Don Cheadle reveals he married girlfriend of 28 years Bridgid Coulter during the COVID-19 pandemic – Daily Mail

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Don Cheadle reveals he married girlfriend of 28 years Bridgid Coulter during the COVID-19 pandemic

Don Cheadle has made an honest woman of longtime love Bridgid Coulter.

The Hollywood star, 56, confirmed Wednesday that the pair, who have two daughters together, exchanged marriage vows early last year.

He and the actress, 52, have been together for 28 years after first starting dating in 1992.

Married: Don Cheadle confirmed Wednesday that he tied the knot with girlfriend of 28 years Bridgid Coulter early last year during the pandemic. The couple have two daughters together

Married: Don Cheadle confirmed Wednesday that he tied the knot with girlfriend of 28 years Bridgid Coulter early last year during the pandemic. The couple have two daughters together

Married: Don Cheadle confirmed Wednesday that he tied the knot with girlfriend of 28 years Bridgid Coulter early last year during the pandemic. The couple have two daughters together

The news became public knowledge thanks to Cheadle’s appearance Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote his Showtime comedy Black Monday.

Kicking off the interview, guest host Wanda Sykes told Cheadle she owed him an apology for her shocked reaction to his wedding news when he told her about it last year. 

‘You texted me at the top of the year, I guess, and you told me that you just got married,’ the comedienne explained. ‘And I was like, ‘Oh damn, the pandemic got to Don and Bridgid.”

Reveal: The news became public knowledge thanks to Cheadle's appearance Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where guest host Wanda Sykes apologized for her less than enthusiastic response when the actor texted her about it in 2020

Reveal: The news became public knowledge thanks to Cheadle's appearance Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where guest host Wanda Sykes apologized for her less than enthusiastic response when the actor texted her about it in 2020

Reveal: The news became public knowledge thanks to Cheadle’s appearance Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where guest host Wanda Sykes apologized for her less than enthusiastic response when the actor texted her about it in 2020

No hard feelings: 'Yeah, I mean, that's understandable given that we've been together 28 years before we got married,' Cheadle, 56, said. 'I hold you blameless'

No hard feelings: 'Yeah, I mean, that's understandable given that we've been together 28 years before we got married,' Cheadle, 56, said. 'I hold you blameless'

No hard feelings: ‘Yeah, I mean, that’s understandable given that we’ve been together 28 years before we got married,’ Cheadle, 56, said. ‘I hold you blameless’

She went on: ‘I think I just texted something back, like, ‘Hey, if you’re happy, I’m happy for you, I was like, ‘Cheadle went Hollywood.’ 

Cheadle reassured Sykes that her less than enthusiastic response at the time wasn’t a problem. 

‘Yeah, I mean, that’s understandable given that we’ve been together 28 years before we got married,’ Cheadle said. ‘I hold you blameless.’

Black Monday, which also stars Regina Hall, Andrew Rannells, Casey Wilson and Paul Scheer, is currently in its third season on Showtime.

Longtime lovers: Cheadle and Coulter, 52, an actress, started dating in 1992. They're pictured together in January 2014

Longtime lovers: Cheadle and Coulter, 52, an actress, started dating in 1992. They're pictured together in January 2014

Longtime lovers: Cheadle and Coulter, 52, an actress, started dating in 1992. They’re pictured together in January 2014

 

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