Glen Hansard Partner Maire Saaritsa Gave Him The Joy of Becoming A Dad At The Age of 52
Glen Hansard and his partner Maire Saaritsa welcomed a baby boy. The 52 years old singer quoted it as the best thing ever.
Glen Hansard is a household name for soulful music and is known for his Oscar-winning appearance in the movie,' once.' Glen is happy to welcome his son with Finnish poet Maire Saaritsa. According to Goss.ie, Glen and Maire tied the knot over his mother's graveyard in a private ceremony in 2020.
Glen Hansard was born on April 21, 1970, whereas Maire Saaritsa was born in 1992 in Finland. He is primarily an Irish musician but has also performed in films and written music for them. He starred in the Irish music drama Once (2007), which brought him numerous honours, including the Academy Award for "Falling Slowly," which he co-wrote and performed with Markéta Irglová.
He also appeared in The Commitments (1991), which won a BAFTA. Later, the movie was transformed into a critically acclaimed musical theatre performance.
Glen Hansard Partner Maire Saaritsa Is A Poet
Glen Hansard partner Maire Saaritsa is a Finnish poet and writer. Maire is known for Michael O'Loughlin's Finnish translation of the poetry collection Runoja.
'I don't know you, but I know you-Falling slowly' singer Glen was previously in a relationship with his co-actor and singer, Marketa Irglova, a Czech-Icelandic singer-songwriter, despite 18 years of age difference.
Glen is famous for being a busker, which inspired the Irish film Once. The movie made its American premiere at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and won the World Cinema Audience Award. Hansard also spent a portion of 2006 in front of the cameras.
He and Irglová started dating while on the promotional tour. Hansard reflected on his relationship with Irglova and that he had feelings for Irglova for a long time and kept on putting it off.
Meanwhile, Glen started dating Maire Saaritsa after he broke up with Marketa. Although the reflection of their story and dating life is not available in the public domain, they have an age gap of 22 years.
Maire Saaritsa Has An Age Difference of 22 Years With Glen Hansard
Marie Saaritsa is just 30 years old as she was born in 1992. On the other hand, Glen Hansard is 52 years old as he was born in 1970.
Hence the couple has a whopping age difference of 22 years. The woman gave the singer a lifetime of happiness by giving birth to his first baby.
Saaritsa is a young writer involved with an organization called 'Lahti International Writers.' Lahti International is a Finland-based organization established following the Cold War crisis. Lahti International Writers' Reunion happened in 1963 and was an important gathering place for writers from the East and the West.
Young writers like Marie Saariya help the organization to grow and reach out to many other writers. Marie Saariysa and Glen Hansard are happy to share their parenthood with the public. Their son Christy was born in October 2022.
Glen Hansard and Maire Saaritsa Relationship Timeline
Glen Hansard started dating Maire Saaritsa somewhere before 2018. The two are seen making and producing musical songs like Brother's Keeper.
Maire also helps her partner Glen in filming the music and in production. Meanwhile, the couple has successfully kept their personal lives a big secret. At the same time, Glen was involved with Marketa Irglova during the project ONCE in 2009. She was 13 years old when Marketa first met Glen.
Glen and her project oscar winning project ONCE was the project that gave her professional launch as an artist and songwriter. They ended their relationship in 2009. Irglova relocated to Reykjavik, Iceland, in 2012, where she recorded her debut solo album, Anar. She met Sturla Mio Thorisson, an Icelandic music producer. They later got married and are now parents to three kids.
Glen Hansard and Maire Saaritsa are believed to start their relationship with creative projects like the Glen and Marketa had not very long ago, in 2018.
The Couple Welcomed A Baby Boy Christy
Glen Hansard and Maire Saaritsa welcomed their son Christy in October 2022. Glen went to an emotional exposure after being blessed with a child at 52.
The hit songwriter said his heart is wide open in sharing the news with the media. The famous composer and Frames member welcomed his son Christy into the world with his partner, Maire Saaritsa at the end of October.
'Being a father is the most fantastic thing that has ever occurred to me, added the singer. The singer and composer shared the news while busking with Bono for the charity event for the Simon community.
Additionally, Hansard explains how the yearly celebrity busk for the homeless came about accidentally after he felt terrible for ignoring a group of Simon Community carol singers while doing his holiday shopping.
People were excited to hear the singer say more about his feelings about being a father. He furthermore said it is the most abstract and beautiful, as you may expect anyone to say.
They Are Getting Married Soon
Glen Hansard shared that he married his partner Maire Saaritsa in July 2020. They will have an official marriage ceremony at the end of December 2022.
Although heartily accepting Marie as his wife over his mother's grave, Glen and Marie will be officially married by the end of 2022. According to goss.ie, he put the ring on Marie's finger on July 2020 and said, "we are married."
The final date of the ceremony has yet to be shared. Glen, who co-hosted the talk show with Imelda May, said he and Maire want to exchange wedding vows in two weeks.
The songwriter might have halted the plan because of his mother's death, but the couple seems more definite about celebrating their marriage with Christy's birth in October.