Unrecognizable Gene Hackman (94) photographed in public for the first time in years | Celebrities

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celebrities‘French Connection’ actor Gene Hackman, 94, and his wife Betsy Arakawa, 62, made a rare appearance as they were photographed together for the first time in decades during a public outing.

The couple enjoyed dinner in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Hackman has lived since 1980. The actor had to make do with a walking stick and with his other arm he held his wife, 32 years his junior.

The last time the two were seen together in public was when they walked the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards in 2003. Hackman retired from his acting career a year later and has been in hiding in Santa Fe ever since. Last year, the two-time Oscar winner was spotted working in his garden again. But now it’s the first time they’ve been spotted in public.

Hackman and Arakawa first met when she worked part-time at a Los Angeles gym he frequented, according to the New York Times. They married in 1991 and have lived together in Santa Fe ever since. They don’t have children.

Gene Hackman and his wife Betsy Arakawa at the Golden Globes in 2003. © WireImage
Gene Hackman and his wife Betsy Arakawa © Photo News
Gene Hackman and his wife Betsy Arakawa
Gene Hackman and his wife Betsy Arakawa © Photo News
Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman © Photo News

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