Richard E Grant has shared the news that his wife of 35 years Joan Washington has passed away.
The actor, who recently appeared as an alternate universe old-school Loki in the Disney+ series, made the announcement on his Twitter and Instagram on Friday morning (September 3).
Sharing a video of himself and Joan dancing to The Platters song 'Only You', serenading her and giving her a big squeeze, Grant added a sweet caption about the mother of his daughter Olivia.
🎵ONLY YOU!🎵Joan - Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our daughter Olivia. Our hearts are broken with the loss of your Life last night. 35 years married & 38 together. To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine 💔💔💔💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/YcdVAVK1ja
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) September 3, 2021
"ONLY YOU! Joan – Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our daughter Olivia," read the caption.
"Our hearts are broken with the loss of your Life last night. 35 years married & 38 together. To be truly known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not forget us, sweet Monkee-mine."
"My parents were divorced when I was 11 and it made such a profound impression on my life that I suppose I thought that by not getting married, you could avoid your life being carved in two. But that changed."
The 64-year-old actor, who will soon appear in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, also recalled how he first met Joan, saying: "She was teaching an accent session with a bunch of actors, and I thought she had the most wonderful voice and huge, sort of monkey eyes.
"She seemed fairly frenetic. I thought that she was really cute and all that. It was December 1982.
He added: "We found that we had a fair amount in common and that we liked speaking a huge amount. She seemed very un-English in that way. We just got on instantly."
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