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Helen Mirren Says Ex Liam Neeson Is an “Amazing Guy” | She Admitted They Were “Not Meant to Be Together”
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Helen Mirren Says Ex Liam Neeson Is an “Amazing Guy” | She Admitted They Were “Not Meant to Be Together”

“We Loved Each Other Very, Very Much. I Love Him Deeply to This Day," ‘The Queen’ Actress admitted.

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Screen legends Liam Neeson and Helen Mirren dated for years in the '80s and even lived together before splitting up. The two who were in a relationship from 1980 to 1985 share a great fondness for each other to this day. Speaking to AARP The Magazine for its cover story published on Tuesday the 77-year-old actress revealed the Taken actor was one of many boyfriends she gifted homemade shirts to from scratch. “I did make one for Liam, oddly enough,” she told the outlet. “We loved each other. We were not meant to be together in that way, but we loved each other very, very much. I love him deeply to this day. He’s such an amazing guy.” According to HuffPost the couple split in 1985, as their careers took priority over their romance.

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The actors first met on the set of the 1981 King Arthur fantasy film Excalibur. During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Mirren revealed, “We lived together for four years. We were a serious item for a while,” Mirren said on the talk show. “Lucky me!” Added Neeson on the first time he saw her. “I remember being on the set and standing with Ciarán Hinds as Helen walked towards us dressed in her full Morgana Le Fey costume and we both went, ‘Oh f*ck,’” Neeson recalled. “I was smitten. I think Ciarán was too, but I was very smitten!” Mirren replied sweetly, “I never knew that. You’ve never told me that before. It’s amazing.”