Sykes said that when Cheadle told her personally over text last year, she was shocked. “You texted me at the top of the year, I guess, and you told me that you just got married,” she said. “And I was like, ‘Oh damn, the pandemic got to Don and Bridgid.’”
She joked: “I was like, ‘What the hell happened, man?’ I think I just text something back, like, ‘Hey, if you’re happy, I’m happy for you.’ I was like, ‘Cheadle went Hollywood.’”
Cheadle replied, “Yeah, I mean, that’s understandable given that we’ve been together 28 years before we got married. I hold you blameless.”
The two have been together since 1992 and share two daughters, Ayana and Imani together.