Gary Sinise spills secret to happy marriage with Moira Harris after 40 years together

How many people do you know that have been married for 5, 10, or 15 years? What about 40 years?

To some the thought of being in a relationship with someone for four decades may be daunting or even impossible. It’s certainly not for everyone and it takes a certain kind of couple to reach that milestone.

One celebrity couple who are quickly approaching their 40th wedding anniversary is Gary Sinise and Moira Harris Gary Sinise, who is known for his unforgettable role as Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump and his extensive work for veterans, married Moira Harris, also an actress, in 1981.

The couple met long before they reached celebrity status. In fact, Gary met Moira (who also became an actress) during their college years in Illinois.

Today, they have three adult children together. Back in 2017, when Sinise was about to become a grandfather for the first time, he turned down many activities, which he would otherwise say ”yes” to.

The family loving Sinise wanted to make sure he was there when his granddaughter was born. In an interview with Parade, Sinise revealed the celebrity couple’s longevity. And it’s something we could all incorporate into our lives whether we’re in a relationship or not.

“A sense of humor,” he said. “My wife’s a loving, funny, Irish-spirited person, and I’m still surprised at some of the things she says. She makes me laugh every day.”

Besides making sure laughter fills their home every day, the couple make sure to support each other in good times and bad. Harris is involved with Sinise’s foundation, the Gary Sinise Foundation, which offers assistance to veterans, first responders, and their families.

While Sinise has been a pillar of strength for his wife during her battle with alcoholism, which he wrote about in his recent book, “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service.”“I was not going to include it in the book unless she was supportive of that,” he said.

Although it was a difficult chapter in their lives – and in the book – Harris was supportive of her husband’s decision because their journey to a stronger family and faith might help another struggling family.

“My wife was confirmed in Easter 2000. … The following year that little church became a sanctuary, a place of great comfort” following the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.

Sinise followed a rather unusual path to becoming a practicing Catholic.







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