There was a sense of strain in Paul Newman and Joanne Wooward’s allegedly “difficult” marriage, according to their daughter.

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s marriage was not always happy.

When they were cast in the Broadway play “Picnic” in 1953, the pair first became acquainted. They exchanged vows in 1958, and the couple remained together till the actor passed away in 2008. In Newman’s lifetime, the two collaborated on 16 movies.

Although their daughters Clea and Melissa stated that the Hollywood power couple had a “difficult” marriage, the couple’s partnership was legendary.

The fairy tale of my parents’ ideal union exists, Melissa, 61, said on Friday to Closer Weekly. She clarified that life at home wasn’t “all ice cream and cake,” though.

JOANNE WOODWARD, ACCORDING TO PAUL NEWMAN, CREATED HIM AS A “SEXUAL CREATURE” “WELCOME TO THE PLACE, WE LEFT A TRAIL OF LUST”

She claimed that there was a feeling of tension in the home that would come and go.

Even yet, Melissa remarked that what kept them together for 50 years “even at the worst of times” was their “will to fight for their relationship.”

The pair struggled to balance two prominent occupations, the outlet claims. In addition, Newman struggled with alcoholism and felt regret about the death of his only son, Scott Newman. The actor passed away from a drug and alcohol overdose in 1978 at the age of 28.

Despite her declarations that she was drawing the line, my mother was always the rock. You better get your act together, or Melissa is out. I believe that dad appreciated her since he was aware that she wasn’t playing a bluff.