Warwick Davis and wife Samantha have had difficult times, including the heartbreaking deaths of two daughters and a sepsis scare that may have been life-threatening, ever since they first met as adolescents on the set of Willow.

But the Tenable actor and his wife of 31 years—who he refers to as his “soulmate”—have never had a closer relationship.

Sam Davis and Warwick have never been more in love.

This past weekend, he disclosed how, as Sam, 51, battled to recover from sepsis in 2018, with whom he shares children Annabelle, 25, and Harrison, 19, he broke down as he contemplated life without her.

The 52-year-old described waiting for Sam to return from life-saving surgery after Sam fell from the potentially fatal blood poisoning in an exclusive interview with The Sun.

He sat on the ward with our kids in the space left by Sam’s hospital bed, saying, “The next few hours were the longest of my life.”

“I hoped it wouldn’t signify that we would be without her in the future.”

The loving pair both have various forms of dwarfism, which has resulted in lifelong health concerns for them.

However, the difficulties they have experienced together have proven to be the basis for their unbreakable friendship.

Sam underlined their unique relationship with a tribute to her “beautiful inside and out” spouse in a loving birthday card in February.

“You are the bravest, kindest, and most sensitive person I know,” he wrote.

“Your bravery and fortitude continue to astound us all every day. To the moon and back, I love you. Yours forever and ever.”

Warwick tweeted a tribute to his “beautiful wife” for her 51st birthday in January.

He continued, saying, “I so admire how she faces life’s challenges with dignity, energy, & courage – she’s an inspiration.”

When Warwick, then just 17, was offered the starring role in Willow opposite Val Kilmer, he had already appeared as Ewok Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

The 16-year-old Samantha Burroughs, co-star Peter Burroughs’ daughter, played an extra in the movie, and the two fell in love. They dated for four years before getting married in 1991.

Warwick was born with a genetic form of dwarfism called Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), which Annabelle and Harrison share.

Warwick has spoken movingly on how the comorbidity of Sam’s achondroplasia and the most prevalent form of dwarfism led to the demise of two of their infants.

Before Annabelle, a baby named Lloyd was born, but he passed just nine days later. Before welcoming Annabelle and Harrison, they had lost another baby, George, when Samantha was 19 weeks, along with two more miscarriages.

In a 2019 TV special, he said, “We had a baby boy, Lloyd, before Annabelle and Harrison, who inherited both our conditions… and that proves fatal.”

“A baby won’t be able to withstand it. However, Lloyd lived for nine days, and he was just gorgeous.

“It was a difficult moment. And yes, we also had a stillbirth.”

While the tragedy may have shattered some marriages, Warwick argued that it strengthened his relationship with his wife. He continued, “That kind of stuff just makes you stronger.”

Co-founder of the nonprofit Little People UK, Warwick, has frequently discussed his and Sam’s health struggles in public.

“When you first see someone with dwarfism, you usually notice that they are short, and that’s it. But that’s just the beginning,” he said in 2015, according to the Guardian.

“Things worsen. It might result in a cleft palate, hearing loss, or being forced into a wheelchair.”

His parents were informed that he had SED from birth, would not walk, and would pass away in his teens. He underwent numerous painful surgery on his legs and feet throughout his youth.

It becomes worse as you age, he declared. “I have dislocated hips. That hurt a lot.”

“Retinal separation is a possibility, but I now recognize the symptoms. And then, you know, the alarm goes off, it takes us half an hour to get going, and then you wake up. Every day is like having the worst sickness you’ve ever had.”

Sam has undergone multiple surgeries throughout her life, and in 2018, she developed fatal sepsis following a routine back operation.

After she was taken to the hospital, the family was informed that she might not survive the virus, and Warwick urged the kids to say their goodbyes. The infection leads the body’s immune system to overdrive and assault tissues and organs.

According to him, “I broke down every night thinking that this terrible illness that came out of nowhere might take my soulmate away from me,” he told The Sun.

Son Harrison has undergone surgery multiple times, most recently in 2019.

Sam wrote, “We are so proud of Harrison having surgery on his knees and feet; he was super brave, as always.” beside a photo of her son wearing an anesthetic mask while receiving treatment at Peterborough Hospital.

Both kids continued their parents’ careers in acting, with Harrison getting his first panto role in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in January and Annabelle appearing in the Tracy Beaker sequel The Dumping Ground.

The inspirational pair has contributed to changing the nation’s perspective of dwarfism and creating a better world for their children by sharing their tales and charitable activities.

Furthermore, their enduring love has helped them through sorrow and heartbreak, making them stronger than before.