The secret to a lasting marriage? Don’t get the wrong ring! Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married for 32 years, quite an achievement in the Hollywood years. But their romance got off to a rocky start thanks to the engagement ring that the 62-year-old Footloose chosen star for his future wife.
Bacon opened up about his proposal during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, revealing that he popped the question on Christmas Eve, placing the ring box on the tip of Sedgwick’s stocking.
“I had a feeling that I really, really didn’t want anyone else to know,” Bacon revealed. “So I didn’t tell my friends, I didn’t tell my family, nobody knew, which meant I had to go out and find this ring on my own, and I have to tell you that I’m not really a jewelry boy. I just don’t get it. I’m not good at choosing something like that. ”
Despite its flaws, Bacon chose a ring that he thought was “hitting”.
“I gave it to her and she was so touched, she cried and said, ‘Yes, I do,'” Bacon said of Sedgwick. “And about three months later we’re lying in bed and she wakes up in the middle of the night and she’s crying.”
Bacon was alarmed to see his fiancee crying and said he thought she might be ready to break up with him.
“He can’t even tell what’s going on,” shared Bacon. “Finally she says, ‘I don’t like the ring!’ So I convinced her to walk away. ‘Okay, okay, honey, we’ll be back, I don’t care. We’ll take it away.’ It felt so terrible. “
It clearly worked out well, as the couple have been together for more than three decades and share their 31-year-old son Travis and 29-year-old daughter Sosie.
In December, Bacon told ET about her longtime love, saying, “Listen, putting any kind of words in 32 years of marriage is hard, but she is the music. And she talks to the music and how powerful it is. That feeling. I was lucky. Somehow I found the person I was meant to be with and I will never take it for granted. “