Monica Bellucci Confirms Romance 16 Years After First Meeting This Hollywood Icon
“I love him,” declared Monica Bellucci. Ever since the actress separated from her husband of 14 years, Vincent Cassel, back in 2013, her dating life has been the subject of constant media speculation. Now, the 58-year-old beauty has finally confirmed that she’s in a relationship and the lucky man is a Hollywood legend.
After months of rumors about her relationship with 64-year-old director Tim Burton, the former Bond Girl confirmed in an interview that the pair are, in fact, deeply in love.
Bellucci noted, “What I can say... I’m glad I met the man, first of all.” She added, “It’s one of those encounters that rarely happens in life... I know the man, I love him, and now I’m going to meet the director, another adventure begins.”
They are both parents to 2 kids.
Tim Burton is one of Hollywood’s most respected directors with major movies under his credit like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Alice in Wonderland.
And just like Monica, who has 2 daughters with her ex-husband, Burton also has 2 children, a boy and a girl, with his ex, actress Helena Bonham Carter. Burton and Carter had been together from 2001 to 2014.
They met 16 years ago.
Tim and Monica met 16 years ago during a brief encounter on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
Over 15 years later, the actress and the director were brought together once again as Monica presented Tim with a lifetime achievement award at the Lumière Film Festival in October 2022. 4 months later, the pair were spotted walking arm-in-arm in Madrid. That same month, they were seen sharing a kiss in Paris on Valentine’s Day.
She’s also a fan of Tim, the director.
Besides their romance, the duo are also currently working together on the much-anticipated movie Beetlejuice 2. Monica has expressed her admiration of Tim on a professional level saying, “I love Tim. And I have great respect for Tim Burton.”
She continued, “I love this dream world where the monsters are kind, like we can turn our darker aspects into something bright, forgiving. Tim Burton’s films talk about that a lot.”
We love how adorable this couple is. And we believe that the acclaimed filmmaker is a lucky man for landing a beautiful and well-grounded woman like Monica.