Newlywed actor John Barrowman attributes the success of his recent marriage to Scott Gill, his partner of 20 years, to a single word: “tolerance.”
“I always say, if life is like a road, or a relationship is, then we have these speed bumps,” Barrowman, known (and worshiped) for roles in Arrow, Dr. Who and Torchwood, said during an interview with We Love Soaps. “Every so often they kind of jolt you.”
The 46-year-old actor takes inspiration from his parent’s long marriage.
“My mom and dad always said that relationships are work; you work at them,” he said “If something goes wrong or someone makes a mistake, you have to be able to forgive and forget and move on from it. If you decide to end something because of something stupid — like someone making out with someone at a party because they were drunk — is it really ruining your whole relationship over it, just because of that one little mistake?”
Gill must also consider this solid advice with such a dashing actor husband, particularly one eager to get naked with his stunning Arrow costar Stephen Amell.
As Barrowman reveals, “One of the criteria when I got the job: I said to Andrew Kriesberg [the show's writer-producer], ‘I’ll go ahead and do it, but you have to write me a scene where Stephen Amell is naked.’”
All in a day’s work.