Dennis Quaid, 66, and His 27 Year-Old Wife Say Their Christian Faith Is Their ‘Greatest Source of Strength’
Last week, we reported that Hollywood star Dennis Quaid, 66, had eloped earlier this month with his 27 year-old wife Laura Savoie. Now, the couple is speaking out to credit their shared Christian faith as their “greatest source of strength.”
“We’re both Christians, and right from the start God has always had a hand in the relationship,” Quaid told People magazine. “I think that’s where the real strength comes from.”
Quaid and Savoie had gotten engaged last October and planned an April wedding in Hawaii, but the coronavirus pandemic forced them to abandon these plans. They ended up eloping on June 2 at a seaside resort in Santa Barbara, California, and while their wedding ended up being a beautiful one, postponing their original plans was not easy for them.
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“With the quarantine, it hasn’t been easy,” Savoie said. “And when you just pray together and say that this is where I’m having a hard time, help us be the people we’re supposed to be towards each other. It changes everything.
“It brings you back to being loving and kind towards each other and working through those things that inevitably come up,” she added. “And it’s just the greatest source of strength in our relationship to have, to share that.”
Quaid explained that he and Savoie decided to exchange traditional vows with only their pastor as a witness.
“Everyone asks if you feel different [after being pronounced husband and wife] and I think it was just with everything that happened to have it actually done, it was kind of feeling of freedom, I think,” said Quaid. “It was really a freedom that we can really start our lives together. Just looking into her eyes, she was the most stunning bride.”
Quaid said that while he and his wife are hoping to honeymoon somewhere in the next month or so, right now they are enjoying “just sharing our lives together.”
“She’s the greatest person I ever met,” he said. “I love waking up and spending every day with her.”
Quaid had previously told The Guardian that he never intended to fall in love with someone almost forty years younger than him.
“I didn’t go out looking for an age gap or someone really younger than me,” he explained. “I met her at a business event and then the relationship developed.
“You have no control over who you fall in love with,” Quaid continued. “I don’t fall in love easily. But I can’t let what a few people think control all that. I’ve been married three times and this is the final one, I know it is. I feel like I have a real partner in life.”