From co-stars to married: Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup’s complete relationship timeline

They tied the knot in 2023!
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Naomi Watts is known and loved for her roles in classic Australian TV shows such as Home and Away and Brides of Christ, as well as blockbuster Hollywood movies like Mulholland Drive, King Kong, and The Impossible.

But what about her personal life? We’re diving into her relationship timeline with her Gypsy co-star and current husband, Billy Crudup.

Naomi and Billy first met in 2009.


November 2009: Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup meet

Naomi and Billy first met way back in 2009 when they both participated in the 24 Hour Plays benefit on Broadway.

At the time, Naomi was dating Liev Schreiber and Billy was single having recently split from both Mary-Louise Parker and Claire Danes.

Naomi and Liev announced they were separating in September 2016.


September 2016: Naomi Watts announces her split from partner Liev Schreiber

After being together for 11 years and having two kids, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber announced they were separating.

The pair released a joint statement, saying, “Over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple.”

They continued: “It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship. While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy.”

Naomi and Liev had two children together: Alexander ‘Sasha’ Pete (born in 2007), and Samuel ‘Kai’ (born in 2008).

Naomi and Billy reunited when they began filming as co-stars in Gypsy.


September 2016: Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup begin filming their show, ‘Gypsy’

Naomi and Billy reunited in 2016 when they began filming as co-stars in the Netflix show, Gypsy.

Gypsy is a thriller that follows Naomi’s character, Jean Holloway, who is a psychologist that secretly invades the private lives of her patients. Billy co-stars as her husband, Michael Holloway.

March 2017: Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup are spotted getting lunch together

Rumours first started circulating in March 2017 that Naomi and Billy were dating, as they were spotted in public together for the first time.

This outing was a few months after Gypsy finished filming.

July 2017: Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup are confirmed to be dating by a source

The pair were reportedly seen holding hands in July 2017, further sparking dating rumours.

These rumours were then confirmed to be true by a source to PEOPLE Magazine.

Naomi and Billy attended the BAFTAs afterparty together in 2018.


February 2018: Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup attend the BAFTAs afterparty together

Naomi and Billy kept their relationship very quiet for a few months, and were next spotted together at the BAFTAs afterparty in February 2018.

The pair even left the event holding hands, showcasing some rare PDA.

January 2020: Billy Crudup thanks Naomi Watts at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Following his role in The Morning Show, Billy won best supporting actor at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards.

In his speech, Billy thanked Naomi, saying “Thanks to […] my son and my friends and family and Naomi and everybody, so thanks a lot.”

While it seems like a very small gesture to mention Naomi’s name quickly, it was the first time that Billy publicly acknowledged their relationship.

Naomi and Billy made their red carpet debut in February 2022.


February 2022: Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup make their red carpet debut as a couple

After dating for nearly five years, Naomi and Billy finally made their red carpet debut at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in February 2022.

The pair looked very happy together while smiling at the cameras and even wore coordinating outfits.

Naomi and Billy attended the Emmys together in September 2022.


September 2022: Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup attend the Emmy Awards together

Billy was nominated for an Emmy for his role in The Morning Show, and the couple showed up at the event together looking very stylish.

“What a night… What a dress… What a gent… ❤️✨,” Naomi captioned her photo of the two of them on Instagram.

Naomi sparked engagement rumours when she appeared on Today.


April 2023: Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup spark engagement rumours

While appearing on the Today show in New York, Naomi wore what seemed to be an engagement ring.

The Today host said to her, “My eye is hurting. There’s a big glint coming from some ring over here. It just struck me. But it’s beautiful,”

Naomi was clearly trying to avoid talking about it and she simply replied, “Oh, the brain fog!”

Simple and chic, they captioned the pic “Hitched”.

(Credit: Instagram)

June 2023: Naomi Watts confirms her marriage to Billy Crudup

Naomi announced the news of her and Billy’s marriage via her Instagram page on 11 June 2023.

Naomi wore a stunning white Oscar de Renta dress, while Billy cleaned up nicely in a slick navy suit.

More details of their wedding day were shared by Naomi during her interview with Jimmy Fallon in January 2024.

“We knew we wanted to do it, it was something we were very keen on doing and quickly. It’s an efficient way to do it,” Naomi said of their courthouse vow exchange.

The couple weren’t fussed about having a big and grand ceremony and just wanted it to be ‘efficient’.

As for the day? It turned out to be perfect for them as they took to a New York courthouse on a ‘classic New York day’.

“You ran into all kinds of people, some were dressed to the nines, and some were walking quickly in and out. It was very special and memorable.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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