May 12, 1997
Q: How do you have a happy marriage when youâ€™re more famous than your partner?
Bette Midler, married for 12 years to Martin von Haselberg: Separate vacations! Welt I think weâ€™re committed We should be committed! No, weâ€™re committed to it. Weâ€™re in for the long haul And you donâ€™t really get to know a person untH youâ€™ve been with them a long time. And we donâ€™t really know each other yet. I mean, even though itâ€™s been 12 years, every day is another revelation. Every day, Iâ€™m telling you, ifs a struggle. It hasnâ€™t been easy. Weâ€™ve had a lot of rough patches. But who hasnâ€™t? The main thing is that we didnâ€™t give up. We didnâ€™t say, â€œOh, this is too hard. I donâ€™t need this.” You do need it. You have to keep going. So we did.