Reagan's life during this time wasn't all fraught with trouble, however. On March 4, 1952, Reagan married actress Nancy Davis. The two had met after Nancy Davis's name appeared on a list of suspected Communists in Hollywood. After Reagan had done a little research–and learned that the Nancy Davis on the list was a different Nancy Davis–he met with her for dinner to explain the situation. They continued to see each other off and on for the next several months until Reagan finally half-jokingly suggested one day that they should get married. She agreed, and the two were married a couple months later. Their daughter Patricia was born later that year, and the family purchased 300 acres of land in the Santa Monica hills.