8 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan’s Relationship

  
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6. Wedding

After a 14-month courtship, the couple was married in front of 70 guests at the West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont on July 16, 1988. The couple had stayed at the inn the previous October while farm shopping and had fallen in love with its charm. Some of the celebrities who attended included Woody Harrelson, Justine Bateman, and Dennis Quaid with Meg Ryan. Michael and Tracy spent their honeymoon in the Caribbean and Martha’s Vineyard.

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5. Children and Parenting Styles

Fox and Pollan have four children together, son Sam Michael (born 1989), twin daughters Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances (born 1995), and daughter Esmé Annabelle (born 2001). The couple has different parenting techniques, but it works. “She’s very orderly, which is great. And I’m more laissez-faire,” he told Good Housekeeping. “To me, if one of our kids reads a book for school and I can have a conversation with her about the book and I sense that she gets what the book is about, then it doesn’t really matter to me if she gets an A on the paper. What I’m sending them to school for is so they read and they get it and they write. Not necessarily that they’re able to put that out in five paragraphs with good topic sentences and a strong thesis and an outward-facing conclusion, whereas that’s important to Tracy that they do that. And that’s great.”

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