Not exactly a ringing endorsement!
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been married for 32 years, and they seem to be going as strong as ever. However, the actor reveals that Kyra was really irked by one thing after he popped the question in 1989… She hated the engagement ring he bought for her!
"About three months [after the proposal], we're lying in bed, and she wakes up, and she's crying, and she's crying, and she can't even say what's going on," he told Kelly Clarkson. "Finally, she goes, 'I don't like the ring!'"
Kyra, 55, "felt terrible" about the confession and was incredibly emotional, the "Footloose" star said.
"I talked her off the ledge after that," he said and recalled telling her, "It's all right, it's all right, hun. We'll go back. I don't care. We'll take it back."
After returning the ring, Kyra got a ring more to her liking, one that included a large center stone surrounded by smaller diamonds.
"I have to tell you, I'm really not a jewelry guy," Kevin, 62, said. "Like, I just don't get it."
The ring replacement notwithstanding, Kevin and Kyra have become one of the gold standards of Hollywood marriages. Still, he said there's "no secret" to their success.
"In fact, I've often had a couple of different one-liners for that answer, and then I decided that really the answer is I'm not going to answer it because the last thing I want to do is come up with some quote that is going to summarize a 30-year relationship you know?" he told Fox News in 2019. "It's disrespectful to the relationship. So I don't really know."