Before meeting the woman who made him want to settle down and, in his own words, also kept him alive, Michael Caine was renowned as a lady’s man. After 50 years of marriage, the couple is still deeply in love with one another.
Recently, Shakira Caine and Michael Caine commemorated their 50th wedding anniversary. The gifted actor, who rose to stardom after his previous marriage as a father of one, instantly fell in love with Shakira.
Shakira was the one who grounded Michael and won his heart despite his image as a lady’s man and sought-after bachelor.
Sometime in the early 1970s, he first saw her in a Maxwell House commercial he was watching at home, and he immediately began looking for her.
British film icon Sir Michael Caine was captured appearing in deep thought while wearing glasses paired with a denim jacket and a turtle neck in Toronto, Canada. | Source: Getty Images
He told his companion that they would go to Brazil the next day to hunt for Shakira because she appeared to be Brazilian. You can only imagine his shock when he learned that Shakira was Indian and that she lived nearby.
When a stranger entered the bar where he and a friend were conversing, the other man confessed that he had worked on the advertisement that Michael had seen his future wife in.
Actress and model Shakira Baksh in the UK on December 10, 1971. | Source: Getty Images
Shakira was barely a mile away from Michael, the stranger informed him, and she wasn’t from Brazil. He eventually located her, and after calling her 11 times before she finally agreed to go out with him, the game was finished.
Michael described her as “one of the most gorgeous people” he had ever seen when speaking about her People. He complimented her on “wonderful Italian” dishes and praised her as polite and caring. According to Michael, “things can’t get better than that,” and considering how content he constantly appears with her, admirers can’t help but concur.
Changed by Becoming a Family Man
In 1973, Michael and Shakira were united in marriage, and they later had children and raised a family. They have a daughter together named Natasha, but he also has a daughter from his first marriage to the actress Patricia Haines named Nikki.
Sugar became scarce after World War II, and beverages containing it were hard to get by.
Michael Caine and his wife Shakira at their Beverly Hills home on Davies Drive | Source: Getty Images
At his advanced age, he has learned to understand Michael’s choice to wed Shakira.
The actor has made a lot of noise about how, if she hadn’t been there, he would have long since passed away.
He used to consume a bottle of vodka and a pack of smokes every day before he met her, but when they fell in love and had their daughter, his behavior changed. He resolved to adopt a healthy lifestyle after Natasha helped him welcome grandchildren.
Michael Caine and Shakira Caine during the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation’s 11th Annual Grand Slam for Children Fundraiser at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images
Michael fully gave up booze and started dieting so he could be there for his grandchildren and spend some time with them. He remarked: “They are twins, age 6, and a male, age 7. For the boy, I would wish to reach 17.”
Michael Caine and his wife Shakira Caine attended the 13th Annual Whitney Young Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on March 20, 1986, in Century City, California. | Source: Getty Images
Because of his previous drinking and smoking habits, Michael has had to live in constant worry of developing cancer, but he has so far been in good health. He attributes this to his background. Once he said: “Looking back, I was quite fortunate in terms of my health. And for fifteen years, my mother demanded I have porridge for the morning.”
Michael also mentioned that as they were farm dwellers, they had access to a lot of fresh produce. He was fortunate not to have been exposed to sugar in addition to nutritious food.
Sir Michael Caine and Shakira Caine at the world premiere of “King Of Thieves” at Vue West End on September 12, 2018, in London, England | Source: Getty Images
After the Second World War, he claimed, sugar became scarce and beverages containing it were hard to come by. He added, “I ate fish for 15 years, every sort you can think of fish, and I subsequently discovered that was a very good thing.
Michael is just grateful that he can spend more time with his family and grandchildren because all those old behaviors have yielded huge benefits.
His marriage is still intact after fifty years.
Michael has been married to his wife for fifty years, and their love is still quite apparent. Their relationship has been praised as being among the longest-lasting in Hollywood history.
The two have been able to maintain their relationship in a culture where everyone has grown used to hearing about celebrity divorce due to how frequently it occurs. The pair have achieved this by, among other things, carrying on with their earlier romantic habits.
Shakira Caine and Sir Michael Caine at the Burlington Arcade 200th anniversary dinner at Burlington Arcade on May 8, 2019, in London, England | Source: Getty Images
Going on dates is one illustration. Micheal appeared to be completely in love with Shakira as the two were photographed out on a romantic dinner date in London on a Thursday night in 2020.
The actor was clutching his wife’s hand as they left Oswald’s Club, where they had eaten, wearing a navy suit. The actor wore a blue shirt underneath his suit and was in good health, but he also carried a walking stick to help him move. Sadly, Michael has needed the cane ever since breaking his ankle in 2018 after suffering a bad slip on some ice.
Michael Caine and Shakira Caine are seen on a night out at Langan’s Brasserie in Mayfair on December 15, 2021, in London, England | Source: Getty Images
Shakira, his wife, maintained her alluring appearance. She was wearing a dazzling green dress, which she accessorized with a shiny black handbag and a beaded necklace. She matched the blouse with opaque tights, sparkling diamond drop earrings, and black heels.
Shakira is a loving wife and mother, but she has also established herself through time as a stylish woman who exudes confidence without going overboard.
The stunning woman has once been called the best-dressed celebrity in the world and always looks wonderful whenever she is seen with her husband.
Despite being 89 years old, Michael is anxious to live to see his grandchildren become young adults and spend more time with Shakira. They already spend the majority of their time together, but they claim that every little bit helps.
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