Kyra Sedgwick still gets “fluttery” for her husband of 23 years, Kevin Bacon

There are few people that I love more than Kyra Sedgwick. Well, let me be honest: there are few people I love more than The Closer’s Brenda Leigh Johnson. She’s incredible. She’s one of my favorite characters on television right now, if not my very favorite. And I love the way Kyra plays her too. As for Kyra in real life… well, in interviews, she sometimes comes across as kind of vapid, but I still find reasons to admire her. She keeps a great deal of her personal life locked down, she and Kevin Bacon have managed to have a successful marriage for going on 23 years, and if I can just be superficial, I think Kyra looks awesome for a woman of 46. Her body is incredible. Her face sometimes looks slightly Botoxy, but she doesn’t look excessively “worked on” or jacked. Anyway, Kyra covers the new issue of Rebook, and she’s got sweet things to say about The Bacon and being an empty-nester:

On The Bacon: “The essence of it hasn’t really changed. When he walks into a room, I’m still… I mean, my heart gets a little fluttery and I think, Oh! He’s so cute. He’s so hot. That’s literally the first thing I think. You can ask people on the set-it’s palpable. He’s still a mystery to me. And getting older together is scary and exciting.”

On kids Travis, 22, and Sosie, 20 and the empty nest: “My son is still living with us, but yeah, he won’t be here for long…. Life will never be the same. I know [my kids] will need me, but in a totally different way. Suddenly I’m supposed to think about myself first? What is that? That’s weird. But there’s joy in that too-we’re responsible for our own happiness. It’s not about them making me happy. You know, the best sound in the world to me is the door opening in the apartment and one of the kids walking in. That won’t change. I mean, I’m very happy when Kevin comes home too, don’t get me wrong [laughs]. But they light up my life.”

On being a victim of the Bernie Madoff scheme: “There are so many people in this country who have been more betrayed than we were. We gave our money to a mentally ill person. We’re responsible for that. It’s not our fault; I don’t blame us, but we’re responsible. Betrayal is something that happens when someone is a friend or a loved one; that’s such a personal feeling. At the time, it felt personal because we’d worked really, really hard for that money- especially Kevin, who has been working since he was 17 in New York-and it was mostly his money, because I hadn’t made a lot. So that was our pension. We thought it was in a safe place. But betrayed? I don’t think that’s the right word.”

[From The Daily Stab]

I’ve heard Kyra talk about how she and Kevin didn’t have much of honeymoon period in their marriage because she got pregnant so quickly. They’ve spent the bulk of their marriage raising their two kids, and the kids seem very well-adjusted and normal. Sosie had a character arc on The Closer a few seasons ago, and she’s a very talented young actress too – I wouldn’t mind if she followed in her parents’ footsteps. As for Kyra still getting “fluttery” – I think it’s sweet. Kyra and The Bacon really do adore each other.

Photos courtesy of Redbook, WENN.

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  1. Fyofeelings says:

    So sweet! I love The Closer sad that its ending but well at least theres still the reruns.

  2. brin says:

    I adore them!

  3. Happymom says:

    This is one of those rare times (and I know this totally off-topic, but it struck me when I read this bit) that I wish I would have had my kids young-so when they’re finally out of the house, I’m still young too. Okay-random thought over.

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      I have given that thought. I am a few weeks away from 23 years myself and our kids are 12 and 14. We are both fit and will have kids out of our nest near 50ish. I feel like it is ideal, we can still have fun and do things and have a great life together.

      I love my kids to death, but I’ll be living with Mr. Tiffany for the rest of my life. My mom and dad are happy young parents as well.

      I love this couple together, they really seem to have a special relationship. It is nice to see!

  4. Aiobhan says:

    I would too if my husband held up as well as Kevin Bacon has. I love that she is still in love with her husband after so long but I always wonder if someone is married that long do they go through periods of dislike, get through it and then really fall in love with the person again. Like you appreciate and love the person more. Kinda like being in the greener pasture instead of just looking at it from the other side.

    Maybe she comes across as vapid because she wants to keep her private life away from scrutiny. If you don’t say too much no one can come after you or you don’t end up turning into an asshat like Patricia Heaton or Johnny Deppp or anyone else that expresses their views publicly. I am just offering a reason as to why she does it; not condemning the comment.

    • operagirl says:

      >>I love that she is still in love with her husband after so long but I always wonder if someone is married that long do they go through periods of dislike, get through it and then really fall in love with the person again.>>

      Yes, and yes. 26 years for me and my dh and counting. And we are once again madly in love. Rough spots come and go — some rougher than others, and those are the ones where most people call it quits. We nearly did. Getting through it and still liking and respecting each other and always, always treating each other with dignity, was one of the hardest, and yet most rewarding, things I’ve ever experienced.

    • bluhare says:

      Yes and yes as well. We’ve been married 25 years and while we aren’t in a totally perfect spot right now, it’s OK, and I know it will pass.

      I think a lot of people give up too quickly.

      • JM says:

        Yes and Yes. Hubby & I have been together 19 years and have weathered everything from cancer to bankruptcy but we keep chugging along. There was a point around the 10 year mark we almost gave up but the love we had for each other pulled us through. Now we say “Divorce is not an option. Murder is negotiable.” ^_^

        All relationships have hills and valleys. You just have to be willing to work at it no matter how bleak things might seem. Of course this does not apply in cases of domestic abuse/violence.

      • OriginalTiffany says:

        Agree with everyone above. We always kid that only one gets out alive. Madly in love after 23 years, but definite rough spots in there.

  5. Esmom says:

    Love, love her comments about her kids, I’m going through that same range of emotions. Love how much she loves her hubby, that’s adorable. And I am amazed at how zen she seems to be about the Madoff debacle. Impressive.

    On a superficial note, that magazine cover doesn’t look like her at all.

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  7. spinner says:

    Love her & Kevin. I especially love the way they have protected their children & not whored them out. THIS…is the way it’s done.

  8. lucy2 says:

    Love her and The Closer, I too am sad it’s ending. I think she’s pretty awesome though, so I hope she finds more good projects to work on.
    I adore her and Kevin together. They seem like the real deal, and nice people to boot.

  9. valleymiss says:

    There are certain celeb couples (Kyra/Kevin, Gwen/Gavin, Tom Hanks/Rita Wilson, Goldie/Kurt, to name a few) that if they broke up, I’d be unnaturally upset, considering I’ve never met them!

  10. Jen says:

    Her husband also makes me fluttery after all these years. I love them both.

  11. dorothy says:

    One of the few normal couples / people in Hollywood. A refreshing change.

  12. manta says:

    One of those long lasting couples in Hollywood that I truly adore.Just like Ed Harris and Amy Madigan or William H.Macy and Felicity Huffman. Those two were so cute receiving their stars together on Hollywood Bvd.Frances Mc Dormand and Joel Coen seem like the real deal too.
    That’s break up I hope I’ll never see in the headlines.

    • bluhare says:

      TNT had The Rock on last weekend, and I got all fluttery all over again looking at Ed Harris in his military uniform at his wife’s grave in the rain. SWOON.

  13. Krill says:

    I really hope this isn’t a case of one celeb talking up their great love & romance with their celeb spouse, and then weeks later, their separation and divorce is announced. It seems like it’s almost a celeb curse to speak of their love in an interview.

    If they aren’t having troubles, and she genuinely feels that way about her husband, that’s AWESOME, and they truly have my admiration as a solid couple after all these years and two kids.

  14. kay says:

    Love this couple.

  15. Jayna says:

    I have never found her interviews vapid. Refreshingly nonpretentious is more like it.

  16. Cerulean says:

    I adore her. She’s refreshing and sweet. I feel for them being ripped off. But luckily they have each other to fall back on. She always glows.

  17. Kristen says:

    Did you listen to Kevin when he was on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”?? If not, you should. He seems just as adorable as she is. Love them.

  18. Natasha says:

    Photoshop really is somethin else…

  19. The Truth Fairy says:

    I absolutely HATE her outfit on the cover of REDBOOK. Just AWFUL styling!!

  20. Becky1 says: