A couple for nearly 20 years, Don Cheadle and Bridgid Coulter have defied the Hollywood relationship odds.
In a new interview with PARADE, the 45-year-old actor — dad to daughters Ayana Tai, 14, and Imani, 12 ½ — says that his happy family life is no accident.
“I am somebody who really does want to make sure my relationship stays together and that I am there for the important parts of my kids’ life,” he explains.
Acutely aware that his popularity with the girls will slip as they age, Don says he is making the most of today.
“There’s going to be a time where they’ll be like, ‘Please go away for three months and do a movie.’ But while they’re still like, ‘Daddy, I want you here,’ then I want to deliver for them. So it’s a juggling act. It’s really tricky. But it’s worth everything it takes.”
Don’s new film Brooklyn’s Finest is in theaters now.