The British actor, Terence Stamp has been divorced for over a decade since his marriage to Elizabeth O’Rourke ended in 2008. Prior, he was one of the leading men of the 60s who had high-profile relationships with women like Julie Christie and Jean Shrimpton. Also, he was linked to Princess Diana around the time her marriage also crashed.
Like his colorful love affairs and marriage to a much younger woman, his career is another area of his life that continues to draw attention to him. Through his career exploits, Stamp acted in movies like Superman(1978), Wall Street(1987), and Last Night in Soho(2021). Though he has chosen to live a quiet life in recent years, here is all we found out about his love life.
Terence Stamp is not Married Now
85–year-old Terence Stamp has come full circle in life and seems to have lived it all as he is more vested in doing yoga rather than having s*x. If we are not wrong, he is not married at the time of filing this report. Based on what he revealed about doing yoga, we may not be wrong to assume he is not in any relationship and even if he is, he prefers to keep the details private.
You may be wondering why a man who publicized his previous relationships in the past would suddenly want to keep it private now. Well, some celebrities are known to put out what they want the public to know except in cases where the paparazzi takes things too far. In his case, age has slowed him down considerably.
The Actor Got Married for the First Time at The Age of 64 and Divorced at 70
Though he started his career back in the 60’s and rose to become one of the sought-after actors in the industry, the Stepney-born only got married for the first time Elizabeth O’Rourke on New Year’s Eve 2002 when he was 64 years old.
A close look at their relationship timeline indicates that Stamp and O’Rourke first met in a chemist shop in Bondi, New South Wales back in the 90s. O’Rourke is the daughter of a Singapore-based property developer who is originally from Australia. At the time they met, O’Rourke was doing her work experience towards completing her pharmacy studies at a University in Sydney.
Stamp noticed the brunette working behind the counter and fell deeply in love. Subsequently, he approached her but she kept putting him off because she was not ready or do we say because even her parents were not comfortable with the relationship.
Despite this initial setback, she finally agreed to be with him and the rest became History. In fact, many were shocked to learn that Stamp was willing to start a family as soon as possible. Notably, they never got around to having any children.
Though Stamp and O’Rourke seemed to be deeply in love with each other, the marriage was not so perfect. This eventually led to divorce in 2008 citing unreasonable behaviour on his part.
He Had Other High-power Relationships in the Past
While his acting debut in 1962 exposed him to more roles, it also came with colorful romantic affairs. Subsequently, he managed to have a relationship with the actress while being deeply involved in the swinging London scene at the time.
Notably, the pair worked closely and even starred opposite each other in Far from the Madding Crowd(1967). Also, their relationship was the subject of Ray Davies’ Kinks song Waterloo Sunset.
He moved on to another publicized relationship with the supermodel Jean Shrimpton after he parted ways with Christie. On her own, Shrimpton is said to have left David Bailey for Stamp. During the relationship, they did not shy away from taking pictures. Unsurprising it earned them the unofficial recognition of being the most photographed couple of Mod London.
Despite their highly publicized relationship, Shrimpton soon found out that he had a disengaged attitude to relationships leading to a breakup. Years later, Stamp claims Shrimpton is the love of his life, the pair never came back together again. Notably, the period they broke up coincided with a decline in his movie appearances. Following this, Stamp moved to India to rediscover himself under the mystic, Krishnamurti.
He has also been linked to the actress Brigitte Bardot. While his previous relationships made an impression, Bardot and Stamp met on a blind date. They soon realized that they lacked a connection due to their different lifestyle. Obviously, Bardot, a self-confessed ‘cannibal’ was startled when she discovered Stamp was a vegetarian.
Terence Stamp Allegedly Dated Princess Diana
For a man who has dated many women in the past, his escapades continue unraveling. Recently, it was alleged that he dated Princess Diana. Howbeit, Stamp claims that they flirted together, he has not verified the claims that they actually dated. On his own, Andrew Morton, writer of Diana in Search of Love maintains that they were actually a romantic item.
Aside from Stamp, Diana, the mother of Prince Harry and Prince Williams has been linked to other public figures like Dodi Al Fayed following the collapse of her marriage.