It seems that neither of the lovebirds had a grand, romantic proposal . Don Cheadle spoke to ET Online about Space Jam: A New Legacy. He explained that neither he nor his wife had planned to propose to each other. Here is what the actor said:
The accountant presented the numbers to us both and we agreed.
This is one accountant. Although it might seem strange that someone proposes marriage to a couple, it seems like the right thing for them. Although Don Cheadle was a great couple, and Bridgid coulter had a lot of love together, they also knew that marriage could bring many perks, as their accountant pointed out in their proposal.
It was brought up many times. We were both like "But we're already married?" He said, "Yeah, but that is a better reason to get together." It's actually because our accountant proposed to them. I wish there was some sweet romantic story but it just happened the first year.
Even though you may have been married for 20 years, it is still possible to be romantic. Don Cheadle claims that the romance between him and his wife began in the first year. This would make it more similar to the vow renewals many couples have years later. Even though their accountant proposed to them, it doesn’t mean that their romance has ended around their "practical" marriage. We wish them all the best as they begin this new chapter.