Monica Bellucci confirms romance with Tim Burton during Beetlejuice 2 production: ‘I love him’

Movie lovers and fans of Hollywood glamor rejoice, there’s a new couple in tinsel town to adore: famed director Tim Burton and iconic Italian actress Monica Bellucci Officially an item.

new love birds They were first rumored to be dating early last yearand now glamorous actress The romance is confirmed, and then some!

In a new interview with Elle France, the global star (who has starred in French, Italian and American films) opened up about their relationship and has nothing but praise for the new man in her life.

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“What can I say… I’m glad I met the guy first,” “It is one of those encounters that rarely happens in life,” he began.

Bellucci continued: “I know the man, I love him, and now I’m going to meet the director. Another adventure begins.”

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Burton is currently directing His New Girlfriend, the sequel to his iconic 1998 film Beetle Juicewhich is currently in production with most of the original cast including Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Catherine O’Haraplus newcomer Jenna Ortega And Justin Theroux.

Tim Burton receives the Lumiere Award from the hands of Monica Bellucci during the award ceremony of the 14th Film Festival Lumiere on October 21, 2022 in Lyon, France.© Getty
Burton was presented with the Lumiere Prize by Bellucci

Giving more details about the filmmaker and his upcoming work, Bellucci said: “I love Tim. And I have a lot of respect for Tim Burton.” Adding further: “I love this dream world where the monsters are kind, as if we can transform our dark aspects into something bright, forgiving. Tim Burton’s movies talk a lot about this.”

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Back in October 2022, Bellucci Presents Burton with Lifetime Achievement Award at Lumiere Film FestivalAnd it appears that moment sparked their romance.

Tim Burton reacts as he receives the Lumiere Award from Italian actress Monica Bellucci during the awards ceremony of the 14th edition of the Lumiere Film Festival in Lyon, central-eastern France, on October 21, 2022.© Getty
New addition in October of 2022

In February this year, The two were rumored to be dating after they were photographed walking hand-in-hand in SpainAnd they were later spotted kissing in Paris that same month.

Bellucci has been married twice before. In 1984, when she was 20, she married Italian photographer claudio carlos bassoHowever, they got divorced after six months. She later dated Italian actor Nicola Farron Married to French actor from 1989 to 1995 Vincent Castle From 1999 to 2013 and from 2017 to 2019 she dated French sculptor Nicolas Lefebvre, He has two daughters with Castle, Deva18, and Leonie13.

Tim Burton receives the Lumiere Award from the hands of Monica Bellucci during the award ceremony of the 14th Film Festival Lumiere on October 21, 2022 in Lyon, France.© Getty
The two have been dating for a few months

As for Burton, she was married to an artist Lena Gieseke For four years till 1991, dated the actress Lisa Marie From 1992 to 2001, with whom she infamously auctioned off his personal belongings after her relationship became known. Helena Bonham Carterwhom he met during the filming of planet of the Apes.

Carter and Burton have never confirmed whether or not they are married, although Carter has previously mentioned a divorce between them. they have two children, a son William “Billy” Raymond19, and daughter nail15. They split in 2014.