"It connotes where your physical and sensual presence is the only thing people respond to. Not that Jamie Lee Curtis' love life got cranked up to 11 overnight. “I’d never seen him (before) in my life… and the next day I called his agent and he picked up the phone and said, ‘I know all about it…’,” Jamie Lee recalls, revealing she gave the agent her number but Chris never called. (And we hear that, while he's not a center-of-attention type at parties, he's perfectly friendly and will amiably discuss his work if you ask about it.). I do it because I like doing the work. I'd never seen him before, but I pointed at him," Curtis recalled in a 2004 essay for O magazine. "We should take it," he said, the couple recalling the moment to Architectural Digest in 2002. “That was June 28th,” she recalls. We got engaged September 13th and we got married December 18th of that year. “I dated somebody else for a couple of months and then broke up with that person, took that person to the airport, went from the airport, picked up Melanie Griffith and her then-husband Steve Bauer and we went to Hugo’s (restaurant) in West Hollywood. That was Sept. 15. © 2020 E! So, just months after Curtis first spied Guest in a magazine and decided he was the guy for her, they married on Dec. 18, 1984—on a Tuesday at 4 p.m.—at This Is Spinal Tap director Rob Reiner's house.

"That's why I developed my smirk—which is why, when I looked at Chris's smirk in the picture, I basically saw myself. "I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. Meanwhile, after The Fog and Prom Night and Halloween (and Halloween 2) made Jamie Lee Curtis the "scream queen," flashing some skin in Trading Places and playing an aerobics instructor in Perfect turned her into a sex symbol, a designation she was never comfortable with. Also that year, Guest's father, who had become a baron, passed away, and his barony passed down to Guest, making him Lord Haden-Guest—so Curtis could call herself Lady Haden-Guest, should she so desire. The Laguna Beach alum recently parted ways with her ex-husband Jay Cutler , while Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon in … "I was happy with that.". Giving Architectural Digest a tour of their house in 2002, Guest joked that all of the objects Curtis had tried out in their living room and then had moved out would make for a good montage of pictures. comedy, was "way beyond" her). Meanwhile, Christopher, 72, echoed her relaxed look in a black T-shirts, shorts and trainers. and stares from the women. Jamie donned a black jumper and matching cropped joggers for the outing, finishing off her look with black trainers. "I was called upon to be opinionated and smart, and I was an 18-year-old feather. And I stress girl! ", More recently, she told Chris Hardwick that she lived her life by wisdom gleaned from The Princess Bride: "Life is pain, princess, and anyone who tells you different is selling something." It was very depressing," she shared with the Chicago Tribune in June 1985. But I do strive to live wisely every day," the actress said, per MagicValley.com. She started going to recovery meetings on Feb. 3, 1999—the same day she told her husband that she had a problem—and she's been sober ever since. ... Christopher's father, Peter Haden-Guest, was a British hereditary lord, an actor, and a dancer, who ended up a UN diplomat. ", They adopted their daughter, Annie, right after she was born in December 1986, having gotten to know the birth mother through the adoption agency. I sat down and two tables away there was Christopher facing me… and he looked at me and he went like this (waved) and I did the same.”. A few minutes later, he got up to leave. "He hadn't seen Annie since she was 8 weeks old, and she was now turning 2. Guest, who's 10 years older, is the son of a British United Nations diplomat father, Peter Haden-Guest, and his second wife, Jean Pauline Hindes, a former executive at CBS. In 1983, she cut herself off from the drug scene, and that included re-estranging herself from Tony. Curtis was ahead of her time in wishing that there were more meaty roles to go around for women of all ages, and that less attention was paid to women's physical attributes, even when the attention was so-called positive. This house is going to keep living.". We apologize, but this video has failed to load. "...If anybody here knows Kelly Curtis...please let her know that I publicly, in front of the universe, apologized for going home from my wedding at 7:15 when she wanted to keep dancing and actually have a wedding—when Chris and I sort of stood there, we swayed back and forth for our wedding dance, we cut the cake, we ate a piece, and it was like, 'OK, I'm good, you?' "A hand-delivered letter from Kensington Palace, on her stationary, came the next day thanking me for mine and understanding completely the need for nature to take it's course," Curtis recalled. "I now live wisely—not unflawed. Hugo's did the catering. They ended up bonding over drug use, addiction running in the family—though at the time, Curtis didn't consider herself someone who had a problem. And the biggest opening weekend for any movie with a female lead older than 55.

Guest called the next day, June 28. No one," she told People in October. Guest was a few tables away. Guest left the restaurant before Curtis had the chance to speak with him and then called her the next day.

Jamie Lee Curtis and husband Christopher Guest decided that it was time for the two of them to grow their family. ", And when Guest and their kids—Annie, now 31 and engaged and teaching dance, and Thomas, 22 and working at a gaming company—joined her at the Halloween premiere last month, she wrote on Instagram alongside a rare red carpet photo of all four of them: "The most important part of my work is the people I get to come home from that work to. Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. ", "I went on with my life," Curtis wrote in the O piece. "One day in September, we were talking on the phone," Curtis continued. I'm not a vamp girl, I'm very much the baby girl, especially in my private life," . Once upon a time, Jamie Lee Curtis was smitten by the singer from Spinal Tap. Jamie has been married to screenwriter Christopher Guest since 1984. "I began dating a sweet man, but we both knew it wasn't for good. No makeup, like a very semigeeky, awkward girl. A little embarrassed, she left her number for Guest to call her if he was interested.

"I've perfected the Caesar salad," she added. "I said, 'Whoever this guy is, is it. What Happened To Jamie Lee Curtis’ Son On Halloween? Commemorating the anniversary of Diana's death in August, Curtis shared on Instagram how much she regretted missing the Princess of Wales and her children by just a few minutes when they visited the London set of Fierce Creatures in 1996—literally, because she was in the bathroom. She also assumed 33 years ago that she'd be long since retired by now. It was there at the trendy health food spot, which is still there to this day, that she and Guest first laid eyes on each other in person. The late '80s and '90s continued to be a prolific time for Curtis onscreen, with meatier roles in big movies such as A Fish Called Wanda, Forever Young, Blue Steel, My Girl and True Lies ("the best time I ever had on a set," she recalled in Interview in 2015), as well as her own sitcom, Anything but Love, opposite Richard Lewis (six years after telling the Post that what her husband did, i.e. The Unbelievable Story of Jamie Lee Curtis' Mysterious Marriage to Christopher Guest The iconic actress is devoted to her family and has been married for … Meanwhile, Curtis started to struggle behind the scenes of her own life. The scream queen recently revealed that filming is expected to resume early next year, after production was put on hold in March. The actress covered most of her face with rounded sunglasses and a black face mask, while her silver tresses were left loose. She joked on Today in 2015 that her secret to a lasting marriage was, simply, "don't get divorced." This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic.

Both Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh were there. ), They moved into their West Los Angeles home in 1992, a 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival nestled in a canyon that belonged to Oscar winner Luise Rainer in the '30s. In 2009, Guest, McKean and Shearer got the band back together for the "One Night Only World Tour." The couple adopted another child, son Thomas, in 1996. "We still figure it out.". Guest is married to well-known actress Jamie Lee Curtis with two children, daughter Annie Guest and son Thomas Guest, plus he is the brother of actor Nicholas Guest. As he left, I looked down at my plate.".

Jamie has been recently been hosting an Audible Originals podcast, entitled Letters from Camp, a story written by her goddaughter Boco Haft. It was a real lost time.". Interestingly, during a talk about wellness in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010, Curtis said the sudden death of Princess Diana in 1997 really made her think about the concept of a life well lived, doing the most that you can with the time you have. Guest only did SNL that one season--but he actually tried to get out of his contract so he wouldn't have to leave L.A. and Jamie Lee Curtis, she revealed recently on Chris Hardwick's ID10T podcast. And I just don't leave. 'Yeah, let's go.'". As if they weren't already certain they had married the right person... "He's funny. Curtis wrote Diana a letter telling her how sorry she was to have missed her. The quietly prolific actor, writer and filmmaker—who by then had directed Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show and was working on A Mighty Wind—enjoyed the kitchen. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. It seemed as though growing up next to Jamie Lee Curtis has done wonders for the girl, who has since gone on to embody her adopted mother’s immeasurable talent. "I had all the fame and wealth, and my marriage was intact, and my kids were with me.". They remained in each other's lives more consistently until Tony's death in 2010. 'What'd you do there?' "To me, unfortunately, the term 'sex symbol' connotes mindlessness," Curtis told the Washington Post in 1985. I really think of myself as a girl.