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."
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."