A look at Jeff Goldblum and his wife Emilie's relationship as the Hollywood hunk turns 70
Jeff Goldblum's wife Emilie Livingston celebrated his birthday with a "surprise" vacation as the actor turned 70. The pair have been married for eight happy years despite their 30-year age gap.
Emilie, 39, a former Olympian, planned a trip to Italy in honor of her husband turning septuagenarian on Saturday, October 22. In a heartwarming Instagram post on Friday, October 21, Emilie asked her husband, "Where do you think we're going?" to which he playfully responded, "I think I misheard. I thought we were going to Staples." The post was complete with photos and clips of the couple in Italy, set to music, with Emilie revealing how she'd packed Jeff's suitcase and planned a train and car ride to their "surprise destination."
"Now that we are here living this intoxicating dream it's even more magical!" Emilie gushed. Jeff responded in the comments section, writing, "My darling, what a surprise❤️❤️❤️."
Later on, Emilie shared another tribute to her husband alongside a photo of the loved-up couple.
"Happy Birthday to my best friend, lover, partner in life, in everything that you choose to do whether it be for pleasure or for your professional life I walk with you every step of the way! Here's to many more adventures together with our beautiful boys!!! #loveofmylife #jeffgoldblum #maisongoldblum #initaly," she wrote in the caption. Taking to her Instagram Stories, Emilie also shared a photo of her husband eating some birthday dessert with a beautiful Italian hillside in the background.
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston: Relationship
The former athlete and the 'Jurassic World Dominion' actor crossed paths in 2011, announced their engagement in 2014, and eventually took the holy vows at the famed Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles on November 8, 2014. This would be Emilie's first marriage and the third for Jeff, who was previously married to Patricia Gaul and Geena Davis. They have had two sons since -- Charlie Ocean in 2015 and River Joe in 2017.
The pair are said to have met while working out at a local gym. Jeff remembered the encounter in his 2018 interview with Wired magazine. “We were at Equinox on Sunset Boulevard, the gym. I saw her from across a crowded room, and I marched up to her, entranced, and began some kind of conversation,” the 'Independence Day' star recalled. The rest was history.
Some would assume that Emilie was drawn to Jeff because of his star power, especially considering he's more than 30 years older than her. However, she apparently had no idea who Jeff Goldblum was -- something that surprised the Hollywood heartthrob himself. “I introduced myself: ‘Hi, my name is Jeff Goldblum.’ I said both names – my first and last names,” Jeff explained to The Times. “Emilie didn’t know who I was. And still have not seen most of my movies," he added.
It's worth noting that Emilie did have her doubts about marrying Jeff because she wasn't sure he wanted to get married again. She revealed how opening up to Jeff was "scary" at first after she assumed he didn't want kids or to be a husband again. “We were just honest and aware from day one and took our relationship day by day until I had to express my feelings of wanting a family with HIM and to share the rest of my life with his beautiful soul,” Emilie wrote on Instagram alongside a passionate photo of the couple kissing in June 2018.
As noted by entertainment outlet Creeto, Jeff and Emilie have been putting in the work since they began dating in early 2011. The actor not only proved that he wanted to get married to Emilie and have kids, but also showed that he loved being a dad. After three years of dating, they were certain that they would be a perfect fit to build a family together.