10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick’s Relationship

  
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8. Engagement

He popped the question to Kyra on Christmas Eve in 1987 after he had been dating her for less than a year. According to The Following actor, he proposed by putting the ring in the toe of a stocking. The Born on the Fourth of July actress must have found the proposal to be very sweet cause she didn’t hesitate and said yes!

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7. Cousins

In 2011, the Footloose actor learned that his wife is his distant cousin! The revelation came courtesy of Finding Your Roots, a show that helps famous people get insight into their family backgrounds. According to DNA evidence, Kevin and Kyra are ninth cousins once removed. Also revealed was that both of their families were significantly linked to key moments in American history like the Declaration of Independence and the battle to abolish slavery.

Photo by Bruno Klein/ABACA

Photo by Bruno Klein/ABACA

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