Jeff Bridges Reveals Moving Detail About Walking His Daughter Down The Aisle

Evidently considered one of Jeff Bridges’ most difficult roles was finishing up his fatherly duties at his daughter’s wedding ceremony in August 2021.

The “Crazy Heart” star, 72, advised The Unbiased in an interview revealed final week that attributable to his well being on the time, he was initially uncertain he’d be capable of stroll his youngest daughter, Hayley, down the aisle.

The Oscar-winning actor had been recognized with lymphoma in October 2020 and contacted COVID-19 in January 2021 — the latter of which he mentioned made “cancer look like a piece of cake.”

“The Big Lebowski” star introduced in September 2021 that his most cancers is in remission.

Bridges advised the Unbiased that the mix of each well being situations “exacerbated all these feelings of love for my wonderful family” — and that strolling his daughter down the aisle turned of utmost significance. However he additionally admitted that, on the time, he was solely capable of rise up for 45 seconds at a time.

Jeff Bridges along with his spouse, Susan Bridges (left), and daughter Hayley Roselouise Bridges at a screening of “Hell or High Water” in 2016.

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“The first goal was how long can I stand up,” he advised the outlet.

He mentioned that he started working with a coach to extend the quantity of steps he might take and to stabilize his respiration whereas utilizing oxygen help. Little by little, he mentioned, he was capable of attain small targets.

“And then it was, how many steps can I take? Oh good. Now I’m going to walk down the hall — all this with oxygen, of course,” he mentioned.

“Finally, one day I said, ‘Maybe I can do it, you know.’ And it turns out I not only got to walk her down the aisle, but I got to do the wedding dance [to Ray Charles’s “Ain’t That Love”]. That was terrific.”

To learn Bridges’ full interview, head over to The Unbiased.