Life after death: widower actors who found their happiness after the death of loved ones
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Most people take the death of a loved one very hard, especially if it was a husband or wife… Below we want to tell you about 6 actors who also had to face this problem.
After years of loneliness, suffering and deprivation, they still managed to find the strength to move on and even build relationships with other people.
Paul McCartney's first wife was photographer Linda Eastman. They were called the most devoted couple in the world of show business and cited their relationship as an example to others. The lovers lived on a farm, raised children (Paul adopted his wife's child from his first marriage, later they had three children together), bred animals.
The family idyll lasted for about 30 years, until death separated them…
In 1995, Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery to remove the tumor. It seemed that the disease receded, but soon the woman's condition worsened. Children and Paul did not leave the sick Linda a single step and were with her when her heart stopped beating - on April 17, 1998.
After her death, McCartney compiled an album of chorales and dedicated a disc of symphonic music to Linda's memory. Also, a film was made in her honor, all the money from the sale of which went to donations for the treatment of cancer patients.
A year later, at the Pride of Britain Awards ceremony, the musician met former model Heather Mills. An affair began between them, which turned into something more — in 2002, the couple got married. But Paul and Heather's marriage turned out to be fragile…
In 2007, The Beatles star began a relationship with businesswoman Nancy Shevell. In 2011 they got married and still live together.
Pierce Brosnan and Cassandra Harris met at a party in the late 1970s. According to the actor, he fell in love with his colleague at first sight and already then decided that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
Unfortunately, for Cassandra, this period of time was not as long as she wanted — after 11 years of a happy marriage, the woman died. The cause of death is ovarian cancer.
It took Brosnan four years to come to his senses and decide on a new relationship. His chosen one turned out to be journalist Keely Shay Smith, whom they met during the actor's trip to Mexico.
After seven years of a relationship, Pierce asked Keely to marry him. On August 4, 2001, their wedding took place. It should be noted that already at that time the couple had two children together - sons Dylan and Paris.
It's no secret that Keanu Reeves' life was filled with tragic events. First, their daughter died with Jennifer Syme - the baby, whom they wanted to name Ava Archer Syme-Reeves, could not be born because of a blood clot in the umbilical cord. This was followed by a painful separation — after experiencing the tragedy, Reeves and Syme could no longer be together…
And in 2001, the man's heart finally broke — his ex-wife got behind the wheel drunk and got into a fatal accident.
After all these events, Keanu Reeves closed himself in for a long time, led an almost hermit lifestyle, avoided journalists and did not get acquainted with women. It took a man as long as 18 years to overcome depression and return to a full life. And the artist Alexandra Grant helped him in this.
In 2019, the actor appeared in public with his 46-year-old lover, which made the fans very happy. It's just a pity that now the number of memes about sad Keanu will be sharply reduced…
It cannot be said that Roman Polanski's life has always been happy and cloudless — the man was repeatedly accused of sexual relations with underage actresses, and in 2009 he was even arrested, but thanks to the support of famous cinematographers, he managed to avoid trial.
But there were also pleasant moments in his life, for example, his marriage to actress Sharon Tate. Unfortunately, their happiness was not too long. Probably everyone knows the story of the brutal murder of a girl by Charles Manson's gang. The fact that at the time of Tate's death she was pregnant with their son adds to the bloodlust of what happened Polanski as a child.
To survive the shocking event and the loss of two people close to him at once, Roman had to leave America and start a new life in France. It was here that his film "Tess" was shot, dedicated to the murdered wife.
Immediately Polanski met his future wife, actress Emmanuelle Senier. In 1898, the lovers legalized the relationship and live happily married to this day.
Russian celebrities are also on our list. For example, actor Konstantin Khabensky, who is known not only for his roles in TV series and movies, but also for his active social activities in support of people with cancer. And it was not a joyful event that pushed Khabensky to charity…
After seven years of living together with journalist and actress Anastasia Smirnova, it became known that the woman has a serious disease - brain cancer. Doctors performed an operation, but Nastya's condition did not improve. Then the actor tried to do everything to save his beloved — he sent her to Los Angeles to an expensive clinic, hired the best doctors, he regularly flew to America to visit her ...
Unfortunately, all this did not help, and in 2008 Anastasia died, leaving behind a young son. It took Khabensky more than four years to recover from the tragedy. Consolation and support for Konstantin was his colleague at the Moscow Art Theater Olga Litvinova, with whom they later decided to get married.
Now the couple is raising two children together and a son Ivan from the actor's first marriage.
Emmanuel Vitorgan was married three times. His first marriage, registered as a student with Tamara Rumyantseva, ended in divorce, as the actor finally and irrevocably fell in love with another woman. She became the beautiful Alla Butler.
She and Emmanuel really loved each other and were insanely happy until they found out about the unpleasant surprise that fate had prepared for them. The woman was diagnosed with cancer, and already in 2000, having failed to overcome the disease, she died.
The death of his beloved hit the actor's mental and physical condition hard, but three years later he managed to recover. A meeting with Irina Mlodik helped Vitorgan in this. He later admitted that she had managed to restore his interest in life. In 2003, the couple got married and now has two children together.