Sheryl Lee Ralph and husband Vincent Hughes don't know why others are shocked that they live apart

Sheryl Lee Ralph and her husband Vincent Hughes have "no idea" why others are shocked that they don't live together as they insist that the arrangement "works" for them after 20 years.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph and Vincent Hughes have been together for more than 20 years but still live apaprt
Sheryl Lee Ralph and Vincent Hughes have been together for more than 20 years but still live apaprt

Sheryl Lee Ralph and her husband Vincent Hughes have "no idea" why others are shocked that they don't live together.

The 67-year-old actress tied the knot with Democrat Vincent, also 67, in 2005 after two years of dating but the pair don't live under the same roof and don't see the revelation as a big deal.

Asked why he thought the news caused a stir, Vincent told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I don't know why, we've been commuting ever since the beginning and it has worked for us so it's cool!"

The 'Abbott Elementary' star previously admitted that because of logistics regarding both of their careers they actually end up seeing each other just once a fortnight but insisted that because they have been together for so long now, the setup has "worked" for them despite causing controversy amongst fans.

She said: "Vincent and I have been married going on 19 years. We've been together 21 years. 'Abbott [Elementary]' is shot in Los Angeles. My husband, as a senator, is always in his Capitol, so I don't know what magic people think we're gonna do. We see each other on the average of every two weeks. And everybody who questions that I say, guess what? We're still married. It works for us and we're happy, so..."

Meanwhile, Vincent explained that he is proud of his wife - who stars as esteemed teacher Barbara Howard in the mockumentary series - for using her platform to bring attention to the "important issue" that is teaching and education.

He said: "It's an important issue that she's speaking about now, teaching and education, which other folks want to abandon. That, we must rush towards

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