Kirk Douglas And Anne Buydens Wed In 1954, But Their Marriage Has Not Been A Traditional Affair

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For some people, long-term relationships can be incredibly rewarding – as well as happy enough to last for practically a lifetime. And Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens appear to be a case in point, as they wed all the way back in 1954 – meaning the couple have now been together for well over six decades.

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Prior to marrying Buydens, however, Douglas was known for his womanizing. At one point in time, his dressing room was apparently even referred to as “the lion’s den,” such was his reputation. Despite all that, though, the superstar went on to form a lasting bond with the woman who would become his second wife.

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At this point, Buydens was plying her trade as a movie publicist, operating out of Paris, France. And after spurning Douglas’ advances at first, she ultimately warmed to the actor – with the result being, of course, an enviably long union. However, as the couple’s 65th wedding anniversary approached in May 2019, Buydens chose to reveal some of the ups and downs in their marriage.

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