Winkler met Stacey on the successful TV programme “Happy Days” in 1976. He observed a redhead wearing purple parachute pants standing before him in a clothes store. ‘ Woah, lovely woman standing in front of him,’ he thought, but it would be a week before he talked to her.
He returned to the store, and by chance, the lovely lady was still there. He asked her to join him for a Soda, and she rejected. She changed her mind, and they were soon drinking ginger ales across the street from the store.
It didn’t take long for them to realise they belonged together. After only a few weeks, the pair moved in together. Stacey brought her four-year-old son Jed and two dogs.
Winkler had to “grow up” and become a family guy as a result of the transfer. He and Stacey kept their relationship private for a time, but the actor remained committed to her and their baby. The pair concentrated on fortifying their family’s core.
Stacey was a reassuring presence in his life. She was an NYU graduate who founded her own fashion public relations agency. Winkler regarded her as having an “iron will,” and it was her strength that drew Winkler to her.
Despite his reservations about marriage, Winkler had discovered the woman he desired to spend the rest of his life with. They married at a New York synagogue two years after meeting in that Beverly Hills boutique. They added two more kids to their family: Zoe, born in 1980, and Max, born in 1983.
While Winkler dominated Hollywood, the pair reared their kids together. Winkler and his wife work hard to maintain a positive relationship. Stacey gave the following advice when asked what it takes to stay married after 44 years- It does need effort. There are bumps on the path that throw one off, but if one has the skill and the perseverance that comes from love, one’s friendship and relationship can only improve.
Zoe, who had dyslexia like her dad, realised her ambition of becoming a teacher. Max followed in his father’s footsteps into the entertainment industry, writing, directing, and producing.
Aside from the pressures of celebrity, the Winklers had to deal with illness. In the late 1990s, Stacey was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had therapy and was in remission until the sickness reappeared in 2001.
The mom of three underwent a double mastectomy for the second time. She healed and has remained cancer-free since, thanks to additional interventions. That season bonded the Winklers and motivated them to live life to the fullest.
The 77-year-old actor and his 75-year-old wife are embracing their golden years. Their experiences have shown them to live and love freely since no one can guarantee tomorrow. Winkler listed some of their favourite activities- They like to go fly fishing together. They have fun with their grandchildren. They like going to the movies as a group. Every day, they sincerely enjoy each other.
Winkler told James Corden, host of “The Late Late Show,” that his wife was as lovely as the day they married. Their daughter, Zoe, stated that her parents’ love motivated her to desire to marry and have a relationship like her parents. In 2009, she married Robert Reinis.
Stacey and her husband are also adoring grandparents to five grandkids, whom they acknowledge to be pampering to excess. They like watching them and participating in any misbehaviour that their kids would not approve of, such as endless hot fudge sundaes
Even after all these years, the Winklers still enjoy one other’s company. They like spending time together just talking or watching movies. They are passionate fly-fishers who like being out on the water.
The actor continues to express his talent with the world, most recently as Gene Cousineau on HBO’s “Barry.” He made a strong attempt after his memorable part in “Happy Days” to put that iconic role behind and explore a broader range of jobs.
As an actor, author of over 30 books, and family guy, Henry Winkler continues to astonish and amaze. Winkler and his wife have persevered through difficult times and are leaving a legacy to their kids and grandkids.