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Sibylle Szaggars and Robert Redford Marriage Profile

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Robert Redford and Sibylle Szaggars in New York City on March 29, 2004.

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Back in 1998, Robert Redford said he didn't think he would ever marry again, but Sibylle Szaggars changed his mind. Here is information about Sibylle and Robert's marriage.
Fast Marriage Facts - Robert and Sibylle
Started Dating: 1996.
Married: July 11, 2009.
First Marriage: No.

Did You Know?
They were married in Hamburg, Germany.

Born:

Robert Redford aka Charles Robert Redford Jr: August 18, 1937 in Santa Monica, California.

Sibylle Szaggars: Abt. 1957 in Hamburg, Germany.

How Robert and Sibylle Met:

Sibylle and Robert met at Sundance. They have been dating since 1996. They announced their engagement in May 2008.

Wedding Date:

Robert and Sibylle were married on July 11, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany at the Louis C. Jacob Hotel. They had 30 guests at their wedding which was officiated by Pastor Frank Engelbrecht of St. Catherine Church in Hamburg.

Sibylle's wedding dress was champagne-colored. Robert wore a white suit.

Occupations:

Robert: Actor, director, author, producer, conservationist, environmentalist, founder of the Sundance Institute.

Sibylle: Artist.

Children:

Robert had four children with his former wife, Lola.
  • Scott Redford: Scott died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 1959 at the age of 5 months.
  • Shauna Redford: Born in 1960. Shauna is an artist.
  • David James "Jamie" Redford: Born in 1962. Jamie is a screenwriter, director, producer, and founder of the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness.
  • Amy Hart Redford: Born in 1970. Amy is an actress.

Residences:

Redford and Szaggars live in Utah in a solar-powered home at his 5,500-acre ranch. They also spend time in Napa Valley, California and in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"Redford lived in the Santa Fe area for a time in the 1980s and early 1990s. Redford is building a house in the Santa Fe area, and intends to live more than half of the year here, it was announced Thursday."
Source: Robert Nott. "Redford Returns: Actor/Director Teams Up With State for Filmmaking Programs at Los Luceros Ranch." Santa Fe New Mexican. 5/15/2009. pg. A1.

"Sundance, Utah, is in a pristine wilderness one hour south of Salt Lake City, nestled in the North Fork Canyon just beneath Mount Timpanogos. Miles of tumbling creeks, snow-crowned peaks and towering pines surround Sundance Village, which consists of a cluster of quaint and low-profile wooden lodges that accommodate the resort's restaurants, conference rooms and the offices for the Sundance Institute. Connected to the village by footpaths are 100 cabins that house up to 450 guests. The simple wooden lodges and cabins are humble in appearance but outfitted with creature comforts that include whirlpool bathtubs and wireless Internet access."

"In the winter, Sundance Village has the cozy fed of a Swiss ski town. In the summer, the resort sits among emerald-green meadows dusted with trillium and columbine, crystal alpine lakes, a 60-foot waterfall, rivers for fly-fishing and trails for horseback riding. Thanks to the Uinta National Forest that abuts Redford's land, wildlife--ranging from hawks and bald eagles to mountain lions and elk--is abundant."

Source: Amanda Griscom Little. "Bob Redford's Quest: this lifelong conservationist looks to nature for the inspiration to change the world." Mother Earth News. 12/2005. pg. 40.

Quotes About Robert Redford, His Relationships, and His Life:

Robert: "She's [Sibylle] a very special person," he says, fingering the gold band on his left hand. "She's younger than I am, and European, which I like, so that's a whole new life."
Source: Meg Grant. "Robert Redford, Unedited." AARP The Magazine. March/April 2011.

"Except for a romance with actress Sonia Braga, whom he directed in The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), his private life has seldom drawn the spotlight. He has had only one marriage, to Lola Van Wagenen, which ended after 27 years, in 1985. And none of his three grown kids appears to have a Daddy Dearest story to tell."
Source: "When He's 64: Wrinkles and all, Robert Redford is the American cinema's eternal, and most principled, hunk." Time. 11/19/2001. pgs. 131+.

Matthew Rothschild: "Q: You have this concept that you call "returning to zero." What does that mean?
Redford: To refresh yourself, you stop and say, "OK, I'm going to take some time off and rethink, and pretend that I'm just starting out again and look at things freshly for the first time." It gives you a kind of energy. It's recharging, and it allows you to keep taking chances rather than getting safe with the ones you've taken."
Source: Matthew Rothschild. "Robert Redford Interview." The Progressive. 6/02/2009. pg. 35.

Larry Hackett: "But Redford says he's probably single for keeps: 'I have to be careful in terms of never saying never, but I don't think I would go there again.'"
Source: Larry Hackett, Todd Gold, Ken Baker, Cathy Free, Danelle Morton. "The Eclectic Horseman in Life and The Horse Whisperer, Robert Redford Wears More Than One Cowboy Hat." People.6/08/1998. pgs. 86+.

Robert: "At the moment I have a funny kind of optimism having to do with this generation of parents, to use my own children as an example," he told Blyth. "I watch younger people, and there seems to be a lot of attention paid to child rearing, putting in time with the kids, expressing a lot of love and being really smart about it. Maybe I'm looking at a very small segment of society, but this generation of babies, when they grow up, they're going to grow up with a whole lot more of love that's been expressed. For the most part, that's pretty beneficial. And someday they'll be out there making decisions with a value system that might help turn around some things that have been so devalued in our society."
Source: "Robert Redford." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vols. 7-26. Gale Research, 1992-99.
Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009. TrLib.org.

Robert Redford's Previous Marriage to Lola Van Wagenen

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