People.com Celebrity Parents Sir Alex Ferguson knows the secret to marriage By Staff Author Published on May 6, 2008 09:52 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson, 66, says the secret to a happy marriage is to have children. Speaking in the recent issue of a football club magazine, he said, There will always be ups and downs in any marriage but having a family helps. It gives you something to work together for. That was the case with us. I’ve been married 41 years now. Sir Alex and his wife Cathy have three sons, Mark, 40, and twins Darren and Jason, 36. Source: The Sun Do you agree with his statement that having a family can help a marriage?