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Jeff Bridges Shares How His Wife Of 42 Years, Susan Geston, Turned Him Down For A First Date, But He Didn't Let Her Go

Date October 21, 2019 09:19

Hollywood is an industry not particularly known for long marriages. However, award-winning actor Jeff Bridges has been married to his wife Susan for over four decades, all while working in entertainment.

Fear of marriage

Before meeting his wife, Jeff Bridges had a fear of marriage when he was in his 20s. According to him, he believed the thought was a giant step toward death. He did everything to resist it not until he met Susan while filming Rancho Deluxe in Montana.

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Love does truly conquer all including fear of marriage. Jeff and Susan have been married for more than four decades. The couple has three daughters.

Not letting her go

Since 1977, Jeff has been happily married to his beautiful wife, Susan Geston. During an appearance on Access Daily, the Oscar-winning actor recalled the moment his wife of 42 years turned him down for their first date.

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He said:

When I got the nerve to ask her out I said would you like to go out with me she said no. But it’s a small town maybe I would see you around. Her prophecy proved true and we saw each other at a party and the rest is history.

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Though when they met in Montana during the 70s Jeff was head over heels in love, however, marriage didn’t come immediately. So, when his wife made up her mind to leave Malibu, he said: “Oh God I can't let this woman go.

He proposed to her on the spot and they tied the knot a few days later.

Jeff’s secret to a happy marriage

The award-winning actor in an interview shared the secret to his long-lasting and happy marriage. Bridges revealed three ways to maintain a strong union. He said support, little things such as asking how your spouse’s day went and loving each other.

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When two people belong together, they will find each other no matter what. We wish the spouses to never lose that sparkle between them!