Faithful husband Michael Caine
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 February 2009
'Get Carter' star Sir Michael Caine has never been tempted to cheat on his wife of 35 years, Shakira - despite working with some of the world's most beautiful women
Sir Michael Caine has never been tempted to cheat on his wife.
The 75-year-old actor - who has worked with the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, Demi Moore and Sandra Bullock - insists he only has eyes for his wife of 35 years Shakira.
The 'Get Carter' star said: "I was always doing love scenes with very beautiful women. You can go on the set and there'll be one of the most beautiful women in the world and the director will say, 'Take your clothes off and get into bed.'
"That could be a great temptation so I decided that I would never marry a woman who wasn't as beautiful as the women I was working with.
"And I married a woman who, in actual fact, is more beautiful than most women I have worked with, so all the temptation was at home, not at work. So I rush home to get some temptation."
Michael spotted Shakira, a former Miss Guyana, in a Maxwell House coffee advert and got her number from a friend who worked in the advertising industry.
After several calls she agreed to meet him and they have been inseparable ever since.
Shakira even gave up her jewellery design business to travel with Michael on his various worldwide movie shoots.
He added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "If you go away on location for three months and your wife stays at home, you've made a whole new load of friends and she's made a whole new load of friends and you get home and you're kind of strangers.
"My wife comes with me on all the movies, but she is not an appendage to a film star or anything like that. She is a completely intertwined partner.
"She is the other half of me. Also, we're still very much in love with each other. We always have been, we always will be."