Brand New Ford
06/12/2003 AT 11:35 AM EDT
Such declaration of his feelings for Flockhart, 38, is a veritable sonnet from the taciturn Ford, 60, who has specialized in "no comments" since the When-Harry-Met-Ally headlines first trumpeted the match a year ago. "Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love, and I think there's a potential for it at any stage of your life," says Ford, who was separated from his second wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, in 2001. (The two recently "settled everything amicably" and have only to sign the paperwork on their divorce, according to Mathison's attorney.) "I was not surprised that I was able to fall in love, and I wasn't surprised that I did. But I'm very grateful."
So is Flockhart, who moved in with Ford earlier this year. As for their much-vaunted age difference, "it doesn't faze me. Sometimes I even say, 'Wow, I keep forgetting that he's (22) years older than me.' It doesn't factor into our relationship at all." What fills her thoughts instead: "I like the way he looks first thing in the morning," she says. "It's not handsome. It's more cute. He looks like a little boy. You know how when you wake up in the morning and you're kind of puffy and rumpled and you look kind of vulnerable? That's what he looks like."