Lea Thompson Reveals How She’s Stayed Married for 25 Years in Hollywood

Show business can wreak havoc on a marriage. But Lea Thompson says she’s found the simple formula to success.

“Never get divorced!” she joked to Southern California Life Magazine backstage at “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday night after making it to the top of the leader board with partner Artem Chigyintsev.

Thompson and film director Howard Deutch got married in 1989 after meeting on the set of “Some Kind of Wonderful.”

“I got a big diamond and we recently went away to the beach for four days to celebrate our 25th -which is equal to 75 years of marr iage in Hollywood,” she says.”My husband can’t take anything like that for more than four days.”

The mother of two shares that while she’s hoofingit in the ballroom in Los Angeles, her husband is work ing on another “Amer ican Horror Story” in New Orleans .”We just let each other be each other,” she says.

And what she happens to be these days is one talented dancer. The “Back to the Future” actress’ performance was so powerful that it had judge Carrie Ann Inaba jumping out of her seat.

“My energy level comes from sheer terror, not eating or sleeping,” Thompson says. “And having Artem drag me a round the dance floor!”

Michele Stueven

Michele Stueven

Michele Stueven is editorial director for Southern California Life Magazine and SoCalLifeMag.com.
Michele Stueven

Author: Michele Stueven

Michele Stueven is editorial director for Southern California Life Magazine and SoCalLifeMag.com.

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