'Parent Trap'-ster Elaine Hendrix praat ouderdomsgaping met Dennis Quaid: 'Ek het gedink ons ​​het geweldige chemie'

“Ek het gedink ons ​​het geweldige chemie,” het die aktrise Woensdag aan Insider gesê. “… Ek dink dit het goed gewerk.”

Op daardie stadium, Quaid was 'n “jonger” 44 jaar oud - 18 jaar haar senior. Egter, in die 1998 romantiese komedie, the two have a noticeable age gap.

“Duidelik, [my character] Meredith Blake is not an average 26-year-old,” the now-50-year-old explained. “All of that I couldn’t relate to. But how together she was and how ambitious she was – that I could definitely relate to.

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Dennis Quaid and Elaine Hendrix in ‘The Parent Trap’ (1998).

Dennis Quaid and Elaine Hendrix in ‘The Parent Trap’ (1998). (Walt Disney Productions)

In 2019, Quaid, nou 67, became engaged to doctoral student Laura Savoie, wie is 39 years younger. The couple eloped in 2020.

Quaid and Savoie first met at a business event before they started dating in 2019, Mense tydskrif berig. Die stêr, who has been previously married three times, daarop aangedring “it was love at first sight.

Savoie, originally from St. Louis, attended Pepperdine University where she was class valedictorian, die uitlaat berig. She went on to get a master’s degree in accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.

I just love who she is as a person,” said Quaid. “Her character, her intelligence, natuurlik, her beauty. And her point of view of the world.

Savoie said shehas never met someone who is so in love with life.

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Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie eloped on June 2, 2020, in Santa Barbara, Kalifornië.

Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie eloped on June 2, 2020, in Santa Barbara, Kalifornië. (Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for YouTube)

It’s like nothing can bring him down,” verduidelik sy. “Just getting to do life with someone who lives that way is inspiring for me. It changes my perspective and it brings so much joy to every day.

Ek kom laat in 2019, Quaid opened up to Die voog about facing criticism for dating a younger woman.

That was really a laugh,” het hy destyds gesê. “I thought it was wonderful actually.

Die “Parent Trapstar said that he and Savoie aren’t taking the commentary personally.

“Geen, it really doesn’t bother us,” het hy aangedring. “Everyone comes from the perspective of their own life and so I can’t comment on the way they feel; I can’t even get angry.

Quaid also shared it was never his intention to find someone Savoie’s age.

Dennis Quaid was previously married to actress Meg Ryan. The 10-year marriage ended in 2001.

Dennis Quaid was previously married to actress Meg Ryan. The 10-year marriage ended in 2001. ( Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

I didn’t go out looking for an age gap or someone really younger than me,” verduidelik hy. “I met her at a business event and then the relationship developed.

You have no control over who you fall in love with,” gaan hy voort. “I don’t fall in love easily. But I can’t let what a few people think control all that. I’ve been married three times and this is the final one, I know it is. I feel like I have a real partner in life.

Quaid previously dated longtime girlfriend Santa Auzina, whom he was last photographed within December 2018, Mense het berig. Die paartjie, who were together for a little over two years, began dating after Quaid split from his wife of 12 jare, Kimberly Buffington, in 2016. The former pair finalized their divorced in April 2018.

Quaid was previously married to actress Meg Ryan. The 10-year marriage ended in 2001.

And before that, Quaid was married to actress P.J. Soles from 1978 tot 1983.

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