It has been a great year for Joaquin Phoenix after garnering several awards for his portrayal of Joker and his girlfriend Rooney Mara has always been there by his side all throughout the award season. If it doesn’t get any better than that, the couple is also expecting a baby!
Multiple reports claimed that the Oscar nominee is having her first child with Phoenix. The news came after she was spotted in Los Angeles while delivering some flowers to her sister Kate Mara last Mother’s Day.
An insider informed US Weekly that the actress is approximately six months along the way. Meanwhile, Phoenix has been accompanying her during appointments.
The couple was first romantically linked in January 2017. That time they were spotted together at a wellness retreat. Four years before, Mara and Phoenix starred in the movie Her and later on they worked together again for the movie Mary Magdalene in 2018.
It wasn’t until May 2017 during the Cannes Film Festival that they confirmed their relationship. Two years later they sparked engagement rumours after Mara was photographed with a diamond ring on her finger. Also late that year, Phoenix was interviewed by Vanity Fair where he was able to share some rare insights about their private relationship.
According to the interview, Phoenix said he thought the actress despised him but it turned out the shy Mara also liked him. He added that she’s the only girl he ever looked up online. They were just friends or email friends as he put it. He admitted he’d never done that at all.
Rooney is the ever-supportive girlfriend after accompanying Phoenix in several award ceremonies where he won for his work in Joker. The multi-awarded actor even gave a shout-out to her during his acceptance speech at the 2020 Golden Globes where he bagged the Best Actor in a Drama.- Advertisement -
Phoenix beat Antonio Banderas, Adam Diver, Christian Bale, and Jonathan Pryce. During his speech, he mentioned that he was inspired by his fellow nominees. According to him, he reached out to some of them personally and is even intimidated by some of them though they share the same agent.
He later turned to Mara who was seated in the audience and said “I love you” while wiping tears from his eyes.