9 Things You Didn’t Know About Michelle Pfeiffer And David E. Kelley’s Relationship

  
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7. Becoming Adoptive Parents

In an interview with Good Housekeeping in 2007, Pfeiffer opened up about what it was like adopting her daughter only two months after she started dating Kelley. “The adoption process was already in motion when he and I met. So when she came, he and I had only been together for about two months. So we had this child with us right away, and most people don’t have that. But I really got to see him in a situation that certainly would separate the boys from the men. Obviously, he really rose to the occasion. And, you know, we were both adults. It’s not like we were kids anymore, and we were both at the age where we were ready to start a family. So we both got to see each other as parents before we progressed in our relationship together, and in a strange way, it took the pressure off us, as a couple,” she said.

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6. Why Their Relationship Works

Peiffer and Kelley have now been married for an impressive 24 years! This is an incredible feat for any marriage, especially one between two people who work in the entertainment industry. When asked what their secret is to making it work, Peiffer basically said she just got lucky! “I got really lucky. And 19 years later, I never take him for granted. I’ve never met a person who has more integrity than my husband. I respect that. There’s his humor and intelligence, too, and he’s really cute, all those things — but if you don’t respect your partner, you’ll get sick of him,” she said to Parade back in 2012.

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