Harrelson and his wife, Laura Louise dated for 20 years before they tied the knot.
2020 has been unanimously declared as the worst year by many but actor Woody Harrelson might disagree with us. For him, probably it was 2002 when some scandalous events hit the tabloids that he wasn't very proud of.
The actor got candid about his life while talking to The Hollywood Reporter and revealed that back in 2002, he was caught cheating on his wife who was his girlfriend at the time, with not one but three women. He confessed that he's a "happy drunk" but sometimes he has been in situations where he's "not really thinking very clearly." One such infamous incident was when he was photographed in a bed with three girls.
Elaborating on the incident, he said, "I went to this bar in London, and afterward these girls came up to me, these two girls, and asked me, 'So you want to take a walk on the wild side?' So I said, 'I guess I do.'"
He continued, "And then I hopped in the car, and another girl I didn't even know hopped in. We went to my place, and one of the girls was a razzi [paparazzi] or worked for them, worked for the rags. And she got a photographer to come out."
The photographs were printed everywhere. Harrelson was pretty famous so this was bound to happen. He further revealed, "I was bummed when they all left together 'cause I knew it was going to happen [an article]. News of the World, it was. I never read it 'cause I didn't want to read it."
Even though his then-girlfriend and now wife, Laura Louie hadn't seen anything, she got to know about the news somehow. He said, "I'm not sure how Laura found out, but she did. I was kind of hoping she wouldn't see it. I can't remember the details; I've doubtless repressed it. She never saw the thing. But someone told her."
Harrelson had not told Louie about the ordeal either, so when he got the unexpected reaction from her, The Hunger Games actor was shocked. Telling the publication about her reaction, he said, "Laura — this really gives you a sense of the depth of her compassion — what she said to me after finding out was, 'That must be really hard for you, to have this shit exposed.'''
He continued and said, "Now that doesn't mean she wasn't upset. How did I apologize? You know, just your standard Texan grovel. But she forgave me, and we're still together."
His nightmare didn't end there. Just a week later he was involved in a bizarre taxi chase after a drunk night. The Guardian reported that the Indecent Proposal actor broke an ashtray and the lock of the cab in which he was traveling from the nightclub back to his hotel. Harrelson was arrested on suspicion of causing around $388.94 (£300) of damage. After spending a night behind the bars he was bailed by Louise.
Harrelson recalled, "I went to jail. Laura got me out." He continued, "It stayed with me because it was one of the worst nights of my life. I wanted to repress it, I wanted to erase it." The actor said that he was ready to spend a humongous amount to "just excise that week from my life."
The two tied the knot in 2008 but only after dating for 20 years. The two first met when Louise was working as his personal assistant in 1987, reported Amomama. Before they married, he didn't believe in the institution of marriage. He said, "I just never believed that it [marriage] made any sense, this long-term monogamy thing that humans do."
He thought of marriage like a cage, "may be a very comfortable cage, but still a cage — and you can't be the person you want." However, when he got to know her, he found himself falling head over heels for her. "It was one of those things I wouldn't admit to myself: I didn't want to be attracted to my amazing assistant. But there was no connubial bliss," he revealed.
The couple share three kids, Deni, 27: Zoe, 42: and Makani 14.