Despite their advanced ages — “Alfie” star Michael Caine is 89 while Shakira is 75 — they did not compromise with spending time together on dates. No wonder he still values their marriage so much since he confessed, “Without her, I’d have been dead a long time ago.”

    Michael Caine fell for his wife in a record eight minutes.

    The actor’s wife saved him, and he would already be dead if not for her.

    Michael Caine still goes on dates with his beloved wife despite using a walking frame to get by.

    It has been a long yet beautiful journey for “The Man Who Would Be King” actor Michael Caine and his lovely wife, Shakira Caine. In 2022, the pair celebrated 49 years together.

    Even after so long, not much has changed, and they still keep their love life alive by going out on dates. The lovebirds were recently spotted enjoying a night out at Harry’s bar.

    Despite their advanced ages — Caine is 89 while Shakira is 75 — they did not compromise on style. Caine looked dapper in a navy blue blazer paired with black trousers and a blue shirt, while Shakira complimented her husband’s look with a red lace blouse, a black silk blazer, and matching trousers.

    The two were spotted leaving the bar with the support staff helping Caine, who walks with the help of a walking frame, to the car.

    Why Would Michael Be Already Dead without His Beloved Wife?
    Caine, who is majorly recognized for his roles in “King of Thieves,” “Dry Rotten Scoundrels,” and “Dressed To Kill,” has had a long, fulfilling life. That said, a prolific career and a successful marriage are only part of his overall success.

    Michael Caine and Shakira Caine are seen on a night out at Langan's Brasserie in Mayfair on December 15, 2021 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

    However, recently he has been battling health issues. In early March 2022, the actor’s wife confirmed that the actor had undergone a major back operation at a London Hospital. The procedure was to treat spinal stenosis, which causes unbearable back and leg pain.

    Over the years, the actor has increasingly worried about his health, noting that his days were numbered. However, with his wife’s support, he has overcome the most harrowing of experiences.

    He credits her for helping him swap sugar and salt for healthier alternatives, hoping that better and healthier choices will help him live long enough to see his grandchildren grow up. He said:

    “Without her, I’d have been dead long ago.”

    How Did Michael Fall For His Wife in 8 Minutes in the 1970s?
    Shakira has been her husband’s support and confidante for years now. Their marriage is the embodiment of marital success, a union that has stood the test of time. It makes one wonder; where did it all begin?

    Sir Michael Caine (L) and Shakira Caine attend the World Premiere of 'King Of Thieves' at Vue West End on September 12, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

    The first time the “Come Away” actor laid his eyes on his wife was when the Guyanese former model and actress appeared in a coffee commercial. For some reason, he could not take his eyes off her. Something about her drew him in, and his palms began sweating.

    He couldn’t understand what was happening to him. All he knew was that he had fallen head over heels in love in those eight minutes of first seeing her. Luckily, a friend gave him her number. The rest, as they say, is history.

    They have been together for decades, yet they still adore each other, never leaving each other’s side. Caine says at the height of his fame, he had taken a liking for the bottle, but Shakira helped him clean up and gave his life a purpose:

    “She saved my life, really.”

    Today, they are proud parents of two daughters, Natasha Caine and Dominique Caine, and doting grandparents of two, Miles Michael and Taylor Michael.

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