Ally McBeal and Indiana Jones forever.
Back in 2002, Harrison Ford wasn't on Calista Flockhart's radar. "I remember loving him Mosquito Coast, but I really didn't think about him," the actress said of Ford at the time. But that all changed after they met at the 59th Golden Globes with a meet-cute straight out of a '90s rom-com. Ford officially caught Flockhart's attention when he accidentally spilled wine on her dress mid-conversation. The comical moment apparently sealed the deal for Flockhart, and the two began dating from that point on.
"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," Ford said in a 2003 interview, a year after meeting Flockhart. "I was not surprised that I was able to fall in love, and I wasn't surprised that I did."
Ford proposed to Flockhart on Valentine's Day in 2009 after seven years of dating, and the couple married the following year. After the wedding, Ford, who is a dad to four children from his two previous marriages, adopted Flockhart's son, Liam, making their blended family complete. Here's a look back at their relationship over the years.
January 2002: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart meet at the Golden Globe Awards.
The couple first crossed paths during the height of their careers at the 2002 Golden Globes. Ford received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, while Flockhart was nominated for her role in the legal-comedy series Ally McBeal. Their meeting was a memorable one, as Ford accidentally spilled wine on Flockhart's red strapless gown.
"We were having a conversation for maybe 20 minutes before the wine spilled, and the truth is, Harrison spilled the wine!” Flockhart told Hello! Magazine.
September 2002: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart make their red carpet debut as couple.
Eight months after first meeting, Harrison and Calista took their relationship public at the 2002 Venice Film Festival, with the couple making their red carpet debut at the premiere of K-19: The Widowmaker.
June 2003: Calista Flockhart says her and Harrison Ford's 22-year age gap doesn't "faze" her.
During a joint interview with Hello!, Calista addressed her and Harrison's 22-year age gap. He was 60, and she was 38 when they first met, but the actress said the age difference between them wasn't an issue. "It doesn't faze me. Sometimes I even say, 'Wow, I keep forgetting that he's 22 years older than me'," she explained. "It doesn't factor into our relationship at all."
She then added, "I like the way he looks first thing in the morning. It's not handsome, it's more cute. He looks like a little boy."
April 2008: Harrison Ford calls Calista Flockhart "the best mother in the world."
Harrison praised Calista's parenting skills and her decision to adopt while speaking with Reader's Digest. After calling her "the best mother in the world," the actor continued to gush, telling the magazine: "She's a mother by choice — she adopted Liam before we met, as a single parent, which is an awesome responsibility to take. She's devoted herself to Liam and has done a really wonderful job raising him. I'm happy to now have a part of the job."
Revealing that he sees Liam as one of his own children, Ford added, "My youngest, other than Liam, is 17. It's a wonderful opportunity to be part of a child's growing up, which is always an endless springtime. You see the blossoming and the growing and the nurturing and the payoff."
February 2009: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart get engaged.
After seven years of dating, Harrison proposed to Calista on Valentine's Day in 2009 while they were on a family vacation with her son, Liam.
June 2010: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart are married.
The couple tied the knot in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Ford was filming Cowboys and Aliens at the time. The intimate ceremony took place at the Governor's Mansion and was officiated by Governor Bill Richardson.
August 2015: Calista Flockhart opens up about Harrison Ford's "scary" plane crash.
In 2015, Ford, who is a licensed pilot, crashed his vintage plane on a golf course in Los Angeles and was immediately taken to the local hospital with critical injuries. Calista reportedly never left her husband's side, and a few months after his recovery, she opened up about the experience, noting that it was a "really hard, scary time" for the family.
She continued, "I think it just makes you realize once again that life can turn on a dime, and we just have to appreciate every second we’re here because you never know.”
Despite the crash, Harrison continued flying and even dropped off Liam at college with his plane in 2020.
February 2020: Harrison Ford shares his secret to a long-lasting marriage.
After celebrating ten years of marriage with Flockhart, Ford revealed his best marriage advice while speaking with Parade. "Don't talk," he said jokingly, adding: "Nod your head."
May 2023: Harrison Flockhart and Harrison Ford make an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival.
Ford and Flockhart color-coordinated on the red carpet at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. They attended the premiere of Ford's new film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and looked more in love than ever while holding hands.
"My life has been enabled by my lovely wife, who has supported my passions and my dreams, and I'm grateful," Ford said during a speech at the event. Speaking to Calista directly, he added: "And you know, I love you, too. You've given my life purpose and meaning and I'm grateful for that, so grateful."
June 2023: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
The couple made another red carpet appearance at the Los Angeles premiere of Ford's film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. For the occasion, Flockhart recycled a yellow Ralph Lauren skirt that she first wore at the 1999 Emmys and paired it with a black off-the-shoulder top, while Ford kept it classic in a navy suit.
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