January 09, 2024


Poor Things actor Willem Dafoe pays heartwarming tribute to wife

Willem Dafoe expressed gratitude for his wife at the Hollywood Walk of Fame induction

By Javeria Shahid January 09, 2024
Willem Dafoe tied the knot with Giada Colagrande in 2005
Willem Dafoe tied the knot with Giada Colagrande in 2005

Willem Dafoe was honored with the first Hollywood Walk of Fame star of 2024 and amid all the excitement he didn’t forget to express his gratitude towards his significant half.

On Monday, the 68-year-old actor addressed the audience gathered to witness the induction ceremony during which he gave a sweet shout-out to his wife, Giada Colagrande.

He concluded his acceptance speech, saying, "Finally, thank you to my wife Giada Colagrande, who teaches me gratitude and reminds me not to spit on my luck."

Willem Dafoe Wife

Dafoe exchanged vows with Colagrande on March 25, 2005. She is an actress and a filmmaker.

In addition to her work as a producer and filmmaker, the Open My Heart star also boast some acting credits under her belt.

In 2009, during an interview with The Guardian Dafoe revealed his first meeting with his wife.

"[We met] on the street in Rome in 2004," the Spider-man star shared and added, "I knew because I’d seen her films and we had some mutual friends."

Recalling his wedding ceremony, he described it as "very impulsive and romantic."

The Poor Things actor also shared the time when he proposed to his wife and spilled the beans, "We were having lunch and I said: ‘Do you want to get married tomorrow?’"

"I called up City Hall and they said: ‘If you get here in the next couple of hours, you can register and then you can get married tomorrow," he told the outlet.

The four-time Academy Award nominee, who share no kids with his wife went on to detail the day, "So we ran down there," he continued, "We married the next day with just two witnesses, our best friends: my manager and her editor."