Dennis Quaid, 66, eloped with Laura Savoie, 27, with only the pastor as a witness

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Last fall, Dennis Quaid announced his engagement to a young woman named Laura Savoie. Dennis 66 years old, Laura is 27. She’s almost fully four decades younger than him, that is correct. What made it even funnier to me was that Laura and Dennis really didn’t date for a long period of time – they had, at most, been dating for about five months when he proposed. He was very eager to lock it down with this beautiful young woman, and he insisted that they marry quickly. They planned to have a big wedding in Hawaii in late March or early April, but the pandemic meant they had to cancel their plans. Or not! They just changed their plans and they eloped in Santa Barbara in early June.

Surprise! Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie are now husband and wife. The couple, who got engaged last October, eloped to Santa Barbara and were married at a seaside resort on June 2. “It was beautiful,” Quaid tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue.

Having planned for a wedding in April in Hawaii and a second reception for family and friends in Nashville, the two had to postpone the celebration once the COVID-19 pandemic struck. On June 2, with only their pastor as witness, Quaid, 66, and Savoie, 27, exchanged traditional vows and Bulgari rings.

“Just looking into her eyes, she was the most stunning bride,” says Quaid, who opted for a Hugo Boss suit. Wearing a Chosen By One Day gown and carrying a bouquet of roses and calla lilies designed by S.R. Hogue & Co. florist, Savoie, a doctoral student, was moved by their officiant’s message “of what it really means to bring your lives together,” she says. “To put another person before yourself.”

Quaid — who currently hosts the podcast The Dennissance through Audio Up, a company he co-founded — and Savoie met at a business event before they began dating in May 2019. “It was love at first sight,” says the actor, who has been previously married three times.

Originally from St. Louis, Savoie attended Pepperdine University, where she was class valedictorian, and went on to get a master’s degree in accountancy at the University of Notre Dame. “I just love who she is as a person,” adds Quaid. “Her character, her intelligence, of course her beauty. And her point of view of the world.”

Savoie insists she has “never met someone who is so in love with life. It’s like nothing can bring him down,” she says. “Just getting to do life with someone who lives that way is inspiring for me. It changes my perspective and it brings so much joy to every day.”

[From People]

People Mag was SHADY AF for this: “‘It was love at first sight,’ says the actor, who has been previously married three times.” I can’t, that’s too funny. I mean, maybe he’s a romantic. Maybe. Maybe he really believes in love at first sight. Or maybe this 66 year old man met a beautiful 20-something and he wanted to lock it down before she got second thoughts. Anyway… no wedding guests, just a pastor. And People Magazine’s photographer? This People article included an exclusive wedding photo. Hm.

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44 Responses to “Dennis Quaid, 66, eloped with Laura Savoie, 27, with only the pastor as a witness”

  1. Erinn says:

    It’s so ridiculous when magazines push these couples with wildly disproportionate levels of power in the relationship. And of course the actors or musicians or politicians or whoever don’t have the self awareness to just handle their business quietly. Oh no, they need to shout from the roof tops that they’re dating someone young enough to be their child or grandchild, and then claim people are being mean to them when they point out the obvious.

    Moronic.

    • Pork chops & Apple sauce says:

      Over the course of his career, I’ve enjoyed him very much. He isn’t A+, but he has teetered in the edge of A-/B++ for many decades. This latest marriage, however, is so ugh. When she says she has never met a man/person with such a love of life. Girl, please, you’re 27, you’ve re-invigorated his spirit, it isn’t gonna last, just wait for his extensive periodontal appointments and nerve blocking injections so he can still walk the Back Nine you’ll need to drive him to, it’s all coming.

  2. McMom says:

    I can use the evolution of Dennis Quaid as a measurement of my own age. As in, “I’m so old, I remember when Dennis Quaid was the hot, cocky young actor” or “I’m so old, I remember when Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid were married.”

    I swear, 30 years ago, he was cute and charming.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      I looked Up his son’s age as I read the story. Jack Quaid is 28 years old. LOL.

    • Sayrah says:

      He was SOOO hot in innerspace. Swoon. This?? This is just sad

    • whatWHAT? says:

      eh, he had a persona of “cute and charming”, but he was a cheating JERK to Meg Ryan. well, he WAS, in fact, cute, but his charm was all an act.

      and I love the shade from People about three marriages. and I’m amazed how human and less boiled-ham like they made him look for that picture. like, seriously, that wedding pic is how he looked about 15 years ago.

  3. Slowdown says:

    Doesn’t this guy have a really dodgy past with women? He’ll eat up her developing years from her 20s to her 40s… what a strange thing to do. I sometimes wonder if it is real affection and attachment and then I see that there is a type: woman usually blonde and thin, with a nice calm smile, not too beautiful, and with an ethereal presence that will never overcast his (she’s a “doctoral student”). In that sense, Clooney appears like a saint of saints who mainly now lives in the shadow of his badass lady.

  4. CROWHOOD says:

    If that was his daughter I would say “oh he became a father when he was older”

  5. Sharonk says:

    These old goats are ridiculous!!

  6. RoyalBlue says:

    ewwwww.

  7. Rae says:

    I used to have such a crush on Dennis Quaid. I’m now feeling old.

  8. ODIE says:

    She’s very pretty, but I think she looks much older than 27 so the pictures aren’t as alarming to me as they should be.

    • TeamMeg says:

      She is a rough 27, I agree. So much foundation makeup, too, for someone that age. Makes me wonder if her skin is really bad. Anyway, good luck to them!!

  9. Who ARE these people? says:

    She has a master’s in accounting and that may prove useful.

  10. Flamingo says:

    He looks like the father of the bride, not the groom.

  11. Stacy Dresden says:

    He was hot

  12. Chaine says:

    No fool like an old fool. Let’s hope the fourth time is the charm, I guess?

  13. anniefannie says:

    There were some shady af tweets about their nuptials from previous partners of Quaid, Lea Thompson tweeted something like
    ( paraphrasing)
    “ She was 10 when I was engaged to Quaid”
    and someone else ( can’t remember tweeted
    “ She was 3 when I was married to him”
    The actress that played his to be much younger wife in the movie with Lindsey Lohan as his twin daughters ( sorry it’s early, lazy)
    tweeted “ watch out for the twins”

  14. ooshpick says:

    because he can

  15. lobstah says:

    I watched part of a sitcom he was on with Ashley Tisdale (Netflix) and he was slurring his speech. Did he have some health crisis or a stroke or something? It didn’t seem normal.

  16. MaryContrary says:

    I love the part where they discuss how Christian they both are , and that God is at the center of their relationship. Eye roll.

  17. Tiffany says:

    So Laura got in just as the social security benefits start kicking in. You gotta plan.

  18. Nikki says:

    Love at first sight *for him*, I don’t have any doubts.
    Does anyone else suspect if he worked at JiffyLube this story would have a different outcome?

  19. lizziebuck says:

    Dennis Quaid may be loving life — but, boy, you can see all that life loving on his face! He has not aged well. At all.

  20. Ms. Blake says:

    And yet another unneeded spouse/SO of a celebrity: lifestyle blog; healthy eating cookbook; inane podcast; etc. in 3…2…1

  21. Regina says:

    I wonder if he’s going to start (another) family.

    • goofpuff says:

      Yes. She will want to have one child at least in order to lock in the money before she ages out of his wife requirements and they divorce.

  22. Anonymous says:

    What blows my mind is that she didn’t have the presence of mind to look just a few years into her future and see that she’s going to spend her 40s TAKING CARE OF AN OLD MAN. I mean, I know they’ll be rich enough to have help, and maybe all their money will help him keep fit for longer than the average old guy. But still, when he’s 85, she’ll be 46. She’ll be in the prime of life, raring to go, still up for regular nights out with friends, and wanting to travel. He’ll be falling asleep in front of the television at 7:30 every night.

  23. Estelle says:

    As me mom used to say “honey you lay that carpet right the first time, you can walk all over it for the rest of your life”.

    Congrats to the happy couple – I’m sure this is a keeper and it’s the last we’ll hear of it. /s

  24. Alex Schuster says:

    Sadly, she will regret later that she wasted the best young years of her life in an insecure, controlling old man. Yes, she might live a secure financial life, but that gets old. Money wont buy her back her youth. Now that I am in my 40s I look back and wish I enjoyed my single youth. I understand the appeal of being with someone much younger because young kids revitalize you, but not for a relationship. Young guys are fun great for a sexual connection, but that’s it. I dont have nothing in common anymore intellectually, maturity with a younger guy. Also it is not fair to rob them from experiencing life as a young person.
    Men only do it because they are emotionally immature and are unable to handle someone who can challenge them. Those men want submissive women that they can control and tell them how to live life on their own terms. These girls become attached to a lifestyle and these old farts know they wont leave just because of it. They start acting like a parent to them by treating them like children and calling them immature. Old men who prowl on younger women are disgusting POS and their winers are underwhelming. I hope she cheats on him ALL the time and cripple his ego

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