It's no secret that a long-lasting marriage in Hollywood isn't always the norm. But that doesn't mean there aren't happily married couples in entertainment. Just look at actor Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl Berkoff. This duo is practically the mascot of a good marriage in the industry. In fact, the couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on July 22, 2021.
Rob has been Hollywood's eternal hunk—up there with the likes of George Clooney—since portraying heartthrob Soda Pop in the iconic '80s film The Outsiders alongside Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, and Tom Cruise. You probably also know him for his roles on TV shows like Parks and Recreation, 9-1-1 Lone Star, and The West Wing. But who is Sheryl, his wife of almost 30 years?
We've done some digging and found out all there is to know about Sheryl Berkoff leading up to the couple's 30th anniversary, including how the two didn't work out the first time around. Read on for eight things you need to know about Rob Lowe's longtime wife and "love bug."
They Didn't Immediately Hit It Off
The Holiday in the Wild star and his wife Berkoff were actually set up on a blind date in 1983. The two agreed on a few more dates before deciding not to get into a serious relationship, so they went their separate ways.
It wasn't until 1989, when the two reconnected, that they hit it off and fell in love. And it didn't take long for them to figure out they were meant to tie the knot. The pair wed two years later, in July of 1991.
She Was a Makeup Artist
Berkoff studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles before becoming a successful Hollywood makeup artist. Berkoff worked on the sets of prestigious movies like Frankie and Johnny, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Vanishing. However, one special work project would change her life, which brings us to the pair's reunion.
They Worked On a Movie Set Together
The movie Bad Influence was the setting for their reconnection. Berkoff was working as the film's makeup artist, and we imagine that sparks were flying when she did Rob's makeup for the film because the two fell in love and tied the knot two years later.
Berkoff is Now a Jewelry Designer
Berkoff continues to put her fashion degree to use as a jewelry designer and founder of the fine jewelry company Sheryl Lowe Jewelry. The collection features everything from earrings, necklaces, and stackable bracelets. You can shop her line available at your retailers like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Bergdorf Goodman.
The brand also sells men's jewelry. The line, called Mr. Lowe, was inspired by Rob and the couple's two sons.
They Have Two Sons Together
The couple shares two sons together, Matthew, 28, and John, 26, Lowe. According to his Instagram bio, their eldest son Matthew is an attorney, "occasional actor," and photographer. Their younger son, John, graduated from Stanford in 2018—and likes to troll his dad from time to time. He even posted a photo of John Stamos for his Rob's birthday.
Matthew posted a sweet family snapshot for Mother's Day in May. "Happy Mother’s Day to this amazing woman," he captioned the post. "You work so hard and continue to inspire those around you to be better people. Love you, mom. ❤️"
She Just Celebrated Her Birthday
Sheryl just celebrated her 60th birthday on June 20, and Rob posted the sweetest Instagram tribute for his wife's special day. Cue the "Awes!"
"Happy birthday to my love and my life," he wrote. "Smarter, hotter, more wonderfully complex, and more fun every year. You never stop becoming an even better version of yourself and such a gift to me and the boys. Enjoy the love that surrounds you today!"
She Loves Family Feud
It has always been Sheryl's dream to be on an episode of Family Feud. She's such a crazy fan that Rob once admitted that he gets better sleep on the road because when he's home, Sheryl wakes him up to play the Family Feud game on her iPad. "[She] wakes me up like, 'Honey, honey! Quick, name five foods that are gross,'" he said on an appearance of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I'm like, I just want to go to bed."
So earlier this month, as Sheryl's birthday present, Rob surprised her with a family appearance on Celebrity Family Feud. Sheryl thought they were at the studio filming a video for her upcoming birthday, but they were really on set for the show.
"The producers were telling me this—they said it was your birthday, it was your whole dream you wanted to be on the show, so Rob made it happen," host Steve Harvey said to Sheryl.
Rob Has a Cute Nickname for Sheryl
If you follow Rob on Instagram, you can see he often posts cute snaps together with his wife, and he always calls her by the sweetest nickname: "love bug." Yes, it's official. These two are approved couple goals. Here's to 30 more years of love and happiness.