Call it six degrees of miscommunication.
Though Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been happily married for 32 years, their wedded life got off to a bit of a rocky start.
Bacon, 62, revealed that he had no help picking out the engagement ring he used to pop the question — and it wasn’t exactly 55-year-old Sedgwick’s taste.
“About three months [after the proposal], we’re lying in bed, and she wakes up, and she’s crying, and she’s crying, and she can’t even say what’s going on,” he told Kelly Clarkson during an appearance on her talk show Wednesday.
“Finally, she goes, ‘I don’t like the ring!’ I talked her off the ledge after that. ‘It’s all right, it’s all right, hone — we’ll go back. I don’t care — we’ll take it back,’” he said, adding that Sedgwick “felt terrible” about it.
“I have to tell you, I’m really not a jewelry guy. Like, I just don’t get it,” Bacon admitted.
It appears that the ring the couple picked out together is just as trendy in 2021 as it was in 1989; the “Closer” actress’ floral sparkler features a large center stone surrounded by smaller diamonds.
A closer look at Kyra Sedgwick’s floral-style engagement ring from Kevin Bacon, which she helped him pick out.Getty Images
Despite the proposal snafu, the couple is clearly going strong; the two are still showing tons of PDA three decades into their relationship, and refuse to give up the secret to their happy marriage.
Clearly, jewelry isn’t a make-or-break issue.