Dolph Lundgren, 65, marries Emma Krokdal, 27, in Greece amid battle with cancer


Dolph Lundgren is a married man.

The “Rocky IV” actor, 65, married 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 some close friends,” the couple told People in a joint statement.

“Both with Covid and a long road of challenging medical treatments, we have had to push our marriage plans many times over.”

The couple, who got engaged in June 2020, added: “We felt the time was finally right to celebrate love, life and happiness, in the land of the gods.”

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The duo hooked up at his villa in Mykonos while surrounded by loved ones.
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The news comes days after Krokdal shared photos of his Mykonos getaway, which included lavish dining, sunbathing on yachts and breathtaking views.


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Before the wedding, the “Expendables” actor also hinted at the ceremony when he posted a photo of him and his fiancée cuddling by the pool.

“Tomorrow is the day. Mykonos ❤️,” she captioned the photo.

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The couple got engaged during a trip to Sweden in June 2020.
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Lundgren announced her engagement to Krokdal via Instagram in 2020, with a snapshot of the personal trainer showing off her ring.

“Something very special happened here in Sweden,” he wrote at the time.

The couple began dating after the actor was diagnosed with cancer in 2015.

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“Both with Covid and a long road of challenging medical treatments, we have had to push our marriage plans many times,” they said.
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The “Creed II” star kept his diagnosis a secret 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 removed it…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.”

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The actor was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015.
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The “Aquaman” actor revealed that the cancer returned in 2020 with six tumors in his liver and kidneys.

At the time, Krokdal shared the side effects of her now-husband’s illness.

“Her mouth hurt a lot, her hands hurt, her feet hurt, and she couldn’t eat anything hot or cold, anything spicy,” she said. “So it was a struggle to get food, so she kept losing weight.”

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He was previously told that he would only have a few years to live.
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Lundgren nearly gave up hope after being told he only had a few years to live.

She then sought a second opinion from Dr. Alexandra Drakaki, who was able to treat her cancer by targeting a mutation in her tumors.

“In three months, things were shrinking 20 to 30 percent,” he said.

Lundgren said his tumors had shrunk by 90 percent and he felt “lucky” to be alive.



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