Hollywood star Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne still deeply in love after 64 years of marriage
Actor Kirk Douglas met his second wife producer Anne Buydens in Paris while acting on location for “Lust for Life.” They married on May 29, 1954.
In a rare occurrence, the pair was seen on an outing in Los Angeles in September. The couple is still very much in love after 64 years together.
For their outing, the actor wore black and white. His wife kept it simple in a long-sleeved green sweater and a gray blanket to cover her legs.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The pair got around with the help of their caregivers who moved them around in their wheelchairs.
Douglas and Buydens married just a year before he starred as painter Vincent van Gogh in “Lust for Life.” Before wedding his wife, he was married to Diana Dill.
Dill is the mother of Michael and Joel Douglas and the pair was married until 1951. On December 9, the actor will be turning 102.
For his 100th birthday, Douglas opened up about his wife saying:
“I was lucky enough to find my soulmate 63 years ago, and I believe our wonderful marriage and our nightly ‘golden hour’ chats have helped me survive all things.”
He may be a century old but the star is still fighting fit according to his son Michael:
"He still has a trainer. He works out with a trainer at 101. I remember when Dad was 90 and he had a guy that he worked out with for more than 30 years, 40 years, Mike Abrams."
The actor added:
"I went to see Dad one day, he was 90 and wasn’t feeling so good. I said, 'Dad, what’s wrong? You don’t look good.' He said, 'Ah, Mike died.' I said, 'Ah, Dad I’m so sorry. Mike died? How old was Mike, Dad?' '94'."
In 2014, Douglas and Buydens celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. They had two sons, Peter, a producer, and Eric, an actor.
Unfortunately, Eric died on July 6, 2004, from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs.