One of the performers of his generation who has received the greatest praise is Jeff Bridges.
It should come as no surprise that Bridges has been able to sustain a successful profession for the most of his life given the countless awards, honors, and accolades that he has received throughout his life.
In addition to that, he has discovered love that will endure forever with the woman he has been married to for a very long time. His wife, Susan Geston, is also someone who has experience working in the entertainment industry.
She also had a short career performing and producing, so she is familiar with all sides of the business. Bridges discussed the occasion of his first encounter with Geston, which took place in 1974, during an interview with the Oprah Winfrey Network.
At the time, Bridges was already a well-known actor and was in the process of making a new movie called “Rancho Deluxe” in the state of Montana. When Bridges and the rest of the actors were shooting scenes in a hot tub, Geston was there, and he saw her right away.
Bridges fell in love with Geston, who was working as a waiter at the time, when they were both on set shooting their sequences. The relationship between the two reportedly kicked off not long after that.
It seemed, for a little period of time, as if the two wouldn’t be able to make it since Bridges had no idea of settling down and establishing a family in the beginning, but in the end, he didn’t want to lose Geston and their developing bond with each other.
The thought that crossed Bridges’ mind was, “I can’t let this lady go.” Since that time, the couple’s devotion to one another has stayed at a very high level.
The wedding took place on June 5, 1977, only five days after Bridges had popped the question to Geston. They have three daughters: Isabelle Annie, Jessica Lily “Jessie,” and Hayley Roselouise.
Throughout his life, the actor has had a reasonable amount of success, but he has also had to overcome a few obstacles here and there.
In October of 2020, he made the announcement that he had been given a lymphoma diagnosis. A little over a year and a half later, Bridges reported that his cancer had gone into remission.
After receiving his diagnosis, he began infusion chemotherapy, which was later followed by oral chemotherapy.
Since Bridges had been given a diagnosis of cancer affecting the lymphatic system, it had been difficult for him to stand for extended periods of time. However, his daughter’s wedding was about to take place and he’d be the one to walk her down the aisle.
Bridges said that he had worked with a personal trainer to ensure that he would be able to stand for far longer than is typical. But the outcomes were even better than he had hoped for, since he was also allowed to participate in the wedding dance with her.
“I finally thought to myself one day, ‘You know, maybe I can pull it off.’ And as it turned out, not only did I have the opportunity to escort her down the aisle, but I also had the opportunity to dance during the ceremony (to Ray Charles’s “Ain’t That Love”) , it was amazing,” he said.