Jamie Dornan, star of the Fifty Shades trilogy, has been married to Amelia Warner for more than four years. The two share two daughters. Yet because of his close relationship to co-star Dakota Johnson, divorce rumours keep making the rounds. Quite inaccurately, too. Jamie and Amelia are happy.
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Failed relationships of the past
Before Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner met each other and fell in love, they went through a few high-profile relationships with other people.
Jamie, for instance, famously dated Keira Knightley for two years. At the time he was more of a model than an actor, but that’s neither here nor there. That was all the way back in 2003, however, and is very much a part of history.
Amelia, on the other hand, was said to have been married to Colin Farrell. The English actress and the Irish actor dated in 2001 and had some sort of ceremony that was apparently not legal, so the two were never legally married. But Colin did have her name tattooed on his ring finger.
In 2010 Amelia and Jamie met. It would seem Amelia’s type are Irish actors and in Jamie, she found the one she wanted to establish a lasting relationship with.
Married in 2013
Jamie and Amelia met before the launch of the raunchy Fifty Shades trilogy. Both had some fame to their name, but though they were successful actors, neither of them could be considered celebrities. In fact, they both strike us as down to earth even now.
In 2012 the two became engaged in May 2013 they were married. Only seven weeks into their marriage they announced that they were to become parents. Asked at the time how things were going between them, Jamie said, “It’s going well so far. It’s only been seven weeks and so it’s all fairly fresh. It doesn’t feel massively different to how our life was before. It’s good fun.”
Learning about Amelia’s pregnancy was a family affair, by the way, as Jamie’s father and step-mother are both well-known consultants in gynaecology and obstetrics in Northern Ireland. It was his step-mother who performed the first scans to confirm everything was well with the unborn child.
Fifty Shades with Dakota
It was hardly surprising when the movie based on the surprise success of Fifty Shades of Grey was announced. Much ado had been made about the actors who would be cast to play the two leads and eventually it was the still relatively unknown Jamie Dornan that was chosen to play Christian Grey. Many of the more well-established actors were at best hesitant if not downright unwilling to take on such a controversial role. For Jamie, it meant almost instant celebrity.
Nobody would claim that the movies are arthouse cinema or high art in any way, but they were successful enough, given that most readers of the books wanted to see the story on the silver screen as well.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson became household names and their faces ultimately associated with the movies, which undoubtedly launched their careers more than anything else they’ve done before that.
A side effect of the making of the movies was Jamie’s good relationship to Dakota. In fact, he calls it a close relationship, for which he is very thankful, having heard stories of how things can be very different when you don’t have a good relationship with your co-star.
The two have spent much time together away from the film sets as well, prompting speculation that their on-screen chemistry may have off-screen roots. In fact, for a while rumours made the rounds that Jamie’s marriage to Amelia was in trouble. And that Dakota was the reason for that.
Divorce rumours and the truth
Interestingly, it is entirely unclear where those rumours originated. Perhaps someone was jealous of Jamie’s and Dakota’s success. It’s impossible to say. Such things tend to have a life of their own. Ultimately neither Jamie nor Amelia never saw a need to address the rumours and the fact that they were only ever seen happy together with each other and their two daughters are enough evidence that there appears to be no truth whatsoever to any divorce rumours.
Jamie has frequently professed his happiness and once voiced his regret that his busy job had kept him away from his wife’s side when she gave birth to their second daughter.
He also admitted that he doesn’t want his wife to watch the Fifty Shades movies and will not pay for a ticket for her to watch them. For her part, Amelia doesn’t seem at all interested in watching them anyway. As an actor herself she knows that Jamie is not his on-screen persona Christian Grey, but it might still be strange to see your husband in such raunchy situations as they are displayed in the movie.
For the time being Jamie and Amelia remain happily married. They have two young girls to look after and seem to be a family that is very much intact. We hope no further divorce rumours will make the rounds, especially when they are as unsubstantiated as they are in this case.