Celebrities have their circles where they meet and tango but with a seemingly increasing number of celebrity couples meeting on the set of a film or TV show, the question: is the set the only place in Hollywood to meet people begs for an answer. However, taking a cue from ex-power couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, down to music icons Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani who met on the set of The Voice in 2015, the given couldn’t be truer. Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy gave a nod to that fact in 2008 when they met while filming ITV’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights together.
The super talented pair has subsequently become one of the most adorable and enviable couples out there. While this is Riley’s first marriage, the Mad Max: Fury Road star was married to producer Sarah Ward from 1999 to 2004. The union was cut short by Tom’s personal struggles with alcohol and substance abuse. However, he checked himself into rehab in 2003 and becoming a father also played a huge role in his decision to stay committed to his clean break from alcohol and drugs. Tom Hardy has a son, Louis Thomas Hardy, born in 2008 with ex-girlfriend Rachel Speed.
He has achieved worldwide fame as the star of movies and TV shows including The Dark Knight, Inception, Bronson, The Revenant, Locke and the antihero film, Venom. On Riley’s part, she is not letting off the steam in her career. Some of her incredible works include Edge of Tomorrow alongside Emily Blunt, Trust, Press, World Without End, Dark Heart, and the TV drama King Charles III.
How Did Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy Meet?
As earlier mentioned, the duo met in 2008, on the set of British adaptation of Wuthering Heights where Hardy portrayed Heathcliff and Riley played the role of Cathy. Though it was work at first, it soon turned into a romance that would transcend into something much more. They were able to scale the heights of the tinsel town scenes to establish one of the loveliest bondings in recent times.
The acting pair got engaged the following year. True Love doesn’t wait, does it? Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy have since starred together in other works including The Take and the TV gangster series, Peaky Blinders.
The couple decided to run away to Provence, France to tie the knot in 2014, escaping the pomp and glam typical of celebrities. Though secret and private, the nuptials was a beautiful, low key event that had in attendance their closet friends and family, making it all the more special.
More than their beautiful beginning as a couple is the progression their marriage is taking. They may have only celebrated four wedding anniversaries but are already serving us not easy to beat couple goals as you would see shortly.
Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy’s Marriage Through The Years
Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy aren’t a couple for flamboyant display or lifestyle. They are not given to announcing the happenings in their lives and families such as pregnancy and tend to shy away from the public eye. Even their marriage was kept a secret for a few weeks before the world discovered. Tom and Charlotte may have been married for only four years and counting but seemed to have completely figured out how to balance their public and private lives.
The acting pair welcomed their first child in October 2015. They neither revealed the name nor the gender of their progeny and are yet to share any picture of the toddler. The couple has made it a point to keep their children out of the media spotlight. They were reportedly expecting their second child together as of July 2018.
Tom and Charlotte are building a warm, loving, quiet but stable and enviable family as well as raising their kids in the best possible way. Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy are not very different from other couples or parents. They also combine their career with parenting in the same way most parents do; a bit of juggling and all the help they can get.