Since their marriage in 2002, the highly secretive couple John Corbett and Bo Derek have opted to live their lives primarily outside of the spotlight of the entertainment industry and the public eye. Marriage was never an option for any of them, and Corbett even recommended against it at one point. In order to “get one nice thing out of” a difficult year, the couple chose to get married at the end of 2020. Bo Derek is one of Hollywood’s original bombshells, having made an impact on the big screen in films such as “10” and “Tarzan, the Ape Man” in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Despite the fact that she was married to John Derek, who was controversially 30 years older, the actress began dating co-star John Corbett after his death in 1998. Most well known for his roles in the television series “Sex and the City” and the film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Corbett is one of the entertainment industry’s most underappreciated hotties.
Following a blind date in 2002, Derek and Corbett’s romance has been inseparably linked ever since. Their ranch residence in Santa Barbara, California — where they live with their two German Shepherds and four horses — is far more peaceful than the glamour and glam of Hollywood, according to the couple.
Because they have decided to remain out of the public eye, it came as a complete surprise to find that the couple had married in secret and had not announced their marriage publicly for more than six months! During a video appearance on “The Talk” in August 2021, Corbett shared the news with fellow actor and friend Jerry O’Connell, who was watching the conversation.
He proudly displayed his wedding ring and explained that he and his fiancée had decided to marry the knot in December 2020 because they didn’t want the year to be remembered solely for its negative aspects. Corbett was clearly overjoyed and in love as he shared the good news with his fiancée. Check out their nearly 20-year relationship and the announcement of their impending marriage below.
Derek and Corbett are one of Hollywood’s most reclusive couples. They’ve been together for nearly two decades, but considering how low-key their lives are together, you’d be forgiven for not thinking they were a couple. They frequently choose to forego the flash and glam of Hollywood in favor of a more quiet existence in the country.
Norby Walters, a Hollywood agent, and friend of Corbett’s matched them up on a blind date in 2002, and the two fell in love immediately. In 2015, the star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” disclosed the details of their first date with Today magazine. He went on to explain:
When I explained that I was not dating anyone, (Walters) replied, ‘I’ll get you a date, Corbett!'” And he arranged for me to meet Bo. “I was a little intimidated!”
But there was no need to be nervous because the two of them hit it off right away. Even though she had “not been in a relationship for five years,” Derek stated that their attraction was instantaneous, according to the news source. She went on to say that she loved Corbett “immediately” and that she thought he was “awesome.”
“I kept telling my pals, I’ll wait till all the sparks and all that get going, and they agreed. And it did happen at long last.”
In addition, the stunning actress confessed to Fox News in April 2020 that Corbett shouldn’t have been afraid in the first place because their bond was clear from the beginning of the film. She expressed herself as follows:
“It was merely an attraction, a source of comfort. He makes me giggle on a regular basis. He’s full of life and excitement, and he radiates it. I grew attracted to him, and I continue to be attracted to him. We’re taking things day by day, and I believe we’re still in the game.”
Derek stated in the same interview with Fox News that the pair was “beginning to become a little more comfortable” after a long period of time apart. Although the couple appeared to be interested in getting married, Derek informed a news outlet at the time that it wasn’t a priority for them.
In the beginning of a young family, knowing that you’ll have children and establish this new branch of the family tree is a wonderful and significant commitment, I believe.” But that hasn’t been the case for us yet in our life.”
In the beginning, the lovely couple appeared to be on the same page when it came to marriage, and Corbett even went so far as to publicly express his opposition to the idea! The answer to having a healthy relationship, according to him, is not getting married, according to an interview with HuffPost published in 2016.
When asked about marriage, he replied, “Don’t get married.” “I have a lot of friends who are going through divorce. It develops into this entire situation. “I believe that the key is to simply enjoy being together.”
Fortunately, things may change quickly, and by December 2020, Derek and Corbett appear to have reversed their decision to get married! Corbett delivered the news to his friend Jerry O’Connell during a video interview on “The Talk” in August 2021, which was broadcast live on the internet. When Corbett first spoke with O’Connell, he explained that he had chatted with him for two hours a few days earlier and had entirely forgotten to mention that he and Derek had recently been married. He stated, “I’m not going to lie, I’m not going to lie.”
“Jerry I can’t believe I forgot to inform you that we were married around the time of the Christmas holidays. “Bo and I got married!” says the bride.
Immediately following, O’Connell and his co-host praised Corbett as the audience exploded in cheers, before Corbett went on to say:
‘We’re both quite quiet people, so we didn’t make a big deal about it. Our friends and family were aware of it, but this is the first time either of us has spoken out publicly about it since we haven’t had the opportunity yet.’ So, you’re my buddy, and now I think I’m going to tell the whole country, maybe the whole globe.”
They decided to get married because they “didn’t want 2020 to be that thing that everyone looks back on and hates,” and they wanted to get “one beautiful thing out of it,” according to Corbett. They had been together for nearly 20 years when they decided to tie the knot. In the same way that they have kept their relationship low-key for the past 20 or so years, it appears that the pair has done the same for their wedding!
Derek opened up to Entertainment Tonight just a few months before the pair tied the knot, and she shared some of her favorite things about her now-husband with the audience. She expressed herself as follows:
“It’s that glint in his eye, that sense of humour,” she says. He exudes a lot of happiness, and I take pleasure in it. I just adore it. And because even the simplest things can bring him such joy, he contributes to making my day a little better as well. As well as a wicked sense of humour,” she says.
Holding on to that kind of love is unquestionably worthwhile. Many congratulations to the newlyweds! In the meantime, we look forward to perhaps seeing more of them together in public, and possibly if they ever share more information about their special day with the rest of the world. Nevertheless, knowing them and their preference for a tranquil life, we’re not sure when that will be!
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