Kevin Bacon reveals the secret to a lasting Hollywood marriage: 'Don't listen to celebrities'

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Kevin Bacon's Secret To A 26-Year Marriage In Hollywood


With celebrity marriages melting down faster than an ice cream cone in the Hollywood heat this summer, finding an A-list couple that's been together longer than a decade is increasingly rare.

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Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick have beaten the odds so far with almost 27 years of marriage under their belts, and when ET caught up with the actor on Tuesday at the junket for his latest film, police thriller Cop Car, he spilled his secret to a long-lasting Hollywood union.

"Whatever you do, don't listen to celebrities on advice on how to stay married," Bacon teased. "That's my secret."

Bacon's other secret to keeping your head on straight in Hollywood seems to be a sense of humor, especially about his last name.

"You have the last name Bacon, stuff comes up," he laughed. "Bacon, food jokes. When you spend your life dealing with it, to keep denying it and get irritated by it, I was fighting a losing battle."

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The actor and musician, who plays guitar and sings with brother Michael in their band, The Bacon Brothers, was even joined onstage recently by a fan dressed as bacon at a tour stop in New Jersey.

"If your [sic] gonna come to a show on a sizzling hot day dressed as bacon then you gotta come on stage for the encore!" Bacon captioned the pic.

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Kevin Bacon reveals the secret to a lasting Hollywood marriage: 'Don't listen to celebrities'
Actor Kevin Bacon poses for a portrait during the Variety Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at Palihouse on May 29, 2014 in West Hollywood, California (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Variety)
Actor Kevin Bacon, March 6, 1984. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Actor Kevin Bacon is seen at the 56th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, on April 9, 1984. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Kevin Bacon at the 1996 MTV Music Video Awards. (Star Max via AP Images)
Kevin Bacon, who burst on the movie scene in the hit movie "Footloose," sits in the Sunset Marquis Hotel and discusses his effort in the John Hughes movie, "She’s Having a Baby," in Los Angeles, Feb. 12, 1988. Says Bacon, "I fought so hard not to be a teen idol. I fought to stay off the magazines and out of the papers." Not so anymore, according to the 29-year-old, once-reluctant star. "I've sort of gained a perspective on that." (AP Photo/Ira Mark Gostin)
Los Angeles, CA Kevin Bacon at the premiere of Brad Pitt's new movie 'Fight Club' in 1999. (Photo Brenda Chase Online via Getty Images)
Kevin Bacon and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick attend a 'Learning Leaders' performance in New York City, April 3, 2000. (Photo by Chris Hondros)
Kevin Bacon at An all-star Tribute to Johnny Cash scheduled to air on TNT April 18, 1999/ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC NY (Photo Scott Gries/ImageDirect)
Kevin Bacon Stars In 'Hollow Man' Which Will Appear In Theaters August 4, 2000. (Photo By Getty Images)
Actor Kevin Bacon poses for photographers with his wife Kyra Sedgwick as he is honored with the 2,238th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, in Los Angeles. Bacon stars in Clint Eastwood's upcoming film "Mystic River." (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Actor Kevin Bacon participates in an Earth Day 2002 event at the United Nations April 22, 2002 in New York City. Bacon was one of numerous celebrities who joined environmental activists at the UN to highlight the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Developent to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Earth Day, which has been observed for 32 years, has become a day of rallies, cleanups, workshops and tree plantings all aimed at drawing attention to the environmental state of the planet. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US actor Kevin Bacon poses for photographers on a terrace of the palais des festivals during the photocall for the film 'Mystic river' by US director Clint Eastwood during the 56th Cannes film festival 23 May 2003. The film, starring Tim Robbins, is in competition for the Golden Palm. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: Actress Kyra Sedgwick and actor Kevin Bacon speak at a press conference for the film 'The Woodsman' during the 2004 Sundance Film Festival January 19, 2004 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
CANNES, France: US actor Kevin Bacon and his actress wife Kyra Sedgwick arrive for the official projection of French director Agnes Jaoui's film 'Comme Une Image', 16 May 2004 at the Cannes Film Festival. Jaoui's film is in competition for the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or. AFP PHOTO/BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Kevin Bacon presents at the 2004 IFP Gotham Awards at Pier Sixty December 1, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Kevin Bacon attends the Toronto International Film Festival for the film ''Where the Truth Lies' on September 13, 2005 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jim Ross/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 10: Actor Kevin Bacon arrives for a screening of the new movie Letters From Iwo Jima at the Time Warner Center December 10, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)
Kyra Sedgwick and her husband, Kevin Bacon arrive for the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Sedgwick is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her work on "The Closer." (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
BEVERLY HILTON, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Kevin Bacon (L) and Kyra Sedgwick arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Kevin Bacon arrives at the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday Jan. 8, 2009 in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Michael Bacon, left, and his actor brother Kevin Bacon, film a public service announcement for The Adirondack Council in New York's Central Park, Thursday May 15, 2008. The Adirondack Council is a not-for-profit environmental group that has been working since 1975 to protect the open-space resources of New York state's six-million acre Adirondack Park and to help sustain the natural and human communities of the region. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: Kevin Bacon (L) and Kyra Sedgwick (R) attend Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Kevin Bacon accepts the award for best actor in a miniseries for "Taking Chance" at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Actor Kevin Bacon attends the 'X-Men: First Class' New York Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on May 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Actor Kevin Bacon attends the FOX "The Following" panel on Day 3 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 19, 2013 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for FOX/AP Images)
Kevin Bacon participates in FOX's "The Following" panel during New York Comic Con, on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Javits Convention Center, in New York City, NY. (Photo by Craig Blankenhorn/Invision for FOX Broadcasting/AP Images)
From left, cast members James Purefoy and Kevin Bacon participate in FOX's "The Following" panel at the FOX Winter TCA Press Tour, on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Langham Huntington, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for FOX/AP Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Actor and musician Kevin Bacon attends the GQ+A, an evening of conversation and Inspiration with GQ Editor-At-Large, Michael Hainey, powered by Montblanc at Neuehouse on June 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for GQ)
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