For the second renewal, I had always wanted to get married on the date we actually met, but it hadn't
worked out either time, March 27. The date was going to mark 20 years since we met, so I planned this beach wedding
because I love the beach.
I planned this wedding for a year and it was really beautiful. It was the most special wedding and a
magical night. I had an aisle runner made of periwinkle blue; I had sea life painted on it and our names and a pair
of sea horses who mate for life and it said "You're Still The One."
Besides acting, planning these vows, you also
design clothes for Delta Burke Design.
Delta Burke: When I started it, I tried to incorporate ideas into the
designs when I had clothing made for me that would make me feel more comfortable and sexy. At one time, it was
really big and we started doing accessories. We were doing sportswear, lingerie, swimwear and then there was jewelry.
Unfortunately, it turned out that my backers were crooks and I had just gotten everything going
really well. I had some catalogs, launched on QVC, and was traveling 136 days one year. I pulled out at that point
because basically women were going to think that it was me who didn't care about the designs and quality. I kept the
swimwear line and the lingerie line, which we are now expanding. And I'm working on another sportswear line.
Bankrate: So much has been printed about your weight struggles. Are you
happy at the weight you are at now?
Delta Burke: Oh no, I'm never happy. Now I think, as I'm getting older,
if I just knew what I had when I had it. If I hadn't believed all those stupid executives who made me feel so inadequate,
I would have been flaunting my fuller figure up and down Hollywood Boulevard. But you don't know it when you have it.
So many women suffer with this self-image problem and you're made to feel worse by everything you see on TV and in
magazines, movies and everywhere. So that's a huge problem for women.
Bankrate: Do you think after you were diagnosed with diabetes, your
I think I was prediabetic for years. But diabetes
was never really explained to me and there wasn't
much information out there like now. Doctors gave
me some pill to take but I felt faint and stopped
taking it. So I didn't understand how to test
for my blood sugar or anything like that. Had
I known, I would have jumped right on and it prevented
it from becoming diabetes.
Bankrate: You've been successful in TV, stage, movies and with your
designs and motivational speaking. Do you feel you are financially stable in a rather unstable profession?
Oh gosh no. It's like in the movies when everyone
is happy when the guy gets the gal but they don't
tell you what happens next. You are bred to climb
the ladder of success and they don't tell you
how you trip and fall, how you stumble after you
get to the top of the ladder and that this is
life with a series of ups and downs. That is not
taught to you. You figure once you've gotten to
the top, that's how it's going to be now and it's