• Michael J. Fox is married to Tracy Pollan
  • She has been his biggest support after his diagnosis
  • THIS is what Fox said about his wife

Michael J. Fox has recently opened spoken about his enduring love story with wife Tracy Pollan amidst his battle with Parkinson's disease. In an emotional interview on 'CBS Mornings', the star of 'Back to the Future' shared how his wife's unwavering support has been his rock for over three decades.

A Love Story Like No Other

Fox, who was diagnosed with the progressive brain disorder in 1991, humorously admitted, "It's been great for me, I don't know how it is for her." He expressed his deep admiration for Pollan, acknowledging her individuality beyond being his caregiver or the wife of a celebrity.

The Hollywood star revealed that Pollan has stood by her marriage vows, even in the face of his health struggles. "She was able to get me through it, and go through it with me. And she has for 35 years," he said. Fox confessed that he would have understood if she had chosen to walk away, but she never did.

The couple, who tied the knot in 1988, share four children. Fox credited Pollan for being the backbone of their family, stating, "Any good in our family, anything good that we do, comes from her."

While accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in November 2022, Fox reflected on his harrowing journey with Parkinson's disease. He shared the challenges of grappling with the certainty of the diagnosis and the uncertainty of the situation. Yet, through it all, Pollan stood by his side, making it clear that she was with him for the duration.

Their love has always been their rock

"She's an amazing person and has gone through a lot. It's no small thing," Fox said. "I didn't know what to expect, and neither did she. But she had indicated to me by saying, 'For better or for worse and (in) sickness and in health,' that she was going to hang on and get me through it, or go through it with me. And she has for 30, 35 years." 

While Fox tries to keep a positive attitude, he said sometimes, the weight of his condition can be overwhelming. "The positivity is really sincere. I really feel it, and it's genuine. But it's hard fought, and it's hard won, I should say," Fox explained.

In May, Fox released his documentary, 'Still', in which he recalled his young acting career and detailed his battle with Parkinson’s over the past 30 years. Fox also touched on the beginning of his love story with Pollan in the series, sharing that he fell in love with her after she proved she wasn’t afraid to mess with him, but admitted it took him a second to appreciate her.

"I was a bit of a d—k," he said of his response after Pollan called him a "total f—king ahole" for pointing out her garlic breath. "She was joking, but I didn’t get it because no one would ever joke with me like that. I was never the butt of any jokes."

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After so many years together, it's unquestionable the couple belong together. His Parkinson's diagnosis looked to test the couple's limits but they made it through thick and thin, after all.

And Michael has been an inspiration for so many around the world who are battling the condition. He has been carrying the disease with grace and humility. 

This heartwarming tale of love and resilience is a testament to the strength of their bond. Fox and Pollan continue to inspire many with their enduring love story amidst life's trials. Tracy continues to stand by his side as he fights to end Parkinson's. While there is no cure for the disease, Fox celebrates the breakthroughs in research that have been made in recent years.

"There's not a cure, but it's a big spotlight on where we need to go and what we need to focus on," he said. "We know we're on the right path."