Lowe, 58, and Berkoff, 61, have been married since 1991.
Rob Lowe is gushing over his wife of 31 years, Sheryl Berkoff, as the two celebrated their anniversary on Friday. The 58-year-old Parks and Recreation actor posted a beautiful photo of his wife on Instagram, captioning it: Happy 31st Anniversary, baby. Your love has made my world. You are as beautiful, knowledgeable, fascinating, kind, and hilarious as you were so many glorious years ago. Partners in love for life!!
The pair first met while working together on the 1990 erotic thriller, Bad Influence. They got married the following year and share sons Matthew, 29, and John, 27. Back in January of this year the 9-1-1: Lone Star actor opened up to PEOPLE about what he saw in his now 61-year-old wife the first time he met her. At the time, she was a renowned makeup artist and now she's a fine jewelry designer. "I had the feeling that if I was ever going to be able to make it work with anybody, it was Sheryl," Lowe said as he opened up about feeling "seen" for the first time in his life. "Intimacy and I were not very well acquainted, until very late in my life. Alcohol and drugs were only going to make that next to impossible," he confessed. After meeting his partner, Lowe, who was suffering from addiction, was clear he wanted to change for the better: he eventually went to rehab and embraced sobriety. "She saw things in me that nobody had ever seen before," he said even stating that his marriage to Berkoff was one of life's greatest "miracles." "I still think she's the hottest, sexiest, most beautiful, insane, complicated, entertaining person that I know, in addition to being a great mother," he added.
The actor celebrated 32 years of sobriety in May. Last year when he expressed gratitude to his loved ones—especially his family—for supporting him through it all. "I want to give thanks to everyone walking this path with me, and welcome anyone thinking about joining us; the free and the happy. And a big hug to my family for putting up with me!! Xoxo," he wrote on Instagram.
Speaking of his road to being addiction-free he said, “The only way to stay in recovery is to be honest with yourself on a minute-by-minute basis. No secrets, no double life. And you have to get real,” Lowe told Variety. “That’s what acting is all about—being real and being honest." He added, “Nothing can make you get sober except you wanting to do it. The threat of losing a marriage, losing a job, incarceration—you name the threat, it will not be enough to do it. It’s got to be in you. The reason that people don’t get sober 100 percent of the time when they go into programs is that people aren’t ready when they go to use the tools.” He continued, “Your goals for your sobriety are like your goals for your 401K. When you’re young you have different goals, and when you’re older, you manage it differently,” he said at the time. “Just yesterday I was on set talking to another actor who has a lot of years of sobriety. We were almost having a mini meeting, just talking naturally about being sober and working to be a better person. If you’re open to it, those people come into your life.”
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