Though she sadly lost her husband of 41 years, Blake Edwards, in 2010, Julie Andrews admits she’s still “dealing” with the passing of the love of her life.
“He sadly passed away about three years ago, but we were married 41 years and it was a love story, it was,” the 79-year-old actress said in a new interview. “I’m still dealing with [his death].”
Julie and her late husband, Blake, in September 1986.
“There are days when it’s perfectly wonderful and I am myself and then it’s suddenly — sock you in the middle of your gut and you think ‘Ah God I wish he were here.’ But he is in a way, I think one carries that love always,” Julie added.
‘The Sound of Music’ star and the film director wed in 1969 and they adopted two daughters, Amelia Leigh and Joanna Lynne, together in the early 1970s. Julie entered the marriage with a daughter from her previous marriage to Tony Walton, while Blake also had two children with his first wife, Patricia Walker.
The happy couple in September 1976.
“We met about 10 years before [our wedding], literally ships that passed in the night at some event but we actually… our cars, I was going one way and he was going the other, he rolled down the window after smiling a couple of times and he said, ‘Are you going where I just came from?’ I was going to a therapist he was coming from. Very corny, sorry about that,” the mother-of-five said of their first meeting.
During their marriage, Julie often starred in her husband’s films, including ‘Darling Lili,’ ’10’ and ‘Victor Victoria.’
“Success in our marriage was to take it one day at a time and so, lo and behold, 41 years later there we still were,” she told Britain’s ‘ITV‘ of their wedded bliss.