“My favorite room in my house is the dining room, with my family of 18 having dinner,” Suzanne Somers said.
Having been happily married to Alan Hamel for 45 years, a former game show host, Suzanne Somers was previously married to Bruce Somers for three years. Although Sommers and Hamel dated for ten years before being married 45 years ago, their union still seems to be in the honeymoon stage, per US Weekly. Somers shared, "I love to hug him and rub his hair. He tells me I'm beautiful all the time, and we hold hands while we sleep. It's the most beautiful part of my life."
The pair regularly goes on date nights to sustain their marriage. It was revealed by Somers that every day is a date. They get together occasionally, have a strong drink, and dance at a local bar. She will prepare a wonderful dinner to go along with beverages on nights when they stay in, and they will dance about the house. “We worked hard to get to this place where we’re comfortable,” says Somers to PEOPLE. “And we are so content together. We dance together, and we have a cocktail together at night. It’s romantic and sexy. And it’s not old people romantic. It’s cool!”
Somers and Hamel met while filming The Anniversary Game, and they said it was "love at first sight" when they first met. Somers acknowledged to Closer Weekly that when it came time for them to combine their families at the start of their marriage, it was "stepfamily hell." Hamel has two children from his former relationship with Marilyn Hamel, and the health enthusiast has a son from her first marriage.
Somers explained that since divorce and family merging were novel concepts back then, there weren't many discussions on how to make the move seamlessly. “At the time, speaking about divorce was a new phenomenon. Blending families was even newer. No one had any rules,” she said. The actress acknowledged that no family was flawless and tried her best to make her marriage work, even if she claimed to be "marveled" by how well they bonded their family.
“True healing takes time,” Suzanne shares. “You can’t fake it. Feelings must be real. But it was through therapy that we learned to dig deep inside each of us to find what it was that was holding us back.” She said she's grateful for having made it, “[Alan and I] both take great pleasure in having successfully made it,” Suzanne shares, adding, “Nobody is perfect — we all try to be the best people we can be.”
The long struggle for the family to make it explains why Somers favorite place is her dining room. She said to US Weekly, “My favorite room in my house is the dining room, with my family of 18 having dinner.”
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