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John Corbett and Bo Derek’s Relationship Timeline: How They Met and Beyond on August 3, 2023 at 9:03 pm Us Weekly

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While John Corbett’s Sex and the City character, Aidan Shaw, has an on-again, off-again romance with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), his real-life relationship with wife Bo Derek is steady and supportive.

The duo met when Corbett told his friend Norby Walters, a Hollywood agent, that he needed a date to an Oscars party. During a joint appearance on Today in 2015, Corbett noted that he found the actress “intimidating” at first. Derek, however knew she liked the And Just Like That actor “instantly.”

Keep scrolling for a look at Corbett and Derek’s love story over the years:

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2002

The twosome were introduced by a mutual friend after Corbett expressed his need for a date to an Oscars party. Prior to meeting Corbett, Bo was married to actor and director John Derek from 1976 until he died of congestive heart failure at age 71 in 1998.

During a 2020 interview with Fox News, Bo described her first husband’s death as “an enormous loss,” saying, “The air just gets sucked out of the room when you lose your partner. So, I wallowed in that for a while.”

Bo added that she “didn’t expect to end up with anyone again.” However, that changed when she met Corbett.

“It was just an attraction, a comfort,” she said of the their initial bond. “He makes me laugh all the time. He’s full of life, full of joy. I became attracted to him and I still am. We take things day by day and I think we are still there.”

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John Corbett and Bo Derek at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 24, 2002. Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

2015

The private pair shed more light on their romance during a joint appearance on Today in July. Bo described their dynamic as a “day to day relationship” before sharing that she “hadn’t dated in five years” when she met Corbett.

“I kept saying to my friends, ‘I’ll wait until the sparks and all that get going,’ and it finally happened,” she said.

2016

The couple attended the New York City premiere of Corbett’s film My Big Greek Wedding 2, walking the carpet hand in hand at the March event.

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2017

Bo and Corbett showed off their dance moves on the red carpet at a party for the Golden Nymph Award nominees at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in June.

“Fun in Monte Carlo. Yep, I’m a born dancer!” Bo captioned an Instagram clip from the playful moment.

2018

Bo shared a photo of her longtime love snuggling their newly adopted dog in June. “His name is Luka!” she captioned the sweet Instagram snap.

2019

John Corbett and Bo Derek attend the WildAid Gala in Los Angeles on November 9, 2019. David Buchan/Shutterstock

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Bo exclusively opened up to Us Weekly about her and Corbett’s unconventional date nights.

“My gosh, we don’t have typical,” the model said in February. “We’re always traveling, so our date nights are usually where we meet up in someplace else.” She added that although she and Corbett “travel a lot,” their home is their “sanctuary.”

2020

During a September interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bo shared the key to long-term romance.

“You have to be in love: really, deeply, in love,” she told the outlet. “We were such opposites in so many ways when we started out that we took this relationship one day at a time and it just happens to be 19 years later, we’re still together and we’re gonna go for one more day!”

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2021

During an August 2021 appearance on The Talk, Corbett revealed that he and Bo quietly tied the knot “around Christmastime” in 2020.

“We’re pretty private people, we didn’t make an announcement. All our friends and family knew but this is the first time either one of us has said anything publicly about it because really we haven’t had an opportunity,” he told cohost Jerry O’Connell.

While John Corbett’s Sex and the City character, Aidan Shaw, has an on-again, off-again romance with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), his real-life relationship with wife Bo Derek is steady and supportive. The duo met when Corbett told his friend Norby Walters, a Hollywood agent, that he needed a date to an Oscars party. During 

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Rosie Maddox: Rom-Com Wins with Best Screenplay!

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Get ready to applaud because Rosie Maddox, the creative genius behind “Wishing on Stars,” is making waves with her latest triumph as the winner of the Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay Award! Her captivating storytelling has earned her a well-deserved spotlight at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, where her heartwarming screenplay stole hearts and tickled funny bones.

From the bustling streets of Washington to the vibrant cityscape of Seattle, Rosie’s narrative prowess shines as she crafts a tale of serendipitous reunions and unexpected love. With “Wishing on Stars,” Rosie invites audiences on an enchanting journey of rediscovery, friendship, and the magic of second chances.

This isn’t just any rom-com—it’s a testament to Rosie’s innate ability to infuse depth and authenticity into her characters, making them leap off the page and into our hearts. As we eagerly await the cinematic adaptation of “Wishing on Stars,” Rosie continues to captivate audiences with her unique brand of storytelling, proving that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of film.

Join us in celebrating Rosie Maddox’s remarkable achievement and stay tuned for more updates as she continues to enchant us with her magical tales of laughter, love, and the endless possibilities of the human heart. Congratulations, Rosie—you’ve truly earned your place among the stars!

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“Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!”

 

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“Changing Spots”: A Heartwarming Family Journey

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In “Changing Spots,” Lauren L. Owen masterfully weaves a heartwarming tale centered around Lizzie Jennings, a black anthropology student in her mid-30s, and her aging father, Walter. As Walter grapples with the challenges of living independently for the first time, Lizzie steps in to assist him, embarking on a dual mission to help her father become self-sustainable while documenting their progress for her thesis. Through candid interviews and her own camera footage, the story unfolds in a captivating mockumentary style, offering a glimpse into the tender moments and humorous mishaps that define their journey.

Owen, a trailblazing talent in the industry and the first Black or African American graduate of NYU’s MBA/MFA dual master’s degree program, brings her unique perspective to “Changing Spots.” With a remarkable background in producing, writing, and directing, including collaborations with acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee and notable projects like “BlacKkKlansman” and “See You Yesterday,” Owen’s work is deeply rooted in promoting diversity both on and off the screen. Through her storytelling, she celebrates the bond between black women and their fathers, shedding light on the often overlooked narratives that resonate with audiences on a profound level.

Fun fact: Lauren Owen is also an Associate Producer for the Netflix Original Film, “See You Yesterday,” further showcasing her versatility and impact in the industry.

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As Owen shares her personal connection to the story, drawing inspiration from her own experiences and her playful sense of humor inherited from her father, she invites viewers to embrace the complexities of familial relationships and the importance of staying connected despite life’s challenges. “Changing Spots” serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring power of love, laughter, and shared moments, resonating with audiences of all backgrounds and generations.

Moreover, Owen’s exceptional talent as a writer shines through as she clinched the prestigious Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, further cementing her status as a rising star in the industry. This accolade not only recognizes Owen’s remarkable storytelling skills but also underscores the universal appeal and relatability of “Changing Spots.” As audiences continue to embrace this heartwarming tale, Owen’s win serves as a testament to the enduring impact of stories that celebrate the beauty of family bonds and the journey of self-discovery.

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Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!

 

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“A Messy Divorce” Named Finalist for Best Dark Comedy Film Award

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Award Winning Filmmaker, Phil Grishayev

Phil Grishayev, a talented filmmaker based in Los Angeles, is making waves in the comedy film scene with his uproarious short film, “A Messy Divorce.” Born and raised in Poland, Grishayev relocated to the United States in his early twenties, where his passion for storytelling and visual arts blossomed. Despite being relatively new to directing and producing, Grishayev’s creative vision and dedication have propelled him into the spotlight of the entertainment industry.

“A Messy Divorce” is not only Grishayev’s directorial debut but also a testament to his ability to breathe life into captivating narratives. The film, originally conceived as a screenplay by Grishayev’s friend Lenar Kamalov, follows the misadventures of a newly divorced couple who accidentally run over a man on the road and hilariously attempt to cover up their tracks. With its clever twists and comedic timing, “A Messy Divorce” has earned critical acclaim and audience praise alike.

Despite its humble beginnings, “A Messy Divorce” has already achieved notable success in the film festival circuit. Grishayev’s screenplay won a prestigious award at SWN, and the film was selected as an Official Entry at the Houston Comedy Festival in 2021. Now, as a finalist for the Best Dark Comedy Film Award at the esteemed Houston Comedy Film Festival, “A Messy Divorce” continues to captivate audiences with its unique blend of humor and wit.

Looking ahead, Grishayev has ambitious plans to expand “A Messy Divorce” into a full-length feature film, showcasing his commitment to storytelling and filmmaking. With his innovative approach and creative flair, Grishayev is poised to make a lasting impact on the comedy genre and beyond.

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As the anticipation builds for the Houston Comedy Film Festival, all eyes are on Phil Grishayev and “A Messy Divorce,” eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winners. In the meantime, audiences can experience the comedic brilliance of Grishayev’s work and witness the rise of a promising filmmaker in the entertainment industry.

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Award Winning Filmmaker, Phil Grishayev, and Hollywood Executive Producer and Houston Comedy Film Festival Director, Roselyn Omaka

From the Film Festival Circuit Founder, Mikal Fair:

Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!

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