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A complete timeline of Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart's relationship

Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford are photographed while walking together on the red carpet at the premier "Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny."
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford attend the "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" red carpet during the 76th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals in France.Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images
  • Harrison Ford and his wife, Calista Flockhart, have been married since 2010.

  • The couple, who share a 22-year age difference, first met in 2002 at the Golden Globe Awards.

  • They share an adopted son, Liam.

You could ask anyone to name a Harrison Ford film and they would have no issue rattling off box-office hits that the actor has starred in over the years, including "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Blade Runner," and "The Fugitive."

But most people would know much less about the star's personal life. The actor has mainly kept his private affairs out of the public eye since launching onto the scene over 50 years ago, preferring to keep the two separate.

The actor has been with his wife, Calista Flockhart, for over two decades. Although they usually keep things low-key, they went viral in May 2023 after the stylist Elizabeth Stewart shared a photo of Ford admiring his wife when they hit the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

If you're curious to know more about the couple, keep reading.

January 20, 2002: The pair crossed paths for the first time when they were both at the pinnacle of their careers.

Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford during 2002 Miramax Post Golden Globe Party in Beverly Hills, California, United States.
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford the night they first met in 2002.Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc/Getty Images

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart met for the first time at the Golden Globe Awards in 2002, where the "1923" star was the recipient of the highly prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment world.

Meanwhile, Flockhart had received a nomination for playing the titular role in the legal comedy-drama "Ally McBeal."

Ford and Flockhart told People in 2003 that they weren't necessarily looking for love when they met.

"I remember loving him in 'Mosquito Coast,' but I didn't really think about him," Flockhart said.

Ford said their meeting was memorable because he accidentally spilled wine on Flockhart's dress while chatting.

September 1, 2002: They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Venice Film Festival later that year.

Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford at the premiere of his film "K-19: The Widowmaker" at the 59th Venice Film Festival in 2002 in Venice, Italy.
Ford and Flockhart walked the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival in 2002.ascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Seven months after meeting, Ford and Flockhart stepped out on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival holding hands, confirming their new romance.

At the time, Ford was 60 and technically still married to his second wife, Melissa Mathison, the "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" screenwriter with whom he wed in 1983 and shares a son, Malcolm, 35, and a daughter, Georgia, 32.

However, Mathison had filed for legal separation the year before, and it would be another two years before their divorce was officially finalized.

Ford had also been married to the chef Mary Marquardt between 1964 and 1979, with whom he has two sons, Benjamin, 56, and William, 54.

In 2003, Flockhart said that the couple's 22-year age gap didn't "faze" her.

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at the premiere of "K-19: The Widowmaker" at the Village Theatre in Westwood, Ca. Monday, July 15, 2002.
Ford and Flockhart met when they were 60 and 38, respectively.Kevin Winter/ImageDirect/Getty Images

Much ado was made about the couple's significant age difference when their relationship began, but Flockhart told Hello! Magazine that this wasn't an issue for them.

"It doesn't faze me," she said at the time. "Sometimes I even say, 'Wow, I keep forgetting that he's 22 years older than me.' It doesn't factor into our relationship at all."

2008: After they had been together for a few years, Ford began to see Flockhart's adopted son as his own.

lista Flockhart holds her son, Liam, on the set of her boyfreind, actor Harrison Ford's upcoming movie, "Two Cops" on Rodeo Drive on September 17, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California.
Flockhart and her son, Liam, on the set of Ford's movie, "Two Cops" in 2002.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Flockhart adopted her son, Liam, a year before they had met. As she and Ford continued their relationship, the actor stepped in as a father figure for the infant.

Ford praised Flockhart for her parenting skills and decision to adopt in an interview with Reader's Digest in 2008.

"She's a mother by choice — she adopted Liam before we met, as a single parent, which is an awesome responsibility to take," he said. "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."

Ford said that he saw Liam as his own son, going on to say: "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."

 

The "Indiana Jones" actor popped the question to Flockhart on Valentine's Day weekend in 2009. They married the following year.

Ford and Flockhart married in 2010 after eight years together.
Ford and Flockhart married in 2010 after eight years together.Francois Durand/Getty Images

After eight years of dating, Ford and Flockhart walked down the aisle together on June 15, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Ford was filming "Cowboys and Aliens."

Their intimate ceremony was held at the governor's mansion and presided over by Bill Richardson, a former presidential candidate who was then governor of New Mexico. Liam, who was nine at the time, was in attendance.

Flockhart was by Ford's side when he was hospitalized after he crashed his plane in 2015.

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart.
Flockhart said she supported her husband's love of flying.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Ford's love of aviation has been well-documented in the years since he got his pilot's license in the 1990s, but his frequent flying has resulted in a few accidents.

He was injured in 2015 after he crashed his vintage plane on an LA golf course. The actor suffered a broken pelvis, ankle, and other injuries from the crash.

Speaking to People a few months later, Flockhart said that while it was a "really hard, scary time," she supported her husband's decision to return to the air.

"He loves it, so I love it, and I support him 100 percent," she said.

In 2023, Ford said the crash made Flockhart stop flying in vintage planes with him.

"My wife does not fly with me in vintage airplanes anymore — she will in others," he told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that the crash "was really hard on my family."

In 2020, the couple became empty-nesters when their son left for college.

Harrison Ford and his adopted son Liam Ford at a basketball game in 2016.
Harrison Ford and his adopted son, Liam Flockhart Ford, were seen at a basketball game in 2016.Noel Vasquez/GC Images/Getty Images

Ford and Flockhart's adopted son, Liam, left the family's 800-acre ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, to begin college in the fall of 2020.

Ford told People he made sure to get Liam there himself and flew the three of them across the country in his private plane.

January 2023: Ford said he hoped he and Flockhart got the chance to work together on a project.

Ford and Flockhart have never worked on a project together before — but they're hoping to change that.
Ford and Flockhart have never worked on a project together before — but they're hoping to change that.Kevork Djansezian/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA

"We'd love to find one we could do together," he told Fox News in January 2023 when asked why the two hadn't acted alongside each other before.

"She's just going back to work after having devoted herself to the raising of our son, Liam, for the last 20 years," he said, adding that she's "enjoying going back to work. I'm hoping we will find something to do together."

"But yeah, haven't found one yet," he added.

May 18, 2023: The couple held hands on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival, where Ford's final "Indiana Jones" film premiered.

Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford attend the "Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny" red carpet during the 76th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2023 in Cannes, France.
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford attend the "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" red carpet during the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in France.Dominique Charriau/WireImage/Getty Images

The couple was all smiles while they posed for photographers at the "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" premiere during the 76th Cannes Film Festival in May 2023.

At the festival, Ford received an honorary Palme d'Or award for his performance as the titular adventurer, first introduced to viewers in the 1981 film "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

January 14, 2024: Ford thanked Flockhart for her consistent support after winning a career achievement award at the Critics Choice Awards.

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at The Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed the Career Achievement Award for this year's Critics Choice Awards.Taylor Hill / FilmMagic

Ford was visibly emotional during his acceptance speech, in which he thanked his fellow actors and wife.

"I want to thank my lovely wife, Calista Flockhart, who supports me when I need a lot of support. And I need a lot of support," Ford said at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.

This article was originally published on May 22, 2023, and was most recently updated on January 15, 2024.

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