Living the best life possible Rob LoweHe and his wife. Sheryl Berkoff, have been happily married for more than 30 years — a rarity in Hollywood.
They met for the first time in 1983 on a blind date. While they didn’t initially hit it off, the Parks and Recreation alum and the makeup artist reconnected several years later on the set of 1990’s Bad InfluenceIt was here that their romance blossomed.
The film could have been called Bad InfluenceHowever, St. Elmo’s FireBerkoff has been praised by many stars for his life-changing and extraordinary impact.
“[Our relationship] made me examine how I was living my life,” the “Literally! with Rob Lowe” podcast host told Haute LivingMarch 2014 was the start of his relationship with the jewelry designer. “That led me to getting sober, which led me to changing my life — giving me everything I now have.”
Lowe has long been open about his battle with substance abuse, and he frequently discusses how being in recovery — he’s been sober for more than 30 years — has made his life rich and plentiful.
“One of the great gifts of recovery is that you start living your authentic life,” the Outsiders star told VarietyFebruary 2021. “You start living your actual values and living as who you truly are.”
Before dating, Lowe & Berkoff were in relationships that included other famous faces.
The 9-1-1 LonestarLead dated Melissa GilbertFor seven years, from 1980 to 1987, he proposed in 1986. They ended their engagement and divorced. Little House on the PrairieStar wrote her 2009 memoir. Prairie DaysShe revealed that she had miscarried. “I had lost my baby and my relationship with Rob … and it hurt like hell,” she revealed. Lowe was rumored not to have been with Winona Ryder in 1986 to 1988.
For her part, Berkoff reportedly dated her future husband’s fellow “Brat Pack” member, Emilio EstevezIn the 1980s. She continued to romance. Keanu ReevesA few years later, according Gwyneth Paltrow. Goop founder was a teen when she was cast in a TV movie (starring her mom).Blythe Danner), when she first met the industry professional, who was doing makeup for the film.
“[Berkoff] was dating Keanu Reeves, who was my celebrity crush,” the Oscar winner told Lowe on his podcast in July 2020. “And she was so cool. … I just worshipped her. I thought she was literally the coolest chick of all time.” Paltrow isn’t the only one; the actor has done his fair share of gushing about his wife, as well.
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