Last week, John Corbett revealed that he and Bo Derek tied the knot “around Christmastime” in 2020

Earlier this month, the Sex and the City alum revealed during an appearance on The Talk that he and his longtime girlfriend wed around Christmastime last year after nearly two decades together. The secret nuptials were fitting for the couple, who live a quiet ranch life in Santa Ynez, California, a source tells PEOPLE in this weeks issue. 

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They live on this amazing property in Santa Ynez, the source says. They seem to enjoy their quiet ranch life. They are both big animal lovers. They have many horses and adopted dogs. 

Bo is involved in local charities. They support local businesses and are great people, the insider adds. As a couple, they are adorable. They always hold hands and look very happy.

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John Corbett and Bo Derek

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After Corbett, 60, shared that he and Derek, 64, had tied the knot, Dereks rep also confirmed the news to PEOPLE, explaining that Bo and John were married in a private ceremony late last year.

Were pretty private people, we didnt make an announcement, 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 havent had an opportunity, Corbett told Jerry OConnell on The Talk last week. So, youre my buddy and now I guess Im telling all of America, or the world. 

After 20 years we decided to get married, we didnt want 2020 to be that thing that everybody looks back at and hated, he continued. We thought, Well, lets get one nice thing out of it.

John Corbett and Bo Derek


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The pair first began dating in 2002. In an August 2020 interview with Fox News, the 10 actress opened up about why they had yet to wed. 

I think when youre beginning a young family and youre going to have children and set up this new family tree branch, its obviously a wonderful commitment and its meaningful, Derek said at the time. But for us in our lives, it hasnt been yet.

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She also discussed their immediate connection — It was just an attraction, a comfort, she said of their meeting.

He makes me laugh all the time. Hes 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, Derek continued. Were starting to get a little more settled.

Corbett had echoed Dereks views on marriage in the past, telling the Huffington Post in 2016, I have a lot of friends that get divorces. It becomes this whole thing. I think the secret is just enjoy being together.

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