Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart took the media by storm when they first began dating. The most notable aspect of their relationship is the 22 year age difference between the two. Not many had faith in this pairing, and yet Ford and Flockhart have been going strong and only grown more in love in the last decade that they have been married.
Harrison Ford, one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, had been married twice before. And he already has 4 kids from those marriages. While Flockhart had also been linked to some prominent personalities, including Robert Downey Jr.
When Harry Met Cali
Ford and Flockhart met for the first time at the 2002 Golden Globes Awards. Though there have been rumours over the years that Flockhart purposefully spilt wine on Ford in order to see him again, the couple vehemently denied it in a 2003 interview with Hello! Magazine.
“She certainly did not purposely spill a glass of wine on me,” Harrison told the outlet. Whereas Flockhart added, “We were having a conversation for maybe 20 minutes before the wine spilt, and the truth is, Harrison spilt the wine!”
The sparks flew right away, and Ford soon invited Flockhart out for dinner. In turn, Flockhart reached out to her Ally McBeal co-star James Marsden to come with her.
From that point on, the Star Wars actor and Flockhart were an item. The two stayed pretty lowkey about their relationship in the beginning, especially as Ford was still legally married to his second wife.
In 2003, however, the two decided to publicly declare their love for each other, with Ford telling Hello!–
“I’m in love. Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love and I think there is a potential for it at any stage of your life. I was not surprised that I was able to fall in love, and I wasn’t surprised that I did.”
When asked about the 22 year age difference, Flockhart answered honestly, “It doesn’t faze me. Sometimes I even say, ‘Wow, I keep forgetting that he’s 22 years older than me.’ It doesn’t factor in our relationship at all.” The Brothers & Sisters star added, “I like the way he looks first thing in the morning. It’s not handsome, it’s more like cute. He looks like a little boy.”
lmfao when Cat Grants asks Kara to ‘tell Harrison Ford to back off bcs she doesnt date older men’ when Calista Lockhart is married to him in real life #Supergirl
— E L A (@peonypearlvxbes) July 8, 2018
The Family Man, Harrison Ford
The Indiana Jones star soon found himself a father for the fifth time after meeting Calista Flockhart’s adopted son, Liam. She’d adopted the boy a year before first meeting Ford, but his bond with the boy was effortless from the beginning. “I’m good at changing diapers,” Ford once joked about finding himself caring for a toddler again. “No sense letting that experience go to waste.”
Flockhart confessed that the two men in her life shared an early love of aviation, telling Hello! in the 2003 interview, “Liam woke up this morning and the first thing out of his mouth was ‘I want to go on an aeroplane.’” In fact, that father/son connection continues to this day. When it came time to drop 19-year-old Liam off for college in August, Ford flew the college-bound kid and Flockhart in his private plane.
False Stories About The Couple
Recently there was news that Flockhart was threatening to leave the Age Of Adeline actor over his love of aviation, especially after he suffered a near-miss.
However, as usual, the tabloids are wrong. Ford and Flockhart remain very much in love and very pleased with their choice in partners