Blonde bombshell Margot Robbie is an Australian-born actress best known for her role as Harley Quinn in DC’s Suicide Squad. Tom Ackerley is a producer and director best known for his work on I, Tonya. Despite having been together for a number of years, these two lovebirds have been able to mostly keep their relationship quietly out of the public eye.
In a recent interview with Porter Magazine, however, Margot Robbie has broken her silence and allowed some small insight into the couple’s relationship. Now fans want to know, how did Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley meet? How long have they been together, and what movies have they worked on together? Here’s what we know.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley met on the set of ‘Suite Francaise’
Margot Robbie met her future husband in 2013 when the two were working together on the set of Suite Francaise. In fact, the two were actually housemates. While filming the movie, Robbie developed a special bond with the cast and crew who lived in London. The group arranged to meet up and Robbie jokingly stated it would be funny if they all lived together. Someone said that she didn’t live in London, to which Robbie responded “I don’t live anywhere. I’ll move.”
The group of friends signed a lease for a three bedroom home in Clapham, and Robbie had to fly out three hours after the decision was made to attend the Golden Globes. Living in that three bedroom home were Margot Robbie, her friend (turned assistant), and five assistant directors. Eventually, things began to happen between Robbie and Ackerley.
They kept their relationship a secret
In the early days of their relationship, Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley kept their relationship a secret. They didn’t want to make things awkward for their roommates, and the actress revealed that the two really weren’t taking things seriously. Everyone did eventually find out about the hidden romance, however.
Speaking about the moment her other housemates found out, Margot Robbie said “It was dramatic. I’m not going into the details, but shit hit the fan. Our house turned into The Jerry Springer Show for a moment there. But then the dust settled, and it was all good.”
They married a few years later
A few years later, in December of 2016, Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley tied the knot in a super secret, very laid back wedding ceremony. Not only did the couple not announce the date or venue (or even engagement) to the press as many celebrities do, they took a lot of drastic measures to ensure their special day was kept private.
Wedding guests were not even told where the wedding would actually take place, so that the news couldn’t be leaked to the press. Guests were told to gather in other locations, and then buses came to transport them to the actual venue. Then, when guests did arrive, all cameras and cell phones were taken before anyone could enter.
Robbie and Ackerley own a production company together
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley have worked on a number of films together – especially since, shortly after their marriage, they decided to move from London to Los Angeles so they could start their own production company. The company is called LuckyChap Entertainment, and their business venture includes a few of their closest friends.
LuckyChap Entertainment produced the films I, Tonya and Terminal, both of which starred Robbie. They also have a number of different films in the works. The film Dreamland is in post-production (although without a scheduled release date), and Barbie (schedule for release May 8, 2020) has already begun generating some buzz. They will also be reviving Robbie’s role of Harley Quinn with the 2020 film, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).