Dolph Lundgren, 65, marries Emma Krokdal, 27, in Greece
Dolph Lundgren, the actor known for his role in “Rocky IV,” recently got married to his personal trainer, Emma Krokdal, in Greece on July 13. The wedding took place at their villa in Mykonos, with only close family and friends in attendance. The couple expressed their joy and gratitude for being able to celebrate their love amidst the challenges of Covid and Lundgren’s battle with cancer. They had to postpone their marriage plans multiple times due to these circumstances but felt that now was the right time to embrace love, life, and happiness in the beautiful land of the Gods.
This news follows Krokdal’s recent Instagram post, where she shared photos from their romantic getaway in Mykonos. The couple enjoyed luxurious dinners, sunbathing on yachts, and breathtaking views.
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Prior to their wedding, Lundgren gave a hint about the upcoming ceremony by posting a picture of him and his fiancée cuddling in the pool with a caption that said, “Tomorrow is the day. Mykonos ❤️.”
Lundgren first announced his engagement to Krokdal on Instagram in 2020, sharing a picture of her showing off her engagement ring and stating that something special had happened in Sweden. The couple started dating after Lundgren’s cancer diagnosis in 2015.
Although Lundgren initially kept his cancer diagnosis private, he opened up about his health journey in May during an episode of “In Depth With Graham Bensinger.” He revealed that a tumor was found in his kidney, which was successfully removed. However, a biopsy later revealed that it was cancerous. Lund
Dolph Lundgren is a married man.
The “Rocky IV” actor, 65, tied the knot with personal trainer Emma Krokdal, 27, in Greece on July 13 amid his battle with cancer.
“We chose to celebrate our love by getting married at our villa in Mykonos with family and a few close friends,” the couple told People in a joint statement.
“With both Covid and a long road of challenging medical treatments, we’ve had to push our marriage plans many times.”
The pair, who got engaged in June 2020, added: “We felt it was finally the right time to celebrate love, life and happiness— in the land of the Gods.”
The news comes days after Krokdal shared photos from their Mykonos getaway, which included luxurious dinners, sunbathing on yachts and breathtaking views.
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Ahead of the wedding, the “Expendables” actor also hinted at the ceremony when he posted a photo of himself and his fiancée cuddling in the pool.
“Tomorrow is the day. Mykonos ❤️,” he captioned the shot.
Lundgren announced his engagement to Krokdal via Instagram in 2020, with a snap of the personal trainer showing off her ring.
“Something very special happened here in Sweden,” he wrote at the time.
The pair began dating after the actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2015.
The “Creed II” star kept his diagnosis under wraps until May when he opened up about his health journey during an episode of “In Depth With Graham Bensinger.”
“They found a tumor in my kidney and they took it out … but then they did a biopsy and it was cancerous,” Lundgren said.
“Then I did scans every six months, then you do it every year, then it was fine for about five years.”
The “Aquaman” actor revealed that the cancer came back in 2020 with six tumors in his liver and kidneys.
At the time, Krokdal shared the side effects her now-husband’s illness.
“His mouth got really sore, his hands got sore, his feet, and he couldn’t eat anything warm or anything cold, anything spicy,” she said. “So that was a struggle to get food down so he kept losing weight.”
Lundgren was close to giving up hope after being told he would only have a few years to live.
He then sought a second opinion from Dr. Alexandra Drakaki, who was able to treat his cancer by targeting a mutation in his tumors.
“Within three months, things were shrinking by 20 to 30 percent,” he said.
Lundgren said his tumors had shrunk by 90 percent and he felt “lucky” to be alive.