Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender got married over the weekend in Ibiza. The couple is notoriously private about their relationship, so it’s not a surprise that not too many people knew the two were dating, let alone engaged. Thankfully, as the couple tied the knot, details about their relationship and wedding began to surface.
Here’s everything we know about the secretive couple:
1. Who they are
We know German actor, Fassbender, from such films as Inglorious Bastards, Prometheus, and X Men, but, like his relationship, he keeps the rest of his life relatively private. According to IMDb, he was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in southwest Ireland. His parents ran a restaurant, and his father was a chef.
Vikander is known for her roles in Ex Machina, The Danish Girl, and Jason Bourne. She’s a Swedish actor, dancer, and producer. Vikander grew up in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. Her mother was an actress and her father, a psychiatrist. She began acting at a young age at The Göteborg Opera and training as a ballet dancer in both Stockholm and New York.
2. How they met
The two really got to know each other on the set of a movie they were filming, The Light Between Oceans. E! News said it was easy for the couple to get cozy during filming since they had to live together “in the middle of nowhere” during the duration of the shoot.
E! News also says that Fassbender had his eye on Vikander at the Toronto Film Festival a year prior to filming.
3. A heated on-set romance
The two played opposite each other in The Light Between Oceans, a psychological drama based on the M.L. Stedman 2013 novel. The film is about a childless couple that rescues a baby from a rowboat and raises the child as their own.
E! News interviewed the two about their roles in the film, and the chemistry was palpable.
4. Their secret engagement
Fassbender and Vikander are both notoriously quiet about their relationship and personal lives, so it’s no surprise that their engagement was a big secret.
The Sun confirmed that the two were indeed engaged on Sept. 3, 2017 and that the wedding would be in Ibiza, but the rest of the details were very hush-hush.
5. They tied the knot in Ibiza
The Sun’s information must have been accurate because E! News reported that the couple did indeed tie the knot in Ibiza on Saturday. The two were seen wearing white, toasting with champagne and celebrating with friends and family after arriving from Paris the week prior.
Vikander was seen twirling around happily in her white dress as she took photos. She and Fassbender were seen cuddling, kissing, and enjoying themselves, an eyewitness told E! News.
6. They had a pre-celebration with friends and family
On Friday, Vikander, Fassbender, and their friends and family spent the day on the beach. They had lunch, went on a boat cruise, drank champagne, and seemed to have a great time.
E! News reported that Fassbender took the time to enjoy drinks with friends and even dug for seashells with some young family members.
7. Fassbender has always been a huge fan of Vikander
Fassbender really respects and admires Vikander’s acting. “She doesn’t take anything for granted […] there’s this bravery that you don’t see so much in male actors … She doesn’t mind taking a character she’s playing to an ugly place. Her level of commitment made me focus and make sure I was as committed,” said Fassbender about his now-wife’s acting process during the filming of The Light Between Oceans.
Apparently, he even asked Vikander for notes on his own acting during the film. It looks like the lucky Fassbender just gained a very talented acting coach for life.
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