Sam Elliott was unable to approach the actress the first time he spotted his future wife, Katharine Ross, and it wasn’t until many years later that he finally had the chance to meet her. At this point in time, the couple has been married for 38 years and have a kid together. Their wedding may seem like everything out of a fairy tale, but it hasn’t been without its share of problems, including a devastating fire. The specifics are as follows:
An extraordinary love story that has endured for over forty years, Sam Elliott and his wife Katharine Ross are Hollywood superstars who are married to one other. On the set of the Western film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids,” which was released in 1969, the two actors first laid eyes on one other physically.
In contrast, Elliott disclosed in a conversation he had with AARP The Magazine in 2015 that he did not make any effort to communicate with Ross at that time.
The actor claims that his future wife was the “main woman” in the scene, and that he played the role of a “glorified extra in a bar scene.” Despite this, Elliott found Ross intriguing, and he spent a lot of time on the set watching her and the other actors perform. When they worked together on the horror picture “The Legacy” in 1978, many years and years later, the Hollywood stars finally had their first meeting with one another in London for the first time.
Elliott and Ross became increasingly familiar with one another on set after their first encounter with one another. It was just a question of time before the two of them began dating one another. In later years, Ross would admit that she was drawn to Elliott due of his mustache, baritone voice, and overall excellent features.
Although this was the actress’s sixth marriage, it was her husband’s first at the time of their wedding in 1984. The happy couple had dated for a long before finally exchanging their wedding vows. The newlyweds packed their bags and headed to the Aloha State for their honeymoon after the ceremony.
Both of them had a wonderful time, but particularly Elliott, who was on the verge of declining a part because he wanted to spend more time with his new wife on their honeymoon. When casting for the 1985 film “Mask” started, the actor was on location in Hawaii.
However, he informed his agency that he was unable to participate in the film and play the role of Cher’s boyfriend as planned. However, Ross came to the rescue later that night and rescued the situation by phoning the agent again and letting him know that Elliott would be accessible. We may count our blessings that everything turned out well, for when the movie was finally released, it was a huge success.
For a Good Number of Years, the Happy Couple Resided on Their Ranch.
In the same year that Elliott and Ross tied the wedding, they were blessed with their only child, a girl named Cleo. After the birth of their one and only kid, the family decided to make their home at the remote ranch they owned in Malibu.
The lovely home was constructed out of wood in 1983 and spans more than 3,000 square feet. On the inside, there are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a massive stone fireplace, dark wooden accents, an open kitchen, and soaring wooden beams.
In addition, some of Elliott and Ross’ most precious memories are stored in the rustic ranch. There, the couple reared their one and only daughter in the most responsible and caring manner they could muster. The famous actor was quoted as saying that being a parent was one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. According to him (through Parade):
“It fills in the gaps for me. I’ve been married once, and I have one daughter, who is the person in the whole world to whom I am the most devoted mother. To put it another way, that’s where my universe is.”
In addition to being there for Cleo, Elliott and his wife were supportive of their daughter’s decision to seek a career in singing and gave her positive feedback and encouragement.
Cleo had always been able to play musical instruments since she was a small child, but as she got older, she became more and more certain that singing was the career that she wanted to pursue.
Cleo was able to achieve success in her musical career because to Elliott and Ross’s support and encouragement. Elliott and Ross were delighted that their daughter decided not to pursue a career in acting.
2009 saw the publication of her album, which was given the title “No More Lies.” Cleo penned all but one of the tracks on the album, which contains pop-rock tones and most of the songs she created herself. Overall, Elliott was able to find satisfaction by having a daughter who was successful as a musician and by maintaining a long-term relationship.
He and his family spent many happy years at the little ranch which they called home. However, it is sad that they were not prepared for the catastrophe that was to strike them in the future.
Even though Sam’s family home was completely engulfed in flames, he was able to save it along with the firefighters.
Elliott will never forget the year 2018, and neither will anybody else. It all got off to a good start when the actor was cast in the lead role in a brand new movie called “A Star Is Born.” On the other hand, at the end of the year, Elliott was involved in a terrible accident.
The movie star’s property was destroyed by the forest wildfire that ripped through Malibu in November of 2018, when he was doing publicity for his part in the film. Elliott said to EW that he supported the firemen in their efforts to douse the flames as they were attempting to put out the fire.
The actor said that it was a traumatic experience for him to witness the home behind his land and the neighbor’s house burn to the ground.
But, to our great relief, Elliott’s home was spared the calamity. Even though the terrible event was still fresh in his mind, the famous actor in Hollywood was thankful for the little portion of his property that had been salvaged. During his conversation with EW in February 2019, he admitted that the region was on the road to recovery. To paraphrase what the performer had to say:
“The majority of it is now quite green, which indicates that it is making a comeback; ultimately, it will all make a comeback, but it will take a very long period. A significant number of individuals have been left destitute. We are familiar with folks who have suffered a complete loss. You are probably aware that anything like a thousand houses were destroyed. It is a horrifying occurrence.”
It has been four years since the wildfire, and the actor, his wife, and their daughter now enjoy a peaceful family life on the remote ranch. The surrounding vegetation has recovered. Elliott and Ross are celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary this year, a milestone that Elliott periodically waxes enthusiastic about.
The actor was asked about the key to his successful marriage in an interview that took place in 2017, and he answered honestly. In his own words (quoted from NPR):
“I believe that it all comes down to the love that we have for one another, and we work hard to maintain it. In addition, I believe that having the desire to get married is the single most significant factor.”
Elliott claims that his lifelong goals have always included having a successful movie career and getting married. Thank goodness, he was granted his requests, and now, many years later, both his marriage and his job are prospering. It is our sincere wish that the love that Elliott and Ross have will last a lifetime.