Ingrid Hajek is the third wife of the American actor, James Caan. The American actor has been married four times. Their marriage lasted for almost five years before it ended. At the time of the wedding, Caan was 49 years old while Hajek was 29 years old.
Ingrid Hajek is a Puerto Rican model but gained fame as a result of her union with The Godfather star. James Caan is famous for his roles in The Glory Guys, El Dorado, and The Rain People.
Ingrid Hajek and James Caan’s Marriage
Even though the ex-lovers attended the same school, they didn’t start their relationship there. Hajek and Caan met two years before they tied the knots. They were introduced by friends and they dated for 1 year.
James Caan was already married twice before he married Ingrid Hajek on September 9, 1990. The wedding ceremony took place at Marina Del Ray on a yacht.
James Caan’s son Scott who was just 14 years at that time acted as the actor’s best man.
Their marriage was blessed with a son Alexander James who was born a year after their marriage on 10th April 1991.
They Divorced After Only 4 Years
Just like his previous marriages, James Caan and his third wife separated in no time. The divorce was finalized on March 29 1995 even though the reason behind their separation was never made known to the public.
Since the divorce, Hajek has kept details about her life very private and is rumored to have remained single to date. Her ex-husband, on the other hand, moved on with his life in no time and got married to Linda Stokes in 1995.
Ingrid Hajek is currently 63 years old.
Details about Ingrid Hajek’s ex-husband other wives
1. Dee Jay Mathis
James Caan married his first wife Dee Jay Mathis in 1961. The marriage was blessed with a daughter, Tara in 1964. Barely two years after welcoming their daughter, the two divorced in 1966.
2. Sheila Marie Ryan
Sheila Marie Ryan was the second wife of the famous actor. Ryan was an actress and former model. She was known for Road House (1989), Lone Star Blues (1994), and Hunter (1984). Ryan also featured in the centerfold pictorial in Gallery Magazine that was published by F.Lee Bailey in January 1973.
She used to date Elvis Presley before she moved to Caan. She married Caan in 1976 and divorced in 1977 after a year. Before they parted ways, they had a son Scott Cann who was born on 23 August 1976 and is also an actor like his father. Scott would later act as his father’s best man during his third wedding.
Ryan received $3,000 monthly for five years after the divorce, she had custody of their son and also $1,000 monthly for child support until the child was 18 years old.
It was announced on Elvis Presley’s fan club website that Sheila Marie Ryan passed after a long battle with cancer. She died on September 18, 2012, in Canoga Park, California, USA.
After Caan’s second divorce, it was reported that he took a long break from anything regarding marriage. The break lasted for over a decade or so. He resurfaced in 1990 as Ingrid Hajek’s husband but the union did not last forever either.
3. Linda Stokes
James Caan seems to have a thing for models and fashion designers. A costume designer Linda Stokes caught his eyes and the two exchanged vows on October 7, 1995. Caan and Stokes had a blissful union until after two decades when the actor decided to file for a divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Even though the union lasted more than his previous marriages, it was said that the couple only endured for that long because they wanted to break the norm. There are reports that James Caan attempted to divorce Stokes at least twice before they finally divorced in 2017, He first filed for a divorce in 2005 and also in 2009.
After their divorce, Caan, and Stokes were engaged in a legal battle over the custody of their youngest son. At that time, their son was 16 years old and his mother wanted full legal and physical custody while James Caan only wanted joint custody.
Also, the actor was not willing to share his finances with his ex-wife who demanded spousal support from him. The court later ordered James Caan to pay his ex-wife $3,124 monthly as child support until the youngest child graduates from high school.
Ingrid Hajek’s Children
The Puerto Rican model has only one child whom she shares with her ex-husband. James Caan on the other hand has four children from his other marriages and one with Hajek making him a proud father of five children. He has grandchildren as well.
Among all James Caan’s children, Scott Caan is the only famous one. He chose to follow his father’s steps career-wise. While Alexander James Caan and his other half-siblings are living a private life, their brother is busy receiving nominations for his acting skills.