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Inside Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley’s love story

"Being married is actually the most fun ever, life got way more fun somehow.”
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After making headlines in 2023 for her captivating performance in Barbie, Margot Robbie has further cemented her status as one of the most recognisable talents in Hollywood.

Prior to her breakout role in The Wolf of Wall Street, Margot starred in several independent films, with her time on the 2014 World War II drama Suite Francaise introducing the Australian star to British producer Tom Ackerley.

Now, over a decade since their first meeting, Margot and Tom’s love story continues to blossom, with the couple now reportedly expecting their first child together.

Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley’s Relationship Timeline

2014 – Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley start dating

Shortly after moving in together, Margot and Tom quickly began to fall for one another, with the pair agreeing to keep their romance a secret from their housemates. 

Despite their best efforts to keep their relationship under wraps, Margot revealed the couple’s housemates eventually caught on to their romance, telling The Guardian: “Our house turned into The Jerry Springer Show for a moment there. But then the dust settled, and it was all good. Everyone was, like: ‘No! This is going to ruin our group!’ And then it didn’t. It was fine.”

“I was the ultimate single gal. The idea of relationships made me want to vomit. And then this crept up on me,” Margot admitted to Vogue.

“We were friends for so long. 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.’”

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Tom and Margot alongside their housemates. (Credit: Instagram)

April 2015 – Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley share first photo together

While Margot and Tom’s relationship was not a secret to their nearest and dearest, the couple debuted their romance on Instagram in April 2015, with Tom sharing a snap of the pair.

“#Igotdrunkandshegotlucky,” Tom captioned the black and white photo.

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“#Igotdrunkandshegotlucky.” (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

December 2016 – Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley announce their engagement (and wedding)

The couple first sparked wedding speculation in December 2016 after Margot was photographed arriving at the Gold Coast Airport wearing a “Say I Do Down Under” t-shirt. 

Shortly after the photographs were released, Margot took to Instagram to announce the couple’s nuptials, posting a photo of themselves sharing a kiss alongside Margot’s engagement ring. 

One week later, Tom also shared a snap from the couple’s low-key Byron Bay wedding day, simply writing “She’s all that.” 

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Margot and Tom tied the knot in December 2016. (Credit: Instagram) (Credit: Instagram)

September 2017 – Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley postpone their honeymoon

While the couple originally planned to honeymoon in Tahiti shortly after their wedding day, Margot and Tom postponed their honeymoon to work on their Oscar-nominated film I, Tonya. 

Speaking on their decision, Margot told Extra TV, “We did this film instead of our honeymoon. 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.”

November 2018 – Margot Robbie opens up on married life with Tom Ackerley

Following the promotion for I, Tonya, Margot opened up on her married life for the first time. 

“Being married is actually the most fun ever, life got way more fun somehow. I have a responsibility being someone’s wife, I want to be better,” she told Porter. 

Despite their busy work schedules, the Suicide Squad star revealed that quality time remains an important factor in the couple’s relationship. 

“Even if we both have to fly to a country in-between where we both are for one night, we’ll do it and then fly back to work the next day. And we speak all day, every day on the phone.”

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(Credit: Getty)

July 2019 – Margot Robbie opens up on her working relationship with Tom Ackerley

For her 2019 Vogue cover story, Margot opened up on her working relationship with her husband and LuckyChap Entertainment co-founder.

“It’s nice working with your spouse. We can talk about work all the time, and then work feels like fun and fun stuff can involve work,” she told the publication. 

February 2020 – Margot Robbie talks about life in Los Angeles

Similarly to many Hollywood couples, Margot and Tom live primarily in Los Angeles.

Speaking on The Project in 2020, Margot shared: “We don’t get as much downtime as we’d probably like, but we both really like what we do.”

“We also have a lot of time to chill – actually that’s a lie we don’t have time to chill – but we have a lot of fun and we love what we do.”

WHO previously reported that Margot and her British husband had considered moving back to Australia in December 2020, after the Wolf of Wall Street star listed her stylish Hollywood Hills bungalow for almost $1.6 million. 

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Margot and Tom co-produced Barbie. (Credit: Getty)

2023 – Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley attend the Barbie press tour

While the couple have been known to keep their romance out of the public eye, fans were delighted to catch a glimpse of the couple on the pink carpet for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. 

Speaking about Margot’s performance as Barbie, Tom told Prensae Scenario: “Margot is just such an incredible actor and she brings so much heart to the role. There’s so [many] layers to that character, and she brings so much more than what’s just on the page to the character and it’s just been incredible to watch.”

Following the film’s premiere, the pair were seen at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards and 2024 Critics Choice Awards as nominees for their work together on Barbie. 

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Margot and Tom were all smiles at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards. (Credit: Getty Images) (Credit: Getty Images)

July 2024 – Margot Robbie and Tom Ackerley reportedly expecting their first child

After 10 years together, Margot and Tom were reported to be expecting their first child.

Although the couple did not officially confirm the announcement, news of Margot’s rumoured pregnancy first made headlines after the couple were spotted together in Lake Como, with photographs showing Margot wearing a crop top that seemingly showed her baby bump.

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