Action movie legend Dolph Lundgren has embarked on a new chapter of his life with his radiant 27-year-old bride, Emma Krokdal, marking a reawakening for him amidst the lingering health challenges he faces.
Over the last eight years, Dolph revealed in May 2023 that he had been undergoing treatment for kidney and liver cancer. The journey began in 2015 when he received his first diagnosis, leading to surgery to remove the tumor. Throughout the following years, he diligently monitored his condition, but in 2020, doctors discovered more tumors in the kidney area.
Enduring a challenging period, Dolph had to remove a total of six tumors, significantly impacting his overall well-being. Despite this, he continued working on film projects like “The Expendables 4” and “Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom,” further affecting his health. His doctors advised him to take a break, and at that time, he was informed that he had about “two or three years” left to live, a devastating revelation he chose not to accept.
Seeking a second opinion, Dolph consulted with another specialist who offered alternative treatments for his cancer. Fortunately, the alternative therapy proved successful, and by 2022, the tumors had significantly shrunk by 90%.
During this challenging period, Dolph didn’t have to face it alone, as he got engaged to the Norwegian personal trainer Emma Krokdal in 2020. Despite their significant 40-year age gap, the couple appears to be living in absolute bliss. Emma expressed her deep admiration for Dolph on his birthday, describing him as the most caring, loving, hard-working, talented, and thoughtful partner she could ever ask for.
Their engagement period was prolonged due to various circumstances and the challenges of medical treatments. However, on July 13, 2023, the couple finally exchanged their vows at their villa in Mykonos, celebrating “love, life, and happiness” during the heartwarming ceremony.
Dolph and Emma are not the only famous couple with a considerable age gap. Notably, Patrick Stewart and his wife have been together since 2008 despite a 38-year age difference. These couples exemplify that love transcends age, demonstrating that the heart follows its desires without constraint.