Paul Sorvino and Dee Dee Benkie: How late 'Goodfellas' actor met future wife in green room at Fox News' Cavuto

Sorvino, known for his roles in “Goeienaars” en “Regte & Orde,” died at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday from natural causes. Hy was 83.

The Hollywood icon, who was a regular on the Fox channels, returned toYour World with Neil Cavuto” in Januarie 2015 with news that he was officially a married man once again following a surprise wedding in New York with his bride, Dee Dee, a political strategist.

Cavuto introduced the pair whostarted as guests on my Fox business showbefore declaring: “They just tied the knot, and no one knew about it, reg?”

Late actor Paul Sorvino joined Neil Cavuto on Fox News in January 2015 to announce he married wife Dee Dee Benkie in December 2014. Die "Goeienaars" star died on Monday from natural causes.

Late actor Paul Sorvino joined Neil Cavuto on Fox News in January 2015 to announce he married wife Dee Dee Benkie in December 2014. Die “Goeienaars” star died on Monday from natural causes. (Fox News)

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We eloped standing in front of the fountain at Lincoln Center where I have sung at the MET, and I have sung at the New York Stad Opera,” he told Cavuto.

No one in your family knew?” Cavuto confirmed. “How do they feel now?”

Dee Dee quickly responded: “They are happy.

“Die plan was, if we told one person, we’d have to tell everybody,” Paul said. “As soon as the ceremony was over, I started calling my family and telling them.

Cavuto joked: “Snaaks, you never called me. Jy weet, it’s so weird … I hooked you up. Not even a call or anything!”

Dee Dee laughed while confirming it was the journalist who first sparked their love match. “You’re responsible, ya!”

Paul remembered seeing Dee Dee in the green room as they waited to appear separately on different time slots, a sight he would never forget.

Neil Cavuto announced Paul Sorvino and Dee Dee Benkie "started as guests on my Fox business show" before getting married in 2014.

Neil Cavuto announced Paul Sorvino and Dee Dee Benkiestarted as guests on my Fox business showbefore getting married in 2014. (Fox News)

I saw her … she was wearing this beautiful, blue dress and she had an aura around her,” hy het gesê. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. What I saw, what it was … I said, ‘Oh my god.’ I said, ‘This is gonna be it for me.’

Their first date at the famous Del Frisco’s steakhouse was equally as memorable.

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Sorvino recalled feeling an instant connection with Dee Dee, a former political aide to President George W. Bush, during the romantic evening, and even placing his arm around Dee Dee during the dinner.

At a certain part, I realized she didn’t hate me,” het hy geskerts, while she added: “He was laying it on thick.

When Cavuto asked Dee Dee why she chose Paul, her answer came easily.

Paul Sorvino kissed wife Dee Dee during an episode of Neil Cavuto's Fox show after revealing the couple first met in the green room. Sorvino died on Monday from natural causes. Hy was 83.

Paul Sorvino kissed wife Dee Dee during an episode of Neil Cavuto’s Fox show after revealing the couple first met in the green room. Sorvino died on Monday from natural causes. Hy was 83. (Fox News)

He’s the true renaissance man,” sy het gese, adding that he’s awonderful cook, very sweet, so smart, he sings, plays the piano …

She liked that he wasa little older,” and she said her family back home in Indiana was equally excited to welcome him into their lives.

Sorvino recalled how he pursued Dee Dee for a year, something he hadnever done” voorheen, and after a performance ofKing Learhe searched for her in the audience only to give her a big kiss in public.

They recreated the kiss on air and giggled for the cameras.

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Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage,” Dee Dee said in a statement about her husband’s death on Monday.

I am completely devastated,” sy het geskryf separately on Twitter. “Die liefde van my lewe & the most wonderful man who has ever lived is gone. I am heartbroken.

Sorvino was also a father to three children from his first marriage, including Mira, 54, an Academy Award winner. He also directed and starred in a film written by his daughter, Amanda Sorvino, which featured his son, Michael Sorvino.

“My pa die groot Paul Sorvino is oorlede,” het die aktrise getwiet. “My heart is rent asunder- a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. I’m sending you love in the stars Dad as you ascend.

He was proud of Mira as she rose to Hollywood stardom and cried when she won the best supporting actress Oscar forMighty Aphrodite” in 1996. He told the Los Angeles Times that night that he didn’t have the words to express how he felt seeing her win the most coveted award for actors.

They don’t exist in any language that I’ve ever heard — well, maybe Italian,” hy het gesê.

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