‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Opens Up About ‘Finally Figuring Out’ Marriage in 2017 Interview

by Josh Lanier

Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan said when she met her husband, New York financier Andrew Frankel, everything just fell into place.

She told Kelly Ripa this on Live with Kelly in 2017, adding that she had finally figured out marriage.

“Married life is good,” she said. “You know I finally figured it out in my 40s that when it works, it works. In life, there doesn’t have to be drama.”

Though, remembering when she got married is less easy. The now 50-year-old actress joked on the show that she’d tied the knot either the previous October or the one before that, receiving big laughs from the audience. For the record, it was October 2015, according to Country Living.

Moynahan, who plays hard-charging assistant district attorney Erin Reagan on Blue Bloods, is known to be very private about her personal life. She even kept her nuptials a secret from all of her guests. Country Living said she told all of the guests that they were attending a harvest moon party, only to realize they were arriving at her wedding.

Those who chose not to attend, or those who the couple didn’t invite, found out via social media.

“Oh, by the way, guess what I just did,” she posted as the caption.

The couple hadn’t been dating long when Frankel popped the question.

“Andrew proposed to Bridget in April [2015] on a romantic getaway in Puerto Rico,” she told PEOPLE, noting that he did so with a vintage estate engagement ring from Fred Leighton. “The diamond is set east-west, exactly what the bride has always wanted.”

This is her first marriage, but she dated Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady for two years in the mid-2000s. They have a son together named Jack.

Moynahan Originally Said No To ‘Blue Bloods’

It would be tough to imagine Blue Bloods without Bridget Moynahan at the Reagan family dinner table. But that was almost the case, according to co-star Donnie Wahlberg.

Wahlberg and Moynahan were close friends, having bonded over being single parents. So, when he got the script for the show, he told her about it. She said she’d already said ‘no’ to Blue Bloods. She figured they’d shoot in Canada, and she didn’t want to be away from her son.

“I called Bridget Moynahan but she said ‘I already turned it down, I’m not going to do it,’” Wahlberg told Entertainment Tonight. “I begged and pleaded and made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Which was that I would give her all of my paychecks if we weren’t able to shoot in New York. So, thank God we shot in New York.”

Wahlberg knew something that Moynahan didn’t. Tom Selleck would be a stickler for authenticity and wouldn’t do the show unless they shot in the city.