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Tom Hardy often plays a man of mystery in his movies, from Inception to The Dark Knight Rises, and, as it turns out, he's no different in real life! It was revealed today that the charming British actor married his longtime girlfriend Charlotte Riley more than two months ago, without anyone knowing.
The Sun broke the story, reporting that Hardy and Riley, who have been engaged since 2010, got married at Chateau de Roussan in the South of France on July 4, with just a small group of friends and family in attendance.
"It was a beautiful, low-key day made even more special because they just had their closest friends and family around them," a source tells the paper. "Tom's son Louis played a key role during the ceremony. And they made certain to pick a stunning and private setting."
True to the couple's previously-stated desire to have an intimate wedding, "There was nothing flash about the wedding, they always said they wanted it to be about the two of them and their family rather than any grand gesture," the source adds.
Riley had previously talked about getting married, saying, "We are desperate to do it, but I'll never have a celebrity wedding. It will be low-key, with family and friends."
We're seriously impressed at the secrecy on the part of the couple and of their guests! Even Hardy's son, whom he has from a previous relationship, kept the whole thing under wraps.
Hardy and Riley met on the set of Wuthering Heights in 2009 — it sounds like this couple has stayed true to that story's tale of dramatic romance.