30 Years Of Love: Michael J. Fox And Tracy Pollan Reveal The Recipe To Their Strong And Happy Marriage

Date August 23, 2018 14:10

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan are one of the celebrity couples that met playing lovers on screen. But despite their high-profile status and quick marriage, they were able to stay together and build an everlasting bond, which we continue to admire today.


Me and my guy 🔥

Публикация от Tracy Pollan (@tracy.pollan)

Fateful meeting

In 1982, Fox and Pollan became co-stars on Family Ties, playing a teenage couple. During the course of the show, Michael had become a Hollywood heavyweight, owing to his role in Back To The Future (1985), and Tracy was figuring out her career while building a committed relationship with another movie heartthrob, Kevin Bacon.


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At first, on-screen lovers were friendly in real life but nothing more. Pollan was dedicated to her boyfriend, and Fox was enjoying his fame and money. As Michael told Oprah in the 2002 interview:

Before Tracy and I started seeing each other, I was this boy prince of Hollywood. I had a Mercedes and a Ferrari and a Range Rover, and I was really nuts.


Despite their seemingly platonic relationship, the spark was always there. According to Tracy:

From the beginning, I loved his sense of humor and that brain of his. He's so smart.

By the end of 1987, Tracy Pollan broke up with Kevin Bacon and was already an item with Michael. It took them less than 7 months since the start of their relationship to tie the knot.


As a result, in July of 1988, Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan had begun their love journey as a married couple.

Decades later and stronger than ever

It's no secret that the life wasn't easy for the star-crossed couple. In 1991, Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which put a lot of pressure on their relationship. But Tracy didn't bat an eye because she was determined to keep her wedding vows and stand by him through sickness and in health.


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Michael and Tracy sat down with PEOPLE on the 30th anniversary of their wedding and shared their secret to staying happy together. According to Fox, it's simple: 

Find the best things about you and the best things about life, and celebrate them.


The couple has 4 children together: three daughters and one son. Despite Fox's diagnosis, the family is strong and optimistic. That's one of the greatest things about the actor: He'd never lost his sense of humor, which is what kept his marriage and relationship with his kids strong throughout decades.

And while Fox can't help but celebrate his wonderful wife, she is happy to return the favor:

He’s an amazing father, … he’s one of the smartest people I know, … and he’s pretty cute still!


30 years, how lucky am I?

Публикация от Michael J Fox (@realmikejfox)

We wish Michael and Tracy many more happy and filled with love years together, and thank them for showing us that happy marriage is possible even despite the challenges life throws our way.

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