Fox and Pollan's 35th Anniversary: 'Unending Love'

Highlighting enduring love, Hollywood veterans celebrate a milestone.

by Nouman Rasool
Fox and Pollan's 35th Anniversary: 'Unending Love'

A significant milestone was celebrated by Hollywood power couple, Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan, who commemorated their 35th wedding anniversary this Sunday. The two actors, whose careers have spanned five decades under Hollywood's glaring spotlight, expressed their enduring affection for each other via their individual Instagram accounts.

Tracy Pollan, 63, shared a nostalgic photo from their earlier days, featuring the pair enjoying a vacation. Accompanying the image, she wrote, '35 years!!! Happy anniversary, my love. Here's to many more glorious adventures together.

I could not love you more.'

Fox's Loving Anniversary Tribute

Michael J. Fox, 62, responded to his wife's heartfelt post, commenting, 'Likewise, so beautiful just like you. Happy Anniversary!' The iconic actor from the Back To The Future series also took the opportunity to share his own anniversary tribute to his wife, whom he first encountered on the set of the hit sitcom Family Ties in 1985.

'35 years of laughter, living, listening and loving you, @tracy.pollan,' he penned, 'Thank you for it all. Forever yours, Mike.' His wife responded in kind, expressing her deep love for him with several heart emojis. The couple's relationship traces its roots back to 1985 when they were both starring in Family Ties, although at the time, they were involved in separate relationships; Fox with actress Nancy McKeon and Pollan with actor Kevin Bacon.

It wasn't until two years later, in 1987, when the former co-stars were cast together in the drama film Bright Lights, Big City that sparks began to fly, leading to the start of their own romantic journey. Their whirlwind romance was quickly followed by their wedding in 1988, just seven months after they began dating.

Today, 35 years later, Fox and Pollan continue to stand as a testament to the enduring nature of love in the often-fleeting world of Hollywood romances. The couple's four children—Sam, 34, and twin daughters Aquinnah and Schuyler, 28, along with Esmé, 21—have undoubtedly enriched their lives.

As they've often shared in interviews, one secret to their relationship's success, according to Pollan in a 2015 People interview, is 'giving each other the benefit of the doubt,' especially during disagreements. They also credit laughter as a crucial factor in their relationship's longevity.

In a 2019 interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fox had both his wife and the audience chuckling when he shared his unique marriage advice: 'Keep the sex dirty and the fights clean.' Their 35-year marital journey, characterized by love, laughter, and mutual respect, truly serves as an inspiration for many.