Photos Of Tom Hardy & Wife Charlotte Riley Prove They're Going To Be The Most Adorbs Couple At The Oscars
Even if you haven't seen Tom Hardy cuddling puppies or shutting down sexist questions on red carpets, you'll know him off-camera soon enough — believe me. The British actor, who rose to prominence thanks to his breakthrough performance in 2010's Inception and as the title character in 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road, is up for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar at this year's Academy Awards for his work opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. (While the Oscar nom is Tom's first, his two films, The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road, are up for an unbelievable 22 Academy Awards.) But, though Hardy is a phenomenal actor, it's really his relationship with his wife, Charlotte Riley, that's got me at total fangirl status. Hardy met his wife, Riley (an actor who you'll likely recognize from 2014's Edge of Tomorrow), on the set of Wuthering Heights in 2009, and the London-based couple welcomed their first child together in October. It's a classic Hollywood love story!
In addition to their acting chops and classic good looks, here's yet another reason to love this couple: They take a decidedly un-Kardashian-esque approach to self-promotion. Tom is no less press-shy when it comes to his movies: As GQ noted earlier this month, "He's largely been absent from the annual frog march of awards luncheons, champagne toasts, press junkets, industry panels, and movie-critic meet-and-greets considered crucial awards-season obligations for nominees in the run-up toward the Oscars telecast." Though you might not catch them posting selfies together on Instagram anytime soon, here's 13 more reasons the couple now officially known as Tharlette (or should it be Chom?) is sure to win the Oscars red carpet.
1. They're Cute AND Charitable
In 2015, the couple lent their star power to BGC Global's Charity Day alongside Emilia Clarke and Samuel L. Jackson.
2. They Aren't Gonna Tell You Everything
In fact, the couple is so tight-lipped about their personal life that they chose not to publically announce their engagement or marriage — and they even managed to keep their pregnancy a secret until Sept. 2015, one month before Charlotte gave birth.
3. They're All About Each Other Even When The Cameras Are Off...
Will someone put their arm around me while waiting at the Apple store, please?
4. ...But They're No Stranger To PDA
To which I say:
5. They Can Keep It Casual...
And coordinated! They're both in plaid!
6. ...And Business Casual...
I see you in those charcoal pants, girl.
7. ...And They Also Clean Up Well
I mean, come on.
7. They Color Coordinate Like No One's Business
That navy-on-navy execution? To whoever made that happen:
8. Half Their Red Carpet Pictures Look Like They Belong On The Set Of The O.C., Circa 2004
And isn't that all anyone really wants?
9. This Pose
10. ...And This One!
But it's true: They can pose for a camera.
11. Everything About This Moment
Hello?! If this isn't a visual mic drop I don't know what it.
Move over, Kimye. There's a new celeb couple with an amazing celeb couple name in town. Viva la Tharlette!
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