Penny Marshall had two marriages — to high school boyfriend Mickey Henry and later to actor Rob Reiner — but she also had a serious romance with singer Art Garfunkel. Marshall dated Garfunkel on and off in the 1980s after her split from Reiner, and the "Scarborough Fair" singer has credited her with saving him when he was going through a dangerous depression after the suicide death of his longtime love, Laurie Bird.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Garfunkel, who went on to marry his wife of 30 years, Kim Cermak, talked about when he began "hanging out" with Penny Marshall in the 1980s.
"Everything changed," Garfunkel said. "Penny is a sweet human being who can bring anybody down to earth."
"She's a great film director and actress who's just so light and funny that she helped bring me out of myself. We had a million laughs, the sex was good and it got me out of my introversion. We're still friends, but I'm a married guy now — my heart is elsewhere.'