Alice Cooper and his wife do not have a 'suicide pact,' despite his recent statements

Alice Cooper is clarifying recent statements that indicated that he and his wife have a suicide pact.

The rocker, 71, recently told The Mirror that he and Sheryl Goddard, his wife of 43 years, refuse to go on without the other: "We always said there will never be a time where one of us will be mourning the other," he said. "Whenever it does happen, we are going to go together."

Calling Goddard his "best friend," he continued, "There is no way of surviving without each other."

But Cooper has since told USA Today that his passion for his wife was a bit misconstrued. The Mirror framed it as a "death pact," but in reality, it is a "a LIFE pact. We love life so much."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Sheryl Goddard (L) and Alice Cooper attend The Recording Academy and Clive Davis' 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 09, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 08: Alice Cooper (L) and Sheryl Cooper speak on stage at Celebrity Theatre on December 08, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN - JULY 15: Sheryl Goddard and Alice Cooper walk the red carpet at the 2018 So the World May Hear Awards Gala benefitting Starkey Hearing Foundation at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on July 15, 2018 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Sheryl Goddard (L) and Alice Cooper attend the unveiling of "The Adoration Trilogy: Searching For Apollo" by Alistair Morrison, hosted by Roger Daltrey to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust, at The V&A on November 13, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: (L) Alice Cooper and Sheryl Goddard attend the Nordoff Robbins' O2 Silver Clef Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on June 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Alice Cooper (L) and Sheryl Goddard arrive at the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Singer Alice Cooper and Sheryl Goddard attend the T.J. Martell 40th Anniversary NY Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for T.J. Martell)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Sheryl Goddard and Alice Cooper attend the "Super Duper Alice Cooper" premiere during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas on April 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Weiss/WireImage)
PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 07: Alice Cooper (R) and his wife, Sheryl Cooper perform onstage at Alice Cooper's 13th Annual Christmas Pudding Concert at Comerica Theatre on December 7, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: Sheryl Goddard and husband Alice Cooper pose backstage at the musical "Kinky Boots" on Broadway at The Al Hirshfeld Theater on July 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Musician Alice Cooper (L) and Sheryl Goddard arrive at Clive Davis and The Recording Academy's 2013 GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/WIREIMAGE REQUIRED) Alice Cooper (L) and Sheryl Goddard pose in the press room at The Q Awards 2012 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on October 22, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Musician Alice Cooper (L) and wife Sheryl Cooper arrive at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
Alice Cooper and wife Sheryl ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Alice Cooper and Sheryl Cooper during LA Confidential Magazine's Pre-Oscar Party at W Hotel Los Angeles - Westwood in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage)
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"What I was meaning was that because we’re almost always together, at home and on the road, that if something did happen to either of us, we’d most likely be together at the time," Cooper said. "But neither of us has a suicide pact. We have a life pact."

The couple of more than four decades shares three daughters: Calico, 38, Dashiell, 34, and Sonora, 27. 

At least one of their children is following in her father's footsteps: Calico sings in a band named Beasto Blanco.

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