Today, David McCallum and his wife celebrate 55 years of marital happiness, an achievement that is really remarkable, particularly in the entertainment industry like Hollywood. On the other hand, McCallum had been married for a decade when he began dating Carpenter.
Jill Ireland, McCallum’s first wife, was murdered by one of his costars. McCallum and Ireland’s marriage was dissolved as a result of Charles Brosnan’s involvement with Ireland, who he developed romantic feelings for. The relationship between Brosnan and Ireland lasted till Ireland’s passing away.
When asked how he felt about the situation, McCallum said that he was not furious at Brosnan for pulling Ireland away from him and that he was delighted that they had found love in one another. He said this in response to the question of how he felt about the situation. Also, he was successful in finding his happily ever after.
McCallum and Carpenter first crossed paths in the same year that McCallum was going through his divorce from Ireland. The two people began dating not long after their first encounter, indicating that they had an instant liking for one another. In the end, the pair decided to be married.
McCallum Reminisces About the Happy Times in His Marriage
On his many social media platforms, McCallum has not been bashful about posting photographs of his wife on these platforms. He posts pictures on social media to commemorate significant events such as birthdays and anniversaries, but his followers have a particular fondness for one image in particular.
You can see a picture of two young individuals walking down the street in black and white on the side of the photograph that is oriented to the left. On the right-hand side of the page is a photograph that shows McCallum and his wife looking happy for the camera.
This picture was one of a kind due to the fact that on the left side of the picture, there was a snapshot taken on the day when McCallum and Carpenter met for the very first time. They are not looking at the camera as they are captured in this action photo of them jogging. On the right-hand side, we see the same pair in the same location, but it’s been fifty years since they were there.
In 1965, while working on a picture shoot for “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” McCallum and Carpenter were introduced to one another. Although McCallum was 11 years older than Carpenter at the time, they did not allow the age difference to prevent them from falling in love. Carpenter was 21 years old at the time.
Carpenter is a former model who also had a career as an actor, thus she was present on the set of the photograph that day. She now volunteers her time to assist McCallum in his charitable initiatives and focuses on raising her lovely family.
Parenthood is one of the many rewarding experiences that McCallum and Carpenter have had together throughout the course of their lives. Sophie and Peter are Carpenter and McCallum’s children, and they are parents to both of them. Moreover, McCallum is a father to a brood of kids from a prior marriage.
Because of the circumstances under which it began, many people had doubts about McCallum and Carpenter’s relationship before they were married. This was the case because of the timeframe. When they first started dating, McCallum was still married to his previous partner.
Even though they were both in the process of filing for divorce, McCallum and Ireland did not end their marriage. Also, McCallum and Ireland had three children together, all of whom have caused others to express worry about their father’s current relationship.
Even after all these years, the couple’s love for one another has not diminished, as shown by the fact that they celebrated the 80th birthday of the creator of “NCIS” in Montecito by dancing together for many hours at the birthday celebration.
Despite this, the pair maintained their connection without giving any consideration to what other people may think. McCallum’s divorce from Ireland was finalized in 1967, two years after the pair had first met, and it was then that McCallum proposed to Carpenter. Carpenter said yes.
After a few months had passed, they finally got married, and the ceremony itself was a low-key affair. Although though McCallum seldom brings up his family in public, the couple has managed to keep their relationship a secret for most of their time together and are still over heels in love.
Carpenter provides financial assistance to Institutions in a variety of areas, including the United States Marine Corps. During the events that are organized for the Marine Corps, there are often photographs of the pair. They were so good that the Semper Fidelis Prize was given to them.
McCallum has a low profile when it comes to discussing his family on social media, although he has shared a number of images on his own social media accounts that include Carpenter. These posts are often accompanied by a reassuring caption of some kind.
One of these photographs was uploaded by McCallum on the occasion of the couple’s golden wedding anniversary. Carpenter attended the event wearing a white floor-length gown, while McCallum donned a black and white suit with a black bow tie to match. Together, they celebrated in grand fashion.
McCallum tweeted the image along with a statement stating that he felt it was a nice way for the couple to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. In the picture, the pair can be seen celebrating their anniversary surrounded by a band. Before this, McCallum said that he and his wife had celebrated their wedding anniversary by going out to supper.
Two days before the band picture was uploaded on Facebook, McCallum shared a photo on the social networking site that included himself, Carpenter, and another lady. It seemed as if the three were seated at a restaurant and were dressed in good attire.
McCallum and Carpenter are still very much in love with one another, despite the fact that some fans believe their relationship to be weird. McCallum and Carpenter were accustomed to being separated for 10 months out of every year for a total of thirteen years.
On the other hand, the couple has stated how easy it was for them to be away for such a prolonged period of time, stating things like: “For the last 13 years, we had each other’s company for just two months out of the year… We are in frequent contact with one another, and there are many holidays in the United States, such as Thanksgiving, when we are all together. Not to mention the mobile phones.”
When questioned how they managed to remain so passionately in love with one another for so many years, McCallum said that the key to their happiness was that they had discovered what the other person desired and made it their mission to ensure that they had it. Then he continued by saying:
“At this point, my wife has shown an interest in becoming two individuals, one of whom would reside in California and the other in New York; this is a sentiment that is shared by both of us. After 13 years, we’ve reached the stage where we really need to give some serious consideration to getting back together.”
As the couple became older, they decided to cut down on some of their duties so that they could devote more of their attention to their family. They still liked their occupations and all of the traveling that they got to do to spend time with one another.
McCallum is a proud grandpa to eight grandkids, all of whom were born to his children from his relationship with Ireland and Carpenter. It was difficult for him to devote much time to his family while he was at the pinnacle of his profession, but now that he is retired and his work is less demanding, he is able to spend more time with his grandkids.
In discussing his grandkids, McCallum revealed that he did not like being referred to be a grandpa; more specifically, he admitted the following:
“They call me grand-daddy. We don’t like it when you call me grandfather because it makes me seem old, yet I’m not elderly at all. And some of them even had the nerve to refer to me as grand-ducky.”
Despite the fact that he is not fond of the nicknames that were bestowed upon him, he enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife, his children, and all of his grandchildren as he celebrates a life that has been full of excitement and achievement alongside the woman he has been married to for 55 years.