8 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan’s Relationship
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan have been married for almost three decades now. They met in the mid ‘80s and have been going strong ever since. Even when life throws them a curve ball, these two always find a way to make it work because, for them, their relationship and family are the most important thing. Since they are probably Hollywood’s most solid couple, here are 8 things you didn’t know about their relationship:
They met on the set of Family Ties. She played his character’s girlfriend, but in real life she already had a boyfriend. A couple of years later, they met again on the set of Bright Lights, Big City, and that’s when they began dating. The next spring I was casting a movie in New York, and I saw Tracy, who had come in to read for a part. I said, ‘How’s so-and-so?’ She said, ‘We’re not together anymore.’ ‘I was like, (a) You have the job and (b) let’s have lunch.’ By the time the movie was finished, we were on vacation together – and less than a year later we were married,” Fox told Oprah.
During the first year of their relationship, there were rumors that Fox had broken up with Pollen and was dating his Family Ties co-star Courteney Cox. “It’s really funny,” Fox told People in 1987. “People always want to read there’s romance when it’s just two actors having a good time working with each other. I’m having a great personal relationship with Tracy and a great professional relationship with Courteney.”