Beyoncé. Jennifer Lopez. Angelina Jolie. Duchess Kate. Chrissy Teigen. Just a handful of famous women you may have wanted to trade places with at one point or another during your lifetime. But, perhaps, a name you wouldn’t think to say is Mary Steenburgen. Not because of anything, really; she just simply doesn’t spring to mind. Until now. ICYDK, Steenburgen is married to Ted Danson, and has been for over two decades, but just because they’ve been together for a long time doesn’t mean romance is dead. On the contrary, he recently had the best, loveliest things to say about his better half.
“I’m madly in love with Mary Steenburgen,” Danson told Us Weekly. “She’s a remarkable human being so I’m just incredibly blessed.” Sweet, right? Oh, just you wait. Ted wasn’t done.
“It feels like heaven on Earth,” he continued. “If I were to die, I can say, I know what it’s like to be loved and to love.”
And in that instant, never have we wanted to be Mary Steenburgen more. Because we can all only dream that one day someone will say those words about us because that’s true freakin’ love right there. If you have goosebumps from all the feels, you’re not alone.
Danson added that he and Steenburgen — who met on the set of the 1993 movie Pontiac Moon and married two years later — are “always doing something,” but what they love to do most is take “major naps” in their downtime adding that when he’s not working, he’ll “follow her and go wherever she goes.”
STOP. IT. Last October, Ted posted a pic of the two of them together as they celebrated their 21st anniversary. Now, if you click on Danson’s profile, you’ll notice he also has the best bio ever: Actor, philanthropist, Mary’s husband. Mary, you are one lucky lady.