Keira Knightley's Loves & Hookups

Who is Keira Knightley dating? This list includes all of the celebrity men Keira Knightley dated, arranged by most recent. Keira Knightley relationships include actors and a musician.

The list of people Keira Knightley dated is not exceptionally long, though her relationships have been. Keira Knightley boyfriend Rupert Friend was with the actress for several years. The current Keira Knightley husband is James Righton. Keira Knightley married the musician in 2016.

Keira Knightley exes include Jamie Dornan and Rupert Friend. Find a comprehensive list of Keira Knightley relationships below, featuring exes, their birthplaces, and what they do for a living. Which one of her ex-boyfriends do you think is the hottest?

  • James Righton
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    Kiera Knightley started dating English musician James Righton in 2011, and the couple got engaged in 2012.

    The two married in September 2016, and share daughter Edie (born 2015). On May 2, 2019 Keira Knightley revealed she was pregnant with her second child as she showed off a baby bump at the Chanel J12 cocktail party in Paris.  

    James Righton is best known as a talented musician and a former keyboardist of the British indie rock band Klaxons, which soared to fame with hits like "Golden Skans" and "It's Not Over Yet." After the band disbanded in 2015, he ventured into a solo career under the moniker Shock Machine, releasing a self-titled album in 2017. Apart from his musical prowess, he has also played a pivotal role in supporting his wife, Keira Knightley's acting career. As for other high-profile relationships, there isn't any public knowledge of Righton's past romances, as he has maintained a discreet and private persona.

    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Rupert Friend
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    Keira Knightley met Rupert Friend while filming the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. It didn't take long after that for romance to bloom, as the two began dating and stayed in a committed relationship for five years. Throughout their time together, they were often seen attending various glamorous events hand-in-hand, making them a highly sought-after couple in the media. However, the pair ultimately called it quits in 2011.

    Rupert Friend is an accomplished British actor who gained widespread recognition for his roles in films like The Young Victoria, Hitman: Agent 47, and Atonement. Alongside his film career, he also became noteworthy for his portrayal of Peter Quinn in the critically acclaimed TV series Homeland from 2012 to 2018. As for Friend's personal life, he married American Paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins in 2016, and they currently reside in New York.

    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Oxfordshire, England, UK
  • Jamie Dornan
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    Keira Knightley and Jamie Dornan embarked on a two-year relationship after meeting at an Asprey photoshoot in 2003. They quickly became one of the most appealing British couples, often appearing together at events and looking utterly smitten with one another. However, this seemingly perfect union came to an end in 2005, as Jamie's rising career allegedly contributed to the split.

    Jamie Dornan's claim to fame came as the brooding Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades film trilogy, catapulting him into international stardom. Before delving into acting, he was a successful model, working with brands like Calvin Klein, Dior, and Armani. Besides his relationship with Keira Knightley, he has been linked to actresses Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. As of 2013, Dornan has settled down with actress and singer Amelia Warner, with whom he shares three children.

    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Holywood, Bangor, United Kingdom
  • Keira Knightley and Adrien Brody sparked dating rumors when they co-starred in the 2005 psychological thriller The Jacket. The duo reportedly cozied up during the film's shooting, which took place in Scotland. Although their relationship was never publicly confirmed and seemed to be a brief dalliance, it generated significant buzz in Hollywood at the time.

    Adrien Brody is an accomplished actor who gained widespread recognition for his leading role in Roman Polanski's The Pianist, for which he won the Best Actor Oscar in 2003. Other notable films in his extensive career include King Kong, The Village, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. In terms of high-profile relationships, Brody was previously linked to Elsa Pataky, Michelle Dupont, and January Jones before settling down with model Lara Lieto.

    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • Del Synnott
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    Keira Knightley's first public relationship was with fellow actor Del Synnott, whom she met on the set of the miniseries Oliver Twist in 1999. They were together for three years, navigating the tricky waters of stardom and growing up in the spotlight. Despite being young and relatively inexperienced, their relationship provided valuable lessons for both of them. They separated amicably in 2002.

    Del Synnott is an Irish-born British actor known for his work on various television shows and stage productions. Some notable appearances include Merlin, Foyle's War, and Doctor Who. While he has maintained a relatively low profile in comparison to his ex-girlfriend, Synnott has continued to pursue his passion for acting within the UK. Information about his personal life and other relationships remains mostly private, as he opts to keep his romantic affairs away from the public eye.

    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Dublin