Phoenix has been dating actress Rooney Mara for almost three years. The couple has been together since filming Mary Magdalene in 2017. They also starred together in Her (where they first met) and Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. Phoenix and Mara made their official red carpet debut as a couple at the Cannes Film Festival’s closing ceremony in May 2017.
Since the start of their relationship, the couple has been notoriously private. However, in an interview with The New York Times, Phoenix casually revealed that he lives with Mara in the Hollywood Hills. The two enjoy meditating, relaxing with their dogs and watching Netflix documentaries—“he watched the 10-hour true-crime doc The Staircase because Mara wanted to.”
And this last May, the couple sparked rumors of a possible engagement, with Mara sporting a ring on that finger. Us Weekly initially reported that the duo will never wed, as they view marriage as “too mainstream.” But in July of 2019, the publication confirmed that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress and The Village star are indeed engaged to be married.
Did we mention the nickname he has for his betrothed? Filthy dragon (in reference to her previous role). Once again, we’re not kidding.