John Corbett and Bo Derek have married in a sweet ceremony after 19 years together

John Corbett and Bo Derek tied the knot at Christmastime last year

John Corbett and Bo Derek attend the After Party Opening Ceremony of the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival at the Monte-Carlo Casino on June 16, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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John Corbett and Bo Derek married in a stunning ceremony last year almost two decades after they first started dating, with the couple hoping to make 2020 hold at least one magical memory. 

The popular actor is perhaps best known for his role as Aidan Shaw in Sex and the City and it's recently been confirmed that he will be making an appearance in the Sex and the City reboot. However, John had an even more exciting life update in store for fans as he made an astonishing revelation during a virtual chat show appearance this week. 

Opening up CBS’s The Talk, John realized that he’d not yet broken the brilliant news to co-host and friend Jerry O’Connell that he and his long-term partner Bo Derek had finally tied the knot. 

"Jerry, I can't believe that I forgot to tell you that around Christmastime, we got married. Bo and I got married!" he delightedly declared, holding his ring finger up to the camera. 

John then went on to explain that neither he nor Bo, whom he admitted are both “private people”, had publicly confirmed their marriage until this point, having never really had the opportunity.

"We're pretty private people. We didn't make an announcement,” the acclaimed actor continued. “All our friends and family knew but this is the first time either one of us has said anything publicly about it because really we haven't had an opportunity. So, you're my buddy and now I guess I'm telling all of America, or the world."

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"After 20 years we decided to get married," John added. "We didn't want 2020 to be that thing that everybody looks back at and hated. We thought, 'Well, let's get one nice thing out of it.'"

John Corbett and Bo Derek, who starred in the hit films 10 and Bolero, were first reported as dating back in 2002 and have now spent almost 20 happy years together. According to Today, the couple were introduced by Hollywood agent Norby Walters, who reportedly set them up on a date at his annual Oscars party.

Since then their relationship has gone from strength to strength and Bo has expressed her belief that humor is a huge part of their enduring partnership. 

Bo Derek and John Corbett arrive at 'Evening With WildAid' at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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Opening up during an interview with Fox News last year she stated adoringly, “He makes me laugh all the time. He’s full of life, full of joy. I became attracted to him and I still am. We take things day by day and I think we are still there.”

Whilst John has previously explained to ET that Bo’s ability to listen and live in the moment is something he perceives as playing an important role in their decades-long relationship. 

"Because she really listens to me," John told the publication. "By that, I mean she really listens to what I'm saying and watches what I'm doing and she's just present. She's in the moment as the cliché saying goes."

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!