For many of us, Michael J. Fox is a hero for fighting Parkinson’s disease valiantly while raising millions of dollars for research.
Fox has been supported by his loving wife, Tracy Pollan, through all of his highs and lows. The couple has been wed since 1988.
Pollan recently celebrated his 63rd birthday. Fox also posted a heartfelt tribute to his wife on social media.
On Instagram, Fox shared a photo album featuring various pictures of him and Pollan together over the years and pictures of Pollan on the red carpet at the Oscars and the couple’s four children.
“She showers the people she loves with love, she shows them how she feels,” Fox wrote in the post.
Fox wrote a message wishing his wife a “happy birthday.” “My love,” “my best friend,” “my forever Summer girl,” and “the most beautiful amazing mom to our four stupendous kids.”
“Love, love, love you”
“Love this and you!!!” was Pollan’s reply in response to her husband’s lovely Instagram post.
Many well-known personalities, including Julianne Moore, Jennifer Grey, Katie Couric, and Julianna Margulies, sent Pollan birthday greetings.
Fox and Pollan have been married since 1988. They initially met on the set of Family Ties, where Pollan portrayed Alex P. Keaton’s fiancée years before. They worked together once more on the set of Bright Lights, Big City, where a romance blossomed.
The ceremony was held on July 16, 1988. They have three children: daughter Esmé, identical twin sisters Aquinnah and Schuyler, and son Sam.
In 1991, barely a few years into their marriage, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Fox remembered on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2015 that “it was scary.” It was the last thing I expected to hear at the age of 29, so. I believed I injured my shoulder while performing a trick because my pinkie twitched. The doctor then informed him that he had Parkinson’s disease. The good news is that you still have ten years of labor ahead of you, he remarked.
Fox claims his wife’s love and support got him through the hardest days as he fought to accept the condition.
“We didn’t know what to expect,” Fox said on Today. “Tracy didn’t blink at that crucial moment, which is one reason I’ll always love her,” the author said.
After 34 years of marriage, the pair still supports and loves one another unconditionally.
“I think we really listen to each other, and we are there for each other when we need each other,” Pollan said. Then, when necessary, we also give each other space. Just trying to be there and feeling off of what’s required right now.
“Tracy provides our family with all we require. Fox continued that she is the source of all our family’s good deeds.
Happy birthday to Tracy Pollan, whose celebrity marriage is one of the best in the world! I hope for the best for her and Michael J. Fox!
Happy birthday to Tracy, and thanks for sharing this tale!