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Mark Hamill is celebrating his wife Marilou Hamill’s 44th wedding anniversary.
To celebrate the big milestone of their marriage on Saturday, Star Wars The icon shared an adorable old photo of himself and his wife from their wedding more than 40 years ago, and wrote a sweet tribute in the Instagram caption.
“Today we celebrate our 44th anniversary ❤️ Thank you for saying yes 🙏” with Marilou, including Nathan Elias, 43, Griffin Tobias, 39, and Chelsea Elizabeth, 34 Mark, 71, who shares three children, wrote.
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Joining the celebration, Chelsea also shared a series of memorable photos of her parents when they were younger as a couple.
“Happy anniversary to these two. 💕💕💕,” she captioned the post, which Marc later shared on his Instagram Story.
One snapshot shows a photo of the pair sharing a sweet hug while looking into each other’s faces. It features a pair of
The Hamills were married in their Malibu home in December 1978. In 1981, Mark and Marilou, 67, were dental hygienists when she met her husband.
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Their first date was a trip to the movies. “I took her Annie Hall See if she has a sense of humor. If not, I dropped the woman,” Mark said at the time.
they went back to the cinema to watch the movie Star Wars“There’s one minor character close-up, her lips curled back from her teeth. She leaned over me and whispered ‘bad hat,'” he recalled.
However, Mark and Marilou said they dropped it once he became a household name. “I had to taste groupies and fame,” he explained. “I went to Las Vegas to date a 38-year-old showgirl. I was excited for the first ten minutes. Ultimately, I wanted to hold onto something. And my family.”
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Marilou “kept busy” while they were apart, she said. I was hoping you would come back.”
Marilou opened her heart good morning america In April 2018, she and Marc spoke about how they’ve maintained their love in the spotlight. she said at the time.