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A complete timeline of Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley's relationship

A complete timeline of Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley's relationship
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at a press event for "Barbie" in June 2023.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley have been married since 2016.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
  • Actor Margot Robbie and producer Tom Ackerley met through the 2014 film "Suite Française."

  • They started dating in 2014 and got married in Australia in December 2016.

  • Most recently, Ackerley joined Robbie on the press tour for Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" movie.

2013: Robbie and Ackerley met while working on the film "Suite Française."

Margot Robbie in "Suite Française."
Margot Robbie in "Suite Française."Entertainment One

The romantic drama, released in 2014, starred Robbie, Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Matthias Schoenaerts.

Ackerley served as the third assistant director.

2014: They moved in with a bunch of other roommates and kept their relationship a secret at the onset.

Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie at a Rangers game in November 2014.
Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie at a Rangers game in November 2014.James Devaney/GC Images

Per Vogue, Robbie invited Ackerley, her childhood friend Sophia Kerr, and a few people she worked with on the set of "Suite Française" to the UK premiere of "The Wolf of Wall Street" in January 2014.

After an enjoyable night, Robbie suggested that they should all live together. So, they leased a home in London. Robbie and Ackerley began dating that year.

"We kept it a secret. Because we weren't really taking it seriously. 'Oh, whatever, we're just mates, we're just mates.' And then… everyone found out," Robbie told The Guardian in 2018.

The actor said that "shit hit the fan" when the secret came out.

"Our house turned into 'The Jerry Springer Show' for a moment there," she recalled. "But then the dust settled, and it was all good."

Robbie said that their friends were concerned that the relationship would "ruin our group."

"And then it didn't. It was fine," she said.

2014: Robbie and Ackerley cofounded the production company LuckyChap Entertainment with producer Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr, Robbie's friend.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley in November 2022.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley in November 2022.Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

Robbie told Porter magazine that she's "a great advocate of doing business with your partner."

Several of Robbie's films have been produced by LuckyChap, including "I, Tonya," "Birds of Prey," and "Barbie."

When asked about the backstory of the production company's name, Robbie told The Guardian in 2018: "We were just drunk. We were here when we came up with it. And nobody can remember why. I think we were talking about Charlie Chaplin…"

In the months that followed, Robbie and Ackerley continued to give fans glimpses into their relationship.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at a Rangers game in February 2015.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at Madison Square Garden in February 2015.James Devaney/GC Images

Ackerley's Instagram account featured photos of the couple and he gave Robbie a shout-out after she landed a Critics Choice Award for best actress in an action movie for her role as Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad."

They also attended New York Rangers games at Madison Square Garden in November 2014 and February 2015.

Robbie is actually a big fan of ice hockey and was briefly part of a league when she moved from Australia to New York.

June 2016: Robbie gushed about Ackerley in an interview with Vogue and said that she was "always in love with him."

Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie holding hands while walking through LAX in January 2017.
Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie at LAX in January 2017.Starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Robbie called the British producer "the best-looking guy in London" and explained how their dynamic turned romantic.

"I was the ultimate single gal," Robbie told Vogue. "The idea of relationships made me want to vomit. And then this crept up on me."

"We were friends for so long," she continued. "I was always in love with him, but I thought, Oh, he would never love me back. Don't make it weird, Margot. Don't be stupid and tell him that you like him. And then it happened, and I was like, Of course we're together. This makes so much sense, the way nothing has ever made sense before."

December 20, 2016: Robbie confirmed their engagement and wedding on Instagram.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley in April 2017.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley in April 2017.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME

Rumors had swirled regarding the couple's relationship status — particularly when Robbie was seen arriving at the Gold Coast Airport while wearing a T-shirt that read, "Say 'I Do' Down Under."

The "Birds of Prey" star reacted to the speculation by posting a caption-less photo on Instagram that spoke for itself (Robbie's Instagram account has since been deleted).

The photo showed Robbie and Ackerley dressed in white attire and kissing, but the focus of the image was the pear-shaped engagement ring and thin gold wedding band on display on the fourth finger of her left hand.

The wedding reportedly took place at Coorabell, Byron Bay, Australia. Robbie later revealed to MTV News that she walked down the aisle to music from the 1993 film "True Romance."

Robbie and Ackerley delayed their honeymoon because of their work on the biopic "I, Tonya."

margot robbie in i tonya
Margot Robbie in "I, Tonya."Neon

Ackerley produced "I, Tonya," which starred Robbie as controversial figure skater Tonya Harding.

Robbie spoke about their decision to work instead of going on vacation during a 2017 interview with Extra.

"We did this film instead of our honeymoon," she said. "There were times we were sitting in a car parked in Atlanta freezing cold being like, 'We should be on a beach right now. We should be on a honeymoon. What are we doing?!' Following our dream."

After filming "I, Tonya," Robbie and Ackerley went to Tahiti for their honeymoon — where they ran into Ellen DeGeneres, her wife Portia de Rossi, and Barack Obama.

Robbie recalled their embarrassing encounter on the private island during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in January 2018.

The two couples and the former president of the US ended up together at a gym on the island, and the experience was particularly embarrassing for Ackerley because he chose to wear extremely short, baggy shorts with nothing underneath.

"The whole thing was so absurd," Robbie said, explaining that Ackerley spent the entire stretching class trying not to reveal himself to the other famous people in the small gym.

October 11, 2017: Robbie spoke about life as a newlywed in an interview with Us Weekly.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at the 2018 Golden Globes.Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for FIJI Water

"My husband and I were roommates before we were even dating, so I'm kind of living with my roommate and it's awesome," she told the publication at the premiere of the film "Goodbye Christopher Robin" in NYC.

Robbie added that the pair "feel very grown up now" with their new living arrangement.

January 2018: The couple rang in the new year together.

Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie in a photo shared on Ackerley's Instagram in January 2018.
Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie in a photo shared on Ackerley's Instagram in January 2018.Tom Ackerley/Instagram

"Great way to bring in 2018!" Ackerley captioned a selfie of the pair on the slopes in their snow gear.

March 4, 2018: Robbie and Ackerley attended the Academy Awards with the "I, Tonya" crew.

From left: "I, Tonya" producer Bryan Unkeless, Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, and director Craig Gillespie at the
From left: "I, Tonya" producer Bryan Unkeless, Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, and director Craig Gillespie.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

"I, Tonya" was nominated for three awards: best actress in a leading role (Robbie), best actress in a supporting role (Allison Janney), and best achievement in film editing.

Ackerley, who produced the movie, shared his enthusiasm for the Oscars by posting a photo of himself and Robbie with several crew members.

At the show, Janney won the award she was nominated for.

Robbie and Ackerley walked the red carpet of the Academy Awards together, in addition to attending the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.

October 2018: Robbie and Ackerley adopted a dog named Belle.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at a Chanel fashion show in May 2023.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at a Chanel fashion show in May 2023.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

They rescued the mixed pitbull from Wags and Walks Rescue, a non-profit.

Belle joined the couple's other dog, Boo Radley, who is named after the character from Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."

November 30, 2018: Robbie said that marriage is "the most fun ever."

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in March 2018.Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

"I always thought, 'Urrgghhhh, being married sounds really boring.' I thought I might bite the bullet in my late 30s and see how it goes," Robbie told Porter magazine.

Of course, her outlook changed once she met and wed Ackerley.

"Being married is actually the most fun ever, life got way more fun somehow," Robbie said. "I have a responsibility being someone's wife, I want to be better."

The actor also said that they have a three-week rule whenever they're apart from each other. It involves talking on the phone every day and flying to a country in-between their locations so they can spend time together.

Robbie also said that she wasn't looking to expand their family by having children yet, since two dogs are enough of a responsibility.

"If I'm looking into my future 30 years from now, I want to see a big Christmas dinner with tons of kids there," she said. "But definitely not at the moment. That's 100% certain."

July 2019: In a cover story for Vogue, Robbie opened up about why she and Ackerely work well as a couple.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley in August 2021.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley in August 2021.Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage

Robbie described her husband as a "very loud and friendly person."

She also reiterated that she enjoys working with him professionally.

"We can talk about work all the time," she said. "And then work feels like fun. And fun stuff can involve work."

"We just get along," Robbie added. "I think it's crazy that not all couples get along."

January 5, 2020: Robbie and Ackerley attended the Golden Globes together.

Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.
Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

That year, Robbie was nominated for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture for her work as Kayla Pospisil in "Bombshell."

January 31, 2020: Robbie, a self-proclaimed "massive" fan of "Harry Potter," spoke about Ackerley's involvement as an extra in the film franchise.

Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."
Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."Warner Bros.

"My husband is in the 'Harry Potter' movies," Robbie said during an appearance on "The Graham Norton Show."

"He was an extra when he was a little kid — he was one of the Slytherin extras when Draco pushes some kids out of the way to see Buckbeak in the third book," she explained. "He pushes my husband out of the way."

"I was like, 'Had you told me sooner we would've been married very quickly,'" Robbie joked.

Summer 2023: Ackerley joined Robbie on the "Barbie" press tour.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at the LA premiere of "Barbie" in July 2023.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at the LA premiere of "Barbie" in July 2023.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Greta Gerwig's "Barbie," which hit theaters on July 21, stars Robbie as Stereotypical Barbie. After a series of weird experiences in the perfect, pink-laden Barbieland, Robbie's character travels to the real world.

Ackerley has a producer credit on the film and accompanied Robbie to a press junket and photo call for "Barbie," which took place at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on June 25.

He also showed up to a celebration party at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia on June 30; the world premiere of "Barbie" in LA on July 9; and the European premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on July 12.

January 14, 2024: Robbie said that she's "lucky" to have a husband who's normal.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.
Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association

In the months that followed the release of "Barbie," Ackerley also joined Robbie during awards show season. He accompanied the actor at the Gotham Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Critics Choice Awards.

"I am so lucky," Robbie said when asked about the benefits of having a "normie" husband during an interview with E! News at the Critics Choice Awards. "He likes being behind the camera. He's not fazed by any of this stuff."

"He's just the best, it's so fun," Robbie continued. "I love the word 'normie.' All my friends, everyone's like, 'That's cool what you do but it's more fun just to hang out and talk about other stuff.' And you're like, 'I know.'"

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