Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz have confirmed that they are expecting their first child together. It will be the second child for both, and marks a new chapter in their notoriously private relationship.
Here's the story of how the two Hollywood stars got together, from the early days of friendship to tying the knot.
They have been friends for decades.
This celebrity marriage might have come as a surprise to many, but in a 2012 interview with Marie Claire, Weisz revealed they had known each other for years. When asked if it was love at first sight with Craig, she responded: "I'm going to change the subject... It wasn't really like that. We'd been friends for ages."
Both started their film careers in the early 1990s and had previous long-term relationships. In 1992, Craig married actress Fiona Loudon, with whom he had a daughter before divorcing in 1994. Weisz began dating American filmmaker and producer Darren Aronofsky in 2001. Their son was born in 2006.
Their romance reportedly started on a film set.
In 2010, the thriller Dream House brought the two together. They played a married couple, with tabloids reporting that there was a chemistry between the actors on set in Canada. They made headlines in November that year when Weisz split from her partner of nine years, Darren Aronofsky. Despite rumours of their romance and a few paparazzi photographs of the co-stars together, both denied their relationship.
The relationship moved quickly.
In June 2011, it was confirmed that Craig and Weisz had married in New York with just four guests present, including his daughter and her son. It came just six months after their relationship was first reported.
"We did it privately and we've got a lot of people to thank for that," said Craig in a 2015 interview with GQ. "But that was the point; we did it for private reasons. The whole point is that it was a secret. A secret is a secret".
Both have remained very quiet on the subject of their wedding, but in a recent interview with The Evening Standard Magazine, Weisz said: "I wear my ring with pride."
Marriage came naturally for the couple
In the same interview, Weisz explained that she never planned on marrying the James Bond star. "I never thought I would get married," she said. "It was not an ambition of mine. It was the opposite. I couldn’t relate to romantic comedies - marriage seems to be the whole point of them... Then it just happened, happily, at a more mature moment."
They leave work at work.
"I don’t talk about my work, and nor does he. It’s very private," Weisz told The Sun in 2013. "There is nothing worse than two actors getting together and talking about acting. It’s like the end - it’s the worst."
As for being married to one of the most famous fictional characters of all time? In her 2017 interview with Harper's Bazaar, Weisz said: "I did Lorraine [the ITV breakfast show] this morning, and she said, 'So, you're married to Bond!' And I said, 'No, I'm married to someone who pretends to be that character'."
They like the quiet life.
Aside from the odd red carpet appearance, the couple, who live in New York, like to keep a low profile. "I love to cook. Daniel is also very good at it," Weisz said in 2015. "We always enjoy trying out different kinds of cuisine and having fun with that."
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