3 Decades Strong! Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s Relationship Timeline


Defying Hollywood’s odds! Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married for more than 30 years — and appear to be more in love than ever.

The twosome first crossed paths when Bacon, who is seven years older than Sedgwick, was doing a play in the ‘70s.

“A little girl was in there who had just seen the matinee, and her brother said, ‘You liked that actor, go tell him you liked him,’ and it was Kyra,” he recalled on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2014. “She was a little girl, yeah, she was 12 years old.”

A decade later, the pair worked together in 1987 on the PBS film Lemon Sky.

“He definitely wasn’t my type,” Sedgwick told Redbook 2008. “In fact, I vividly remember looking at his butt when he walked away after we first met and thinking, ‘Well, I guess some girls like that.’”

The Closer actress clearly had a change of heart, marrying the Footloose star on September 4, 1988.

“When we first got together, she was more the messy one. But when I left home, I was an absolute slob. I lived in a pigsty. My first apartment was a roach-filled disaster,” Bacon told Glamour in 2019. “Through the years I’ve tried to get the chaos out of [my home] because my work life is chaotic. She’s moved in that direction too. I still don’t really like to make the bed, because we’re going to get in it in another 12 hours, but she really, really likes a made bed. I’ll do it, but she does a little bit more of that, and I do a little more fixing stuff.”

The duo welcomed son Travis in 1989 and daughter Sosie in 1992.

“She’s made a lot more sacrifices than I’ve made. Kyra felt really strongly that, when she started to have children, she needed to be there for them,” the actor told the magazine. “In many cases, because of the kids, she would make decisions careerwise that weren’t the best for her career. We kept staying in New York because we wanted to raise them in New York, but there was more work in Los Angeles. Then when The Closer came along [in 2005] — I don’t even look at this as a sacrifice — but the kids were still in high school or junior high and she had this opportunity to go out to California and to be a lead in a TV show. I said, ‘Listen, I’ll stay with the kids.’”

During the same interview, Sedgwick gushed about Bacon, noting that he was the one who encouraged her to start directing.

“It really is amazing that he saw in me something that I just didn’t have the confidence to wrap my arms around,” she explained. “It really wouldn’t have happened unless he kept pounding the table. So when the opportunity to direct Story of a Girl came up, I raised my hand. It’s been really a life-changer for me. I love it. I feel like it’s something I’ve always been meant to do, and he saw that before I did. I think that’s amazing.”

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1987

The twosome filmed Lemon Sky.

 

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1987

“I proposed to my wife on Christmas Eve and I put the ring in the toe of the stocking,” Bacon recalled to PopEater. “Shockingly, she said yes!”

 

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The couple exchanged vows in September 1988.

 

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1989

The duo became parents in 1989 when son Travis was born.

 

“The minute I had a child I was like, ‘God, I want to make sure there’s a good place here for him,’” Sedgwick told Glamour in 2019. “[Kevin and I] are both people who are spurred into action, and we like to be part of giving back. It’s our responsibility.”

 

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1991

They reunited onscreen in the 1991 movie Pyrates.

 

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1992

Bacon and Sedgwick’s daughter, Sosie, was born in 1992.

 

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1995

Sedgwick had a role in Bacon’s 1995 movie Murder in the First.

 

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2004

The twosome teamed up onscreen again for 2004’s Cavedweller.

 

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The pair enlisted their kids for the 2005 movie Loverboy, which was directed by Bacon.

 

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“We’ve been married for so long and there are no secrets. But I never in a million years thought there would be sides to Kevin that I’m still learning,” Sedgwick told Redbook in 2008. “[Our relationship] is like a treasure; there are layers and layers of it. I’m constantly amazed that we are still surprised and interested in each other. When I look back at our first four years … by that time we’d had our second kid, and I look back at those pictures and I think, ‘Gosh, I didn’t know him at all!’ I loved him, but I didn’t know him, and he probably didn’t know me. But you grow together and learn more about each other. I think the trust gets deeper and the dependency gets deeper, which is scary. I think, because my father and mother split up when I was very young, there was a part of me at the beginning of our marriage that thought, ‘I’m cool alone. I love him, but I’m strong enough to handle life without him.’ But now he is the person I count on to live and walk through life with. It’s a dependency that is there and large and real and profound.”

 

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2011

“I found her very beautiful and sexy and aloof and I was just immediately in love with her and she was immediately put off by me,” Bacon said on CNN in 2011, confirming he knew she was The One right away.

 

When the network played the clip for Sedgwick in 2012, the actress got emotional.

 

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2017

Sedgwick directed Bacon in the 2017 movie Story of a Girl.

 

“For years I encouraged Kyra to direct, because I really thought she’d be great at it and would enjoy it,” he told Glamour. “But directing is a big step to take because you go, ‘Oh, can I really stand there and tell all these people what to do?’ So I just kept saying to her, ‘I know you can do this.’ I knew she could do it because when she would visit my sets, she’d always be so close to blurting out some kind of direction or suggestion. Also, in the way that she would analyze the films and television shows she would watch. She’s incredibly opinionated about the way things are shot, the music, the casting, all of that. So when this book that she’d been developing [for film], Story of a Girl, came along, she was in this meeting and said, ‘’ll direct it.’ From the first time, she made that commitment, and they said, ‘OK, sure.’ I’ve never seen her in work situations to be as happy as she is when she’s directing. She just absolutely loves it, and she’s great at it.”

 

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“30 years (yesterday),” Sedgwick captioned a photo with Bacon in September 2018 via Instagram. “Lucky Lady.” 

 

 

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2020

“Her partnership is invaluable,” Bacon gushed ahead of their 32nd wedding anniversary in 2020. “I found someone I was meant to be with.”

 

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