Despite both working in the film industry, Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley might have one of the most low-key relationships in Hollywood—they’re never caught in any dramas and they manage to keep their marriage out of the spotlight.
Of course, the reservedness of the couple makes us all the more curious about their love story.
Below, everything you need to know about how this couple came together.
Margot Robbie And Tom Ackerley’s Relationship Timeline
2013: Margot And Tom Meet
Margot and Tom met back in 2013, on the set of Suite Francaise. Margot was playing a supporting role while Tom was the assistant director. The pair became close friends and moved into the same share house, along with five other friends, the following year.
“We were like: ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if we all lived together?’,” Margot told the Guardian in 2018. “Someone said: ‘But you don’t live in London,’ and I said: ‘I don’t live anywhere. I’ll move.’ Three days later we signed a lease in Clapham. I didn’t even see the place—I had to fly out to the Golden Globes three hours after we made the decision.”
2014: Margot And Tom Become Flat Mates
Margot and Tom didn’t immediately get together, in fact, the pair remained ‘just friends’ even while living together. According to Margot, the feelings crept up on her.
“I was the ultimate single gal. The idea of relationships made me want to vomit. And then this crept up on me,” Margot told Vogue in 2016.
“We were friends for so long. I was always in love with him, but I thought, ‘Oh, he would never love me back. Don’t make it weird, Margot. Don’t be stupid and tell him that you like him,'” she continued, before adding, “And then it happened, and I was like, ‘Of course we’re together. This makes so much sense, the way nothing has ever made sense before.'”
Due to their shared friendship circle and rather complicated living arrangement, the couple decided to keep the beginning of their relationship a secret.
“We kept it a secret, because we weren’t really taking it seriously,” Margot told the Guardian in the same interview, “‘Oh, whatever, we’re just mates, we’re just mates.’ And then everyone found out.”
“Our house turned into The Jerry Springer Show for a moment there. But then the dust settled, and it was all good. Everyone was, like: ‘No! This is going to ruin our group!’ And then it didn’t. It was fine.”
That year, the couple were first publicly spotted on dates together—including to an ice hockey game in New York City.
2016: Margot And Tom Get Married
The couple kept pretty much out of the spotlight until 2016, when rumours of a secret wedding started circling. It wasn’t long until the couple revealed they had secretly gotten married in Byron Bay that December.
A few days after the wedding, Margot posted a picture of her ring to Instagram. While her account has since been deleted, we won’t ever forget the iconic photo.
According to People, Margot was given away by her mother and her three siblings attended the ceremony.
2017: Margot And Tom Skip Their Honeymoon To Film I, Tonya
Instead of taking a honeymoon, the ambitious couple chose to film I Tonya.
“There were times we were sitting in a car parked in Atlanta freezing cold being like, ‘We should be on a beach right now. We should be on a honeymoon. What are we doing?!’ Following our dream,” Margot told Extra.
2018: Married Life
“Being married is actually the most fun ever, life got way more fun somehow,” she said. “I have a responsibility being someone’s wife, I want to be better.”
“Even if we both have to fly to a country in between where we both are for one night, we’ll do it and then fly back to work the next day. And we speak all day everyday on the phone,” Margot added.
2020: Margot And Tom Keep Their Relationship Out Of The Spotlight
Margot and Tom continued to keep their relationship as private as possible but were spotted getting cosy together on a couple of occasions, including at the 77th Golden Globes.
2023: Tom Joins Margot On The Barbie Press Tour
Tom joined his wife at a number of press tour events for their upcoming Barbie film, which Margot not only stars in but Tom is one of the producers for. Tom has also joined Margot for the Australian leg of the tour.