Love and Respect Are at the Center of Samuel L. Jackson and Wife LaTanya’s 42-Year Marriage

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Samuel L. Jackson is known for his extensive acting career and a lively onscreen persona that often features bouts of colorful dialogue filled with expletives. In addition to his lengthy romance with his work, Samuel is also a dedicated husband of more than 40 years to fellow actor LaTanya Richardson Jackson. The couple first met as college students and began dating in 1970. They tied the knot 10 years later in 1980. Together, they share a daughter, reality-TV producer Zoe Jackson.

Samuel and LaTanya have even collaborated professionally throughout their relationship. In 2022, the duo worked together on the Broadway play “The Piano Lesson,” an adaptation of August Wilson’s 1987 play of the same name, which earned Samuel a Tony nomination for best featured actor in a play.

Through thick and thin, Samuel and LaTanya have remained one of Hollywood’s lasting power couples. Touching on their 50-year bond, the “Shaft” actor previously revealed to People the formula that continues to make their relationship work. “It’s two people who respect each other, love each other and look out for each other,” he explained in a March 2022 interview.

Read on for the couple’s relationship timeline over the years!

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