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19 Years And Counting: Ed Begley Jr Talks About The Key To His Happy Marriage With Rachelle Carson

Date October 22, 2019 13:15

Ed Begley Jr. is an actor who's remembered for his famous role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the TV show St. Elsewhere. His personal life and challenges have made headlines as well but in the last few years, he has really settled down.

Who is Ed Begley Jr's wife?

Ed Begley Jr is married to Rachelle Carson-Begley. While speaking on Deborah Zara Kobylt's podcast in 2017, Rachelle shared that she met her husband at an environmental event.

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Ed, at the time, was already living green and thinking of the environment so meeting Rachelle, an environmentalist, at that point meant that they had quite a bit in common.

Ed Begley Jr. And Rachelle's marriage

Fans of this couple may be curious to know how they have managed to keep their love alive despite being married since 2000.

While speaking to Closer Weekly, Ed confirmed that he first set eyes on Rachelle at a 12-step recovery program nearly three decades ago. This shared background formed a strong foundation for their relationship.

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The actor explained:

We had a common language and understanding of recovery, so it drew us together — something we celebrate and share a deep understanding about.

This shared understanding may have been what started their relationship but being able to maintain that love in a 19-year union is a different thing entirely. But there's a secret to this. He revealed:

Rachelle and I laugh regularly. Absolute honesty is key. I was married once before, and I wasn’t as mature as I am now, so I’ve been doing a better job.

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Apparently, being able to laugh with each other and maintain honesty are important recipes for this couple's marriage.

Ed Begley Jr and Rachelle Carson-Begley's children

Rachelle and Ed Begley Jr. have one daughter together Hayden.

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In the interview, the actor revealed that Hayden still lived with them at home and was also showing interest in acting and writing.

Hayden has been featured in Living with Ed, On Begley Street, and WalledIN.

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Based on what Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson have said about their marriage, it's pretty clear that their love is founded on shared interests and over time, they have been able to keep things going through honesty and fun moments.

We can all stand to learn a thing or two from this couple. They maintain their privacy but still give fans enough insights to know that they are a very happy duo.