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Beau Bridges Says He’s Planning a Surprise Trip for Wife on Their 40th Wedding Anniversary: ‘She’s My Rock’

"I have a little surprise for her," Bridges said of his wife Wendy, whom he married on April 10, 1984

<p>Tiffany Rose/Getty Images</p> Beau Bridges and his wife Wendy attend the 26th Annual Family Film And TV Awards in Los Angeles in Jan. 2024

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Beau Bridges and his wife Wendy attend the 26th Annual Family Film And TV Awards in Los Angeles in Jan. 2024

Beau Bridges is planning to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary in a special way.

On Tuesday, the actor, 82, appeared on Live with Kelly and Mark and told the hosts that he’s planning to treat his wife Wendy to a getaway to mark the milestone.

“I’m kind of the travel agent of the family. I like preparing things, and so I have a little surprise for her, where I’m taking her,” Bridges said. “But she’s my rock. 40 years!”

Bridges and Wendy tied the knot on April 10, 1984. The couple share three children together: Sons Dylan and Ezekiel, 30, and daughter Emily. Bridges, who is the brother of actor Jeff Bridges, is also dad to sons Casey and Jordan, 50, from his first marriage to Julie Landfield.

<p>Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images</p> Beau Bridges and his wife Wendy at 'Live with Kelly and Mark' on March 12, 2024

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Beau Bridges and his wife Wendy at 'Live with Kelly and Mark' on March 12, 2024

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In February 2023, Bridges marked 44 years with Wendy with a sweet post on Instagram. Alongside a photo of the pair at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in 2022, Bridges wrote, “44 years with my girl.”

Weeks later, the couple also celebrated becoming grandparents for the sixth time. “Our 6th grandchild. Welcome to the world baby boy Mack!” Bridges captioned the post, which showed Wendy cradling their grandson as she and her husband planted a kiss on his head.

Bridges also opened about his brood during his appearance on Live with Kelly and Mark, telling Mark Consuelos that all five of his kids are in show business in “one form or another.”

<p>Beau Bridges/Instagram</p> Beau Bridges and wife Wendy with their grandson Mack

Beau Bridges/Instagram

Beau Bridges and wife Wendy with their grandson Mack

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“My oldest Casey is a documentary filmmaker. Coaches soccer on the side. My son Jordan is an actor, he was Frankie Rizolli in Rozzoli & Isles. And then my son Dylan is on the other side, he’s the vice president of social media at Universal. So he’s got a couple of big movies right now he’s working on,” said Bridges.

He continued of his daughter Emily, “She and I wrote a play together about 10 years ago that was recently made into a movie, Acting: The First Six Lessons. And she directed me in that as well. And then my son Zeke is an actor, and he’s in a film that’s coming out pretty quick here.”

Consuelos, 52, and his co-host and wife Kelly Ripa then played a clip of Ezekiel appearing on Live when he was just 6 years old, before airing a scene from Bridges new movie, The Neon Highway, which also stars his youngest son.

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Bridges plays a fading country music legend called Claude Allen in the drama, while Ezekiel is an electrician’s assistant.

“I’m forgotten and kind of a lost soul,” Bridges said of his character. “And then this young man who is also a singer — I don’t know it at the time; he’s an electrician just paying the bills — and he comes to my house with his assistant Bob to my house to fix my phone, and that’s how I meet up with him. And then he sees this beautiful guitar of mine and they realize who I am, this old legend. And we get together and go to Nashville to chase our dreams. And his assistant, Bob, is portrayed by Ezekiel, that little guy who came on your show.”

“Good old 6-year-old Zeke. Is that him?” asked Ripa, 53.

“Yeah, he’s 30 now,” responded Bridges. “And one of the fun things about the scene that we did is, being a good dad is probably one of the most challenging things I’ve ever tried to do in my life — [Mark] will tell you the same thing. I’ve failed many times and my kids, five of them, they all see my feet of clay. So in this movie, my son was forced to gawk at me with great respect. And I kind of dug that.”

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