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19th Feb 2024

Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein- how the Hollywood bachelor met his wife

Jody Coffey

Hugh Grant and Anna Elisabeth Eberstein

Anna Eberstein took Hugh Grant off the market for good in 2018

Hugh Grant attended the BAFTA Film Awards in London last night with his wife, Anna Elisabeth Eberstein.

The actor was once the most eligible bachelor of the 1990s and early 2000s, much like his on-screen rom-com characters, but he has now been married since 2018.

But who is the woman who got Hugh Grant — the man who defined the effortlessly romantic and iconic windswept hair movement — to settle down?

The Notting Hill star, for many of us, was the token heartthrob of the ’90s, left single life behind when he met Swedish television producer Anna Elisabeth Eberstein.

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I should have done it before. I’m just lucky. I’m lucky. I’ve got a great wife. I love her.

Hugh Grant, Today Show

The couple were first romantically linked in 2012 and welcomed their first child together that same year, a son named John Mungo.

The couple reportedly met for the first time at a party in London.

They later welcomed their two daughters in 2015 and 2018, whose names have not been made public.

Hugh also shares a daughter, Tabitha Xaio Xi, 12, and a son, Felix Chang, 11, with his ex-girlfriend Tinglan Hong.

One of the pair’s first public sightings was at the 2015 French Open at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

The couple have since attended many events together in support of Hugh’s acting accomplishments.

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In May 2018, Hugh and Anna tied the knot in a private ceremony at the Chelsea Register Office in London after dating for six years.

Not long after they wed, the Love Actually actor admitted that he loved married life and wished he and his wife had wed sooner.

“It’s really nice, I can’t pretend it isn’t,” he told Savannah Guthrie on the Today show.

“I should have done it before. I’m just lucky. I’m lucky. I’ve got a great wife. I love her.”

The couple now live together in London.

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Who is Anna Eberstein?

The woman who stole the Four Weddings And A Funeral actor’s heart was raised in Sweden and graduated from Uppsala University in 2003 with a master’s degree in economics.

Anna also studied at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee and later worked as a freelance television producer.

She produced video material for marketing, advertising, and on-air promotions whilst working for ESPN as a promotions producer.

In 2014, Anna co-founded a slipper-sock brand called Ace & Me with her cousin.