‘I said to my mate – we’re going to find her’: Michael Caine reveals he met his wife-of-46-years Shakira after seeing her in a coffee commercial …and that he called her 11 times before she agreed to go on a date
He has been married to his wife Shakira for more than four decades.
And on Tuesday night legendary British actor Sir Michael Caine revealed how he met the love of his life after seeing her star in a coffee commercial.
‘I was at home and this commercial came on, for Maxwell House coffee. And there was this beautiful Brazilian girl,’ he told Andrew Denton’s Interview.
Fated: Michael Caine (right) revealed he met his wife-of-46-years Shakira (left) after seeing her in a coffee commercial during a segment on Andrew Denton’s Interview on Tuesday night
‘I said to my mate “we’re going to Brazil tomorrow – I have plenty of money, we’re going to find her.”
Much to the actor’s surprise, though, was the fact his dream woman was not on the other side of the world but instead a stone’s throw away from where he was living.
‘I got all excited and said let’s go down to the tavern to have a drink and this other guy comes in.
Written in the stars: ‘I was at home and this commercial came on, for Maxwell House coffee. And there was this beautiful Brazilian girl,’ he told Andrew Denton’s Interview. Pictured together in 1972
She’s the one! Shakira is pictured in the commercial Michael first spotted her in
‘He said “we made that commercial – she’s not in Brazil, she’s on the Fulham Road” which is about a mile away from me.’
The 83-year-old told Andrew he called his future bride 11 times before she agreed to go out with him.
‘If she had said no (on their date) I’d decided – forget it,’ he said, adding that the happiest years of his life have been, ‘the last 46’ while married to Shakira.
Hard work! The 83-year-old told Andrew he called his future bride 11 times before she agreed to go out with him. Pictured on Andrew Denton’s Interview
Delighted: Michael says the last 46 of his life with his beloved Shakira have been his happiest. Pictured in 1975
Michael married Shakira in 1973 and they have one daughter together, Natasha, 42.
The Italian Job star also has another daughter, Dominique, who he had with his previous wife, actress Patricia Haines.
Michael Caine has also told in recent years how he and Shakira cracked the code for an enduring marriage in Hollywood.
‘In this business, you’re surrounded by beautiful women – but I’ve got one at home,’ he said. ‘I’ve got one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen, so I’ve never been tempted to stray.’
Family man: Michael married Shakira (pictured together in 2004) in 1973 and they have one daughter together, Natasha, 42
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