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Helen Mirren Desperately Wanted To Marry Taylor Hackford, But Why Did She Wait For 10 Years?

Date February 5, 2019 12:46

Famous English actress Helen Mirren and the American director Taylor Hackford have been married since 1997, but they started dating in 1986. Why did it take 10 long years to finally make their relations official?

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Helen and Taylor met each other for the first time on the set of White Nights back in 1986, in which Hackford directed his future wife. It was love from first sight, and they've been happy together ever since.

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Long dating period

During one of the interviews, Helen Miller revealed the reason for such a long dating period. She claimed they ended up getting married only for legal reasons and added that for both of them, marriage was not a mandatory requirement for happy relations.

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Also, family members wanted Helen and Taylor to get married, so altogether, there were quite a lot of factors that signalized it was the right time to make it official.

We got married in the end because we realized that we were going to be together forever. We got married, ultimately, for legal reasons more than anything else. Estate planning and other complicated things like that. And our families, we sensed, wanted us to be married. I always said I have nothing against marriage; it just wasn't to my taste, like turnips. It took me a very long time to come round to acquiring the taste. I just had to meet the right turnip.

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Having no kids together

Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford don't have any mutual children, but Hackford has two kids from previous marriages. Nevertheless, Mirren claims she doesn't regret her child-free life. She is absolutely happy and enjoys every moment with her loving husband.

I was always too engaged in my life as an actress. ... At that time, I couldn't comprehend that you could incorporate a child into that without letting a child down in some way.

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Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford were dating for 10 years until finally marrying each other in 1997, and they have a special reason for it.

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