Geena Davis had three unsuccessful marriages before meeting the father of her three children. She was formerly married to actor Jeff Goldblum and filmmaker Renny Harlin.
The actress’s first spouse was Richard Emmolo, whom she married on March 25, 1981, and divorced. Her brief marriage to Goldblum began on November 1, 1987.
Geena and Goldblum’s marriage ended in 1991. Harlin was the actress’s last spouse, with whom she married on September 18, 1993, and divorced on June 21, 1998.
According to Good Housekeeping (GH), the actress felt befuddled and alienated when her partnerships failed. During a “Loose Women” interview on October 19, 2022, the celebrity confessed how she didn’t have the self-esteem to have children with her prior spouses.
However, the Oscar winner’s fate was finally linked to a man who wasn’t an apparent relationship choice for her because he was 15 years younger. Geena, too, did not take the younger man’s intentions seriously at first.
Geena’s self-esteem grew later in life as a result of her busy lifestyle. After meeting Dr. Reza Jarrahy at a party at the age of 42, the actress felt romantically attracted to him.
The actress recounted how she was first drawn to males she felt she could “fix” and make into great spouses. Geena elaborated on the kind of guys she has previously dated, saying:
“I was constantly in a relationship where everything revolved around the other person.”
The actress confessed that she used to find her self-worth by making sacrifices for the benefit of the guys she was dating. She said that sacrificing herself was motivated by her self-esteem since the guys she dated felt good about themselves without her help.
Geena recognized they didn’t need her to mend them since they weren’t broken; instead, she needed to concentrate on herself. When Reza entered her life, she was eager to break free from her old routines.
She’d managed to modify herself, which prompted her to shift what she found appealing. Reza, according to the actress, is not like the men she used to date, and she would burst out laughing if she met the men she used to date.
During a 2006 GH interview, Geena admitted that the age gap between her and the doctor took some getting used to. She first believed their connection was “a little far-fetched.”
Reza’s sweetness drew her in before she realized how young he was. The actress assumed they’d have a good time together and hadn’t considered the long term.
However, as they spent more time together, she discovered that their age difference didn’t have a significant impact. She never felt like they were from different generations, and they subsequently forgot about it.
Despite having had three disastrous marriages, the celebrity was so pleased and in love with Reza that she was prepared to go through a fourth. Geena admitted that she had asked Reza whether he was certain he wanted to be her fourth husband.
The actress, on the other hand, wasn’t worried about the decision because she felt she’d “turned a corner.” She’d made permanent and fundamental changes, and she was delighted to know she was marrying someone she could be herself around without him condemning her or leaving the room.
Geena’s life changed again a year after the couple married when she became pregnant. The actress became a first-time mother in her 40s, but rather than being concerned, she stated:
“I was convinced that I would be a better parent than I would have been even five years ago, let alone ten or twenty.”
The actress believes that if she had children earlier, she would have been the type of parent who over-involved herself and attempted to live through their children. She admitted that some younger people undoubtedly found out how to be better parents before she did, but she didn’t.
Geena claimed that she became a mom at the appropriate time and with the right person. Lastly, the celebrity said she was glad she didn’t wait until she was “more evolved” to have kids, since she thought she would be by then.
When she had her daughter, she was 46, and when her twin sons were born, she was 48. In an interview with The Guardian in 2020, the actress expressed her gratitude for having children so late in life, saying:
“I’d always known I wanted children, but I’m not sure what I was doing waiting so long.” In other words, I’d never tried before. But it’s been fantastic. “Twins are entertaining!”
Having twins two years after her first child, on the other hand, left her feeling overwhelmed. Reza’s wife had three children under the age of three and was concerned about her ability to love her sons as much as she loved her daughter.
Geena [Davis] thought she’d gotten used to her features and was feeling more at ease.
She did, but it was an overpowering experience. Unfortunately, her marriage to the doctor dissolved, and Geena was single again in 2022, embracing her elder age.
Geena’s fourth marriage has ended, and she is now a single lady.
Reza filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage in May 2018. His wife, on the other hand, denied it, stating there was a “fatal issue” when they married in New York in 2001.
According to the actress, their marriage certificate was not returned to the court clerk, and she and the doctor were not lawfully married under New York law. Without marriage, the actress thought she and Reza had no property to share.
She also believed he was not entitled to spousal support for the same reason Reza had requested it. Despite the licensing problem, the doctor decided their marriage was valid since they’d “held themselves” as wife and husband all those years.
The divorce of the former spouse was formalized on December 3, 2018. Geena and Jeza decided to change their twin sons’ last names from Davis-Jarrahy to Jarrahy when they were 17 years old. The actress’s second middle name was kept for both boys, though.
The actress declared in 2006 that she was at peace with aging and that her life had improved. Jezza’s ex-wife stated that she did not dread aging and that she enjoyed how she looked years ago.
Geena thought she’d gotten used to her appearance and was feeling more at ease. However, the actress stated that she was happy with them but wasn’t sure how she’d feel at 70; the diva was still unmarried in 2022.