Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart's Relationship Timeline (2024)

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January 20, 2002: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart meet at the 59th Golden Globe Awards 2002: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart go on their first date September 1, 2002: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart appear together at the Venice Film Festival 2003: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart discuss their shared love of flying October 27, 2003: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend a Los Angeles fashion show October 15, 2007: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart take their son Liam to a pumpkin patch November 21, 2007: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart serve meals with the L.A. Mission April 8, 2008: Harrison Ford calls Calista Flockhart the best mother in the world February 14, 2009: Harrison Ford proposes to Calista Flockhart June 15, 2010: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart get married August 8, 2013: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the Paranoia premiere March 5, 2015: Calista Flockhart visits Harrison Ford in hospital after plane crash August 10, 2015: Calista Flockhart opens up about Harrison Ford's plane crash December 10, 2015: Calista Flockhart discusses Harrison Ford's texting habits December 14, 2015: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere November 18, 2018: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have a date night at the Governors Awards August 20, 2020: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart drop off son Liam at college in Ford's private plane August 8, 2021: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart vacation in Croatia during a filming break December 2, 2022: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the premiere of 1923 January 27, 2023: Harrison Ford talks about potentially doing a movie with Calista Flockhart February 8, 2023: Harrison Ford reveals why Calista Flockhart won't fly with him in vintage planes May 18, 2023: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the Cannes Film Festival June 14, 2023: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny June 25, 2023: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend a screening of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in Italy January 14, 2024: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the Critics Choice Awards FAQs References

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart may have seemed like an unlikely pair to fans at first, but their love has stood the test of time.

The two actors began dating after meeting at the 59th Golden Globe Awards in 2002. The Indiana Jones star was 60 years old at the time and 22 years older than Flockhart. The couple got married eight years later in 2010 after Ford proposed on a family vacation the year prior.

Before their relationship, Ford had been married twice and welcomed four kids. He later adopted Flockhart's son, Liam, whom she adopted in 2001.

"I'm in love," Ford said of Flockhart in a 2003 interview. "Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love and I think there is a potential for it at any stage of your life. I was not surprised that I was able to fall in love, and I wasn't surprised that I did."

From their first encounter to memorable date nights and family vacations, here's everything to know about Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart's relationship.

January 20, 2002: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart meet at the 59th Golden Globe Awards

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Ford and Flockhart first crossed paths at the Golden Globe Awards at the beginning of 2002. Ford was still married to his second wife Melissa Mathison at the time, though Mathison had filed for legal separation in 2001. Their divorce was later finalized in 2004.

Both Ford and Flockhart have said that although they'd seen each other's respective movies, they weren't looking for love or thinking about each other before that first meeting. "I remember loving him in Mosquito Coast, but I didn't really think about him," said Flockhart.

2002: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart go on their first date

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Flockhart's Ally McBeal costar James Marsden has spoken about being the third wheel on Flockhart and Ford's first date back in 2002.

During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Marsden explained that he had become friends with Flockhart through working together and that she had invited him along to dinner and then drinks at Ford's home.

"I'm a harbinger of a wonderful, long relationship," he joked. "I take the credit for that."

September 1, 2002: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart appear together at the Venice Film Festival

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The couple made one of their first public appearances together at the 59th Venice Film Festival. They were joined by Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson at the premiere of K-19: The Widowmaker, in which Ford and Neeson starred together.

2003: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart discuss their shared love of flying

Ford had been passionate about flying planes for years since he obtained his pilot license. Luckily for him, Flockhart also enjoyed flying and it was an activity they bonded over in their early days, along with their son Liam.

"Calista loves to fly, and I'm thrilled because it's so important to me and it's the kind of thing that's so much more fun with somebody who really enjoys it," Ford told PEOPLE in 2003. "Liam loves to fly. Calista likes the process, she likes what she sees from the air, she likes seeing me happy. I think a lot of it has to do with that she loves to see me doing something that I love."

Flockhart added, "I had always been a little nervous about flying, but when we went for the first time — I think to Santa Barbara — I wasn't nervous at all. I loved it."

"I also think I love it because I really trust Harrison," she continued. "And we take Liam flying all the time and he loves it."

October 27, 2003: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend a Los Angeles fashion show

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In another early public appearance for the couple, Ford and Flockhart were in attendance at the 2 B Free fashion show in L.A.

October 15, 2007: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart take their son Liam to a pumpkin patch

Ford and Flockhart enjoyed a family day out, taking their son Liam and his friend to a pumpkin patch in preparation for Halloween.

November 21, 2007: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart serve meals with the L.A. Mission

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Over Thanksgiving, the couple were seen with son Liam giving back and serving meals at the L.A. Mission and Anne Douglas Center.

April 8, 2008: Harrison Ford calls Calista Flockhart the best mother in the world

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During an interview with Reader's Digest, Ford had nothing but praise for Flockhart's skills as a parent, calling her "the best [mother] in the world." He continued, "She's a mother by choice — she adopted Liam before we met, as a single parent, which is an awesome responsibility to take. 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."

He went on to share how grateful he is for Flockhart. "She's brought a child back into my home," he said. "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."

February 14, 2009: Harrison Ford proposes to Calista Flockhart

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A little over seven years after the couple began dating, sources told PEOPLE that Ford had proposed to Flockhart over Valentine's Day weekend while the couple were on a family vacation with Liam.

June 15, 2010: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart get married

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A year later, Ford and Flockhart married in New Mexico, where Ford was filming Cowboys and Aliens.

The wedding took place at the Governor's Mansion in Santa Fe and was officiated by Governor Bill Richardson under the supervision of New Mexico's chief justice, Charles W. Daniels. Liam was also in attendance.

August 8, 2013: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the Paranoia premiere

Joined by Ford's daughter Georgia, the couple made an appearance on the red carpet to mark the premiere of the thriller Paranoia, starring Ford.

Flockhart wore a silver dress and strappy heels to the event, while Ford wore a black jacket and checked shirt.

March 5, 2015: Calista Flockhart visits Harrison Ford in hospital after plane crash

Since obtaining his pilot license, Ford has been involved in a few crashes over the years. In 2015, the actor crashed his vintage plane on an L.A. golf course.

Ford, then 72, stayed at a local hospital while recovering, and Flockhart never left her husband's side.

"Calista arrived at the ER shortly after Harrison," a source told PEOPLE at the time. "She looked concerned and stayed with Harrison until late last night. This morning, she drove [their son] Liam to school and then straight to the hospital. She is still at the hospital now."

August 10, 2015: Calista Flockhart opens up about Harrison Ford's plane crash

A few months after Ford's crash, Flockhart revealed that Ford was doing well and flying again.

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

She noted that while the crash was a "really hard, scary time" for their family, some good did come out of it. "I think it just makes you realize once again that life can turn on a dime, and we just have to appreciate every second we're here, because you never know," she explained.

December 10, 2015: Calista Flockhart discusses Harrison Ford's texting habits

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During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Flockhart spoke about Ford's texting skills. "We talk all the time. He's learning to text," she said of her husband who was in Australia filming a movie at the time. She added that while "he's getting better" at texting, he doesn't know how to use emojis just yet.

"He says, 'Where'd you get that picture from?' It's really bad," she said with a laugh.

December 14, 2015: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere

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Over four decades after he starred in the flagship series, Ford returned to the Star Wars universe in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Flockhart accompanied her husband to the film's premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in L.A.

Ford, who reprised his role as Han Solo in the movie, spoke about how premieres had changed since the first Star Wars movie was released in 1977. "In the 70s nobody knew what to anticipate, nobody had ever seen anything like it," he said during the event.

November 18, 2018: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have a date night at the Governors Awards

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The couple enjoyed a glamorous date night out at the 10th annual Governors Awards. Ford sported a new goatee and wore a black tux and bow tie, while Flockhart wore an off-the-shoulder, black-and-white dress with black pumps.

August 20, 2020: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart drop off son Liam at college in Ford's private plane

Ford helped Liam start college in style. The pilot flew the couple's son to his liberal arts college in his private plane for the start of the fall semester. Flockhart was also present and was seen hugging Liam before she and Ford left.

August 8, 2021: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart vacation in Croatia during a filming break

After taking a break from filming Indiana Jones 5, Ford and Flockhart were spotted sightseeing in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik along with Liam and a tour guide.

The vacation came a few weeks after Ford injured his shoulder while rehearsing a fight scene. Disney said in a statement at the time that "production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks."

December 2, 2022: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the premiere of 1923

Ford and Flockhart celebrated the premiere of 1923, a Yellowstone prequel starring Ford and Helen Mirren, by attending a screening and afterparty for the upcoming show. The couple posed for photos at the event, which was held at the Hollywood American Legion Post 43 in Los Angeles.

January 27, 2023: Harrison Ford talks about potentially doing a movie with Calista Flockhart

Ford talked about the possibility of working with Flockhart at the Los Angeles premiere of his new Apple TV+ comedy series, Shrinking.

"We'd love to find one we could do together," the Indiana Jones star said. "But yeah, haven't found one yet."

He went on to explain that Flockhart started acting again after taking time off to focus on their son. "She's just going back to work after having devoted herself to the raising of our son, Liam, for the last 20 years," Ford said. "And she's enjoying going back to work. I'm hoping we will find something to do together."

February 8, 2023: Harrison Ford reveals why Calista Flockhart won't fly with him in vintage planes

Ford spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the aftermath of his near-death plane crash in March 2015. "My wife does not fly with me in vintage airplanes anymore — she will in others," he said.

The actor admitted that his crash "was really hard on my family." However, he continues to fly — even if Flockhart won't join him in certain aircraft.

May 18, 2023: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the Cannes Film Festival

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The couple attended the world premiere of Ford's film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny at the Cannes Film Festival. Flockhart and the actor, who donned coordinating black ensembles, were photographed holding hands on the red carpet.

"My life has been enabled by my lovely wife, who has supported my passions and my dreams and I'm grateful," Ford said during a speech that evening. "And you know, I love you too. You've given my life purpose and meaning and I'm grateful for that, so grateful."

June 14, 2023: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

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Flockhart joined Ford at the Los Angeles premiere of his film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The Ally McBeal alum dazzled in a yellow Ralph Lauren skirt that she first wore to theEmmys in 1999, while Ford looked handsome in a tailored navy suit.

June 25, 2023: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend a screening of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in Italy

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Flockhart joined Ford for a screening of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny at the Taormina Film Festival in Taormina, Italy.The Shrinking actor wore a suit, while Flockhart wore a stunning green gown by Giorgio Armani.

January 14, 2024: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the Critics Choice Awards

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The couple attended the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles, where Ford was honored with the career achievement award.

"I want to thank my lovely wife, Calista Flockhart, who supports me when I need a lot of support," the actor said during his acceptance speech. "And I need a lot of support."

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FAQs

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart's Relationship Timeline? ›

The two actors began dating after meeting at the 59th Golden Globe Awards in 2002. The Indiana Jones star was 60 years old at the time and 22 years older than Flockhart. The couple got married eight years later in 2010 after Ford proposed on a family vacation the year prior.

What is the age gap between Calista and Harrison? ›

The 22-year-age gap was the subject of a lot of tabloid news, but it didn't bother Flockhart. "It doesn't faze me," she said. "Sometimes I even say, 'Wow, I keep forgetting that he's 22 years older than me.

Why doesn't Calista Flockhart act anymore? ›

Flockhart virtually disappeared from stage and screen at the height of her stardom, riding off into the Brentwood sunset with another star, Harrison Ford. She had dropped out to be a mom, to focus on raising Liam, the baby son she had adopted a year before meeting Mr. Ford.

How many marriages has Harrison Ford had? ›

Ford has been married three times and has four biological children and one adopted child. He was first married to Mary Marquardt from 1964 until their divorce in 1979.

Who is the couple with the 13 year age gap? ›

Hugh Jackman & Deborra Lee-Furness: 13 Years

The two married in 1996 and adopted two children together, Oscar and Ava. Jackman told People that despite their age difference, he's still the adult: "I'm literally the adult in the relationship. She's just like a little kid.

Which couple has 17 year age difference? ›

George & Amal Clooney

George and Amal Clooney, who first met in 2013 through a mutual friend, have a 17-year age gap. They married in Italy in 2014 and welcomed twins Ella and Alexander in 2017. And, you know, they're totally #goals.

Who turned down Ally McBeal? ›

Calista Flockhart wasn't David E. Kelley's first choice for the lead on his series Ally McBeal; he originally offered the role to Bridget Fonda. Fonda decided to stick with films and turned him down.

Where is Calista Flockhart today? ›

She has been working at PEOPLE since May 2023. Her work has previously appeared in The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, The Pop Insider, and Saratoga Living. Calista Flockhart has no regrets about prioritizing her family. The actress, 59, appeared on Tuesday's episode of The Drew Barrymore Show alongside her Feud: Capote vs.

Is Harrison Ford a Democrat? ›

Actor Harrison Ford has urged voters to 'stop giving power to people who don't believe in science' in a speech at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Asked about his philosophy in life, movie star Harrison Ford said this week that he was "raised a Democrat" and "my moral purpose was being a Democrat."

Is Harrison Ford happily married to Calista Flockhart? ›

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.

How old was Harrison Ford when he had his first child? ›

The Indiana Jones star first became a father in the 1960s with the births of sons Benjamin, 57, and Willard, 55, whom he shares with his first wife, illustrator Mary Marquardt. Ford was in his early 20s at the time and had yet to begin acting.

What is the biggest age gap in a married couple? ›

Gertrude Grubb Janeway (USA, b. 3 July 1909), was 18 when she married 81-year-old Union Civil War veteran, John Janeway on 9 June 1927 – an age difference of 63 years. The last Union widow of a Civil War veteran, she died 17 January 2003 aged 93.

How far apart are Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford? ›

During a joint interview with Hello!, Calista addressed her and Harrison's 22-year age gap. He was 60, and she was 38 when they first met, but the actress said the age difference between them wasn't an issue. "It doesn't faze me.

What is the perfect age difference for marriage? ›

Meanwhile, some prefer younger partners because it makes them feel youthful. “All circ*mstances are different, and it does come down to an individual. Ultimately the studies have found that a gap of one to three years has the greatest level of happiness and satisfaction,” Samantha said.

What is the age gap between couples psychology? ›

Romantic couples with a large age gap often raise eyebrows. Studies have found partners with more than a ten-year gap in age experience social disapproval. But when it comes to our own relationships, both men and women prefer someone their own age, but are open to someone 10-15 years their junior or senior.

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