Harrison Ford didn’t catch Calista Flockhart’s interest until she realized she liked him. She even used another actor as an indirect wingman in her efforts to win over Harrison; the two have been dating ever since.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart spoke with Hello! about their committed union in 2003. The couple first met at the 2002 Golden Globes, where the “Ally McBeal” actress allegedly did something radical to catch Harrison’s notice.
The press claimed that Calista deliberately spilt her drink on the “Indiana Jones” actor during their first date to compel conversation. In his explanation of the situation, he made it clear that the actress hadn’t intentionally poured her wine on him.
The fact is Harrison spilt the wine, Calista stated, “We were having a chat for maybe 20 minutes before it happened.” In 2013, it was made public that Calista had used James Marsden as her sidekick to get Harrison’s attention.
The “X-Men” actor recounted how excited he was to go with Calista to the dinner date of Harrison, his acting idol, which served as the occasion that would start the couple’s romance. Marsden claimed in a statement to a magazine that the event was attended by a small number of people, which was beneficial for the actor, and that he ended up becoming his date’s wingman.
The group returned to Harrison’s house after eating at a restaurant in Brentwood, Los Angeles, where Harrison kept them amused with cocktails and music. When Marsden went back on how the host was “giggly and silly” towards Calista but distant with the rest of the group:
“We should leave the two of them alone, but Calista pleaded with them not to go.”
The actor talked about how welcoming Harrison was and how anxious Calista was. The actress gave Marsden a look that indicated they needed to go after more cocktails and music was played, and the rest is history.
Most people would assume that the pair’s 22-year age difference would concern them, but the “Brothers & Sisters” star said it didn’t “faze” her. Even the actress admitted that the age gap wasn’t a problem, saying:
“Wow, I keep overlooking the fact that he is 22 years my senior.”
Calista said that it had no bearing on their romance and that she admired his morning appearance. She clarified that he was “more cute” because he appeared to be a “small boy,” not because he was “more gorgeous.”
The actress adopted a son named Liam the year before she and Harrison started dating in 2002. The actor had to play a parent again in his 60s because he wanted to be a part of the “Supergirl” actress’s life.
Benjamin and Williard, two of Harrison’s four oldest boys, were born of his first marriage to Mary Marquard. The celebrity fathered a daughter named Georgia and a boy named Malcolm with his second wife, Melissa Mathison.
In an interview in 2008, Harrison discussed raising a small child and remarked, “She’s brought a child back into my home.” He said at the time that, aside from Liam, his youngest child was 17 the previous year.
Harrison responded that Calista was the world’s best mother when asked what kind of mother she was. She had adopted the boy as a single parent before they met, so she was a mother by choice, he noticed with pride.
The actor praised Calista for parenting Liam admirably and for her devotion to him. When questioned if his position as co-parenting with her was different from when he was raising his biological children, he expressed his happiness at doing so.
Harrison said that because he was now “more mature,” he was different with Liam than with his children. Calista and Harrison married in June 2010 after dating for more than eight years.
On Valentine’s Day the year before, Harrison asked Calista to marry him, and the ceremony took place in New Mexico. It was the same state where he had been filming “Cowboys and Aliens.”
The actor said that he felt fortunate to have been present to witness the young boy’s development in front of his eyes.
Charles W. Daniels, the Chief Justice of New Mexico, presided over the ceremony at Governor Bill Richardson’s Santa Fe house. Daniels was also responsible for formally announcing the couple’s marriage.
The couple’s pals Richardson and his wife Barbara served as their witnesses. Liam, the bride and groom’s nine-year-old son, and the governor’s official counsel were also present.
Harrison and Calista were married for almost eleven years by the time February 2020 rolled around. The actor from “The Call of the Wild” gave the following advise when asked by Parade what his trick was for making it in Hollywood while in a relationship:
“Stop talking. Do a head nod.”
The couple opened out to Closer Weekly in 2017 as they were getting ready to commemorate their seventh wedding anniversary and shared their advice for maintaining a happy marriage. They “laughed a lot,” Calista said to the magazine.
She emphasized how important comedy was to her and how it helped them maintain their chemistry. The couple had been raising Liam together and working together for 20 years to maintain their romance until October 2021 arrived.
According to the actress, her spouse was a “great parent” who was kind, witty, and loving. Harrison had a lovely thing to say about parenting Liam with his wife during his “Reader’s Digest” interview, saying:
It’s an amazing chance to witness a child’s development, which is perpetually in bloom.
The actor said that he felt fortunate to have been present to witness the young boy’s development in front of his eyes. The wonder, according to Calista’s husband, was in being able to raise Liam and witnessing the effort’s fruition.