Judge Reinhold: ‘I’d be lost without my wife’

Judge Reinhold would be ‘lost’ without his wife credit:Bang Showbiz
Judge Reinhold would be ‘lost’ without his wife credit:Bang Showbiz

Judge Reinhold would be “lost” without his wife.

The ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’ actor, who married his second spouse Amy Miller in 2000, added he thinks he would be wandering the streets if they hadn’t ended up together.

He told The Independent when asked if there was an equivalent in his life to his fictional ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ police buddy Axel Foley: “Yes. My wife. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be sentimental, but I... it’s my wife.

“God knows where I’d be without my wife. I’d be lost. I’d literally be lost. I’d be on the highway walking somewhere.”

Judge – born Edward Ernest Reinhold Jr, and who was given his acting moniker by his parents due to the stern expression he wore as a child – first saw Amy at a party in LA and felt an instant connection.

When she left without them meeting, he followed her in his car before ending up arranging a meet with her through friends – which led them to marry six months later.

Judge – who has daughter Haley Rose, 11, with Amy – added: “Everything just fell into place when I met her.

“We’ve been married 25 years and it’s still just a road trip.

“So yeah, that’s my answer. Easily.”

‘Beverly Hills Cop’ saw Judge’s straight-laced police officer Billy Rosewood charm Eddie Murphy’s streetwise detective Axel Foley when he travels to the 90201 zipcode to investigate the shooting of his pal by a mob of drug smugglers.

The reboot of the franchise, ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’ sees Eddie and Billy team up again – along with veteran cop John Taggart, played by 76-year-old John Ashton.

This time Billy urges Axel to heal his relationship with his high-flying lawyer daughter, played by Taylour Paige, 33, after she is threatened by corrupt cops.

Judge added his life was changed by his role in the original 1984 ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ as no one had any idea who he was before he got the part.

He said: “The day before ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ came out I had to take two forms of ID to the bank. That’s how anonymous I was.

“The next day people were pulling me over off the freeway for my autograph.”