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Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan Marriage Profile

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Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan in New York City on November 5, 2008.

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The marriage of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan started with a decision to keep their wedding private as they promised their love for one another. That love has been there for them as they've dealt with the chronic illness that hit Michael so early in their marriage.

Here's information about their wedding, honeymoon, children, and quotes about their successful marriage.

Born:

Michael J. Fox aka Michael Andrew Fox: June 9, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Tracy Jo Pollan: June 22, 1960 in Long Island, New York, New York.

How Tracy and Michael Met:

Tracy and Michael met while working together on Family Ties during the 1985-1986 season. Due to being in relationships with other people, they didn't date one another.

Two years later, in 1987, they were working together again on the movie Bright Lights, Big City, and started dating.

They were engaged during Christmas 1987.

Michael about meeting Tracy again: "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."
Source: O, The Oprah Magazine. March 2002. pg. 142.

Ages at Wedding:

Michael was 27 and Tracy was 28 when they were married.

Wedding Date:

July 16, 1988 at the West Mountain Inn under a tent on a wooded hillside in Arlington, Vermont. Tracy and Michael wanted and had a small wedding with around 70 guests including immediate family and close friends.
Michael about their wedding: "... it was a great wedding, a tremendous success ... we paid for our privacy in the coin of bad press ... It was a price well worth paying because it enabled us in a single moment not only to join together in the ritual of marriage, but to draw a line and create a space apart for ourselves. A place of our very own that, unbeknownst to us then, would help us to weather a much more serious storm ahead."
Source: Lucky Me: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox, page 129.
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Honeymoon:

According to page 13 of Michael's memoir, Lucky Me, Tracy and Michael spent their honeymoon trying to stay away from photographers. "We island-hopped through the Caribbean ... Finally we made our way to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts ..."

Children:

Michael and Tracy have four children:
  • Sam Michael Fox: Born in 1989.
  • Aquinnah Kathleen Fox: Born in 1995.
  • Schuyler Frances Fox: Born in 1995.
  • Esmé Annabelle Fox: Born in 2001 in Manhattan, New York.

Occupations:

Michael: Actor, writer, director, producer, and activist.

Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 when he was 29 years old. At age 37, on November 25, 1998, Michael shared publicly about his diagnosis. Michael stopped acting full-time in 2000.

Tracy: Actress, producer.

Residences:

Michael and Tracy have a 100-acre farm in rural Vermont. They've also lived in a four-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Quotes By and About Michael and Tracy:

Tracy: "He's always so sweet. He took me to Paris this summer and it was our anniversary, so that was really special. It was spontaneous."
Source: Zach Johnson. "Michael J. Fox Surprised Wife Tracy Pollan With Anniversary Trip to Paris." USMagazine.com. 11/14/2011.

Michael about staying married: "When we married, we married--and that was it. We were in love then, as we are now, and we planned to stay married."
Source: O, The Oprah Magazine. March 2002. pg. 142.

Michael about falling in love with Tracy: "When Tracy did the show. I was involved with someone and she was living with someone. We worked together really well but didn't socialize or have deep, heart-to-heart talks. I really don't think either of us looked at each other romantically ... But then, when I was doing Bright Lights, Big City, Tracy came in to audition and she was single and I was single, and ba-boom! It happened pretty quickly. We were engaged by that Christmas, weren't we?"
Source: Redbook. September 1996. pg. 106.

Tracy about their parents' marriages: "Michael and I had great role models. Though his father has passed away, his parents had an amazingly strong marriage, as do mine. Both weathered really tough times. For us it has been normal to stay together through difficulties. We grew up witnessing that firsthand."
Source: O, The Oprah Magazine. March 2002. pg. 142.

Michael about Tracy and his children: "The best thing that ever happened to me was getting married. Tracy and our children put everything in perspective."
Source: Redbook. November 1999. pg. 69.

Michael about Tracy: "I feel really lucky and smart. I look at Tracy sometimes and I have two feelings. One is that she becomes more beautiful every second; and more important, I look at her and say to myself, Damn, you're smart. Boy, did you make the right choice."
Source: O, The Oprah Magazine. March 2002. pg. 142.

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