The entire world could see how talented she was, but she couldn't. But once she had the perfect man beside her, she never looked happier whenever she stepped out.
Despite people admiring her from every corner of the world, Michelle Pfeiffer still couldn't see what a talented, strong woman she was. She never felt like she deserved the spotlight even after delivering great performances onscreen. But when the man of her dreams walked into her life, he finally showed her how much there is in her for the world to fall in love with.
Michelle Pfeiffer is one of Hollywood's stars who struggle with Imposter Syndrome, according to InStyle. She was never confident enough to believe in herself and would even think that she was ruining the movies that she did.
"I have this constant fear that I’m a fraud and that I’m going to be found out," Michelle Pfeiffer told Interview. "It’s true. I just got this e-mail from Steve Kloves who wrote and directed The Fabulous Baker Boys , and he said, 'How’s it going on Murder on the Orient Express?' which I just finished with Kenneth Branagh. And I said, 'Oh, you know me. I feel like I’m ruining his movie.' Because the first week into shooting Baker Boys, I said the same thing to Steve: 'I think I’m doing a terrible job in this'."
Terrible at seeing her own strengths, she went on to say, "I think that’s because I started working fairly quickly and I wasn’t ready. I didn’t have any formal training. I didn’t come from Juilliard. I was just getting by and learning in front of the world. So I’ve always had this feeling that one day they’re going to find out that I’m really a fraud, that I really don’t know what I’m doing."
Failing to realize the spark inside her, she always felt awkward and uncomfortable during interviews. However, from the day she married her husband, David E. Kelley, she went from one of the most self-doubting actresses to feeling like one of the luckiest women in the world. She wrote on Instagram, "My #SundayLove on our recent wedding anniversary - the luckiest girl in the room for 25 years."
She was absolutely petrified before her first blind date with the TV writer in January 1993. Her quiet and awkward nature came through on their first date as well, and she was surprised to see that he was no different. "We were both real quiet. We really had to work at having conversation, because we’re so much alike that way," she said, as reported by Gorgeouspfeiffer.com. But after a month, their conversations wouldn't stop and they would talk for hours.
All her trust issues faded away when she realized he could relate to her quiet and occasionaly awkward nature, and knowing that he would never hurt her meant she didn't have to hold back her feelings from him. It didn't take them long to realize that they were the one for each other and just 10 months after their first date, they got married in November 1993, according to Fame10.
Ever since then, they have had nothing but immense love for each other, both on a mundane day as well as the tough patches they made through together. David Kelley always makes her feel so special and she's always looked so confident when she steps out with her hand in his. “David is so cute,” Pfeiffer said. “I pinch myself every day. Whenever I go anywhere with him, I feel like the luckiest girl in the room."
They are so compatible, they fit together perfectly in each other's lives. They have spent over 25 years as husband and wife, and Michelle Pfeiffer considers it a choice that she will never regret for the rest of her life. “Life is made up of the choices and I’ve not always made good choices but I know I picked the right man," she said. "David and I work because we are really compatible. We have similar morals and we both love to balance work and family in the same way. We respect each other, which is really important.”
The love and respect they have for each other have kept them committed through the ups and downs. And today, they are proud parents who make each other stronger, happier, and feel oh-so-loved.