When they first set eyes on each other, they were just starting out. Newman was yet to make his debut and Woodward was an understudy in the play Picnic. Newman was married to his first wife at the time.
Their 50-year marriage
Newman said once in an interview:
People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.
Their marriage was not without its troubles. Newman reportedly cheated on his wife and continued to deal with a drinking problem well into their marriage.
Woodward is 85 now and suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Their 3 daughters, Nell, 56, Melissa, 53, and Claire, 50, shield her as much as they can from the prying eyes, but Closer Weekly reports that her condition is deteriorating fast. She no longer recalls her marriage to Newman.