Felicity Huffman went home with William H. Macy in 1985, and damn if she isn’t glad she did.
The couple celebrated their long-lasting passionate love affair and 20 year marriage on Wednesday. I am often skeptical about people having genuine, happy marriages for so long, especially in the hyper-sexualized and competitive world of show business. Yet, here they are, sending each other public love notes so we can all bask in their adoring glow:
Look at those freaking adorable kids kissing in a photo booth. It gets the cold sludge pumping through my raisin heart moving a little faster. And here’s Macy’s response:
According to People, Macy had to beg Huffman to marry him for years before she finally decided to ceremonially commit to the love of her life:
“I was so scared of marriage that I thought I would’ve preferred to step in front of a bus,” the actress, 52, tells the Tribune News Service.
“I thought I’d disappear. Men’s stock when they get married goes up. Women’s stock goes down. Another thing, 60 percent of first marriages fail, 80 percent of second marriages fail.”
They actually separated for several years before getting back together and tying that knot:
“Bill Macy asked me to marry him several times over several years. And I was finally smart enough to go: ‘I’m going to marry this guy or really lose him for good,’ ” she says. “And it was after we broke up for four or five years when he asked me again, I knew I couldn’t say no.”
“It was the work I had to do in order to bring myself to the marriage, and then the work that I did to be able to trust another person and see what comes out of that comfort and that safety,” Huffman says. “I was able to blossom out of that.”
That’s what’s really inspiring: they worked so freaking hard to be this cute.