Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are both big stars in their own right, so it’s easy to forget that they’ve been married for more than 30 years.
When Kyra first saw Kevin, who was seven years her senior, she was just 12 years old. Her brother had taken her to watch a movie in which Kevin Bacon was starring, and she had met him after the movie.
“He was certainly not my type. In fact, I can still clearly recall staring at his butt after our first meeting and thinking, ‘Well, I guess some girls like that,’” Kyra said to Wide Open Country.”
Travis Sedgwick Bacon came into the world not long after the wedding. Their second child, a daughter named Sosie Ruth, was born in 1992.
Sosie has followed in her parents’ footsteps by playing Skye Miller in the Netflix teen drama “13 Reasons Why.” Travis is a solo musician who wrote the music for the movie “Story of a Girl,” which was produced by his parents.
When Kyra spoke to Redbook in 2008, she said, “If someone had told me that at 22 I would meet the guy I would marry and that at 23 I would marry him and have a kid, I would have told them they were out of their mind.”
Bacon and his celebrity wife are obviously still very much in love, as seen by the fact that Bacon never misses an opportunity to celebrate their wedding anniversary. In fact, Kevin and Kyra both say they love each other a lot on their Instagram accounts.
Following in her parents’ footsteps, Sosie played Skye Miller in the Netflix teenage drama “13 Reasons Why.” Travis works as a solo musician and wrote the music for the movie “Story of a Girl,” which was made by his parents.
“When I hit what I thought was the bottom, I met my wife, our kids were born, and other good things were happening. And I was able to continue supporting myself; it has always been something that has given me strength,” Bacon said to the media.
The couple did acknowledge that things haven’t always been easy for them, and they shared the moment in 2008 when their life savings were stolen when Bernie Madoff pulled off what is considered to be the greatest Ponzi scheme in the history of the world.
However, Celebrity Net Worth reports that Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick “only” lost $30-$40 million, despite the fact that some other sources state that they lost $100 million.
Bacon told The Guardian that “it was a bad day,” and he continued by saying: “But fairly soon we were able to recognize all the things we had as opposed to whatever we lost, and those are the greatest cliches: children, health, love, and a nice home. So we all got through it. I don’t really think about Madoff at all, to be honest.”
When Kyra appeared on the American television program “Finding Your Roots,” she learned that she and Bacon are ninth cousins once removed.
The results of a DNA test showed that the actor and actress were distant relatives, which may leave you with an uncomfortable feeling; Kevin was not too thrilled with the news.
When PBS looked into Kevin’s family history, they found that his 22nd great grandfather was King Edward I, who fought William Wallace. Kevin joked that his family history didn’t get enough attention, and he also talked about the fact that he and his wife were cousins.
“I kind of felt like they were making fun of me,” he said. But Kevin and Kyra went on, even though it was a shocking thing to find out. Each year, their love has grown stronger.
Kyra told People, “I’m writing a little bit, even though I really don’t know if I’m any good at it or not.”
Kyra said to People, “I don’t know how he does it, but he always makes me feel like I’m the most beautiful woman in the room — the only girl in the room.” She also praises their amazing chemistry in bed.
As for his wife, Sedgwick told Good Housekeeping in 2012 what she loves about her loving husband.
He has such integrity. He is so morally honest. He doesn’t cheat or lie, and he has strong moral values, which I find sexy,” she said. “Kevin’s calmness and lack of “crazy” leave me continuously in amazement.”