He just celebrated 20 years with wife Felicity Huffman.
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman
Credit: Felicity Huffman via Instagram

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, and the longtime spouses dated for over a decade before tying the knot. With such success, they're often asked what the secret to their marriage is. But Macy just gave a surprising answer-according to him, there isn't one.

"What's the secret? I don't think there is a secret," he shared with Us Weekly. "But mostly I'm lucky. I met her, she said yes, we grew up in the theater together, we have shared interests, and she's a good woman to her core and evolving always. And no one has ever seen me the way she sees me," he explained.

While Macy says there's no real secret to a happy marriage, he does think that having shared interests is what keeps them going. "It's what we live for. It's the thing we love the most. It's the core of our relationship. We love actors, we love storytelling, we talk about it constantly and it just never gets old," he said. He did caution, however, that mixing love with your career can be tricky. "I read her scripts, she reads mine, we give each other notes, we run lines with each other, we're in it. It's dangerous territory but if you're married well, you can get through it."

The couple's official anniversary was yesterday, and both paid tribute to each other on social media. "You took me home in 1985. You married me in 1997. You give me a thrill every time you walk through the door. Thank you for marrying me 20 years ago today," Huffman wrote on Instagram. "Twenty years ago today I did the best thing I've ever done in my life," Macy shared on Twitter. "I married Felicity Huffman."


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