After a wonderful meeting, a bond was established between them for life.
Demonstrating her point of view, the celebrity said in the book “Marriage is like a vacuum cleaner: you put it to your ear and it sucks all your energy and ambition”.
Thomas shows her feelings a lot, comparing marriage to a convict who needs to be appeased. Until she met Donahue, that is.
The Phil Donahue Show, which was simply called Donahue, was the port through which Phil Donahue first became famous.
For the first time, the audience participated in the program, and Marlo Thomas was one of the guests of his show, which completely changed his life.
According to the book, the couple first met in Chicago in 1977 and Phil brought four children with him.
Admittedly, the actress’ change of heart has amazed her friends and family. The couple’s book recounts a comical anecdote about Marlo’s bachelorette party, where the guests hung up comments from the bride-to-be revealing her former views on marriage.
The novel claims that Marlo’s mother was most shocked and throughout the ceremony asked Donahue, “How did you seduce her into this?”.
According to reports, even complete strangers expressed disbelief in, among other things, the choice of a celebrity and public figure to marry.
In the book, Thomas is straightforward and admits that a seed of uncertainty was sown during this exchange. Was she now a hypocrite by getting married if she had spent so much of her life criticizing marriage? Did she disappoint those who considered her the epitome of independence?
Donahue and Thomas manage to keep their relationship going despite frequent ups and downs. They show these challenges as learning opportunities that have strengthened their bond.
The couple had to spend time apart even in their early marriage because of their careers.
The couple credits their marriage to their trust in each other as well as her close relationship with his children. According to them, the most important thing is when you know that someone will always have your back.
They still have a lot of memories to create after being married for many years.
Phil says that if a couple wants a marriage to succeed, both of them must want it. Her wife agrees with him and adds that she would never want to be anything other than married to her boyfriend. “In every possible way,” she says.