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Roma Downey Mark Burnett Marriage: Actress Talks Marriage, Wedding And Meeting Her Husband

First Posted: 02/22/2012 1:52 pm Updated: 02/22/2012 3:39 pm

Actress Roma Downey stopped by "Access Hollywood Live" on Tuesday to talk about her five-year marriage to reality TV mega-producer Mark Burnett.

Downey, who formerly starred on the long-running TV drama "Touched By An Angel," said that she first met her husband in a salon.

"He was having a haircut, and I was having a pedicure," Downey said. "Our eyes met in the mirror, you know, once, twice -- And then I thought, 'I can't look over again,' and I did."

The couple started dating in January 2004, and got engaged in November 2006 during a Thanksgiving family vacation in Mexico. They tied the knot in April 2007.

On "Access Hollywood," Downey fondly recalled her wedding, which took place on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, Calif. Downey's former co-star, Della Reese, officiated the ceremony. "Della's my mother, you know. We adopted each other on the show. When she first met Mark, she said, 'That is my daughter and if you hurt her, I will have you killed,'" Downey said.

Burnett and Downey both have children from previous marriages; Burnett has two sons, and Downey has a daughter.

She said they have successfully blended their families together: "We fell in love, and we've been inseparable ever since. We've brought our children together, we blended a family -- it was a marriage of five people." She added, "We're a good team, and it's such a blessing."

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