The Emmy-winning actress said, "I think we've always been each biggest support and fan, so I don't think there's a resentment that grows."
Kevin Bacon, 64, and Kyra Sedgwick, 57, have been together for over 35 years! Through the decades, the couple has worked together on different projects and they both share a passion for their work. The pair met way back in 1987 when they filmed Lemon Sky together. They have been together ever since and are parents to two children, 33-year-old Travis, and 31-year-old Sosie. Recently, Sedgwick confessed that her husband was paid way more than her for projects.
Sedgwick opened up about pay inequality in Hollywood to PEOPLE, remembering a time her husband "got paid a lot more" and "it wasn't until" her hit TNT series The Closer that she "actually started to" match her husband's paydays to some extent. The Emmy-winning actress said, "I mean, let's face it, pay inequality is real."
The couple also spoke about feeling like "single parents" if their spouse was busy working. "If he was working, I was a single parent. If I was working... Even if it's just all day with the kids, you're a single parent. I think that's kind of hard," she admitted. "I think we've always been each biggest support and fan, so I don't think there's a resentment that grows when the other person's [working] ... because we're like, 'Oh, thank God one of us is working'," she added.
Bacon confessed he did feel pressure to provide for his family. "I guess we're talking about the '90s, right, where things in my mind were not going well career-wise," he said. "I think that my issues with that were exacerbated by the fact that I felt like I had to provide. Not that Kyra wasn't working too, but I think that I just naturally have that sort of the male point of view where I've got to go out and chop wood."
The River Wild star is not one to shy away from giving credit where it is due and has noted that his wife has "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." In fact, she was the one who made a strong commitment to being a parent first. "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," the Hollow Man star told Glamour.
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