Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick: Inside their love story
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, both icons in their own right, have quietly celebrated more than three decades of marital bliss.
Their journey began when Kyra, just 12 at the time, first encountered Kevin, her senior by seven years, while watching a movie with her brother. Despite her initial assessment that he wasn’t her type, a decade later, their paths crossed again on the set of Lemon Sky, leading to a change of heart.In 1988, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in Connecticut, followed by a reception at the Manhattan club Au Bar. Their engagement on Christmas Eve in 1987 foreshadowed a union that has endured for 34 years.Shortly after their wedding, they welcomed their first child, Travis Sedgwick Bacon, followed by Sosie Ruth in 1992. Both children have ventured into the entertainment industry, with Sosie starring in the Netflix drama “13 Reasons Why,” and Travis pursuing a career as a solo musician.As they celebrate their 34th anniversary, the Bacons’ enduring marriage is nothing short of a Hollywood miracle.
Reflecting on their early years, Kyra admitted, “If someone had told me that at 22 I was going to meet the man I was going to marry and at 23 I would marry him and have a child, I would have told them they were out of their mind.”Despite the challenges, Kevin remains deeply in love with his star wife, regularly celebrating their anniversary on social media. Their journey hasn’t always been smooth, with Kevin acknowledging that meeting Kyra was a turning point during a challenging period.The couple faced a significant setback in 2008 when Bernie Madoff orchestrated the largest Ponzi scheme in history, resulting in the loss of a substantial portion of their savings. However, they weathered the storm, focusing on the positives and acknowledging the clichés of life’s true treasures: children, health, love, and a comfortable home.In a surprising revelation, Kyra and Kevin discovered they are ninth cousins, once removed, through a DNA test. Despite the initial shock, their love has only strengthened over the years.During the recent quarantine, the couple spent additional quality time together at their LA home. Kyra, engaged in writing, appreciates her husband’s ability to make her feel special, describing him as the one who always makes her feel like the most beautiful woman in the room.As for maintaining a spark in their relationship, Kyra emphasizes the importance of desire, a sentiment shared by Kevin, who humorously advised against seeking marital advice from celebrities.Kyra admires Kevin’s honor, ethical integrity, and high moral standards, finding them irresistibly sexy. Despite their shocking discovery of being distant cousins, the couple’s love has continued to grow stronger each year.