Poor Sheryl Berkoff! Famed actor Rob Lowe appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, May 9, and joked that he sleeps better when he's on the road and not with his wife of nearly 27 years.

"I sleep better on the road because I’m not with my wife," he confessed. "People, it’s the truth. I love her enough to speak the truth." He proceeded to tell the funny reason why — she's addicted to playing late-night Family Feud on her iPad! "[She] wakes me up like, 'Honey, honey! Quick, name five foods that are gross,'" he shared. "I’m like, I just want to go to bed."

Rob was just kidding though, as it was previously revealed family is such a priority to The Outsiders star. "Family means absolutely everything to Rob," a friend of the actor recently told Closer Weekly in an exclusive interview. "It’s what’s kept him grounded and sober now for nearly 26 years. It helped Rob organize the priorities in his life."

Rob and Sheryl are parents to two sons, Matthew, 25, and John, 23. "Rob and Sheryl knew they did something right with these two boys," the friend added. "And Rob is so close with his sons, they truly are his two best friends, along with their mother."

During Rob's sit-down with Ellen, he gushed about what his boys are up to. "So, Matthew’s the lawyer in the family. I figured I can get someone cheap to do my legal work,” he joked. "Then John Owen was the youngest published author in stem cell research when he was an assistant at the Eli Broad stem cell lab. That’s what got him into Stanford. Now he’s graduating with straight As."

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On top of that, John wants to get into acting like his famous father once he graduates — and Rob seems to be okay with it! He joked, "Look, let’s face it: that’s great because I think we can all agree that what society needs is one less that’s going to cure cancer and one more actor."