You have truly won at life when you find a partnership like Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy. Twenty years of marriage is like 200 in Hollywood years, and that’s just how long stars Huffman and Macy have been married. They dated off and on for more than a decade before that point, which Huffman referenced on their September 6 anniversary:
You took me home in ’85. Married me in ’97. You give me a thrill every time you walk through the door. TY for marrying me 20yrs ago today. pic.twitter.com/j1FATRHvAG
— Felicity Huffman (@FelicityHuffman) September 6, 2017
A thrill every time you walk through the door, even after 20 — no, more than 30 — years. That’s the dream.
Macy shared his own loving tribute:
Twenty years ago today I did the best thing I’ve ever done in my life. I married Felicity Huffman.
— William H. Macy (@WilliamHMacy) September 6, 2017
Fans lost it, of course, honoring the celebrity pair for helping them to still believe in love.
Huffman, 54, and Macy, 67, have two daughters together, and seem to be going strong as a family even as they both balance thriving careers. In 2015, Huffman told TribLive she was initially scared of marriage, and that’s why it took them so long to get hitched:
“Bill Macy asked me to marry him several times over several years. And I was finally smart enough to go: ‘I’m going to marry this guy or really lose him for good.’ And it was after we broke up for four or five years when he asked me again, I knew I couldn’t say no. It was the work I had to do in order to bring myself to the marriage and then the work that I did to be able to trust another person and see what comes out of that comfort and that safety. I was able to blossom out of that. […] I thought I’d disappear. Men’s stock when they get married goes up. Women’s stock goes down. Another thing, 60 percent of first marriages fail, 80 percent of second marriages fail.”
So far — knock on wood — this first marriage for both ain’t failing, and the “Desperate Housewives” star has done anything but disappear. They are both up for Emmys this year — she for “American Crime” and he for “Shameless” — and we should see them supporting each other in the 2017 Emmy Awards audience on Sunday, Sept. 17.
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