Entertainment Movies Owen Wilson Reveals His Mom Laura Got Remarried at 80: 'Find Love at Any Age' Owen Wilson said his mother, now 82, married a "very nice guy" while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 12, 2022 03:28 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Owen Wilson's mother Laura was able to find love again later in life. While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, the 53-year-old actor opened up about how his mother, who is now 82, got remarried when she was 80. Noting that he is "somewhat romantic" himself and that he "appreciates a romantic story," Wilson made the revelation while discussing his new romantic comedy film Marry Me, which he stars in opposite Jennifer Lopez, with host Ellen DeGeneres. Owen Wilson Says It 'Was Fun' Recently Rooming with Brother Luke Despite a 'Lot of Arguing' "My mom recently got married at age 80 to a very nice guy," Wilson said. "I think that's a very romantic story and the idea that you can find love at any age." "I think that's a very nice story," he added. Laura was previously married to husband Robert from 1963 up until his death in 2017. Kevin Winter/Getty Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. His new romcom Marry Me follows the lives of music superstars Kat Valdez (Lopez) and Bastian (Maluma), who are set to get married in front of a worldwide audience. However, their plans change when seconds before saying "I do," Kat discovers Bastian has been unfaithful and she decides to marry Charlie (Wilson), a stranger in the crowd, instead. Playing a superstar singer in the romantic comedy was "really fun and also cathartic," Lopez, 52, previously told PEOPLE. She co-produced the film and enjoyed "revealing a little something of what it's like living in the public eye." Lopez also performs on the soundtrack, which features original songs by her and Maluma. "The songs tell the story just as much," she said. While speaking with DeGeneres, 64, Wilson explained that he was unaware of who Maluma, 28, was before they met while shooting the film. "My neighbors in Santa Monica are from Colombia and so they were very excited," he revealed. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Share a Sweet Kiss and Hug at Marry Me Screening in Los Angeles "[Maluma's] from Colombia and I guess there was a lot of coverage on the Bogatá newspaper that they showed me that he was going to be in the movie," Wilson added. "He has a real following, and he was great to work with." Marry Me is currently playing in theaters.