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Julie Andrews Emotionally Opens Up About Painful Divorce From Her "Lovely" First Husband, Tony Walton

Date October 24, 2019 12:55

Many fans of the cult classics Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music wonder who Julie Andrew’s husband is. The Oscar-winning actress was actually married two times but her first marriage drove her to therapy.

Julie Andrews and Tony Walton met when she was 13 and he was 12. Julie pursued an acting career while Tony’s eye was set on a set designer job. The couple married in 1959 and after 3 years, they welcomed a daughter.

Julie Andrews and Tony Walton’s broken love story

When Julie Andrews was at the pick of her career, winning an Oscar for Mary Poppins, her personal life was in ruins.

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She may have been one of the most-loved and well-recognized actresses but her love story with childhood sweetheart, Tony Walton, was getting to a sad end.

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Being a child of divorced parents, Julie tried to save her marriage but the couple split up in 1967. Andrews recalled:

Sadly, I separated from my lovely first husband. The marriage was over and my head was so full of clutter and garbage.

The screen legend revealed that that tumultuous time led her to therapy, which she claims ‘saved her life.’

Who is Julie Andrews married to now?

Two years after her divorce, Andrews married the film director Blake Edwards. The couple had been together for over 33 years and worked on 8 movies side by side.

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Edwards passed away in 2010 when he was 88 years old. He and Julie had 2 daughters together. Now Andrews is 84 and is not looking for romance, treasuring the memory of the love she lost.

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