Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan are among the most exemplary couples in Hollywood.
They have supported one another through highs and lows during more than three decades of committed marriage, particularly during Fox’s battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The actor offered a heartfelt tribute to his devoted wife on the occasion of the couple’s most recent 35th wedding anniversary.
On social media over the years, the Back to the Future star, 62, has shared countless pictures of Tracy.
“35 years of laugher, living, listening, and loving you,” Fox wrote in the caption. “I appreciate it all. Mike, I’m yours forever.
I adore you so much. Pollan responded in the discussion. She also shared a message she had written on Instagram for her husband:
My love, happy anniversary. We look forward to many more dazzling adventures together. She wrote, “I could not adore you more.
Pollan celebrated her 63rd birthday last month, Fox also shared a sweet birthday tribute to his wife: “She showers the people she loves with love, she shows them the way that she feels,” he wrote.
“My forever Summer girl, my love, my best friend, and the most beautiful amazing mom to our four stupendous kids. Love love love you.”
Fox and Pollan have been married since 1988. They originally met on the set of Family Ties, where Pollan portrayed Alex P. Keaton’s fiancée, years before. They worked together once more on the set of the movie Bright Lights, Big City, when a romance blossomed.
The ceremony was held on July 16, 1988. They have three children: daughter Esmé, identical twin sisters Aquinnah and Schuyler, and son Sam.
After only a few years of marriage, Fox received a terrible diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 1991.
“It was scary,” Fox recalled on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2015. “I was 29 years old and so it was the last thing I expected to hear. I thought I’d hurt my shoulder doing some stunt because I had a twitch in my pinkie. And the doctor said ‘You have Parkinson’s disease.’ He said, ‘The good news is that you have 10 years of work left.’”
Fox struggled to come to terms with the disease, but says his wife’s love and support helped him through the darkest times.
“We didn’t know what to expect,” Fox mentioned. “One of the things I’ll always love Tracy for is that at that moment, she didn’t blink.”
They have been a steadfast source of love and support for one another for the past 35 years, and their love is still going strong.
“I think we really listen to each other, we are there for each other when we need each other,” Pollan . “And then explained we also give each other space when that’s needed. Just feeling off of what’s needed at the moment and trying to be there.”
“Tracy gives our family everything that we need. Any good in our family, anything good that we do, comes from her,” Fox added.
Fox retired from acting in 2021, and recently admitted that his battle with Parkinson’s was “getting tougher” and that he was “not gonna be 80,” but said he was still “happy.”
Fox is still doing excellent things with his Michael J. Fox Foundation, which finances studies to develop more effective Parkinson’s therapies and a cure. The organisation, which has raised more than $1 billion for research initiatives, is the largest nonprofit financier of Parkinson’s disease research.
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