April 28, 2019

Here's How Robert Redford Found Love Again after a Painful Divorce from His Wife

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Sometimes it takes another try to find one's "happily ever after!" Oscar-winning actor Robert Redford found love again after his painful divorce from a marriage that lasted for 27 years. 

Robert Redford attends the Red Carpet Arrivals at Cesar Film Awards 2019 at Salle Pleyel on February 22, 2019 in Paris, France | Photo: Getty Images



Redford and his first wife, Lola Van Wagenen's story was one of love, and it had most people in Hollywood jealous. The duo got married at the young age of 22 and 19 and were inseparable through the years. 

It was such a sad day when the news broke that they were divorcing in 1985 after 27 years of marriage. They both had four children together but one of their children Scott, who was also their first born died at a very tender age. Their other children are son Jamie and two daughters, Shauna, and Amy. 

Robert Redford and ex-wife Lola attend the 53rd Academy Awards circa 1981 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images



Robert, however, found love again with partner Sibylle Szaggars, who is a German-born painter and also 19 years the actor's junior. They had been together since 1996 and tied the knot after twelve years together.

Robert Redford and wife Sibylle Szaggars at the Cesar Film Awards 2019 at Salle Pleyel on February 22, 2019 in Paris, France | Photo: Getty Images


Redford and his new sweetheart both live happily in their 5,500-acre farm in Utah. Sibylle who had gotten married twice before meeting Redford was married to Carl Heinz, a restaurateur for five years, between 1975 to 1980. 

After that, she married Friedrich Kurz, and they lived together for ten years before deciding to part ways. The German who is also an artist loves working on pure arts. One of her most appreciated paintings, "Shape of Color" which she completed with the help of another artist, Nina Kotova is recognized as one of the most massive oil paintings ever.

Robert Redford and his wife Sibylle Szaggars attend the Men's Final on day fourteen of the 2015 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Before dating Sibylle Szaggars, Redford was linked to actress Sonia Braga and costume designer Kathy O’Rear. Like Robert, Lola has also found love again as she is now married to George Burrill, and they are both living a quiet and happy life.