Kevin Bacon Recently Found Out He Married His Cousin

Kevin Bacon Recently Found Out He Married His Cousin

In what could easily be mistaken for a plot twist in a rom-com, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, the Hollywood power couple who’ve been setting #MarriageGoals for over three decades, discovered they’re more than just soulmates—they’re actually cousins! This revelation came to light on the TV show “Finding Your Roots,” where celebrities dig into their ancestry, only to find skeletons (or in this case, wedding rings) in their closets.

The couple, who first crossed paths on the set of “Lemon Sky” and tied the knot in 1988, have been known for their strong bond and shared love of acting. However, during their appearance on the genealogy show hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. in 2013, they found out that their connection runs deeper than shared interests and mutual respect—it’s in their DNA.

The episode aimed to explore the couple’s backgrounds and their links to significant moments in American history. Yet, the most personal discovery was that Bacon and Sedgwick are ninth cousins once removed, a fact that Sedgwick had feared and Bacon had suspected, thanks to a premature tip-off from his wife. Despite the potential awkwardness, Sedgwick’s early reveal and Bacon’s reaction to it highlighted the open communication and honesty that have been pivotal to their long-lasting relationship.

Reacting to the news with a mix of humor and acceptance, the couple proved that a little shared genealogy isn’t going to ruffle their feathers. After all, when you’ve been Hollywood’s darling duo for 35 years, a surprise like this is just another story to add to the family album. Celebrating their 35th anniversary, they took to Instagram to share heartfelt throwbacks and love-filled messages, showing that their bond is unbreakable, cousin revelation or not.

Their story is a testament to the fact that love knows no bounds, not even genetic ones. Bacon’s initial attraction to Sedgwick, despite her initial indifference, and their eventual realization that they were meant for each other, speaks volumes about the mysterious forces of attraction and destiny. With two adult children and countless shared experiences, the revelation that they’re distant cousins is just a quirky footnote in their epic love story.

In a world where relationships are often tested by far less, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s journey from co-stars to life partners, and now to cousins, is a reminder that love, understanding, and a good sense of humor can conquer all—even the unexpected results of a DNA test.