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The Marriage Of Sam Elliott And Katharine Ross Defines The True Meaning Of 'Love Conquers All'

The Marriage Of Sam Elliott And Katharine Ross Defines The True Meaning Of 'Love Conquers All'

"We were working together and one thing led to another. And here we are," Ross said.

Going beyond romance novels and stories, some people in the world are lucky enough not only to experience true love but also to end up getting married to the love of their lives. Hollywood actor Sam Elliott and actress Katharine Ross would be one legendary couple who was fortunate to have found love early on in life, even now managing to melt the hearts of their fans with their chemistry. The couple got married in 1984 and are still going strong as they complete nearly 38 years together. 

Sam Elliot & Katharine Ross at the 75th Golden Globe Awards
Sam Elliot & Katharine Ross at the 75th Golden Globe Awards
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Love wasn't always easy for the two of them. Elliott happened to meet Ross when she was still married. Their initial meetings occurred when Ross was an established actress in the industry; Elliott had just started working and climbing the stairs of success. But, as they say, when it's meant to be, it is indeed meant to be. The actor fell head over heels in love with Ross the first time he met her. The two primarily met on the sets of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. During an interview, Elliott said, "All I could do was just watch Katharine come and go, I never spoke to her. I never would even think to speak to her.” However, his love had to wait for a few years before they got together. 

Ross had already gone through the effects of being in the limelight before she married Elliot. "I guess everyone finds a way to survive in Hollywood. Mine has always been to walk away, ignore the stupidity and the waste, and live privately away from it all,” she voiced her views on the paparazzi and the industry, during an interview with the Daily News in 1975. 

The start of one of the most adored love stories in Hollywood
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Image Source: Getty Images

 

Elliot and Ross met again in 1978, working together on the sets of the movie The Legacy. This is when things started brewing for both of them and before they realized, they were in a relationship. They got married, six years later. Considering the paparazzi and spotlight Ross received in her previous relationship, both stars have maintained a low profile about their personal lives. In an interview with Mercury News, Ross was asked whether the reason she ended up marrying Elliot was his rugged looks, the mustache, or the deep voice. "Probably all that and more," she said, laughing. "We were working together and one thing led to another. And here we are."

The couple was blessed with a baby girl, Cleo Rose, who is now a musician. After spending 38 years together, both of them have had their fair share of ups and downs. But what mattered the most was that they tried working it out together and not apart.

Katharine Ross & Sam Elliot with their daughter Cleo.
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While talking about life and career to Mercury News, Ross said, “We all obviously have a limited amount of time on this earth and we should strive to make the most of it—personally, professionally, spiritually and whatever else. …We tend to take too much for granted.” 

That may well be the reason for the duo's successful marriage—the fact that both of them value the love and time they spend together, making them one of the most dynamic couples in Hollywood.

References:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/14/katharine-ross-joins-husband-sam-elliott-in-the-hero/

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