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Dolph Lundgren Attends Arnold Sports Festival With Fiancée Nearly 40 Years His Junior

Jess Hardiman

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Dolph Lundgren Attends Arnold Sports Festival With Fiancée Nearly 40 Years His Junior

Actor Dolph Lundgren was photographed with his fiancée Emma Krokdal at the weekend, having attended the Arnold Sports Festival at the Birmingham NEC on Sunday.

Lundgren, 63, smiled to cameras as he posed alongside personal trainer Krokdal, 24, who he became engaged to in June last year.

The two were seen walking around the fitness and multi-sport festival, which was held in Birmingham last weekend from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 October.

Credit: Backgrid
Credit: Backgrid

Lundgren was there to speak to fans alongside two fellow Hollywood action heroes, having taken to the stage with Sylvester Stallone while Arnold Schwarzenegger tuned in virtually via video link.

Sharing a couple of photos from the day, Lundgren wrote on Instagram: "Enjoyed spending some time with my good friends Sly and Arnold at the @arnoldsportsuk. Also great seeing all the fans. Today it's back to work on Expendables 4."

Credit: Instagram/Dolph Lundgren
Credit: Instagram/Dolph Lundgren

The star also used the social media platform to announce his engagement to Krokdal back in June 2020, having posted a photo of her holding up her newly-bejeweled finger to the camera.

"Something very special happened here in Sweden," he captioned the happy snap.

Speaking to Muscle + Health, the actor and martial artist spoke about his relationship with Krokdal, who he started dating in July 2019.

Credit: Instagram/Dolph Lundgren
Credit: Instagram/Dolph Lundgren

Lundgren - who was previously married to Anette Qviberg, the mother of his two daughters, and was later in a long-term relationship with girlfriend Jenny Sandersson until 2017 - admitted he hadn't expected to find a new partner, referring to Krokdal as his 'perfect match'.

"I certainly didn't have in mind to meet someone new," he said.

"I was almost the complete opposite! I wanted to be single and have a breather from the pain and the heartache of my last relationship and then Emma came along and I realized that a lot of young people have a really fresh outlook on life.

Credit: Instagram/Emma Krokdal
Credit: Instagram/Emma Krokdal

"The younger generation are going to take over the world and many 24-year olds are very mature by then. Artists like Jim - my Hendrix and Bob Dylan had a very profound insight into life at a very young age. Back in the day, a lot of young women probably would have had like seven kids, but the world is a different place now. Emma trains me with the weights which is her speciality and I train her with the boxing. We're a perfect match.

"They say youth is wasted on the young and whilst that's not true for everybody - like Emma- it is true for me because I matured very late. I feel very lucky that I have someone like Emma at this age, it's changed my life and I hope I can give her the kind of help and support that takes a lot of time to discover and amass."

He added: "I would say that right now I'm the most balanced as an individual I've ever been."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Dolph Lundgren

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

Jess Hardiman
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