Sam Elliott married Katharine Ross, his true love. At first, he was terrified of talking to her. Here’s their touching love tale.
Sam could only gaze when he first encountered Katharine Ross. Her presence astounded him. He remembers that all he could do was stand there and watch Katharine come and leave. He never said anything to her. He would never consider approaching her.
Being at a loss for words may be deadly for a renowned actor’s profession. Elliott is well-known for his appearances in movies such as The Legacy, Tombstone, and The Big Lebowski. On the big screen, his rugged good looks, powerful voice, and no-bull attitude made him seem unstoppable.
Behind the scenes, though, he desired to be the guy Katharine Ross desired and required in her life.
On the set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Sam Elliott met Katharine Ross. He was only beginning out in his profession at the time, and he felt like a glorified extra in the picture while Katharine played the protagonist.
Elliott decided to ask Katharine out on a date when they crossed paths again on the set of The Legacy. Sam Elliott married Katharine Ross six years after they started dating.
They are still as much in love after 38 years and one kid as they were the first time Sam glimpsed her from a distance. In Hollywood, 38 years are considered a lifetime. Throughout the previous 10 years, the majority of marriages failed. Yet the couple has managed to retain their love as a pillar in their lives.
When asked what his secret was to keeping their marriage healthy, he said that they share a common sensibility, but they also work at being together—no one walks away from it. That is how partnerships survive.
With mutual love and respect, he said. At the end of the day, determination is key: There are highs and lows like anything else, yet one has to press on.
That is really true. Marriage requires labor, dedication, and devotion, all of which this couple has displayed admirably. We hope that God continues to bless their thriving marriage, which was lit by a single look.