Michael Caine had experience in both marriage and film. He has been married to his wife Shakira for 49 years. Shakira is a fantastic woman who supported the actor’s family by keeping him alive. For them, especially his twin grandkids, Michael entirely altered his way of life.
Michael Caine talked openly about his marriage to Shakira in 2018. He remembered first encountering her in a Brazilian coffee television commercial and falling in love with her right away, confident that she was the one for him.
Shortly after, the celebrity made the decision to go to Brazil the next morning with a friend and seek out the ad’s subject! He would soon discover, though, that the woman of his fantasies resided in London’s Fulham Road and wasn’t Brazilian at all.
Michael claims that before Shakira agreed to go on a date with him, he called her eleven times. If she had declined, he said, “I would have responded, “Forget it.
In 1973, the couple finally got married. In June 2019, 46 years into their marriage, Michael reflected that those were his happiest memories. Together, they had a daughter they called Natasha. Dominique was a second kid that Michael had with Patricia Haines, a fellow actor and ex-wife.
The “Italian Job” star revealed one reason his marriage persisted was his commitment to his wife when discussing his happy marriage. Although he was surrounded by stunning actresses, Michael claimed he was more interested on the one at home.
He said he had never seen a more gorgeous woman than his wife, and as a result, he was never tempted to cheat. He wasn’t in the best of condition by the time he became a grandfather, so his wife took over.
Michael shed a significant amount of weight in March 2017. The “Get Carter” actor admitted to a tabloid that he had cut back on his drinking because he was concerned that his time on Earth was running out.
Michael constantly looked out strategies to avoid having cancer since he was afraid of acquiring it. To reduce his risk of getting the illness, the star followed a certain diet, engaged in some activities, and avoided others. His meals were devoid of salt, sugar, and gluten, but he admitted that a bacon sandwich was his weakness.
Michael mentioned that he had grandchildren when host Joy Behar remarked that he appeared leaner during his visit on “The View” in 2017. He claimed to have read that having grandchildren can fill a hearthole you weren’t even aware you had.
Michael said he shed 30 pounds so he could watch his grandchildren mature. He noticed he was overweight when he glanced in the mirror and made the decision to take care of himself in order to live long enough to see the development of his grandchildren. At the time, he had twins aged six and a boy aged seven as grandsons, and the actor intended to live to see his grandson turn seventeen.
In 2008, Michael welcomed Taylor into the world, becoming a grandfather for the first time. The actor was overjoyed to be a father. His grandchild began watching football with him at the age of six months while perched on his knee. He adored caring for him, and the celebrity said they’d watch Sky Sports.
Michael was pleased to brag about how well he had taken care of Taylor, feeding, carrying, and escorting him about the house in his stroller. He got along with the kid and enjoyed being around him.
Shakira’s spouse claimed that he cherished their family since it was the ideal social unit. Because he always placed his children first, never spoilt them, and was always there for them, he also referred to himself as a “wonderful parent.” The actor claimed that he only accepted performing roles that would enable him to sustain and bring along his family.
Michael takes great satisfaction in being a good husband, father, and grandfather, but he attributes his good fortune to his wife who helped him from making poor decisions. The famous person described Shakira as having a “steadying impact” on him.
Shakira was commended by Michael for rescuing him from his bad behavior. He admitted that if his wife hadn’t been there, he would have passed away a long time ago because he smoked packs of cigarettes and drank a bottle of vodka every day. The “Dark Knight” actor claims:
“Shakira is a Muslim who abstains from drinking. She not only altered but also saved my life. We are always together.”
Michael still thought she was the most beautiful woman, kind and compassionate, even though they had been together for years. He claimed she was a remarkable Indian wife who made superb Italian cuisine—it couldn’t get much better!
Michael claimed that they were content with their own company and that they didn’t need anyone but their family.
After he fell in love with Shakira in just eight minutes, whereas it took her two hours to feel the same way, she cleaned him up and gave him a reason to live.
Whether in their country house in Surrey or their Chelsea apartment, the pair hardly ever spends time apart. They still admire each other and are dedicated to their grandchildren as well.
Michael claimed that their family is the source of their happiness and that they don’t need anybody else. Aside from his wife, he also saw that everyone had a negative side.
The actor is confident that his family would keep helping him and would not put him in a nursing home. He admitted that his family would all reside with him if given the option.
Michael, at 89, showed what 49 years of marriage to his 75-year-old wife looked like in November 2022. When the couple was seen leaving Harry’s Bar in the heart of London on what appeared to be a date night, they appeared to be very much in love.
They seemed lovely on their outing, making it obvious they are still a very happy couple approaching 50.