Ted Danson, best known for his appearances in “Cheers,” “Three Men and a Baby,” and, most recently, “The Good Place,” celebrates his 75th birthday today. Despite his young appearance, he is still as in love with his wife as they were when they first met decades ago.
During his profession, the actor has become a household name and has achieved remarkable success. His personal life is as successful, since he has been married to Mary Steenburgen for many years.
Danson and his wife married 22 years ago, yet they are still as in love as they were when they first married. Danson spoke about his affections for his wife that he is head over heels in love with Mary Steenburgen. He considers himself quite fortunate to have met her.”
Hollywood marriages usually end in divorce, but Danson and Steenburgen have shown that some may withstand the test of time and stay strong and loving throughout the marriage.
While others have lost their path, Danson and Steenburgen are always growing and learning new things together. Danson has stated that he considers his wife to be an “amazing” person.
They both like married life and have spent over two decades discussing what it’s like to be married to one’s soulmate. Danson exclaimed that it’s like being in heaven on Earth. If he were to die, he would be able to say that he knew what it’s like to be loved and to love.
While Steenburgen and Danson remain madly in love, Steenburgen also assists her hubby in falling in love with a spiritual practice that has become an integral part of his routine.
When the pair married in 1995, Steenburgen introduced her spouse to transcendental meditation as a practice they could both perform. Danson confessed, when asked how it has influenced his life, that life becomes more confusing and demanding as one gets older. He no longer finds meditation entertaining or intriguing; he finds it to be a lifeline.
He explained that while it began as something he and his wife could do together, it gradually became an integral part of his daily life as he grew older. This is a quiet meditation with a repeating mantra that is normally performed twice a day.
Danson has arthritis, and since there is no cure, treatment can only halt the progression of the disease. Some therapies involve physical therapy or medicine, but Danson says that meditation provides him with comfort.
The actor stated that being on set leads his arthritis to flare up, and that meditation helps him reduce some of the discomfort he gets, particularly in his hip and back area.
His meditation practice has also enabled him to assess what matters most in his life, which is his family. When asked about his family’s goals, he stated to be present with his grandchildren, be present with his wife, be genuine, be loving, be present.
Danson and Steenburgen’s romance began in 1983, when they met on the set of “Cross Creek.” Danson auditioned for the role of Steenburgen’s spouse in the film but was not cast. He said it was for the best since he was in a bad position at the time.
When they initially met, Steenburgen admitted that they were both married and that it was not the appropriate moment for them. Nevertheless, the pair reconnected on the set of a new film named “Pontiac Moon” in 1993.
When they reconnected, they had both agreed that they would not be in a relationship again following their divorces. Danson didn’t think he was intended to be in a relationship, and Steenburgen believed he was complex.
Steenburgen acknowledged being attracted to Danson, despite her belief that he was difficult, and agreed that they would simply work together and become better friends at that period.
Despite Steenburgen’s reservations, Danson recognized his desire to be with her and organized a canoe excursion and picnic near Mendocino, California. He said that they returned from their trip captivated with one another. Danson reflected that almost two decades later he wanted to spend as much time as possible with Mary.”
They both had tough relationships before finding one other, yet they made it through and have now been living a lovely life together for many years. We wish them only the best in the future.