Neal McDonough Gushes Over Wife One Year After Saying He Would Never Kiss Another Woman On Screen

January 23, 2020 10:18

Neal McDonough doesn't play when it comes to his family. He takes his marriage very seriously and he isn't afraid to talk about the kind of man he is every chance he gets.

Love at first sight and a controversial declaration

In December 2019, Neal celebrated his and his wife Ruvé's 16th wedding anniversary with a sweet post on social media. The actor shared a picture of them both on Instagram enjoying a night out. In the caption, he described her as his "first, only and last!"

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This post sure melted the hearts of fans, but how exactly did their love story begin?

According to Neal, the attraction was quick and mutual. He once revealed in an interview that he and Ruvé met in England and it was "love at first sight." The first time they laid eyes on each other, they both knew there was something special there.

The couple eventually tied the knot in 2003 and to prove their love was stronger than ever, he revealed to CloserWeekly in 2019 that he was a family man through and through. He had no interest in any semblance of a situation that could imply he was in any way unfaithful to the love of his life.

I won’t kiss any other woman because these lips are meant for one woman.

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Gushing about his beloved wife

It's been a little over a year since Neal made that viral statement. People had mixed reactions at the time but all that didn't matter. Neal and Ruvé remain as happy as ever.

In a recent interview with FOXNews, the Desperate Housewives star opened up about his love life once again and as expected, he had the most beautiful things to say about his wife of 16 years.

He said:

Almost 20 years, five kids and just one heck of an awesome life later, to have her as my partner in everything, I’m just the most blessed guy I know.

Neal went on to describe Ruvé as his "best friend" saying that he continues to be grateful for all the blessings in his life.

Without her, I most certainly would not be talking with you right now.

What makes their marriage work

Neal has revealed a few things about his marriage over the years that could indicate how the couple has remained so close and strong for nearly two decades.

  • To show how closely connected he and his wife are, the actor revealed, in June 2019, that he hated being apart from Ruvé and their children when he's on set. He clearly has a strong desire to be with his family as much as possible.
  • In 2010, the couple also revealed that one of the keys to their successful marriage is "communication."

Neal McDonough's acting career may be a little bit challenging considering his determination to protect the sanctity of his marriage at all costs. But we've now seen that this is absolutely worth it for him. His dedication to his wife and his family, in general, is always a delight to see. We love knowing his marriage only keeps getting stronger. And we wish this happy couple many more anniversaries.

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