Val Kilmer turns 54 years old today, so we take a look back over his love life to join in the celebrations.
Kilmer met his wife to be Joanna Whalley while they were filming the fantasy adventure Willow in 1988. He said: ‘My co-star, I ended up marrying - that was fun.’ (IMDB)
They have since starred in Kill Me Again and Scandal together.
They got married in 1988 and she used the professional name Joanne Whalley Kilmer for the years while they were hitched.
Whalley took a break from her acting career to raise their two children Mercedes and Jack. He gushed; "It's great. Instead of going out to parties, I go home to my family." (IMDB)
After their son was born the couple went their separate ways and Whalley filed for divorce on 21st July 1995, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’. Ironically, the pair played a quarrelling couple in Francis Ford Coppola’s 2011 film Twixt.
She didn’t tell him that she wanted a divorce. She waited until after he had completed work on The Island of Dr Moreau in 1996 and then filed the divorce papers. He heard the news while he was watching CNN in a hotel room and he said that it hurt him greatly to find out this way. (IMDB)
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