News | Entertainment
1 Aug 2021 19:45
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Hugh Grant married for "love"

    The 60-year-old actor has hit back at claims he and Swedish spouse Anna Eberstein tied the knot or "passport reasons" after discovering it was the top result in Google searches for his wife and insisted practical matters weren't their main motivation for getting hitched in 2018

    Hugh took to Twitter to share a screenshot of the search page for Anna's full name, which brought up an online article on the Nicki Swift site that stated "Hugh Grant married Anna Eberstein for passport reasons".

    He captioned his Twitter post: "No I didn’t, @internet. I married her because I love her.(sic)"

    One Twitter user joked the 'Undoing' star had only come across the result because he "forgot who his wife is" and had to search for her.

    But Hugh replied: "No. A friend sent it to me."

    The Nicki Swift article referenced an interview the 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' star had given to the USA Today newspaper, in which he said he and Anna believe marriage is a "pretty preposterous social construct"

    but their different surnames had caused issues when they travelled with their three children.

    He said: "I didn't like going through immigration into countries where they'd say, "Everyone with a Grant passport over here, and all the others through there."

    Meanwhile, the 'Bridget Jones' Diary' actor recently admitted being an older dad to five young children - his and Anna's son John, eight, and two daughters aged five and three, and Tabitha, nine, and Felix, eight, who he has with former partner Tinglan Hong - is "completely knackering"

    but they have changed his life for the better.

    He said: "I think I turned into a slightly scary old golf-addicted bachelor, and to tell you the truth I'm glad to see the back of him.

    "I mean, it's completely knackering trying to be a young father in an old man's body and I've found that if you're 60 and there are five small children in the house you can't have a hangover either. But it's worth it. Absolutely."

    Hugh also credits his children with making him a better actor.

    He added: "People say to me 'You've got better as an actor in the last

    10 years... Why?' And I sometimes think it may be because of the kids."

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     31 Jul: Bob Odenkirk says he is 'going to be OK' after 'small heart attack' on set of Better Call Saul
     31 Jul: Justin Bieber is “so proud” of Simone Biles amid her decision to withdraw from two of the gymnastics finals she was due to take part in at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
     31 Jul: Bob Odenkirk is in a “stable condition” after he collapsed on the set of 'Better Call Saul'
     31 Jul: Chrishell Stause is romancing her boss, Jason Oppenheim
     31 Jul: James Van Der Beek moved his family out of Los Angeles to bring them closer to “nature”
     31 Jul: Mila Kunis regrets telling Ashton Kutcher he wasn’t allowed to go to space
     31 Jul: Adele is “having fun” in her romance with Rich Paul – but they are not “super serious”
     Top Stories

    It's game on in the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa, with the Springboks winning a gruelling second test 27-9 in Cape Town More...

    The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll shows Labour can no longer govern alone, plunging 9.7 per cent to 43 per cent More...

     Today's News

    Rugby League:
    The Storm lead the Panthers 18-nil at half-time in their top of the table NRL clash at Suncorp Stadium 19:06

    The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll shows Labour can no longer govern alone, plunging 9.7 per cent to 43 per cent 18:56

    Tokyo Olympics live updates: Emma McKeon makes history with 50m freestyle gold, men's golf concludes more athletics on the way 18:46

    The Tactix have reached netball's ANZ Premiership grand final, beating the Steel 54 - 49 in the elimination final in Invercargill 18:36

    US gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of individual floor exercise final at Tokyo 2020 Olympics 18:36

    Health & Safety:
    The paediatric society is highlighting the benefits of breast milk as World Breast Feeding week began today 18:26

    State Highway Eight's now open following a two-vehicle collision near Canterbury's Twizel 18:26

    Emma McKeon has seven medals at Tokyo Olympics with gold in 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay 18:16

    A case of what might have been for Ryan Fox at the Olympics 16:56

    Valerie Adams has become New Zealand's most successful female Olympian 16:16

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd