When it comes to keeping their public and private lives separate, some celebrities are better at it than others. But one actor who has done a pretty good job of staying out of tabloid headlines is actor Jeremy Renner—that is until 2013 when it was revealed that he had fathered a baby girl with a much younger woman that he had hooked up with.
Rumor has it Jeremy Renner was involved in a May-December relationship with a Canadian model named Sonni Pacheco, who was 20 years his junior. She wound up getting pregnant and although their relationship didn’t last, he reportedly married her in secret anyways, but only so that she (and their newborn daughter) could stay in the country, since Pacheco’s U.S. visa was due to expire.
Now, almost a year later, 43-year-old Jeremy Renner has confirmed that he is not only in a May-December relationship with Sonni Pacheco, but that they are in fact married. In a recent magazine interview, the actor said, “I have tried to protect my family’s privacy, my wife’s privacy. I don’t need her to get hammered with my life.”
He also commented on why becoming a father later in life is really a blessing in disguise. “It’s the best thing I have ever done,” said Renner, adding that because he’s achieved so much already, he can “really spend time with the family.”
That’s certainly something to keep in mind if you’re a younger woman in a May-December relationship with an older man. A lot of people assume that kids are out of the question because he’s so much older, but in a lot of cases, it can be more advantageous to have kids with a more mature man. Because he’s more likely to be past the stage of focusing on working to make money, he’s more likely to have time to spend at home with his family.
Marcus, S., “Jeremy Renner Marries Sonni Pacheco In Secret Wedding,” Huffington Post web site, September 24, 2014; http://goo.gl/iCaGYi.
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