Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford dated for a total of twelve years before finally getting married when she was 52 years old. The event took place on the same day as New Year’s Day and Hackford’s birthday, and that same night, Hackford claimed to have seen what seemed to be a ghost. They’ve been together for 24 years, but “normal life” has drawn them even closer together.
Helen Mirren was never able to see the attraction of being married during her whole life.
She never put her personal life aside to focus on her profession, therefore she went a very long period without having a significant relationship with anybody.
She didn’t have an issue with the concept of getting married; nevertheless, she believed that since she was so busy with other things, marriage wasn’t the right choice for her.
However, eventually she did meet Taylor Hackford while she was trying out for the role of “White Nights,” and from that point on, everything changed. The two did not get off to a good start in the beginning.
The fact that she had to wait for some time before finally being able to try out was not something that went over well with her. She was irate the whole time she was there for the audition.
However, Helen Mirren was cast in the role, and after working together with Hackford for a period, they discovered that they had many similarities. They were both raised in households who were members of the working class, they had a passion for travelling, and they both found success in the same field. Consequently, in spite of the rocky beginning, the two were able to rapidly rectify the issue.
After spending some time working together, the two eventually began a love relationship.
Mirren did not intend to wed Hackford at the time the events took place. When they decided it was finally time to make their relationship official, they had already been together for more than 12 years. The actress was 52 years old at the time.
“In the end, we decided to be married because we knew that we were going to be together for the rest of our lives.
I’ve always maintained that I have nothing against marriage; yet, I’ve never been a big fan of the institution, much like turnips. It was not until a very late point in my life that I was finally able to appreciate the flavour.”
Mirren said that the quality of her husband that she admired the most was his unwavering dedication to their children, and the couple went on to have a successful marriage. To her further amazement, she found that referring to Hackford as “my husband” was another thing that she came to like.
Mirren and Hackford chose to have their wedding at an old Scottish castle, which they hired just for the occasion, and, given the fact that they arranged everything for December 31, the wedding day was jam-packed with activities.
Therefore, not only were they marking the occasion by honouring their nuptials, but also by enjoying the eve of the New Year.
Both of them were completely worn out when they finally collapsed into bed about two in the morning, having had a very eventful evening.
They had been together for almost 24 years and continued to take immense pleasure in one another’s presence, despite the fact that they did not typically spend a great deal of time together. The Academy Award winner discussed their hectic schedule as follows: “The bags are always left on the floor, where they may be packed or unpacked at any time.”
She also discussed how the two of them manage to keep their marriage together despite the fact that both of them have very active lives.
She believes that hard effort is the key to a happy and long-lasting relationship.
She is the first to say that love isn’t always a walk in the park and that there are moments when you have to be there for the other person even if you don’t feel like it.
She added: “The person you love always teaches you new things about themselves and surprises you in unexpected ways. You learn new things about them all the time. You discover levels of bravery, patience, and kindness inside yourself that you just were not aware existed before. ”
Mirren is of the opinion that it is critical to ensure one does not lose their individuality in a romantic partnership by ensuring one lets one’s spouse pursue their own interests. The actress encourages her audience members to “Be Honest and Authentic to Who You Are.”