Mark Hamill met his wife at a dentist office, where he was a patient and she was a dental hygienist — 40 years on they’re still ‘filling’ the love for each other….
This December, Star Wars star Mark Hamill and his wife, Marilou, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. But the longtime couple didn’t meet at a star-studded party like many Hollywood couples. Instead, they met at a dentist’s office.
According to People magazine, Marilou York was working as a dental hygienist in Westwood—and Hamill was a patient—when they met. For Mark, at least, it was lust at first sight. “She came into the waiting room in jeans, white coat, breasts like melons, looking like a Vargas painting,” he told the magazine. “I said, ‘They let you dress like that at work?’ She said, ‘Yeah. Next.’”
But the pickup line worked (not that we’d recommend trying it these days), and they started dating. On one of their first dates, they saw an early screening of Star Wars, and Marilou couldn’t help noticing the “bad caps” on the teeth of a minor character.
Mark and Marilou got married in December 1978 in a small ceremony in the backyard of their home in Malibu. They have three children together: Nathan, born in 1979; Griffin, born in 1983; and Chelsea, born in 1988. Nathan is an artist and illustrator and Griffin is an artist and martial-arts teacher. Chelsea works in public relations at Amazing Invisible Inc., Mark’s company, where Marilou serves as CFO, according to their LinkedIn accounts. All three of the Hamill kids made brief cameos as resistance soldiers in The Last Jedi.
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