Balancing Love Across the Coastlines! Sheryl Lee Ralph Opens Up About Her Long-Distance Marriage with Senator Vincent Hughes of Pennsylvania
The talented actress of Abbott Elementary, Sheryl Lee Ralph, recently shared insights into her nearly 18-year-long bicoastal marriage with Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Pa.). In a candid interview with AARP The Magazine, she revealed how they make their relationship thrive despite living on polar opposite sides of the country.
With Sheryl’s flourishing entertainment career and Vincent’s dedicated political profession in the Keystone State, they lead separate day-to-day lives while remaining wholeheartedly committed to each other. According to Sheryl, their successful arrangement hinges on “an incredible amount of trust,” a vital ingredient in making their bicoastal relationship work.
Vincent, in particular, values the importance of staying connected, confessing that he gets a bit nervous if they go more than two weeks without seeing each other. This dedication prompts the couple to engage in frequent jet-setting between their homes in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
The heartwarming aspect of their relationship is Sheryl’s declaration that Vincent has become not just her husband, but her best friend as well—a beautiful testimony to the strength of their bond.
Interestingly, the COVID-19 pandemic presented them with an opportunity to live together temporarily, providing a taste of cohabitation. As for whether they see themselves living together permanently, Sheryl coyly remarks, “We’ll just have to see.”
Beyond her current relationship with Vincent, Sheryl also reflects on her past marriage to Eric Maurice, which brought about the blessing of their two children, Etienne and Coco. To her, being a mother is the most treasured gift, and she always knew she was destined to be someone’s mom. While her previous marriage lasted almost a decade, Sheryl mentions that if she had any regrets in life, it would be not having more children.
Sheryl Lee Ralph’s insights into love, commitment, and family portray a woman whose heart is full of affection and gratitude for the meaningful relationships she cherishes in her life.