Together Forever: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s Decades-Long Love Story

Everyone’s played the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” You know — the one where you can connect anyone in Hollywood to the guy who starred in Footloose and Tremors. For example, take actor Kevin Spacey. He starred in Seven with Brad Pitt, who starred in The Mexican with James Gandolfini, who starred in The Last Castle with Robert Redford, who starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with Paul Newman, who starred in The Color of Money with Tom Cruise, who starred in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon. Six degrees.

But what about the longtime connection between Kevin and his wife of 28 years — Kyra Sedgwick? It runs deeper than just a silly game. They met on the set of a PBS-produced movie, Lemon Sky, which was released in early 1988, and they’ve been together ever since. They’ve both starred on soap operas, both won Golden Globes, and both have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are so connected that it’s even been proven they’re actually related. Ninth cousins, once removed, to be exact.

So as Valentine’s Day approaches, and you try to connect Kevin with the rest of Hollywood, just remember who his true love is and with whom he will be connected forever — his wife, Kyra. Oh, and they’ve appeared in a ton of films together, so even in the game, they are just one degree away from each other.

If you’re in more of an anti-Valentine’s Day mood, this one’s for you:

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