Joaquin Phoenix’s Crazy Dating History Before Fiancé Rooney Mara

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler smiling

Joaquin Phoenix is on prime of the world proper now. He’s gained a number of awards for his titular function within the movie Joker, together with the Oscar win for finest actor. He’s profitable, wealthy, good-looking, and on the prime of his appearing sport. What’s extra, after a string of false begins relating to romance, he could have lastly discovered his without end match.

Liv Tyler was Joaquin Phoenix’s first massive public romance

Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler smiling
Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler | Ron Galella/Getty Images

In the 1990s whereas filming Inventing the Abbotts, Liv Tyler and Phoenix began courting secretly earlier than the movie wrapped. “I fell in love with Joaquin the second I saw him,” Tyler mentioned on the time.

True to Phoenix’s mischievous nature, throughout filming, when their relationship was nonetheless a secret, he would confess to his make-up artist that Tyler was “such a babe” and that he might “never get her.” The make-up artist agreed. 

In interviews from the time, it’s clear Tyler was loopy for Phoenix, however he by no means appeared to match her enthusiasm for the connection. It appeared he wished one thing extra thrilling, or more difficult. When they break up, he even sighted the truth that they stopped combating as a part of why he needed to transfer on.

“At a certain point, I think we stopped evolving with each other, stopped progressing, and made a very mature decision to move on, even though there was still a great love there,” he informed Cosmopolitan in 1999.

Joaquin Phoenix has dated a string of celebrities within the 2000s

Phoenix by no means appeared to have a scarcity of profitable, lovely ladies thus far. Among the rumored star relationships have been a lot of his previous costars resembling Anna Paquin (True Blood), Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time), and Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies). He additionally dated fashions and writers. The longest of those romances was his four-year relationship with South African mannequin Topaz Page-Green.

His courting round could also be defined by his view of life on the whole on the time: ”I actually simply considered myself as a hedonist. I used to be an actor in L.A. I wished to have a very good time. But I wasn’t partaking with the world or myself in the way in which I wished to. I used to be being an fool, working round, consuming, making an attempt to screw folks, going to silly golf equipment,” he mentioned in an interview in 2017.

Joaquin Phoenix lied about an engagement 

In a 2014 Letterman interview (to not be confused for his 2010 interview whereas engaged on the movie I’m Still Here) Phoenix mentioned he was engaged to a yoga teacher. The crowd was delighted. However, it was all a fabrication, and he admitted it the subsequent morning on Good Morning America.

He mentioned on the time: “I think my life is so boring and it seemed like something exciting to talk about.”

There’s that mischievous nature once more. Didn’t he be taught something from crashing and burning after pretending to be a rapper?

Joaquin Phoenix is engaged to Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara (left) holding hands with Joaquin Phoenix (right)Rooney Mara (left) holding hands with Joaquin Phoenix (right)
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara | Valerie Macon/Getty Images

All pranks apart now, Phoenix and Rooney Mara are engaged and so they appear good for one another. The two met in 2012 whereas filming Her however their romance didn’t begin till years later. Phoenix believed she “despised” him throughout this time, however she truly was crushing on him whereas he was crushing on her.

“She’s the only girl I ever looked up on the internet,” he informed Vanity Fair. “We were just friends, email friends. I’d never done that. Never looked up a girl online.”

They labored collectively once more on the 2016 movie Mary Magdalene the place she was the titular character, and he performed Jesus. They declare they began courting after the movie wrapped.

The two made their relationship publicly official in May of 2017 on the Cannes Film Festival and acquired engaged in 2019. They are each strict vegans and take part in marches for the trigger.

While accepting an award on the Toronto International Film Festival he gave Mara an odd shout out: “One last thing—somewhere here, I don’t know where, is a filthy dragon, and I want to rip its wings off and fasten a blanket and sleep with it forever. I love you. Thank you.”

This, one can assume, is a reference to her function in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and simply goes to indicate, there may be somebody for everybody.

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