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Relationship Advice: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Share How They've Stayed Married For 30 Years

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By Robin Zabiegalski

Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon met and fell in love early in life. Sedgwick was only 22 and just starting out in Hollywood. Bacon, seven years her senior, was already a star, but still a star on the rise.

Within a year of meeting, the two were married, and right after they tied the knot, they announced they were expecting their first child.

Their young love and quickly progressing relationship may have seemed like a recipe for disaster, but the two have stayed together for over 30 years! What's their secret?

They Actually Don't Like Giving Marriage Advice

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Since long-term marriages are a rarity in Hollywood, Bacon and Sedgwick get asked about their marriage in interviews all the time. Though the question comes up all the time, the couple actually hates sharing marriage advice.

Bacon has said, "Whatever you do, don't listen to celebrities on advice on how to stay married." Sedgwick has given a similar answer saying, "I always get uncomfortable with that question because I always feel like, the secret to a happy marriage is to not take advice from celebrities about marriage."

But When Pressed, They Will Share a Few Tips

Young Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
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Though Bacon and Sedgwick are adamant that taking marriage advice from celebrities isn't a great idea, they have shared a few things that work for their marriage.

Always Fight Fair: The couple has said that one of their most important relationship rules is that they don't get mean when they fight. They try not to say no to each other from the start. They try to say "we’ll make it work."

Share The Load: Both Sedgwick and Bacon have said that it's incredibly important to that they each do their part in the marriage. They evenly split the chores and they each try to make sacrifices when needed so the other can take opportunities.

Keeping it Interesting

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32 years is a long time to be with the same person. That's why Bacon and Sedgwick say that it's important to keep things interesting by trying new things together.

The couple started skiing together in their forties, which Sedgwick said she'd never done before. Bacon also got Sedgwick a ukelele and taught her how to play. Since Bacon is a guitarist, they often play music together.

Bacon and Sedgwick also love to travel and enjoy going on trips to new places together.

And The Chemistry Has to be On Point

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Bacon and Sedgwick aren't shy when it comes to their sex life. In fact, they talk about it in interviews all the time.

Though they're clear that sex shouldn't be the most important thing in the relationship, it's definitely a big part of their relationship. According to both Bacon and Sedgwick, the chemistry they had when they first got together is still there.

Sedgwick has said, "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." How cute is that?

So, take some advice from long-term lovers Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick: fight fair, share the load, mix things up, and have as much sex as possible!

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