Christopher Walken has been recognized for a very long time as being among the very greatest performers in the whole globe. He has received high accolades from both his devoted followers and those in the media.
He has been honored with the Academy Award, the British Academy Film Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to receiving nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award and the Tony Award.
Despite the fact that these are all extremely impressive facts about Christopher, the fact that he has been married to the woman he has described as the love of his life, Georgianne Walken (née Thon), for more than half of his life may come as a surprise to many people.
However, in contrast to many other superstars in Hollywood, the pair decided to approach the life of a family in a way that was very unique. Christopher met Georgianne, who was also a part of the touring production of “West Side Story,” in which she portrayed the role of Graziella.
In his book “Christopher Walken A to Z: The Man, the Movies, the Legend,” Christopher writes that he and Georgianne, who was his girlfriend at the time but is now his wife, fell in love with each other immediately away.
Georgianne noted that her first impression of him was that “when you met him, you knew he had this potential.”
After expressing their love for one another for the first time, they decided to take their relationship to the next level by getting married in 1969, which was five years after they had first met.
Georgianne made one of the most important choices of her life not long after she tied the knot, when she decided to give up acting in order to be more supportive of Christopher’s professional endeavors.
However, that break did not signal the end of her professional career; rather, it marked the beginning of a very successful and illustrious one. Georgianne stepped back from the spotlight in front of the camera and focused her efforts on finding the most qualified candidates for television roles.
Christopher and his wife had been rather open about their desire to not have any children of their own, and they had come to this conclusion after much consideration.
In interview, Christopher was questioned about whether or not he would have been able to accomplish all of his accomplishments if he had choose to have a family instead. “No way, not even close.”
But in spite of the fact that they did not have any children at the remote house in Connecticut where they had lived for more than 50 years, the couple instead formed a connection and love for cats, and they became “fur parents” in their own way.
“Because I don’t have any children, I don’t have any hobbies, and I don’t do anything else than work, I do like working as much as I possibly can. And I couldn’t be happier with the fact that I don’t have any kids.