Jeremy Renner, 43, Marries a Woman Almost Half His Age

may_december_relationships_september26_14When 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;

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