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21 Pictures Of Sam Elliott’s And Katharine Ross’ 40-Year Love Story

Published 2 years ago

When it comes to Hollywood romances, seeing celebrities start dating and break up after a few months is pretty often. But sometimes celebs break the stereotypes and start long and meaningful relationships – such as the one between Sam Elliott And Katharine Ross. Ever since the couple met 40 years ago, their love remained strong and serves as a shining example to couples everywhere.

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Katherine and Elliott first met in London back in 1978 on the set of the horror movie The Legacy. By that time, both of them were pretty well known actors.

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In this 1978 horror thriller, Pete (Sam Elliott) and Maggie (Katharine Ross) are lovers to whom strange things begin to happen

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This might have been the first time the actors officially met, Elliott admitted first encountering Katharine on the set of Butch Cassidy almost 10 years before. “I didn’t dare try to talk to her then. She was the leading lady. I was a shadow on the wall, a glorified extra in a bar scene,” told the actor in an interview with AARP.

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When the actors met, Katharine was already married to her fourth husband. She divorced in 1979 and married Elliott in 1984. In the same year the couple had their daughter, Cleo Rose.


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Throughout Elliott’s career, being with Katharine was of the utmost priority. So much, in fact, he almost passed up his breakthrough in the 1985 movie Mask because he was on his honeymoon in Hawaii.

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Elliott told his agent that he wasn’t going to leave his vacation early just to try out for the part but Katharine insisted he went. She even called the agent herself to assure him that Sam will be there in time and arranged the screen test.

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“My mom and I have a joke that we’re always talking when pictures are taken,” joked Cleo Rose on a recent Instagram post

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The couple was seen on the screens once again back in 2017 in a movie about an aging Western film actor, called The Hero.

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Image credits: The Hero

Katharine believes that projects like these are important to the relationship: “Sometimes that’s easier than real life,” said the actress. “You’re [sic] got a script. You’ve got a part. You’ve got your creative juices flowing together. It’s not about the dirty dishes in the sink or whether you’ve picked something up at the laundry…”

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In an interview with AARP, Sam gave an important advice on making relationships last: “We have a 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.”

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The couple and their daughter having fun in Malibu, California

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“What makes a marriage work is a mutual love and a mutual respect. There are peaks and valleys like everything else, but you have to push on,” said Elliott in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Image credits: The Hero

Here are the couple at the 91st Academy Awards, looking better than ever

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