As they navigated the unknowns over the past few years, Kelley and Scott Wolf also discovered some happy truths about each other and their three children.
“We all had time and space to think things over,” he says party of five alum, 53, who has been married to life coach and author Kelley since 2004. “It was a chance to look each other in the eyes and connect. And we found that we just really like each other!”
Kelley, 47, added: “The kids are growing up so fast. So there’s a part of my heart that just wants to hold on and do less so we can spend more time with them. I’m not ready to give that back.”
In fact, the parents of Jackson, 13, Miller, 9, and Lucy, 7, “enjoy this really awesome corner where they still want to be around us most of the time,” says Scott. “We’re still hanging on to our credit!”
And mom and dad are busier than ever. Scott just wrapped the third season of The CW’s Nancy Drewand Kelley, who will revisit her reality TV past when The homecoming in the real world: New Orleans Premieres April 20th on Paramount+, has also written a new book entitled FLOW: Finding love over sorrowbased on her career and teachings.
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“There are so many places to get stuck in life,” says Kelley. “For me, it’s about how we can examine our thoughts, recognize when we’re stuck in a certain way of thinking, and then change.”
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The couple, who met through a mutual friend in 2002, two years after Scott first saw his wife-to-be on TV when she was on TV The Real World: New OrleansCredit communication for their lasting relationship.
“I feel so fortunate to be with someone who can tell when something needs airing,” says Scott. “I’m always open to a conversation. And I knew in my gut that Kelley would be an incredible partner, mother and friend, but to see her grow and thrive and be a part of your life is the most precious thing in the world.”
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Scott is also thoughtful when it comes to party of fivethe hit ’90s series that made him a household name.
“I’m really proud of it,” he says. “It was impressive – I still have people coming in and talking emotionally about how it’s changed their lives. So that was really a gift.”
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In the end, despite professional twists and turns, Scott says he’s grateful to have found a balance between work and home.
“When I was younger, before I had a family, this roller coaster ride was so much fun,” he says of his burgeoning career. “But I’ve just been blessed with this great balance. Jackson said to me the other day while we were watching the Kardashians special, ‘Dad, I’m really glad you’re not that famous.’ And I said, ‘Me too!’”