Who is Rob Lowe's wife Sheryl Berkoff? Famous makeup artist once dated Keanu Reeves
'9-1-1: Lone Star' actor Rob Lowe has seen everything in life. The highs and lows of stardom, sex scandals, alcoholism, and lawsuit cases. Through all of this, Lowe has been supported by his wife Sheryl Berkoff. So is the age-old adage 'behind every successful man is a strong woman' true for Lowe and his wife Berkoff? Despite almost three decades of marriage, little is known about Berkoff.
Makeup artist Sheryl Berkoff was introduced to her husband Rob Lowe, when she dated his friend Emilio Estevez in the '80s. The two met once again in 1989 when Rob was filming for his 1990 flick 'Bad Influence'. Two years later in 1991, the two got married and they have been together ever since.
The secret to their long-lasting relationship was shared by Lowe in 2019 during an appearance on the goopfellas podcast. Lowe and Berkoff had just celebrated their 28th anniversary and the question was imminent.
A happy marriage
"People always ask, 'Do you have any advice about marriage?' and I'm reminded of when they asked Alfred Hitchcock about making a hit movie. He said, 'It's all about the casting,' and that's the same with marriage," Lowe said, adding that he lucked out since he married his best friend. "It really is all about who you pick. I always say to people, 'If there's any way to marry your best friend, do it.' 'Cause the rest of it comes and goes, and I was very lucky there."
The couple has two sons Matthew Edward Lowe, who was born in 1993 and John Owen Lowe, 1995.
"The one thing, though, that has been a part of our family is the notion of therapy as a sort of proactive, non-shaming [practice], like a trainer," he revealed. "We think of going to therapy or talking to a therapist ... it's literally no different from a chiropractor."
But marriages are hard work. There was a time when the couple went to couples therapy. "Half of us don't know how to communicate, and it's only getting worse with texting and all of that. Communication is a huge thing, and we still struggle with it," Lowe said. "Sheryl and I still have somebody we would see if we ever felt like we need it. We do it less and less, but there have been times where we've been seeing someone, and I look forward to it! [...] I always come out of it feeling even more reconnected, but I think that people look at it as a sign of trouble."
Before she got with Rob Lowe, Berkoff was in a relationship with Keanu Reeves. It was Gwyneth Paltrow who had revealed the affair on an episode on Rob’s podcast 'Literally! With Rob Lowe'. And she only had great things to say about her. "I met Sheryl and I was, like, immediately obsessed with her. First of all, she was dating Keanu Reeves, who was my celebrity crush. And she was so cool."
Gwyneth, 47, admitted she "worshipped" Sheryl because she was so "awesome". "She was so awesome to me. And I was a high school kid. Like, the fact that she's loved me that much before I was anyone or anything, you know?"
What does Sheryl Berkoff do?
And apparently, there is a lot of "classic Sheryl stuff". "And she knew that I was sneaking cigarettes, and she would come smoke with me behind the trailer, and she taught me how to give a blow job, and you know, all the classic Sheryl stuff."
Adding that Berkoff didn't just treat her as a child. "It was so cool to have someone treat me like an adult and see me as like a young woman and someone who is sexual. She just made me feel so free."
On Instagram, she is @sheryllowejewelry focusing on "jewels for the elegant bada**". She usually uploads photographs of her jewelry, family and selfies.
Rob Lowe is soon returning to television with the second season of '9-1-1: Lone Star' which is set to premiere on January 18, 2021.