that’s the aha moment: Nobody has the answers,” she said, adding that she and Bacon “just got lucky. I honestly believe that’s the truth.” She also joked, "that the secret to a successful marriage is to not take marriage advice from celebrities." 



“People say it’s this fairytale thing, but it’s life. We just love each other a lot,” Sedgwick detailed to Redbook, adding, "Everyone has marital struggles—I don't buy the 'Oh, it's so hard, actors being married. Man, marriage is hard for everyone. So when we're on the red carpet and we get the 'How do you guys do it? No one can stay together,' I get really irritated. I don't think our relationship is more or less difficult; I just think you both make the commitment and you make it work."The 55-year-old also admitted that "We always knew that we were each other's 'one. Both of us knew this was forever and we were going to work it out no matter what happens, so when we fight, it's not so scary. You can't be honest with someone if you think that they are going to leave." Being intimate in the bedroom has also contributed in their long-lasting bond.  "Sex is really important. That desire is there," Sedgwick shared with Redbook in 2012. "The essence of it hasn't really changed. When he walks into a room, I'm still... I mean, my heart gets a little fluttery and I think, Oh! He's so cute. He's so hot. That's literally the first thing I think."  

Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon attend Showtime's "City On A Hill" New York Premiere at SVA Theater on June 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)


More recently. Bacon told Jimmy Fallon (as per PEOPLE) how he and his wife “realized that we’ve been married for a really long time, and quarantine really was an amazing, kind of, test for our marriage because, I mean, we were really isolated. I think after a while we realized that we would kind of have to, even in our place, go away from each other,” he revealed, recalling, “So we would have breakfast, then she’d basically go to the bedroom, which we called the lair, and she spends a lot of time in her lair. Then she’d text me and say, ‘Do you wanna do lunch later?’ and I’d say ‘Sure’ and you know, we’d meet in the kitchen, and then she’d go back to the lair.” They’d keep that routine going all day. “And, again, you know, drinks, maybe dinner, whatever,” he continued. “And then we’d get back together in the kitchen and do the same thing all over again.”