Emma Thompson, 64, indulges in an Aperol in the pool with her daughter Gaia Wise, 23, as they enjoy a family break in Tuscany
Some children avoid going on holiday with their parents, but Dame Emma Thompson’s daughter, Gaia Wise, is having a whale of a time with the Oscar winner in Italy.
‘The Aperol is flowing and it feels illegal how much fun we’re having,’ said aspiring actress Gaia, who shared a video of them enjoying cocktails in a pool in Tuscany.
Gaia’s father is Dame Emma’s second husband, Strictly star Greg Wise, 57.
The actress, 64, became a citizen of Venice — where she and actor Wise own a home — in 2020.
Gaia revealed earlier this year that she celebrated her mother’s 60th birthday by getting a tattoo — of Emma’s footprint.
Family! Some children avoid going on holiday with their parents, but Dame Emma Thompson’s daughter, Gaia Wise, is having a whale of a time with the Oscar winner in Italy
Having fun? ‘The Aperol is flowing and it feels illegal how much fun we’re having,’ said aspiring actress Gaia, who shared a video of them enjoying cocktails in a pool in Tuscany
‘The tattoo was taken from a print that my parents did when I was born and shows my mum’s big foot next to my baby foot,’ she told me. ‘It was very painful.’
Emma has been happily married to her second husband Greg for 20 years.
Despite their wedded bliss, however, she has described romantic love as a ‘myth’ that can be quite ‘dangerous’.
The Love Actually star said that people should think ‘sensibly’ about love and how to nurture it.
‘It’s philosophically helpful and uplifting to remember that romantic love is a myth and quite dangerous,’ she told the Radio Times.
‘We really do have to take it with a massive pinch of salt. To think sensibly about love and the way it can grow is essential.
‘Long-term relationships are hugely difficult and complicated. If anyone thinks that happy ever after has a place in our lives, forget it.’
The Oscar-winning actress has had her fair share of heartbreak in the past following her very public break-up with first husband, Sir Kenneth Branagh.
Living it up! The actress became a citizen of Venice — where she and her husband Wise own a home – in 2020
loved up: Emma has been happily married to her second husband Greg for 20 years (pictured together earlier this year)
The pair wed in 1989 and were the British acting scene’s golden couple until Sir Kenneth had an affair with Helena Bonham Carter while directing her in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Dame Emma and Sir Kenneth, 62, divorced in 1995 and he continued to date Miss Bonham Carter until 1999.
Dame Emma said she drew on her real-life heartbreak while playing her Love Actually character, who is betrayed by her husband played by Alan Rickman.
‘That scene where my character is standing by the bed crying is so well known because it’s something everyone’s been through,’ she said in an interview in 2018.
Dame Emma has also admitted she still struggles with the ‘pressure’ of awards ceremonies. ‘Both times I had to do the Oscars I got seriously ill. I found the pressure and glare of it too much,’ she said.
‘It’s astonishing – and then afterwards you want to lie down in a dark room. You think, “Please don’t ask me any questions or make me talk about myself”.’