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‘Harry Potter’ Star Alan Rickman Put His Dreams About Children Aside Because Of His Wife: "In An Ideal World Three Children Would Be Dropped On Us"

Date October 16, 2019 18:27

Alan Rickman was British film and theatre actor famous for his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movie franchise. Before his passing, he got candid about why he and his wife never had children.

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Romantic love story

The actor was happily married to his childhood sweetheart, Rima who he had known for over five decades. Their romantic love story could be made into a lovely film script anytime.

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Alan met his wife back in 1965 when she was18 years old, while he 19. They then moved in together back in 1997. The couple had lived together for about 35 years before they got married in a secret ceremony in 2012.

His dreams about children

As an actor, Alan enjoyed a successful career. Though the couple had been together for more than four decades, they did not have any children. As it turns out, Alan put his dreams for children aside because of his wife.

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In an interview, the actor opened up about the couple’s decision. He said:

You should remember I am not the only one involved. There is another person here. I would have loved a family. Sometimes I think that in an ideal world, three children, aged 12, 10 and eight, would be dropped on us and we would be great parents for that family.

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He went on to describe his wife as “incredibly, unbelievably tolerant, possibly a candidate for sainthood”.

RIP, Alan!

Rickman died in a hospital after a private battle with cancer at the age of 69. The Harry Potter actor wasn’t aware of the severity of his illness before he passed. The news Alan’s death was confirmed in a statement by his family who said: “He was surrounded by family and friends.”

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Alan Rickman would have made a great father. Sadly, this particular dream did not come through for the actor.