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

Kirk Douglas' Marriage Continues To Stand The Test Of Time
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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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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