Some Hollywood stars command our attention because of their lavish, gilded lifestyles.
Others have gained attention by proving to the public that genuine love does exist, like Hollywood hottie Sam Elliott.
Elliott, 79, has been married to Katharine Ross for at least three arduous decades.
Hollywood heartthrob Sam Elliott unquestionably has a lot of female fans all around the world. However, his attention is solely focused on Katharine Ross, his wife of thirty years.
Ross, who had a crucial role in the film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is where they first met. As a result, Elliott told AARP, “I was just a shadow on the wall, a glorified extra in a pub scene.”
Elliot fell in love with Ross right away, but he was hesitant to confess his feelings to Ross. Hollywood actor Ross referred to himself as a “glorified extra.”
He remembers, “I never spoke to Katharine. All I could do was just watch her come and go. I would never even consider approaching her.
Naturally, Ross swooped in to claim Elliott straight away.But he persisted and waited for the right time with patience.
However, he was afraid to approach her until they crossed paths once more in 1978 on the set of The Legacy.
Immediately after meeting, they bonded, and six years later they were wed. Ross had been married four times before, but Elliott was just in her first.
Given her history of failed marriages, Ross probably shouldn’t have been so optimistic about how great her fifth (!) marriage would turn out, but three decades later, she is sure she made the right decision.
The pair is excellent at supporting one another’s career goals. Elliott nearly missed his breakout role as Cher’s biker boyfriend in the 1985 film Mask because he and Ross were on their honeymoon in Hawaii.
After Elliott informed his agent he wouldn’t return early to audition for the part, Ross got in touch with the agency again later that evening to reassure her that her husband would show there on time.
The couple gave birth to Cleo Rose, an adult daughter.She got some reputation as a musician after enrolling in the Joanne Barron/D.W. Brown Acting Studio to learn how to sing professionally.
Sam and Kate’s steadfast love and labor of love allow them to stay together day in and day out.
“Common sense, but we also strive to work as a team. You don’t just ignore the s-t; you work past it. Relationships last that way, Elliott explained.
So simple, yet so true. In the future, according to Elliott, he would like to move the two to “La La Land.” The pair currently divides their time between their homes in Oregon and California.
Even better, Elliott and Ross were able to fulfill a longstanding dream by sharing the screen as husband and wife. In The Hero and Love Letters, the latter of which Elliott regards to be a career high point, they were successful in doing so twice.
Then, how does Elliott account for the couple’s remarkable success?
He says, “Through mutual love and respect,” adding that Ross is “a pretty stable girl who has been around the block.”
The secret to success, in the end, is perseverance: “There are peaks and valleys like everything else, but you have to push on.”
These two well-known actors will surely appear more frequently in the future, ideally in further projects together.
Such a touching love story that ought to be an inspiration to other married couples. We can all learn a lot from the couples who have worked together to keep their marriages strong.
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