You can tell a Hollywood marriage has lasted a long time when it starts to develop its own fans.
When Cheers star Ted Danson met Mary Steenburgen in 1993 on the set of their movie Pontiac Moon, the sparks started to fly right away. By 1995, the couple had tied the knot, blended their families together (they each have two children from past marriages) and started to build a life and career together.
Danson and Steenburgen quickly became a TV super couple, appearing alongside each other on sitcoms like Ink. Unlike most married couples in Hollywood they’re not shy about sharing the screen, appearing as guest stars on each other’s projects.
Their love story has also outlasted most Hollywood couples from their generation, staying together for an impressive 22 years in a town where most couple split in less than five. But, this month rumors were swirling that there was trouble in paradise, and Ted Danson’s publicist was forced to clear things up.
It all began with Danson’s guest appearance on the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he said he had been separated from Steenburgen for three months. But it turned out there was more to the story…