Entertainment News Today Headlines: Samuel L. Jackson Reveals Simple Secret To His 40-Year-Marriage To Wife, Latanya Richardson
Entertainment Tonight Celebrity News: Samuel L. Jackson Secret To 40-Year-Old Marriage To Wife, Latanya Richardson
Samuel L. Jackson,70, and his wife LaTanya Richardson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary next year, and “The Hateful Eight” star says the longevity of their marriage is because of their mutual understanding of how the game of show business works. Additionally, they genuinely love each other unlike what is seen in most marriages celebrities are involved in.
“The secret to our success? Well, I guess we still love each other,” Jackson exclusively told Us Weekly at the New York City premiere of “Shaft” on Monday (June 10).
“[Couples are] always breaking up in neighborhoods all over the world,” the Oscar-nominated actor said, noting that couples working in the industry navigate the highs and the lows of a relationship a bit differently from average folks.
“Our job is just a job, you go to work, we go to work,” Jackson added. “If I’m at home working, I love coming home and sleeping in my bed. I was working a lot of other different places, but she comes to visit. You know, we both come from the theater. She’s on Broadway right now doing To Kill a Mockingbird, I’m out in the world doing movies. We understand the bond we have, the commonality of experiences, the commonality of joy of the theater and of our lives and of our daughter’s life, so it’s easy for us to stay connected.”
The “Shaft” star and Richardson got married in 1980 and welcomed daughter Zoe, who works as a TV producer, in 1982.
“I talk more to my wife and daughter than I used to,” he said in a recent interview with Esquire. “I’m getting better at talking to them about their lives and what they are doing and how they feel.”
Jackson previously told the Associated Pressthat he has no plans to retire from acting anytime soon.
“It’s acting. It’s not like I’m digging a ditch. I go on set, do some s–t. I go back and sit in my trailer for two hours and watch TV, eat a sandwich, read. And I go back and do 10 more minutes and go sit down some more. So, yeah it’s a great job.”
“Shaft” hits theaters on Friday, June 14.
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) June 9, 2019
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