Matthew Broderick says the secret to his lasting marriage with Sarah Jessica Parker is “communication”.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick

The 58-year-old actor has been married to the ‘Sex and the City’ star for 23 years, and has said the pair are still going strong over two decades after they tied the knot because they know how to talk things through with one another any time they get into a disagreement.

Matthew - who has son James, 18, and 11-year-old twin daughters Marion and Tabitha with Sarah - said: “I don’t know. I keep reading communication and she’s my best friend. Uh, any cliché you want? I don’t know the, the, the secret at all, but I, you know, but I’m very grateful and I love her and, it’s amazing.

“I mean, I can’t believe that it’s been that long. It doesn’t feel like it. And I can’t believe my son’s 18. I know.”

The ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ star was starring in a play titled ‘Plaza Suite’ with his wife before the coronavirus pandemic shut down theatres, and gushed over how “talented” his 55-year-old spouse is.

During an interview on ‘Quarantined with Bruce’ on Radio Andy, he added: “You know, speaking of how talented my wife is, I should also say that getting to do this play, even though we only just did it in Boston for a little while, ‘Plaza Suite’, you know, she was so, so good in it.

“I hadn’t really, had never acted with her onstage and had never really acted with her at all. And I was just reminded of how funny and smart and know what a great comic actor she is, or actor never mind the comic part. But, she just, she’s very good at it. So it’s, I hope everybody gets to see her do it.”

Meanwhile, Sarah said earlier this year she doesn’t talk about work with her husband, as they prefer to keep their professional and private lives separate.

She said: "It doesn't come up a lot. Maybe we'll talk about it, but everybody needs a break to think about something else. It's not realistic. You walk in the door and there's three children.”