Sam Elliott’s real life romance is straight out of a Hollywood movie

Sam Elliott, the courageous cowboy, is recognised not only for his films and the famous parts he has played but also for his enduring marriage, which is something we hardly ever see in Hollywood.

Having been married for almost 40 years, Elliott and Katharine Ross are one of the couples with the deepest love.

On August 9, the actor celebrated his 79th birthday; in honour of this, let’s look at their happily-ever-after.

Elliott’s acting career began with just little parts, frequently as extras, such as in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

He first met his future wife Katharine Ross while they were filming this movie. But at the time, he thought he had no chance with her. “At the time, I dared not attempt to speak with her. The starring lady was she. In 2015, he said to AARP, “I was a shadow on the wall, a glorified extra in a pub scene.

On the set of The Legacy in 1987, the pair reconnected and fell in love. Ross wed Elliott in 1984 after divorcing her fourth spouse, who she was still wed to at the time. In the same year, they had a daughter.

Elliott’s agent called him for the role in Mask in 1985 when the couple was in Hawaii for their honeymoon.According to The New York Times, Ross called the agent again and promised to make sure she would have her spouse available for the audition.

Ross was hesitant to say “I do” to Elliott when they tied the wedding for the sixth time because she wasn’t sure if their marriage would work out. But now, 39 years later, she can confidently claim that she made the correct choice.

Speaking of the secret to a long-lasting marriage, the Molly and Lawless John star says, “Common sensibility, but we also work at being together. You work past the s–t; you don’t walk away from it. That’s how relationships last,” as per AARP Magazine.

“Through mutual love and a mutual respect,” Elliott says, adding that Ross is “a pretty stable girl who has been around the block.”

At the end of the day, determination is key: “There are peaks and valleys like everything else, but you have to push on.”

Elliott says he would like to transfer the pair to “La La Land” in the future. Currently, the couple splits their time between their residences in California and Oregon.

The desire of these two lovers was to appear on screen together as husband and wife, which they eventually accomplished twice in the films Love Letters and The Hero.

Happy Birthday, Sam Elliott, and many more to come.

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