The former “Three’s Company” star Suzanne Somers, 74, has spoken out this week to reveal that after 43 years of marriage, her relationship with her husband Alan Hamel is going just as strong as ever.
“God, our relationship has always been amazing,” Somers said while appearing on Heather Dubrow’s World podcast on PodcastOne. “But now that our kids are raised and it’s just me and Al, and we paid for the tuition, we paid for the weddings and helped them get their start – now it’s just us. Man, are we having fun.”
Somers went on to say that because of “hormones,” she and her 84 year-old husband are “having a lot of sex.”
“At this stage of life, most people think that’s, you know, over the hill, too much information,” the actress explained. “But what time is it, like noon? I’ve had sex with him three times so far today. What is it about 4:30 in the morning that suddenly, there he is? I’m going, ‘Could you just wait until the sun comes up?’”
Somers went on to insist that this is not the only secret behind her long-lasting marriage.
“I think you get in relationships because you want attention,” she explained. “We give each other a lot of attention all the time. I compliment him all day long. It’s not phony. I just look at him. He was walking down from the bedroom this morning and I was walking up from the kitchen and he was in Bermuda shorts and no shirt.”
“My husband’s 84,” Somers continued. “He looks like [how] Steve McQueen used to look. He looks amazing. He works out. He’s got big biceps. And I said, ‘God, you’re so gorgeous.’ Well, that stays with him for the day. And we give each other a lot of attention.”
Somers then talked about how important date nights are, regardless of how long a couple has been together.
“I think dating is very important,” Somers said. “When you have children – small children – you can’t pay as much attention to one another. And that’s usually when marriages fall apart – [when] raising children… I now know life is in chapters and the chapter we’re in right now… it’s just me and Al. Well, this is a powerful chapter. This is the one where you are in love all the time. That’s what I feel. I’m in love all the time. So how can that not work?”
Somers also feels that it’s not worth it to sweat it over the small stuff.
“You don’t scrutinize in the way that you used to,” she said. “You just get more relaxed. And also the great thing I found about aging – and I love being in my seventies… the wisdom has begun to pour. Wisdom is one thing no young person can buy or have. It comes with the process of aging.”