A real life meet cute. Harrison Ford And Calista Flockhart‘s first meeting was straight out of a rom-com – albeit a Hollywood A-list set.
The Star Wars actor and the Ally McBeal alum first met at the Golden Globe Awards in 2002. Reports circulated at the time that Flockhart got her husband-to-be’s attention by deliberately spilling a drink on him, but the Emmy nominee later said that wasn’t the case used to be.
“We were talking for maybe 20 minutes before the wine spilled, and the truth is, Harrison spilled the wine!” Flockhart told Hello! magazine in June 2003.
In the same interview, the Witness star gushed about his romance with Flockhart, who is 22 years his junior. “I’m in love,” Ford told the outlet. “Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love, and I think there is an opportunity for it at every stage of your life. I wasn’t surprised that I could fall in love, and I wasn’t surprised that I did.
Flockhart, for her part, said the couple’s age difference wasn’t something she thought much about. “I don’t care,” she explained. “It plays no part in our relationship at all. I love the way it looks first thing in the morning. It’s not pretty, it’s cuter. He looks like a little boy.”
The pilot proposed to Flockhart in February 2009 after seven years of dating, and the duo tied the knot the following year in a ceremony at the governor’s mansion in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ford also adopted Flockhart’s son, Liam, who was born in 2001.
The couple has kept details of their relationship relatively private over the years, but they occasionally share funny stories about each other. In 2015, Flockhart revealed that Ford was “learning to text” at age 73, but he didn’t fully understand the concept of emojis. “He says, ‘Where did you get that picture?'” super girl Alum resigned during a performance Jimmy KimmelLive! “It’s very bad.”
Ford later joked that the secret to a long marriage is silence. “Don’t talk,” he joked Procession in February 2020. “Nod Your Head.”
Before meeting Flockhart, the Hollywood icon had been married twice before: to Mary Marquardt from 1965 to 1979 and the late screenwriter Melissa Mathison from 1983 to 2004. He and Marquardt are the parents of sons Ben (born 1966) and Willard (born 1969). The action star and Mathison, who passed away in 2015, shared son Malcolm (born 1987) and daughter Georgia (born 1990).
Keep scrolling for a full timeline of Ford and Flockhart’s romance: