Olympia Dukakis On Love & Marriage

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Olympia Dukakis reveals the secrets of a 40-year marriage to Louis Zorich.

About ten years ago, on Valentine's Day, Louis and I did a talk show. We were one of three long-married showbiz couples, and the host was asking all of us how we made it work—marriage being difficult enough without adding two actors' egos and crazy schedules into the mix. The first couple said, "We take our marriage vows very seriously. We've never considered being unfaithful."

Louis and I looked at each other, and I knew he was thinking the same thing I was: "Uh-oh, we're in trouble."

Then it was the second couple's turn.

They said, "We've never spent a single night apart our whole marriage."

And I thought, “Oh my God, this is not going well. What are we going to say?”

Luckily, Louis was sitting closer to the host, so he had to go first. I was holding my breath,waiting to see what he would come up with. Then he said, "Olympia has always supported my dreams."

It was the perfect answer. And it's true.

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