After divorce from wife Lola Van Wagenen, Robert Redford married to Sibylle Szaggars since 2009
In April 2014, Time Magazine included Robert Redford in their annual TIME 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World," declaring him the "Godfather of Indie Film".
Redford was a big name in the 1960s and 1970s, but even though he is not much seen on the screen nowadays, fans still remember him for being one of the greatest actors in the industry. For such a big star, Robert Redford is a very humble and private person. He was first married to Lola Van Wagenen for 27 years before they divorced.
Then in 2009, he married his girlfriend Sibylle Szaggars whom he had been in a relationship with for 12 years. From Redford’s first marriage, he had four children of whom the eldest son died when he was an infant.
Robert Redford has been Married to Sibylle Saggars in a beautiful Wedding Ceremony
After being linked to actress Sonia Braga and costume designer Kathy O’Rear, Robert Redford was seen settling down with German abstract artist Sibylle Szaggars. Redford and Szaggars have an age difference of 19 years but that doesn’t seem to be a problem for anyone of them.
Happily married husband and wife: Robert Redford and Sibylle Saggars
"She's [Sibylle] a very special person," Robert said in an interview back in 2011 passionately fingering the gold band on his left hand. "She's younger than I am, and European, which I like, so that's a whole new life."
Robert and Sibylle were married on July 11, 2009, in Hamburg, Germany at the Louis C. Jacob Hotel. They had 30 guests at their wedding which was ordained by Pastor Frank Engelbrecht of St. Catherine Church in Hamburg.
Robert Redford divorced wife Lola Van Wagenen in 1985
Robert Redford met Lola Van Wagenen during a time when he was struggling with alcoholism. Lola came as a guardian angel.
Former husband and wife: Robert Redford and Lola Van Wagenen
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I got married very young, at 21. Obviously, I don't want to denigrate the person I married, there were a lot of good reasons. But when you ask me a question, like why?, I have to say it was to save my life. That's what it felt like at the time
Robert had given a rare glimpse into his personal life in an interview in 2004.
They were married for 27 years before finally parting ways in 1985. They had four children from their marriage, but unfortunately, their first child died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome only a few months after birth.
Husband and wife: Robert and Lola with their three children
Talking about his divorce with Lola, his first wife, Robert Redford says,
I got lost for a time. I was totally faithful to my wife. We were very tight; we went through a lot of stuff together. Lola now lives in Vermont, and we two remain close.
It is sad when two people who love each other have to part ways due to irreconcilable differences. But Robert is now happy with his wife Sibylle Szaggars. And at the age of 79, we only hope to cherish as many of his movies from him as possible
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