Kirk and Anne Douglas open up about their 60-year marriage

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Kirk Douglas' Marriage Continues To Stand The Test Of Time

In an industry famous for marriages that last just a few weeks (if that), there are few marriages that stand the test of time. This is one of them.

After more than sixty years of marriage, Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne are still going strong, despite obstacles like extramarital affairs.

In a recent interview with celebrity gossip magazine Closer Weekly, the 98-year-old silver screen veteran said, "I never thought of our marriage as unique. I fell in love with a girl, and after 60 years, I still love her."

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Kirk and Anne Douglas open up about their 60-year marriage
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1956: Actor Kirk Douglas with wife Anne Buydens attend the premiere of 'Lust for Life' in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actor Kirk Douglas looks at a book with his second wife, Anne Buydens, c. 1956. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 15: The actor Kirk DOUGLAS and his wife Anne at the party held by the actress Liz TAYLOR and Eddie FISHER. Together they admire the gigantic cake prepared for the anniversary of the film Spartacus. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1959: Actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne Buydens arrive for a party in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
US actor Kirk Douglas (R) poses next to his wife Anne (2nd R), and his son actor Michael Douglas (2nd L) after being awarded Chevalier of the French Legion d'Honneur, on March 01, 1985 in Paris. At right, Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida was awarded Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters. AFP PHOTO GEORGES BENDRIHEM (Photo credit should read GEORGES BENDRIHEM/AFP/Getty Images)
Anne Douglas, Eric Douglas, and Kirk Douglas during Celebrity Sightings at Regency Hotel - February 17, 1984 at Regency Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
MONACO - SEPTEMBER 01: American Actor Kirk Douglas And His Wife Anne On The Yacht 'Malahane' From Director Sam Spiegel In The Bay Of Monte Carlo On September 1965 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
21st May 1962: American actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne at the eighth annual Share Inc 'Boomtown Party' where sizable funds were raised for the 'Exceptional Children's Foundation'. (Photo by Nat Dallinger/Keystone/Getty Images)
Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas, Danny Devito, and Rea during 4th Annual American Cinema Awards at Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 01: Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas during Share Boomtown Party at Santa Monica Civic Center in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne in Paris - 1990. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne at the American Friends of The Hebrew University's 2000 Scopus Award Gala honoring Jack Valenti at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. 12/3/00.( Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.)
399597 09: ***EXCLUSIVE*** (ITALY OUT) Actor Kirk Douglas (R) and wife Anne Buydens exit Ciprianis restaurant early in the morning January 14, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Anne and Kirk Douglas during The Anne and Kirk Douglas Foundation Donates Playground Equipment To Los Angeles Area School at Miles Avenue Elementary School in Huntington Park, California, United States. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)
Diandra Douglas, Anne Douglas, Cameron Douglas, and Kirk Douglas (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
Anne Douglas and Kirk Douglas during The Heart Foundation Gala Honoring Anne Douglas and Kirk Douglas at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 7: Legendary actor Kirk Douglas and wife Anne at home on May 7, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr/Getty Images.)
Actor Kirk Douglas and wife Anne attend the Anne and Kirk Douglas 400th Playground Dedication at Lillian Street Elementary School, on May 28, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO/VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Douglas, Anne Buydens, Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the 37th AFI Life Achievement Awards Honoring Michael Douglas at Sony Studios, Culver City on June 11th 2009.
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 11: Anne Buydens and actor Kirk Douglas during the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 11, 2009 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actor Kirk Douglas (R) and wife Anne Douglas attend 'Love, Sweet Love', a musical tribute to Hal David, at the Mark Taper Forum on October 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Kirk (R) and Anne Douglas arrive to the Los Angeles Mission's 'Legacy of Vision' Gala at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on September 12, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actor Kirk Douglas (R) and wife Anne Douglas attend the Los Angeles Mission's Thanksgiving for skid row homeless at the Los Angeles Mission on November 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Anne Douglas, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and actor Kirk Douglas attend the Los Angeles Mission's Thanksgiving for skid row homeless at the Los Angeles Mission on November 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Kirk Douglas (L) and wife Anne Douglas attend the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: (L-R) Actor Kirk Douglas, Honoree/actor Nick Cannon and Anne Douglas attend the Los Angeles Mission's 'Legacy of Vision' Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills on September 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
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A fact that is unique though, last year the "Spartacus" star dedicated a book of poems to his 84-year-old wife.

She told the magazine, "There's a poem in there I like that starts, 'Romance begins at 80.' It took him a long time."

The couple first met after Douglas divorced his first wife of seven years, Diana Dill, who is the mother of Joel and Michael Douglas. Anne and Kirk were married in 1954. However, while the marriage has lasted more than six decades, it's had its share of difficulties. Douglas admitted to being unfaithful early on, he suffered a stroke in 1996 that still affects his speech, and Anne underwent rehabilitation after breaking her pelvis. Worst of all, they lost their son Eric in 2004 after he died of a drug overdose.

The bad times seem to have been far outweighed by the good. Michael Douglas threw them a big celebration for their sixtieth anniversary. His father joked that he should be ready to empty his pockets if they reach seventy.

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