Unexpected meeting turns into true love Supermodel Christy TurlingtonActor Ed BurnsAfter three years of being together, they were finally married in 2003. But only the Private Ryan SavingsStar actually remembers their first meeting.
“I was a production assistant at a television show, and we interviewed Christy back when I was just a lowly PA [Personal Assistant]. I had to get her a cup of coffee,” Burns told the Huffington Post in August 2015. “She has no memory of it, but of course, as the PA who gets to meet Christy Turlington, I remember it very well.”
The two met again at a charity event in 2000, and that was the moment sparks flew. Six months later, Burns and Turlington were engaged with an October 2001 wedding date. They decided to postpone their marriage in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The couple split briefly in 2002. However, they were reunited a few years later and got married in San Francisco in June 2003. U2’s BonoTurlington was walked down the aisle by Turlington’s late father, Dwain Turlington. Turlington died two years earlier after battling lung cancer.
Later that year, the couple welcomed their daughter Grace (who they nicknamed Gracie) at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Turlington suffered serious complications during labor and postpartum hemorhaging. This was a story she shared. DuJourJuly 2012.
In 2006, Finn, their second child, was born to the couple.
Turlington’s experience with Gracie inspired her to direct No Woman, no CrY, a documentary from 2010, that follows the birthing journeys of four mothers around the globe.
“I’m just like any of the other women in terms of giving birth,” Turlington told DuJourJuly 2012. “You’re always vulnerable in that state, and you always need support.”
Turlington, the 15 minutesWhen it comes to parenting, actor and parent make a great pair. Today published a blog post by the California native that provided insight into their parenting journey.
“Eddie supported all of my maternal instincts in pursuing our birth options. He was as involved as I needed him to be and then when our children were infants, he took on as much of the burden as I was willing to relinquish,” the model wrote at the time.
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