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Harvey Keitel's 1st Marriage At 62 Was Overshadowed By The Birth Of His Son With Another Woman

Date January 23, 2020

Harvey Keitel has made quite a career for himself in Hollywood, but his personal life encountered more than a few bumps on the road. We've tried our best to break it down for you.

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Keitel's first publicized relationship

In the beginning of 1980s, when the actor's career was in its peak, he met young actress Lorraine Braco, whom you might know from Scorsese's film Goodfellas.

Lorraine was 15 years younger than Keitel, but according to her she couldn't resist him and the two got in a relationship that lasted from 1982 till 1993 (they were never married).

Their romance was full of ups and downs. Braco remembers Keitel being very moody, which was tough on her. As she told ABC News:

I begged, I pleaded. He promised, he cried. It would be over, it would be over … and there were months where it was fine.

In 1985, Lorraine gave birth to their daughter Stella, who caused a very long and exhausting custody battle after the pair broke up, so why did they end the relationship?

Braco confessed she had an affair with her co-star Edward James Olmos and personally told Keitel, hoping it would make things better if the news came from her. Unfortunately, she was wrong and her mistake ended things for good.

The actor didn't marry until 2001

Despite being with Lorraine Braco for so long, the Pulp Fiction star never popped the question, you would even think he's not a marrying type, but he proved otherwise in 2001.

Harvey Keitel was 62 years old when he married Daphna Kastner, a Canadian actress, who is 22 years his junior.

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But their happiness was somewhat ruined when Keitel's ex lover Lisa Karmazin gave birth to his son that very same year.

It was definitely a bad timing for the actor who hoped to start over with his new young wife. According to Karmazin, it took Keitel 6 months to finally meet his son, which prompted Lisa to seek child support from Harvey in court:

I called him from the hospital in labor. He said that he couldn’t make it, that he would be there in a couple of days. It took him six months to see his son.

That must've been quite a rough start to Keitel's decade!

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And yet, his personal life somehow managed to become stable. He's still married to Kastner and they even have a child together, which makes the actor a father of three:

  • Daughter Stella with Lorraine Braco born in 1985;
  • Son Hudson with Lisa Karmazin born in 2001;
  • Son Roman with wife Daphna Kastner born in 2004.

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Harvey Keitel's age means nothing to him

As we see from his personal life, as Keitel got older, more things were happening in his life. It actually seems that he's becoming stronger and more energetic the older he becomes.

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The famous actor also doesn't seem to have any retirement plans yet. In 2019, he was in four (!) movies, including Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, not even some young actors have that much work!

We love seeing that age doesn't matter and we're grateful to Keitel for showing it to us. Hope to see him in more projects soon!