Kevin Bacon: ‘I no longer eat goat and I no longer eat pig’

People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue this year seems to have a theme: remember when you loved all these guys ten, twenty or thirty years ago? Patrick Dempsey as the SMA in the year of our lord Beyonce 2023 is quite a choice. But I’m not beefing with People about their inclusion of Kevin Bacon on their SMA list. Kevin Bacon has been awesome for a very long time and he’s still a very handsome man. He minds his business, he stays married to Kyra Sedgwick and they raised two kids, both of whom are in their 30s now. Kevin’s People interview is so charming – he mostly talks about food and their life out in the country, in Connecticut.

Kevin no longer eats bacon: “I no longer eat goat and I no longer eat pig, because I have goats and I have pigs. My wife [actress Kyra Sedgwick] is like, ‘We can’t get any more animals, because you’re going to stop eating everything.”

They raise animals & he has a garden: The couple has a farm in Connecticut where the aforementioned goats and pigs reside (as well as 3 alpacas and 3 miniature horses that are not part of the food chain). ”I love animals, they are a joy to be around, and they’re very, very calming for me. But we also really love to go into the garden and get fresh herbs or tomatoes or basil or peppers or zucchini. Taking something hot off the vine that feels warm and smells like it’s been created by all these natural forces of the sun and air and water and earth and dirt, and then putting it back into your body to sustain yourself…it’s a great lesson in terms of just how important it is to do our best to try to protect this boat that we’re all riding in.”

His cooking when he was a struggling actor in New York: “I would take anything that I had and put it into a pan and just fry it up, and then eat it with a fork out of the pan, because it would also cut down on the minimum amount of dishes for me to have to clean.”

He prefers to cook rather than eating out: “I feel like if you’re always eating out or you’re always getting something to go, then you’re always giving your power over to the people that are going to prepare the food for you. I can’t do that my whole life. I need to have a little bit more control over what I’m putting in my body.”

He doesn’t follow recipes: “I rarely follow a recipe. I love recipes because I learn something new, I get inspired by something. I like that stuff, but I generally adjust it.” Despite his freewheeling cooking style, Bacon is pretty strict when it comes to cleaning up. “I clean up as I go along. My wife does not. I clean up as she goes along. I want to sit down and know that the cleanup is not going to be longer than the dinner.”

[From People]

The secret to Kyra and Kevin’s success is, I think, that they both think they lucked out when they found each other. He’s always sounded like the more organized one, and I’ve seen Kyra’s interviews where she seems ditzy as hell. Anyway, I love them both and I appreciate that Kevin likes to mix it up in the kitchen. I bet he cooks for Kyra all the time. Now, I love some takeout, but I respect the fact that Kevin is all about farm-to-table.

Bacon did a cooking video for People too, where he makes some very strange “pancakes,” only they’re more like…I don’t even know, a hokey banana-and-egg concoction. The real star of this video is Kevin’s hair. He truly is blessed in the hair department – if he got plugs, I can’t tell. It looks like his real hair, maybe with some dye. His kitchen is fab too.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. death by bacon says:

    Hummmm not really impressed with the not eating bacon🧐. I kid

    But if that seems likely if you have goats and pigs as pets.

    • North of Boston says:

      I think that’s how the McCartneys started being vegetarians? Something like they were eating lamb for dinner and looked out the window and saw their lambs running around outside and a lightbulb went off.

  2. LeaTheFrench says:

    I love them as a couple. They seem grounded, down-to-earth, positive people to be around.

    • BrainFog says:

      They’re definitely my favourite celeb couple. I cannot stop liking her since The Closer, and they are both so very adorable (and pretty, I’m shallow like that)

  3. Lala11_7 says:

    I grew up watching Kevin on Soap Operas…so I will ALWAYS ❤️ him for that…and he is SO right regarding cooking…since the pandemic I’ve been cooking MORE than I EVA have in my life & even though I’ve been catching hell from my chronic autoimmune disease…my skin…eyes & my digestive health has been on POINT since I’ve been cooking for self which was illustrated when I got a Colonoscopy in 2020 & had 4 polyps in my colon & by 2023…those polyps were gone❤️ I also took advantage of Long Covid DECIMATING my taste buds & incorporated TONS more veggies into my diet…since my taste buds can’t handle my decades long diet of HORRIBLE foods anymore…And like him…I HAVE to clean while I’m cooking…During the pandemic shut down I stayed with my G-ddaughter to help her & her children while she worked from home & she would be AMAZED when I would call them for meals to see the food on the plates on the table…and the kitchen SPARKLING CLEAN❤️. ..but that was how I was RAISED to clean❣️

  4. Lightpurplei says:

    Kevin also has a great sense of humor about being Kevin Bacon.

  5. Jen says:

    That man fine.

  6. SarahCS says:

    Those pancakes looks like a pinterest/facebook ‘hack’ recipe.

    As for going low maintenance with cooking and washing up, I used to have a friend (who granted had various mental health issues) who would eat things cold out of a can (ravioli, macaroni cheese, etc.) then rinse the can for recycling and wash the fork. Food was very much fuel to her and no more plus she was super limited in what she would eat and happy to stick to a narrow range of options.

  7. Turitops says:

    Others should take note that taking care of yourself while aging gracefully looks much better than top-to-tail surgery such that the person becomes either unrecognizable or an horrific caricature of a former self.

  8. Mrs. Smith says:

    That dancing video is so cute!!! I love KB. I also clean as I go when cooking. Mr. Smith does not and it makes a huge mess.

  9. alexc says:

    To me he’s actually hotter now than when he was younger. The oh so sexy voice doesn’t hurt either.

    • Nina says:

      Cosign! The fact he’s still married to Kyra makes him even sexier. Their videos in the barn are hilarious. I live in nearby MA, I wish I could be their neighbor.

  10. Twin Falls says:

    I adore these two together. They both have great hair!

  11. @poppedbubble says:

    I never really noticed how lovely his voice is.

  12. TIFFANY says:

    I follow Kevin and Kyra in IG. Kevin’s account is so fun.

    He plays music on Monday’s.

    He is currently going through his record collection.

    And their farm is absolutely gorgeous and also looks like they actually live there.

    They are both a good follow.

    I will always Honk for Kevin Bacon.

  13. Ameerah M says:

    He is absolutely right about cleaning up as you go along. It’s what I do when I cook. And I love the fact that when I’m done cooking, I can enjoy my meal and not have to worry about cleaning the kitchen when I’m done. All I do is wash my plate and utensils when I’m finished eating. The kitchen is the only are where I am this fastidious lol.

  14. Gabby says:

    I have loved this guy since the original Friday the 13th. He needs to be the sexiest man alive every year, because he kind of already is. CB 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon anyone?

  15. Sarita says:

    The Footloose dance brought me more joy than I’d like to admit, I watched it twice.

  16. Lisa Meyrose says:

    I love this couple! And I watch Fooloose every time I see it on TV!

  17. Jaded says:

    About 20 years ago I was in England with my then English boyfriend. We’d driven into the countryside to a lovely old pub for a pint, and as I sat outside drinking my beer the farmer next door let out a flock of lambs for their daily run and feed. As the feed truck drove around spreading food 40 odd lambs chased after it jumping and running and so excited to be outside with FOOD!!! I was so enchanted from then on I couldn’t eat lamb. Then I couldn’t eat beef or pork or goat. I currently eat only poultry and seafood.

    Kevin Bacon is lovely, they’re a sweet couple and clearly still deeply in love after all the years they’ve been together. Kyra said in an interview a few years ago that she still gets butterflies in her heart when he walks into the room. That’s love.

  18. Elo says:

    I love him so much!
    I’ve avoided pork for the most part since my 20s (I’m 41)
    I absolutely can’t justify eating something smarter than a dog. I’ve been full veggie for the last couple of years eating only fish and other seafood. Now that I’ve fully given it up, I can’t stomach the thought of eating animals.

  19. J.ferber says:

    Love Kevin. Once saw him and his daughter walking together in New York City, where they live. What a thrill!

  20. Luna says:

    <3 Love everything about this piece. Going to IG to follow him!

    Pigs are incredibly smart with clear desires and sociability. I can't eat them.
    Look up Esther the Wonder Pig on FB. Her dads got a mini pig and soon found out she was a regular pig. They realized they could not eat pigs and ended up living on a farm and with lots of animals, all of whom have their own personalities. So heartwarming!
    Esther recently died but her memory lives on and I love the posts.

  21. Lisa says:

    He can’t eat bacon and goat cos he is old.

    I always had a lot of respect for how the both of them handled the Madoff thing. They’re both good actors too, always pleased to see them.

  22. Heath says:

    They seem like such good, down to earth people and it’s clear they love each other deeply. Kyra has been a fave of mine ever since I saw her in Singles, and Kevin is straight up an American icon. I mean, who doesn’t like him?! Plus, I love what good stewards they are of our planet and animals, and they seem to truly care about doing good in our world. Kevin also recently started a podcast called Six Degrees with Kevin Bacon and it’s very entertaining and good! He has celebs on who have some type of charity or non-profit. I really loved the episode with Jewel.

  23. SuninSagMooninTaurus says:

    One of the few showbiz couples who have lasted the distance without being open, IMO. He’s been in so many great films and is an underrated actor.

    Was vegetarian for a while but went back to eating some meat for health reasons. I only eat chicken, turkey, and some seafood. Pigs are too similar to dogs; they’re very intelligent. However, I can’t watch any more smart-chicken videos on YT because then I’ll realise how smart chickens are too. And fish…and…