Kevin Bacon has had a robust career with numerous popular movies and television shows in his resume. It was way back in 2003 that the American actor received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for what he has contributed to the movie industry. He has won almost all of the most coveted awards in the business and is regarded as one of the finest actors that are yet to receive a nomination for the Academy Award. From “Footloose” to “National Lampoon’s Animal House”, “Wild Things”, “Sleepers”, “X-Men: First Class”, “Taking Chance”, “Black Mass”, “Patriots Day”, and much more, Kevin has shown time after time that he is an incredibly versatile and talented actor. His career continues to earn him the admiration of the public as much as his marriage to Kyra Sedgwick has been a source of inspiration to many.
Kevin Bacon’s Wife Kyra Sedgwick Is Also An Accomplished Hollywood Star
Born on the 19th of August 1965, Kevin Bacon’s wife has been a part of the entertainment industry since the early 1980s. More than being an actress known for her roles in movies and series like “The Closer”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “Something to Talk About”, “The Game Plan”, “The Possession” and much more, Kyra is also a producer and a director. Like her husband, she has bagged many of the prestigious awards the industry has to offer, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have quite a lot in common. For instance, they both began their career as teenagers. While Kevin was 17 when he left home in pursuit of a theater career in New York, Kyra began her career when she was 16. Her debut role was as Julia Shearer, a series regular on the NBC soap opera, “Another World”. In the decades that followed, the two established their names in the cut-throat world of showbiz and have been able to retain their relevance thereof over time.
Given that, it is natural that Kevin and Kyra are now celebrated as a power couple; not only for their career attainments but also for how they have remained faithful and committed to each other in an industry that is notorious for the number of broken home and failed marriages it has spewed. While many are understandably curious about the secret of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s successful marriage, courtesy demands we tell their story from its beginning.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Became Lovers On The Set of “Lemon Sky” (1988)
Lemon Sky is a 1988 television film based on Lanford Wilson’s 1970 play of the same title. It was on the set of the film that had Kevin play Alan and Kyra, Carol, that the couple became lovers. They were in their twenties and at the early stage of their careers but Kevin was already a popular face, thanks to playing Ren McCormack in the 1984 musical drama film, Footloose. Kyra wasn’t as popular as he was but had pulled off notable roles for both the small and big screen.
But that was not the first time they met. According to Kevin Bacon, they met in the ’70s when Kyra was only 12 years old and he, 19. She was a fan of the actor and had just seen him perform. Kyra was nudged by her brother to tell Bacon she liked him, and that was how they met for the very first time. Nine years later, they met again on the set of Lemon Sky and it marked the beginning of their relationship.
Based on the fact that Kyra Sedgwick liked Kevin when she was 12, one might be tempted to think she was very eager to date the actor when they met on the set of Lemon Sky, this was not so. According to the actress, she wasn’t attracted to the actor as he wasn’t the type of men she liked. Kyra recalled looking at his butt and wondering the kind of girls that might find it attractive. In her words, Kevin’s butt is now one of her “favorite parts of his anatomy”.
Apart from the television film, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have worked together on other projects. To the best of our knowledge, their most recent work together is the 2015 road thriller film, “Cop Car”. Kevin played the main character, Sheriff Kretzer while Kyra played a Dispatcher.
The Couple Has Been Married Since The 4th of September 1988
Things happened quickly for Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick as they dated for barely two years before they got married. Kevin reportedly disclosed that he met Kyra at a point things were falling apart for him. For him, getting married to the actress and the kids that followed gave him the strength to keep supporting himself.
The case was different for Kyra: getting married was not on her agenda as she was very ambitious and committed to the dream of attaining the status of a great actress. The dream didn’t change when she began dating the actor, but she was willing to share her time between her career and being a wife.
Theirs is a happy marriage that has witnessed over three decades without making headlines for any wrong reason. The couple has been very supportive of each other and has publicly expressed their appreciation of what they have several times. This does not mean that their relationship has been free of troubles, they do find themselves in a fix from time to time like every other couple but have mastered the art of conflict resolution.
Kevin and Kyra Were Victims of The Bernard Madoff Ponzi Scheme
History will always remember Bernie Madoff as a convicted fraudster who operated what is still considered the largest fraud in U.S history and indeed, the largest Ponzi scheme in world history. Madoff has been paying for his crimes at a federal prison and thousands of families are yet to recover from his massive fraud estimated at over $64 billion. Sometime in November 2017, it was said that the government of the United States would begin paying out $772.5 million to over 24,000 victims of Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme.
Among other popular figures like Larry King, Elie Wiesel, Jefferey Katzenberg, and John Malkovich, Kevin and his wife Kyra were part of the victims. The couple lost their savings which has been reported in some quarters to be up to $100 million to the fraud. For some couples, the loss might have doomed their marriage but based on what Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have shared about the incident, it didn’t affect their marriage in any negative way.
Sometime in 2012 when Kyra commented on the unfortunate event, the actress related that she and Kevin refrained from apportioning blames because people had it so much worse and they saw it for what it was – two adults who mutually agreed to trust the wrong person with their savings. Kevin also expressed a similar sentiment: the actor said it didn’t cause them any harm because they knew they would survive it, so they had sex to get over the loss.
Honesty, Lack of Secrecy, and Having Some Alone Time As a Couple Are The Secrets of Their Successful Union
Anyone who keeps up with the love life of people in the entertainment industry should know that being happily married for over 30 years is no small feat. Given that, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s marriage is envied and admired by many. Kyra has attributed their long marriage to a number of factors that include the willingness to continue learning about each other. This she said, has made it possible for them to grow together and has deepened their trust and dependency on one another.
Adding that their lives have become an open book with no secrets between them, the actress related that they had established that their togetherness is not negotiable. This helps them to resolve conflicts. They don’t have scary fights, she said; because they know their marriage is “forever… no matter what happens”. This attitude has also helped them stay honest with each other, which has, in turn, strengthened the union. Among other things, Kyra divulged that spending time alone with her husband and always keeping in touch no matter how tight their schedules are, are part of the things that have kept their relationship strong over the years.
Although Kevin Bacon once stated that “there is no secret” to their enduring union, insisting that it’s disrespectful to summarise a relationship that has witnessed over 30 years with some quote, it is clear that his love and admiration for Kyra has played a significant role in sustaining the union. In an interview with ET, the actor described his wife as the “music” to their marriage. The actor feels lucky to be married to the actress, he regards her as the person he’s meant to be with. Kevin thinks highly of Kyra, especially in terms of her abilities as a mother. He shared that she made their kids open and willing to communicate which has gone a long way in making theirs a happy family.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Are Parents To Two Children
It is no secret the couple has two children who are now adults. The actors regard their kids as their greatest gift and most significant accomplishment in life. In the words of Kyra, their kids are “extraordinary people”. Since they were young, Kevin and Kyra’s children have been followed by the media for reasons that are not far-fetched. But the Hollywood stars were able to create a good measure of normalcy for them during their childhood. They have a son and a daughter respectively named Travis Sedgwick Bacon and Sosie Ruth Bacon.
Travis Sedgwick Bacon
- Date of Birth: June 23, 1989
- Age: 32 Years Old
- Occupation: Actor and Composer
Travis is the only son and first child of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. They had him barely a year after they got married, on the 23rd of June 1989. This means that Kyra was pregnant with him while she was shooting “Born on the Fourth of July”.
Like his parents, Travis has embraced the path of an entertainer. Reports have it he plays in a rock-punk-funk band called Idiot Box. His endeavors with the band might gain more recognition in the future but at the moment, Travis is mostly known for his works as a composer and actor.
He played Lenny in Loverboy, a 2005 film his father directed. Albeit uncredited, Travis served as a composer for the theme music of the 2017 TV movie, “Story of a Girl”. He also has credit as a composer for “Girls Weekend”, a 2019 TV movie.
Sosie Ruth Bacon
- Date of Birth: March 15, 1992
- Age: 29 Years Old
- Occupation: Actress
Sosie Bacon is the most popular child of the Hollywood stars, thanks to the several roles she has pulled off both on the small and big screens since her career took off in 2005. Sosie became a professional actress when she was 10 years old and her first role was as Emily Stoll in Loverboy. Following her performance in the movie, she was offered the role of Charlie Johnson in “The Closer” and she would go on to play the character alongside her mother in four episodes of the police procedural series.
Sosie has remained active in the business since then. Her most recent projects have had her play Mimi Webb Miller in “Narcos: Mexico” (2020), Kristen in 10 episodes of “Here and Now” (2018), and Skye Miller in 15 episodes of “13 Reasons Why” (2017-2018). Her big-screen roles include Audrey Jarvis in “The Last Summer” (2019), Patricia Krenwinkel in “Charlie Says”, and more.
Did Kevin Bacon Really Marry His Cousin?
Yes, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are cousins, tenth cousins. It is said that the actress learned this in 2012 when she appeared on the NBC TV show, “Who Do You Think You Are”. Confirming this, Kyra told David Letterman that it was a “little upsetting” to learn that she’s related to her husband.
According to her, they are “tenth cousins once removed”. The actress also learned that Marilyn Monroe, and former presidents of the United States – Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter – are her cousins.