McDonough never misses an opportunity to gush about his beautiful wife, former South African model Ruvé Robertson. According to AmoMama, the two met in London back in 2000, on McDonough’s first day of filming for the miniseries “Band of Brothers.” Eventually, the “Yellowstone” star married Robertson on December 1, 2003. Now, they have five kids together, two boys and three girls.
Early this morning, the “Yellowstone” actor took to Instagram to wish his wife a happy birthday.
“Celebrating the 43rd birthday of the most amazing, phenomenal, gorgeous, greatest mother of all time: greatest wife of all time, greatest partner in crime of all time, greatest person of all time, my amazing wife Ruvé! Happy birthday from me and the five kiddos! You are truly remarkable! I love More than air!” McDonough wrote.
The “Yellowstone” star is no stranger to complimenting his wife on social media. Back in April, McDonough posted a selfie of him and Robertson looking deliriously happy. He captioned it, “Pure joy!! I Love You Baba!!!”
A month before that, McDonough posted an adorable picture of Robertson with their oldest daughter, Catherine. He put his proud papa hat on and congratulated the two on modeling together.
“My two supermodels! I am so proud of my love, Ruvé, modeling in yet another fashion shoot! And this time joined by our oldest daughter Catherine, (13) in her very first modeling photo shoot for @smashtess
Like mother like daughter! So proud of my ladies but most especially of my wife Ruvé! Supermodel and super mommy! #models #mom #daughter #love #god #family.”
‘Yellowstone’ Actor Neal McDonough Takes His Commitment to His Wife Very Seriously
McDonough has taken on a number of different roles in the last 20 years, but all of them have one thing in common: No kissing co-stars.
The “Yellowstone” actor is a devout Catholic and even more devout husband, and he told Closer Weekly that he refused to kiss anyone but his wife, Robertson.
“I won’t kiss any other woman because these lips are meant for one woman,” he said.
Even when he starred on the notoriously raunchy “Desperate Housewives” series, McDonough laid out his ground rules with creator Marc Cherry.
“When Marc Cherry signed me, I said, ‘I’m sure you know, but I won’t kiss anybody,'” McDonough said. “He was like, ‘But this is Desperate Housewives!’ I said, ‘I know.’ He paused for about five seconds and said, ‘All right, I’m just going to have to write better.’ And we had a great time.”
But not all show creators have been so generous and adaptable. In 2010, McDonough claims that the ABC series “Scoundrels” fired him because he wouldn’t do an on-screen sex scene with his co-star.
“It was a horrible situation for me,” the “Yellowstone” star said. “After that, I couldn’t get a job because everybody thought I was this religious zealot. I am very religious. I put God and family first, and me second. That’s what I live by. It was hard for a few years.”
But when “Justified” and “Yellowstone” picked McDonough up, his acting career skyrocketed once again.