Mary Marquardt Wiki: Bio On Chef's Mother Amid Death Speculation; Married, Husband & More

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Mary Marquardt Wiki: Bio On Chef's Mother Amid Death Speculation; Married, Husband & More

Famous wife of Indiana Jones actor, Harrison Ford, Mary Marquardt had a cherishable family life for 15 years with Harrison. but her life soon filled with ups and downs. 

From the divorce to struggling with multiple sclerosis, Mary has been through all of it. Rising above all tragedies, she has been leading a single life, raising her children. 

Well, here are the details on Mary's personal life along with details including her wiki-like bio.

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Mary Marquardt, who belongs to white ethnicity, has been around Harrison Ford since the beginning of his acting career. Harrison, who enjoys the net worth of $230 million, was involved romantically with Mary since his college days.

When Harrison took his first step into the world of Hollywood, his then-college sweetheart, Mary was at his side. The Star Wars actor arrived in Hollywood in 1964 with Mary and they had a tough time back then.

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Harrison was applying to do voice-overs on the radio which eventually landed him with a contract that offered with $150 a week. In the very same year in 1964, Mary and Harrison got married to each other.

Mary Marquardt and Harrison Ford (Photo: heightline.com)

The couple was going strong with their relationship and was looking forward to having a family of their own. Three years later, in 1967, Mary gave birth to their first child Benjamin. Their family of three soon turned four as Mary gave birth to their second child Willard in 1969. 

Despite having a whole family together, between feeding the family and pursuing the acting career, Mary and Harrison's married life got sour. As time went by, the married couple began to grow distant and later in 1979, the pair legally broke off their relationship.

The divorce also brought the rumors that Harrison was having extra-marital affairs with Melissa Mathison, a TV and film screenwriter, while Mary and Harrison were married and became the prime reason for their separation.

However, neither of the parties gave confirmation from their side but Harrison later tied the nuptial knot with Melissa, which added more fuels to the rumor. As for Mary, there has not been any record of further marriage, after the divorce with Harrison.

As for her ex-husband, he has turned into an environmentalist and is currently advocating against global warming. 

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Further, during the Global Climate Action Summit in 2018, Harrison asked the general public to stop voting for politicians, who didn't believe in science as all of the human civilization was at stake.

Struggles From Untreatable Disease: Son As Caretaker 

While the proud mother of Ben Ford, Mary has a fair share of relationship troubles, she was also dealing with health issues.

The American nationality is overcoming death each day; she suffers from dangerous disease, multiple sclerosis. Nevertheless, she always has her son, Ben, as a caretaker by her side. Ben, who celebrates his birthday every year on 22 September, is the professional chef behind Ford's Filling Station and has made his name in the world of cooking. Turns out Ben learned all from his mother, a former illustrator, and cook. 

Sharing about his mother illness and raising awareness against it, Ben posted a photo dating back to when he was a child in his Instagram. He posted a black and white picture with his mother Mary and captioned sharing how he grew up taking care of her.

Mary Marquardt with chef son Ben Ford. (Photo: Ben Ford's Instagram)

Ben always has kind and influencing words for his mother, be it social media or different interviews. Back in 2014, he boasted of cooking a perfectly roasted delicious chicken but mentioned that the chicken was only the second best as his mother would have cooked much better than him.

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Further, Ben also stated that his mother was a cooking enthusiast and would often prepare delicious meals during his childhood. He even expressed that although Mary can't cook anymore as she did in the past, she is still the best in the world.

Well, even though Mary failed with her marriage, she sure did great as a mother raising her kid to be a successful man, who has nothing but words of praise for her.