Who Is Viggo Mortensen’s Wife, Ariadna Gil Giner?

Viggo Mortensen
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Viggo Mortensen is one of the world’s most versatile actors and is often praised for his wide range of interests and dedication to the arts. Mortensen is also a devoted family man, and a romantic at heart. Mortensen was married to actress Exene Cervenka from 1987 to 1998 and is currently in a long-term relationship with Spanish actress Ariadna Gil Giner. 

What does Ariadna Gil Giner do?


Ariadna Gil Giner was born in 1969 and is a well-known actress in Spain. She is known for her expressive face and versatility, and is equally skilled at both comedic and dramatic roles. Her Spanish-language film credits include Talk of Angels, Don Juan, Camera Obscura, Jet set, Alatriste, and Seguna piel. Giner has also appeared in several popular American films, including Appaloosa, with Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen. Her co-stars over the years include such major names as Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Jeremy Irons, Timothy Spall, and many more. Giner is perhaps best-known for her 2006 role in Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece film, Pan’s Labyrinth

Giner first met Mortensen on the set of her 2008 film Alatriste, and according to many reports, the two became immediately smitten. Their relationship caused some controversy at the time since Giner was still married to well-known director David Trueba. Giner and Trueba share two children, Violeta Rodriguez and Leo Trueba. Giner divorced Trueba in 2008 and then made her relationship with Mortensen official. 

Are Mortensen and Giner married?

Although Viggo Mortensen and Ariadna Gil Giner have been together since around 2008, the two are not married. The two prefer to fly under the radar and rarely appear on the red carpet together. In addition, Mortensen prefers not to speak about his relationship to the media and rarely speaks about Giner at all. Neither Mortensen or Giner have active social media accounts, much to the chagrin of curious fans.

Their privacy seems to be working well for them though, as they seem to be very happy and in love, over ten years after first beginning their relationship. Photographs of the two of them together are rare, but occasionally, eagle-eyed photographers catch them out shopping or sightseeing, especially around their Madrid home. They also seem to be co-parenting successfully, with Giner’s two children from her marriage to Trueba and Mortensen’s son with his ex-wife Cervenka, Henry Blake Mortensen. 

Will Giner and Mortensen work together again?

The lovebirds have worked together twice, both in the Western film Appaloosa and Alatriste, where they first started to become romantically involved. Could they possibly work together again in another movie project? These days, Mortensen, an immensely well-respected actor, is very choosy about his roles and doesn’t appear in very many movies. His latest movie, Green Book, scored him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Mortensen has many interests outside of Hollywood as well, with multiple books of poetry and photography to his name, his own publishing company, Perceval Press, which specializes in publishing works of brand-new writers, and paintings in notable art galleries around the world. 

Ariadna Gil Giner has been slowing down in her film work lately as well. Her last movie appearance was in the 2014 film L’altra frontera, a Spanish film. She seems to be enjoying a semi-retirement and has not released any statements or interviews regarding possible next film roles. Both Mortensen and Giner have worked hard in their careers and are more than set for life if they choose to not pursue additional opportunities in Hollywood – but fans of the steely-eyed actor and his dark-haired girlfriend will keep waiting and watching for even more glimpses of the elusive pair.