Margot Robbie is well known for her big-screen characters in real life (hello, Harley Quinn and Tonya Harding), but little is known about her off-screen. But over the years, she has been quietly taken in by her husband of four years, Tom Ackerley. Below, a summary of their relationship.
He is also in the film industry.
Although Ackerley is from the UK, his professional interests still lie within Hollywood. He is an assistant director and producer who has worked on films including Brothers Grimsby and 2015 Macbeth. Before that, he was a crew member including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, wick treeand War Horse. In 2014, he establish production company LuckyChap Entertainment with Robbie, producing projects including I, Tonya, By Hulu Doll face, and coming soon Promising young woman. In 2018, he and producing partner Josey McNamara were featured in Types 10 manufacturers to watch list.
In an interview with Mirror, Robbie talked about her and Ackerley’s company. “We started our own production company [LuckyCap Entertainment] with our best friends, and it continues to be a great team motivator. We all really work well together. I feel very lucky.”
Margot and Tom met on a movie set.
Coincidentally, the film industry is what initially brought Ackerley and Robbie together. In an interview with Australia’s Daily telegramshe confirmed that they met while working on the 2014 movie Suite Française. She also discusses making the early days of their relationship productive while she’s away filming and he’s in London. “The most helpful thing I’ve learned from other couples in the industry is that you shouldn’t go more than three weeks without seeing each other,” she told the magazine. “Being in a long distance relationship can be really difficult when you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. It can mess your head up, so the three-week rule is key. The pair were first photographed together during a game at the New York Rangers in February 2015.
They rarely talk about their relationship.
Since meeting, Robbie and Ackerley have mostly kept their relationship private. In fact, they didn’t walk the red carpet together until the fall of 2017, almost a year after their wedding in December 2016. People reported that the couple were married on December 18 in Australia’s Byron Bay. Margot confirms the report by posting a photo of the two kissing on Instagram, while she held up her newly made-up ring finger.
In 2018, she gave PORTER a rare saying about her relationship. “I am a big advocate of doing business with your partner,” she told the outlet. “Getting married is really the most fun ever, somehow life just got more fun. I have a responsibility to be someone’s wife, I want to be better.”
They work together often.
When it comes to their relationship, Robbie and Ackerley prefer to let the work speak for itself. Through LuckyChap, the couple worked on a number of films in which Robbie starred, including I, Tonya, Birds of preyand Upcoming live-action Barbie doll, which features real-life couple Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach sticking around as writers.
In an interview for The Ellen DeGeneres . ShowRobbie said she and Ackerley even delayed their honeymoon to film I, Tonya. While sitting down, she also detailed the embarrassing run-in with DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi and Barack Obama.
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As seen from his IG, he loves adventure.
When Ackerley wasn’t on set with Robbie, Instagram The feed is filled with photos of him traveling, surfing and skiing. (Plus, some cute dog photos.) In September 2018, he posted photos after competing in a triathlon.
Margot credits Tom for helping her deal with anxiety while preparing for movies.
In an August 2021 interview with MirrorRobbie revealed that she was nervous about taking on a role – but her husband helped her deal with it.
Robbie discussed being scared as she reprized her role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad next part. “Although Harley [Quinn] As a character I’ve played before, I’m still scared before shooting because I’m always nervous when starting any work,” she began. But Ackerley encouraged her and made a real difference as she prepared to shoot the film: “I had a complete crisis of faith and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m not even good at acting. , and I can’t do this. ‘ Every time I make a movie, I turn to my husband, and I say, ‘I don’t think I can do this.’ He said something like, ‘You do this all the time. You’ll be OK.'”
She also joked during the interview about her love of British things, including Ackerley, who hails from Surrey: “I seem to love a lot of British things,” she told the British publication. . “I love Harry Potter, I love my husband and I love Love Island. Great.”
Tom visited her on set Barbie doll for her birthday.
Margot Robbie turns 32 on set Barbie doll on July 2, 2022, and her husband Tom Ackerley visited she’s in between shots. The film is directed by Greta Gerwig, and Robbie will play a main character. Ryan Gosling will star alongside her as the iconic Ken.
During the break, Robbie is seen smiling and chatting with Ackerley. He wears a casual white t-shirt, black and white patterned trousers, and a pair of black casual pants. Robbie is wearing a selection from her Barbie wardrobe, a hot pink western top with a white cowboy hat.
The couple was spotted dating in NYC in September 2022.
On Saturday, September 18, Robbie was watched went out to dinner with Ackerley in Soho, went on a date at a restaurant. The actress wore a dark red peasant dress with a floral print and high drawstring waist. She paired her late-summer classic look with chunky suede boots and some simple silver jewelry. She carries a small leather purse and wears a black mask and has long golden hair. Robbie strolled arm-in-arm with Ackerley, who was wearing a white t-shirt tucked into a pair of beige pants.
Savannah Walsh is an Editorial Member at ELLE.com.