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Weaver Praises 'Strong' Husband

9 December 2009 4:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Sigourney Weaver has credited her husband Jim Simpson with keeping their 24-year marriage stable - because he handles her fame with "grace."

The Alien star married the theatre director in 1984 after just two months of dating, and they have a 19-year-old daughter, Charlotte, together.

Weaver admits it was love at first sight for her, but it's taken a huge amount of effort on Simpson's part to keep their relationship on track.

She says, "We met at a theatre festival party in 1983. I asked him to dance and he said, 'No.' I was crushed. Later he agreed to a date and two months after that we got married. He is a strong man to be married to someone famous, you have to be.

"He handles the fuss with grace. I get far more attention than him, but it's clear for both of us that his work is as important as mine." »

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Sigourney Weaver 'still in marital bliss'

28 November 2009 1:30 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sigourney Weaver has insisted that she is still happy after 25 years of marriage. The Avatar actress has revealed that she still can't believe how fortunate she was to marry her filmmaker husband Jim Simpson because he was exactly what she was looking for, Contactmusic reports. The 60-year-old said: "I'm in shock, and happy. I remember making a long list of what I wanted in someone - and I lost the list, but I found the guy. I think I knew him when I saw him. I had to ask him out. He was much too shy to ask me, I was a (more) »

- By Marcell Minaya

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