The couple met on the sets of the movie 'Pontiac Moon' in 1993 and they tied the knot two years later.
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are one of the most admired couples in Hollywood. Even after being married for over 25 years, their love seems to be only getting stronger.
Steenburgen spoke about Ted in the PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive 2018 issue, “[Our love] just gets more profound and deeper as we go through the blessings and joys, but also the hurdles, of life together. He is my partner in the deepest sense of the word in this life.”
According to People, the 65-year-old actress and 70-year-old Danson first met in 1993 on the sets of Pontiac Moon. It was a time when the couple had faced struggles of their own and were trying to recover. Later in 1995, they walked down the aisle together. “We met when we were 40 and 45, and we had lived a bit. We met at a time when both of us had stared down some demons within ourselves and that was lucky that we met then.”
Before Steenburgen, The Good Place actor was married to Casey Coates and he thought it was forever. However, their relationship started crumbling after she suffered a stroke during the birth of their child. It not only left her paralyzed on one side, but Danson put a pause on his acting career to take care of her as well.
However, the trauma created "a huge rift between us — a massive lack of trust. We were adjusting to the fact that we weren’t the same people we were before it happened," Danson said, according to Closer Weekly.
Meanwhile, Ted's affair with Whoopi Goldberg ended his relationship with Coates. In 1993, Hollywood witnessed one of its most expensive divorces. But it was a way for the actor to find Steenburgen.
Danson and the What's Eating Gilbert Grape actress are now parents to Lilly, 37, and actor Charlie McDowell, 35 (Steenburgen's kids from her first marriage) and Kate, 38, and Alexis, 33 (Danson's kids from his previous marriage to Coates).
Gushing about how good a father Danson is, she divulged, “He is an amazing father, an amazing stepfather, and an amazing grandfather. We have been grandparents now for six years. We have two granddaughters, and they can’t stop climbing on him. They just adore him. They basically see him as a jungle gym. He is Teddy — that is their name for him, and they just adore him.”
According to the actress, the couple has set a great example for their kids with a strong and "really inspiring" marriage. She said, “[This] is a marriage where the man in the marriage is secure in both his kindness and tenderness, but also in his strength. I definitely feel that he is the result of almost like dreams I had when I was young about someone I would want to spend my life with, and I really cherish that and I think neither of us take each other for granted.”
She revealed that it's not the big gestures but the small acts of kindness and love that she appreciated the most. “He is just kind to me every single day. If he has an early call, I try to get up while it’s still dark and make him coffee and send him off and he does the same for me. I think it’s those little kindnesses that completely make up our life that are so appreciated.”
“I could care less about things like Valentine’s Day because literally, the appreciation for what I do for him and the way he nurtures me as a woman, as an artist, as an actor, as a songwriter, and his celebration of who I am makes me free to fly and be who I am and I hope I do that for him.”
The actress also revealed that the Three Men and a Baby actor is "a feminist" who is passionate about protecting the world's oceans. She revealed that she even misses him when he leaves the room. “I would literally sign up for 100 more lifetimes with him."