Gary Coleman has not yet had sex with his wife, even though the two married in August, he told "The Insider."
"It will happen when it happens," he said.
And in an interview with "Inside Edition," the couple said they fight so much that "yes," bride Shannon Price has feared for her safety.
But by now, she said, "I'm used to it."
The police were even called during one domestic dispute and cited Coleman.
The former "Diff'rent Strokes" star married 22-year-old Price in August on a mountaintop in Nevada, but they have been keeping their vows under wraps, the pair told "Inside Edition" last week.
"Nobody was around but the minister, preacher, the videographers, the photographer, the helicopter pilot and us," Coleman, 40, said on Tuesday's broadcast of the program.
Coleman met Price on the set of the 2006 comedy "Church Ball." Price said it was she who proposed to Coleman, but that he surprised her on her birthday by whisking her to a mountaintop in the Valley of Fire State Park to exchange vows.
She said they kept their wedding secret because she wanted to keep being seen as her own person.
"I just want my own identity as well because I don't want to be known as Gary Coleman's wife," she said.
Coleman played down their age differences, saying "I don't have issues with age, I have issues with intelligence ... She's more intelligent than I am and that's what matters to me."
Price, who is 5-foot-7, and Coleman, who is 4-foot-8, also played down their height gap.
"That doesn't really matter to me," she said. "He was 10 feet tall to me because he was sweet and I really liked his personality."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.