Even before they tied the knot, Anthony Edwards often praised Mare Winningham’s talent. “Mare Winningham is one of the greatest actresses ever,” he told AV Club in 2013 when reflecting on “Miracle Mile.” Although they did not get involved romantically for decades, the “ER” star kept in contact with his future wife. “And we got along great, and that was the beginning of a very big friendship,” Edwards told The Hollywood Reporter in 2019 while discussing the 1988 film. Just as the thriller was the reason the two actors met, it was also the catalyst for their romance, as the relationship between the pair was rekindled when the “Miracle Mile” Blu-ray was released. “We hadn’t talked in years, and so this kind of miraculous conversation happened,” the “Revenge of the Nerds” actor told THR. The film’s director, Steve De Jarnatt, was happy to see the former co-stars eventually become a real-life couple. “They’re diamonds now. They’re together,” he told THR — which was a reference to the film’s ending.
By 2020, the relationship between Edwards and the “Dopesick” actor had become quite serious. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pair were quarantining together. “We have a family staying with us with a young child, our godson … so we’ve formed this group for the last five weeks,” Edwards told Fox News at the time.
Besides being together romantically, the “Miracle Mile” actors wound up working together again.