Everybody knows Canadian actor Michael J. Fox. I mean, who could forget his role in the “Back to the Future” series in the ’80s
The 57-year-old actor got his first role in 1976 at the age of 15 (a Canadian sitcom called “Leo and Me”) and went on to star in sitcoms like “Family Ties” and “Spin City.”
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and has fought the disease ever since, personally and also through the foundation he founded. It funds research and develops therapies for those living with Parkinson’s. He’s also a vegetarian. But above all, he is Tracy Pollan’s husband.
The two met more than 30 years ago and got married on July 16, 1988. Together they have four children.
Michael’s days in the entertainment industry are mostly over, save guest occasional guest appearances on TV and in documentaries.
He met Tracy over 30 years ago when they appeared on “Family Ties” and Tracy played Michael’s on-screen girlfriend, Ellen.
Ever since, the two have been together. They had their first child 10 months after the wedding. Two years later, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological disease characterized by mobility problems, stiffness and shaking.
Like many other couples, Michael and Tracy have both similarities and differences. However, one thing that unites them is their positive outlook.
Michael’s upbringing was unusual. He quit high school and then managed to break into the entertainment industry. He was raised in Canada, while Tracy is from New York and studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Now they have given a major interview in People magazine in celebration of their 30th wedding anniversary!
In the interview, Tracy says they have always supported each other. She says that this is the very basis of their love — and their strong marriage.
“It was us against the world That’s exactly what we’ve created,” she tells People.
When Tracy saw that they were on the cover, she was thrilled. “Our 30-Year Love Story” is the title.
Their love story started on the set of “Family Ties” when Michael invited Tracy for lunch. The rest, as they say, is history.
Michael writes that he is happy as can be after their 30 years together.
Now the couple is celebrating 30 years together. Tracy stands behind her husband in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, and together they work to support research to find a cure. As they say, they have been fused together as one.
I’m really touched by all the obstacles they’ve persevered together. It’s only made them stronger! Share if you’d also like to congratulate this wonderful couple on their anniversary.