Anthony Edwards & Mare Winningham eloped last year: ‘We’re too old to throw weddings’

This is maybe the feelgood celebrity story of the week? I didn’t even realize that Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham were together, that’s how low-key they are. They had been friends since the 1980s, and they only got together in 2020, when they were both New York-based. Anthony is 59, Mare is 62. And they quietly eloped last year! Awww.

Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham quietly took a major step forward in their relationship. During a recent interview with Esquire, Edwards, 59, revealed that he and Winningham, 62, privately eloped last year. The Inventing Anna actor said the intimate ceremony was “just the two of them and an old friend to officiate.”

“We’re too old to throw weddings,” Edwards told the publication before praising Winningham. “She’s just spectacular. She’s an amazing singer and she’s a wonderful actress and she’s an incredible person.”

Edwards and Winningham — both of whom starred in Miracle Mile in 1986 — had been friends for several years before eventually getting together. Their romance became serious in 2020 when they both began living in New York City at the same time.

Previously, Edwards opened up to Fox News about how the couple grew closer during the coronavirus lockdown period. “We’ve been having incredible walks,” he said in April 2020. “We have a family staying with us with a young child, our godson, who’s only 19 months old, so we’ve formed this group for the last five weeks. It’s been really nice to get into some different rhythms and also use technology as we’re using today to connect with people. We’re trying to prioritize what is important to this life when we’re realizing how fragile it is when a pandemic can come in and take so many of us so quickly.”

[From People]

OMG, their love blossomed as they took incredible walks together! That’s the dream! As it turns out (I didn’t know this either), Anthony Edwards has one previous marriage under his belt – he was married to Jeanine Lobell from 1994 through 2015, and they have four children together. Mare has three ex-husbands and five children. Someone make a movie about this!! No, scratch that – if Hollywood made a movie about this, they’d cast Jennifer Lawrence as Mare and Benedict Cumberbatch as Anthony. Nevermind!

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  1. FHMom says:

    That is a very cute story. Best of luck to them!

  2. Tashiro says:

    I love this story. I guess there’s hope for me too 🙂 Congratulations to them.

  3. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    Lovely! This is the second interesting story I’ve learnt about Mare Winningham’s love life this week – just watched the ‘Val’ documentary and found out Mare was Val Kilmer’s high school girlfriend too!

  4. girl_ninja says:

    Mare Winningham has been one of my favorite actress since St. Elmo’s Fire. She is so talented and lovely and I am so happy that she is happy. I just watched that Anna Delvey Netflix propaganda series and Anthony was in that looking fit as a fiddle. Wasn’t he married to the founder of the make up line Stila? Very happy for them both.

  5. Lola says:

    This made me audibly “aww”! So great! I only just recognised him in “Inventing Anna” 3 episodes in!

  6. Justplainme says:

    Agree, this is a terrific feel-good story.

  7. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    OMG! I love this! I adore Mare Winningham. Congratulations to them! And she needs to write a book on how to get a husband.

  8. Yorkies says:

    Talk to me Goose

  9. TIFFANY says:

    Where is Mare?

    It’s like she pops up every so often, does the greatest of work and then disappears.

    Her arc on Boston Legal still sticks with me.

  10. Cerise says:

    I love this!

  11. daisyfly says:

    I love this so hard!!! I’ve been a Mare fan since Thorn Birds, and Anthony is still my favorite nerd, so seeing these two together just makes my 80s heart so so so full!!

  12. Bettyrose says:

    I LOVE these two as a couple. I hope their 9 children throw them a party. 🥰

  13. DeeSea says:

    Celebitchy, how did you know that I needed this story today? Thank you! I love both of them individually, and now I love them together. May they enjoy many years of happiness together!

  14. Ohcomeon says:

    I’ve been re-watching ER and they have a funny arc in S5. I love them together. God bless.

  15. ncboudicca says:

    The unholy teenager-level delighted squeal I let out when I saw this story headline! LOL

    I did need a very da*m nice story about celebs from my era, thank you for posting this. Had no idea they were together and I’m so happy for them. “Taking long walks” together is both old-fashioned and romantic as Hell.

  16. Nicegirl says:

    My mom worked at the local thrifty Payless rite aid and Mare would come through her line all the time and my mom would get the biggest thrill from taking her check, she said she was so nice.

  17. jferber says:

    Nice story. Hope they are so happy together.

  18. t'otter says:

    Wow! I love them for this, I love this for them <3

    • BeanieBean says:

      Wow! What a weird movie! How did I miss that one? Anyway, I’m happy for them. They make a lovely couple.

  19. Ry says:

    Since they’re actors, it’d be kinda cool to just cast them. I love their work.

  20. TeeMajor says:

    awww, I love both of them!! great actors and they found love, how sweet.

    I’ve followed Mare’s career for a long time.

  21. Portia says:

    That is so cool and so normal. What a great story. They are around the same age, both so talented and I love that they started their romance in NYC walking together! They are living my dream!