He’s played some of the greatest heroes in film history, but the role Harrison Ford is most proud of is being the father of his incredible children. Throughout the years of his iconic movie career, the Indiana Jones star became the loving dad of kids Ben Ford, Willard Ford, Malcolm Ford, Georgia Ford and Liam Flockhart.
In 1964, the legendary actor tied the knot for the first time with wife Mary Marquardt. The couple welcomed eldest son Ben in 1967, followed by son Willard in 1969, before going their separate ways in 1979.
Four years later in 1983, the Witness star married again, this time to Melissa Mathison. Harrison and the Hollywood screenwriter expanded the actor’s family when they welcomed son Malcolm in 1987, and daughter Georgia in 1990. Sadly, the two split in 2004 and Melissa passed away less than 10 years later in 2015 following a battle with neuroendocrine cancer.
In 2010, Harrison decided to give marriage another shot as he said “I do” to actress Calista Flockhart, who he dated for nearly a decade. The doting dad experienced parenthood for the fifth time when he and his longtime girlfriend adopted youngest son Liam in 2001.
Since the married duo added to Harrison’s family, he couldn’t be more in love with his successful brood. “Harrison never thought he’d become a late-in-life dad, but it’s been a tremendous blessing to him,” a friend exclusively shared with Closer Weekly. “He has been mindful to give Liam his full attention.”
The Blade Runner star adores his youngest son so much, he even once revealed Liam is the reason why he decided to go skydiving in 2019. “Probably because Liam said he wanted to do it,” Harrison hilariously dished during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
While Harrison noted it was Liam’s “idea” to take the jump, he didn’t seem to regret the choice. “It was fun, it was great. I did like it,” he continued, jokingly adding, “We’re not talking to his mother about it.”
Although the Raiders of the Lost Ark actor shares an undeniable bond with his youngest child, he also does everything he can for his older children. In honor of Father’s Day in 2019, the Star Wars actor’s eldest son, Ben, shared a touching tribute to let his father know how much he truly means to him.
“I love this photo of both of us grilling it up. Metaphorically I think it speaks volumes,” the chef captioned a photo of the father-son duo cooking chicken wings on the grill via Twitter. “He taught me resiliency as a young father and later helped give me the courage to pursue my dreams.”
Scroll through the gallery below to meet Harrison’s five children!
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