Superstar Hollywood couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married for over three decades. They are parents to two children, but this picture-perfect family almost did not happen as Sedgwick revealed Bacon was not even her type when they met.
Kyra Sedgwick met Kevin Bacon for the first time when she saw him act in a play during the 70s. It took almost a decade before they reunited in 1987, working together on the PBS movie “Lemon Sky.”
Not long after, they started dating, and on Christmas Eve in 1987, Bacon proposed to Sedgwick, who surprisingly said yes! The couple got married in September 1988. A year after tying the knot, Sedgwick gave birth to their first child, Travis.
Kevin Bacon and actress Kyra Sedgwick attend the “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” Opening Night Party on June 14, 1988 [left]. Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick attend the world premiere of “Story of a Girl” during the 71th Edinburgh International Film Festival at Cineworld on June 22, 2017 [right]. | Photo: Getty Images
The couple appeared on screen together for the second time in 1991, co-starring in the movie “Pyrates.” A year later, they welcomed their second child, Sosie.
They have since worked together on different movies, including “Murder in the First” in 1995, then in 2004, the couple teamed up for the film “Cavedweller.”
In 2005, Bacon, Sedgwick, and their kids appeared in the movie “Loverboy,” which Bacon also directed. Since exchanging vows, they have enjoyed a steady level of success professionally.
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon at the Lincoln Theatre on November 13, 2019 in Napa, California. | Photo: Getty Images
Sedgwick is a proud winner of the Golden Globe for her performance in the Tv series “The Closer.” At the same time, Bacon has appeared in multiple blockbuster movies, including “Apollo 13” and “Mystic River.”
SPEAKING ON THEIR RELATIONSHIP
Speaking to Redbook, Kyra Sedgwick revealed Bacon was initially not her type when they met. She remembered looking at his butt and not liking what she saw as they walked when they first met. Surprisingly, the couple got married a year later.
She said they are an open book, and being married for so long meant they keep no secrets from each other. They are also growing and learning about each other more every day.
Their trust and dependency also get more profound. Sedgwick said with her parent’s divorce, she thought she would be okay and strong enough to handle life alone at the beginning of their marriage, but Bacon has become someone she counts on to live and walk through life.
The mother of two said she believes the primary relationship is between the mother and father, then their kids. She also thinks it is essential to keep a strong relationship as a couple, which is the foundation of everything else.
Sedgwick thinks when parents push for their goals, it encourages their kids to search for their dreams and bliss.
KEEPING THEIR MARRIAGE STRONG
Kevin Bacon and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, believe that a lot of effort keeps a relationship strong. One of which is trying to keep things fresh by learning new activities and making the bed.
Activism is also a big part of what keeps them happy. The couple like giving back, and they are one of the early crusaders, providing social awareness for things like climate change, plastic use, taking care of the ocean, practicing conservation, and local politics.
The famous couple also promotes being each other’s supporters. Bacon encouraged wife, Sedgwick, to attempt directing a movie because he had seen her watch and analyze films and TV shows.
His encouragement and support were a big part of why Sedgwick eventually directed the movie “Story of a Girl.”
They also revealed the importance of stepping up for one another. Sedgwick was the one who worked less when the kids were younger so that she could take care of them.
Bacon returned the favor when she landed the lead role in “The Closer” and had to travel to L.A leaving the kids in New York with her husband.
The couple also learned not to insult each other during disagreements, and whenever there is a conflict of interest, they find ways of working around it.
On an episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Kevin Bacon revealed that quarantining with his wife Sedgwick during the initial pandemic lockdown tested their marriage.
He and Sedgwick had to make their marriage work by creating a daily routine to work around. The couple, who have been married for three decades, felt isolated and intentionally had to stay away from each other.
They would separate during the day and reunite for meals. Sedgwick would spend most of her time alone in the bedroom and then meet up with her husband in the kitchen.
Bacon revealed he enjoyed the routine because Sedgwick is a constant source of entertainment who made their meals fun with amusing talks and observations. One of the fun things the couple also did during quarantine was Bacon giving his wife a bikini wax.
Speaking of the hilarious event, the actor said he thought he could do anything and mixed some things he bought from IKEA together and waxed his wife. He later believed he should have left it to trained professionals.
In an interview with Closer Weekly, Kevin Bacon revealed that his kids are the greatest accomplishment of his life. He said being a parent means bringing his kids up and instilling in them the traits of being compassionate, decent, and hardworking.
The couple’s first child Travis Bacon was born on June 23, 1989. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in audio engineering from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He made his acting debut in 2015, starring alongside his parents and sister in the movie “Loverboy.”
Travis became interested in music very early in his life, and he joined the metal band “White Widows Pact” before leaving in 2015. He then joined the metal band “Black Anvil” as a guitarist in 2016.
Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, and Travis Bacon at Build Studio on July 21, 2017 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
He now works as a solo musician and produced songs for his parent’s hit film “Story of a Girl” in 2017. Travis also owns a recording company in New York called “Broken Box.”
Their second child, Sosie Bacon, was born on March 15, 1992. She studied acting and musical theater at Brown University. Sosie also made her acting debut in the movie “Loverboy” at 10.
Sosie Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, and Kevin Bacon at the Golden Globes on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. | Photo: Getty Images
She has since appeared in the Off-Broadway musical “Fiction in Photographs” in 2012 and the movies “Wishing” and “Hoping.” Sosie also landed roles in TV shows, including “Narcos: Mexico” and “13 Reasons Why.”
The beautiful brunette actress was also named Miss Golden Globe 2014 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.