Star: Rachel McAdams allegedly desperate to marry Michael Sheen

Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen have been together for about two and a half years. Perhaps longer. Many assumed that they got together when they filmed Midnight at Paris, but Rachel insisted in interviews that “every relationship” she’s ever had with a costar has begun after they worked together. So that means she wasn’t putting out with Ryan Gosling while they filmed The Notebook either, I guess. Where was I? Ah, yes. Rachel and Michael Sheen. I’ve had the feeling for a while now that Rachel would really like Michael to propose, and that he’s just one of those “Why Do We Need A Piece of Paper To Prove Our Love, Baby?” kind of dudes. Rachel just seems… like she wants the piece of paper. Michael does not the piece of paper historically. He and Kate Beckinsale never married (despite her desire to marry), and he’s had other long-term relationships that never involved a ring too. So what makes Rachel think she can change him? According to Star, Rachel is trying to get him to propose so that her relationship with his daughter will improve…?

Though Rachel McAdams seems to be very much in love with boyfriend of two years Michael Sheen, there’s trouble in paradise. The 34-year-old beauty is said to be hoping Michael, 43, will propose soon so that she’ll be more accepted by his family – especially his skeptical 13-year-old daughter, Lily, who apparently gives Rachel plenty of attitude.

“Lily has a hard time looking at Rachel as a stepmom,” an insider tells Star. “Rachel believes that if she and Michael got married, Lily would be nicer.”

Lily’s mother, actress Kate Beckinsale, 39, was Michael’s partner for eight years, and they never tied the knot – something Kate seems to regret. She reportedly told Rachel to put her foot down with Michael and demand a ring, something Kate herself never did.

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Yeah, his daughter is 13. “Skeptical” comes with the Tween-Teen Handbook, and trust me, it’s just going to get worse. The Handbook also includes “moody, distant, ill-tempered, tempermental, hyper-emotional and boundary-ignoring.” It’s not about Rachel, it’s just Lily’s age. And I don’t even think that Kate Beckinsale has anything to do with this – by all accounts, she and Michael have a good relationship and they have no issues co-parenting their daughter, so I don’t think this is a case where Kate is bad-mouthing daddy’s new girlfriend, you know? Kate probably does have sympathy for Rachel. Kate was with Michael for eight years! Out of everyone, she’s the one who really knows his marriage-phobia.

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  1. two_seconds_ago says:

    For some reason, I’m always rooting for these two.

  2. marie says:

    agree that it’s more about her age and has very little to do with Rachel. heck at that age, the only time she’ll be nice is when she wants something, and it will get worse.

    also, if you start dating a guy that has a lot of long relationships without engagement-chances are he doesn’t want to be married and has told you so. stop thinking that you’ll be the woman to change him.

  3. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Kate and Sheen have a beautiful daughter!

    If Sheen put a ring on it, chances are that Lily might stop intimating that Rachel is a sidepiece. Regardless, the rest of the surly teen mess and awkwardness will still be there.

    Just a thought though, two years is too long to wait around because if a guy wants to wife you, he’ll be proposing after one year or so of being with you. Good Luck, Rachel! You’ll need it.

    • lem says:

      This antiquated notion that if you are dating more than a year and you don’t have a ring, you never will is so stupid. God forbid people don’t rush into things and take their time forming a strong relationship. The length of one’s relationship is not a measuring stick for the quality of the relationship.

      • Willow says:

        Agreed! All relationships wear masks at the beginning. The masks start to slip around 6 mns. to a year. Then, you have the opportunity of looking back at patterns of behaviour & can decide if it’s best to move forward in the relationship or to move out. One can ask a partner for change; but, slim chance if it’s a core belief.

    • gilly says:

      O Rly? One year and if no engagement occurs its because you’re out of luck??

      I’ll be sure to tell that to my parents, who dated 5 years before they got married, because they wanted to make sure they actually knew who they were marrying. You’re a moron.

    • Lamb says:

      Wow, this is by far one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever read. Do you actually believe that a man only wants to marry you if he proposes after 1 year?? You don’t even truly know each other after one year! Your true selves are only starting to come out. After one year, you don’t even know if you can make it through the hard times or not because it’s all been butterflies and rainbows. I think people are INSANE if they get married before being together for at least 5 years. Maybe if people did this more we would have lower divorce rates.

      • psykins says:

        Enh, I think it is different for different couples. You’re being just as bad as the person who said they want a ring after 1yr no matter what. There are countless examples of people who get divorced who spent many, many years deciding it was right before getting married (many, many girls I went to high school with), and countless examples of couples who decided they want to get married within less than six months of dating (me!). Time doesn’t necessarily mean much….

      • Devon says:

        I’m with psykins. My husband and I had been dating for 11 months when we got engaged at 20 and 23, and were married 16 months after that. We’ve been together for almost 8 years and married for about 5 and half years. For us, even at that young of an age, knew we were it for each other and it was right for us. I know a couple that was together for 4 years then got engaged and then waited a further 2 years before getting married. And I also know a couple who have been together for almost 20 years but marriage has never entered the picture. It all depends on what you want as a couple, not because someone doesn’t want to “wife you” after 1 year.

    • Miss You Enclave24 says:

      I cant comment on the lenght of time a couple should get engaged or married- each relationship is different. I can comment on the expectation of a ring and marriage based on a period of time; its silly.

    • Gayle says:

      It all depends on what life stage the two of you are at: a 23-year old man theoretically should spend a few years maturing, maybe solidify the career (same goes for his gf) before getting married, but a 43-year old man should have no reason to wait. Until I see otherwise, I believe Sheen is just not the marrying kind, whatever age he is.

      At 34 (or more?), Rachel probably wants to settle down and start a family with him. I think she is waay out of his league looks-wise and he’d be wise to follow Beyonce’s advice, but then he never seems to have trouble finding beautiful women, does he?

    • kibbles says:

      The length of time before expecting a proposal varies between couples. However, I think the age of the couple is a significant factor in how long you should wait. It also depends on what both partners want and if they have directly expressed the desire for marriage and/or children within a certain period of time.

      If the couple is in college then, yes, waiting 5 years is the smart thing to do because you’re young, still figuring out what you want out of life, things are constantly changing for both partners. Basically, when you are 20, there is still time to wait a bit longer to see if the both of you want the same things in life.

      On the flip side, if you are a woman in your 30s or 40s who wants marriage and children, there is probably more pressure to have your partner put a ring on it within 1-3 years. Or if you are like Rachel McAdams, a woman in her 30s who (reportedly) wants to get married and possibly have a family in the near future, dating a man in his 40s who has never been married and already has a daughter with a woman he never married, those are red flags. I believe that 1 year is not enough time to really get to know someone. Yes, you might be in love, but I think a solid 2 years is better to really know whether you want to spend the rest of your life with someone. If someone’s biological clock is ticking and they have been with someone for over 2 years, then I can understand that person becoming more desperate for their partner to propose.

      Some people just know when they’ve found The One and it only takes 1-2 years to propose. Everyone is different. However, I think that if a woman really wants marriage, has expressed that desire, and the guy is avoiding even discussing marriage after 3 or 4 years, then that should bring up some red flags that he may never propose or want to marry you within a reasonable period of time. It’s the “He’s Just Not That Into You” mantra. No one wants to end up like Heidi Bivens or Suzuki Mitchell. If he’s not giving you what you want, then it is time to look elsewhere before you end up wasting time or looking like a fool when he dumps you after many years together and ends up married to the next woman he dates in less than a year.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      To be more clear about my opinion, I think engagements are the time to let that ‘new couple’ shine wear off. Another year or two of being engaged, taking trips together, interacting with each others families, dealing with inevitable problems, and exploring the reality of a lifetime commitment is definitely warranted.

      My point is if you want marriage and your partner doesn’t, don’t wait years and hope they change their mind. I believe you owe it to yourself to be on the same wavelength with your future spouse.

    • anotherrandom says:

      I don’t care what anyone else says, I’m all over this comment. I was told when I was young that if a man isn’t willing to discuss a future with you after a year, he never will and doesn’t truly see a future with you. I fully believe that to this day. No one is saying you have to have a ring at the 1yr mark, but if neither of you are willing to discuss a future together, then you need to realize it probably won’t be a forever thing. And that’s fine too, you can have a successful 5yr relationship, just don’t stay thinking he’ll change.

  4. Santa says:

    I am always mixing them up, who dated Sean Penn, her or Scarlett Jo?

  5. FirstTimer says:

    I love both, but I am not always into them as a couple. Sometimes they look good together, other times, I feel like they are better off with someone else. LOL! I probably should not think of that. Or maybe because I am into Ryan Gosling too much as well.

  6. Dree says:

    I really like this couple. Really, really like them. Uh, I don’t think that girl is Lily Sheen, though.

  7. Danielle says:

    They spent the holidays apart. She was in Canada with her family and he was in Wales with his family and daughter Lily. His relationship history shows, he’s not into marriage, so she better decide if it’s something she can deal with or not.

  8. mln76 says:

    I hope this isn’t true because they are a cute couple. He is who he is and I don’t think she can change him (or that he needs it).

  9. Rose says:

    Ah! I just saw him on the Millenium bridge while i was out shopping on my lunch break! He’s really beardy and surprisingly tall!
    He should totally put a ring on her by the way. And then get her to dye her hair dark again

  10. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    I hate her with her bleached blonde hair. It looks so fake and she was very beautiful as a brunette. Why Rachel why? Thoughts?

  11. geekychick says:

    Didn’t Kate leave him for that Underworld director?I think his marriage-phobia had nothing to do with it.
    I love Sheen. And I don’t think this kind of things are so unsolvable. So he doesn’t want to marry; does he wants to be in a committed, faithful, loving relationship? Does he want children with her? or dogs? Voila! You don’t need a piece of paper, per se.

  12. Marianne says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she wants to start a family as well.

  13. The Original Mia says:

    If she wants marriage and he doesn’t, that’s a problem.

    I like her. No real feelings on him, though.

  14. sasa says:

    If you think something’s pointless you can’t have a phobia of it.

  15. anna says:

    It makes me uncomfortable that a tabloid is bitching about a 13 year old’s “attitude”.

    Rachel has spent a lot of time in Wales with Michael’s family. There were candids of Rachel shopping in LA with Michael’s sister. And I remember a story about Michael’s parents coming to visit Rachel and Michael on set when she was filming About Time in Cornwall.

  16. TG says:

    I love both of them and they are cute together. For a goofy guy he sure gets the beauties. First Kate then Rachel – damn.

  17. Lindsey says:

    I dunno why, but Rachel never striked me as a desperate to get married type. And anyway, it’s only been two years that they’ve been dating…no need to rush.

  18. bns says:

    I don’t believe this particular story, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they announced an engagement sometime this year.

  19. ZigZagZoey says:

    They make me sad. I LOVE her. He is ugly and old for her. She seems WAY more into him than he is to her.
    And I agree with those above who said she should go back to brunette.She looks so damn gorgeous with brown hair, and classier too.
    Oh well….Maybe he’s great in bed!

  20. Ms Kay says:

    Michael Sheen is one of the most charismatic, well educated, well spoken and intelligent celebs out there, and this effortlessly. Hell he’d make new boy on the scene aka my husband Tom Hiddleston look like an average tit.

    I’m saying so because 2-3 years ago (can’t remember if it was 2009 or 2010 I must check it out again) I attended a dinner gala at the Royal Academy of Science, and I had the tremendous privilege to sit at the same table as him (thank you Uncle!) and Michael Sheen talked about literature influencing science and vice versa and he was citing so many specific historical passages and also mathematical theories, then he got onto arts and science too, my eyeballs almost dropped out of my head. Women were swallowing him with their eyes, totally forgetting their husband/partner/date was sitting next to them. I was just astonished by his deep substantiated and passionate knowledge. Add to that the witty humour and good manners…

    If it were true, one can’t blame Rachel. The man is amazing. Sure he may not be perfect, but he sure made an impression when I met him.

  21. Elle says:

    I love Rachel McAdams but sometimes I think she needs a new agent. She’s a decent actress, she’s girl next door gorgeous and she’s likeable and charming but she doesn’t seem to have the career that she probably should. I’m not sure if that’s a lack of ambition on her part or just bad luck.

    Rachel McAdams should, in theory, be having the kind of career that Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams are having.

    In fact, when Rachel it was reported that Rachel lost Lois Lane in the new Superman film to Amy Adams, I remember thinking that was a bummer for her as that sounded like the perfect franchise for her to be a part of for years to come if she wanted and to really make a mark on a really beloved property. (Although I love Amy Adams and was thrilled for her.)

    Rachel doesn’t strike me as someone desperate to get married but she also doesn’t strike me as someone who is anti-marriage kids. I think she wants children and she’s 34 years old. So yeah, I get why she might be wondering if he’ll ever truly commit to her. Wishing her the best.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I think it has more to do with shitty career decisions on her own behalf. She was offered Hathaways part in Devil wears Prada and turned it down, offered Eva Green´s role in Casino Royale, turned it down etc. there are a couple of examples like this, but I am too lazy to search them. She is a great actress and could be A List, but I don´t think anyone is to blame but her.

      • Becky1 says:

        I don’t think Rachel McAdams is that into being a celebrity. From the articles I’ve read about her she’s turned down roles because she simply doesn’t feel like doing them. I think at one point she took 2 years off? I get the feeling that she’s someone who really doesn’t care that much about being famous and would be fine teaching acting, doing theater or something else more low key. It’s refreshing, actually. She seems like a nice, laid back person.

        From the pics I’ve seen of them together you can tell she is really, really into Michael Sheen-just crazy in love with him. He’s not conventionally handsome but there’s something about him that’s really attractive-you can tell he’s intelligent and personable.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        @Becky: I get the same impression of her that she is not into being a celebrity (and really into MS), I was commenting on the comment above saying that she could have easily the same if not better career like/than Hathaway and Adams, she just didn´t want to/ made some bad career decisions.
        You can be/aiming to be A list and not into celebrity and lowkey, like Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain etc., but you have to make wise career decisions, esp when really good parts are offered to you.
        I am a fan of Rachel and wished she was in better movies and had better roles, but she made some bad decisions, accepting The Vow, but turning down Casino Royale etc, seriously?!

    • Liv says:

      She was considered to be Lois Lane? Dammit! I’d have loved her in Superman!

      • Elle says:

        Most of the reports said that RAchel McAdams was one of the obvious people being considered. It seemed like the obvious choice. (Maybe it was too obvious?)

        But when you hear the interviews about it…it kind of sounds like Amy Adams was just more ambitious than Rachel was and just plain wanted it more.

        That’s kind of my point though. I get the sense that people like Amy Adams are extremely ambitious in their own when they wanta role. Adams wanted to be Lois Lane and she made it happen.And I really respect that. I’m excited for her.

        There are alot of good parts that have gotten away from Rachel McAdams because she didn’t fight hard enough for them.

        That’s not a judgement on her at all. I still love her. But I sometimes think she has jeopardized her own career in some respects. I always wish her the best.

      • A says:

        I love Amy, and I like when 35+ actresses can get cast with younger guys as their love interests…but I still think she’s too old at 38 to play Lois Lane. There will likely be 3 films, and by the time the third one will come out she’ll be 44. I think Rachel would have been a better fit, both in terms of looks and age (34). She’ll be 39 or 40 when the final one rolls around.

  22. Madpoe says:

    She’s not the only one waiting to marry Lucien, um, Michael! *sigh*

    Well his last girlfriend, who was the red head, Loriane Stewart, was with him for like 8 years or so, and Kate was 8 years, so…good luck Rach!

  23. aims says:

    I think hes not the marriage kind. I think hes a faithful partner, which is fine. If Rachel wants marriage in her life and he doesnt, then they’re doomed. If Micheal wont marry the mother of his child, you know? As far as his daughter is concerned, what child hasnt butt heads with the stepmom, girlfriend? Thats sorta a part of the whole teenage thing. I hope this will work its self out. I dont think there are any bad parties here.

  24. HotPockets says:

    Eh, I think it’s a double edged sword. I have met men who have said they will not marry and they will not let a piece of paper define any of their relationships, but then they do end up marrying, but sometimes the right person will change your mind. My husband was like that, he would always hint that he wasn’t interested in marriage and one day I told him that marriage was important to me and I understand that not everyone feels that way, but if he knew he would never be invested in the idea of marriage then he had to let me know, so I could move on. He told me he changed his mind about it and it was something he was now considering, so ya never know. I didn’t give him an ultimatum; I just let him know that it was something that mattered to me and if he was stuck in his ways, then he needed to be honest later down the road. It’s not a bad talk to have.

    I think people can change their minds, but some women won’t talk about it. It’s important to find out why the other person is so hesitant and be honest with yourself and them. Any relationship is about compromise and having an unconditional understanding.

  25. Diana says:

    I love them both. Let’s just hope this isn’t the case and they don’t break up.

  26. Ally says:

    Michael Sheen’s absolutely wonderful, I like Rachel too,I can’t understand why people are saying she’s too good for him, he’s a charming, witty welsh man. They make a lovely couple.

  27. j.eyre says:

    Well, who isn’t desperate to marry Michael Sheen?

    I love her dress in the first photo.

  28. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    At first glance, I want to be shallow, ‘Oh, she is way too gorgeous to be with him,’ but after hearing several times over about his intelligence, persona etc, it kind of has me respecting them as a couple more. Like, it’s cool that she is brainy enough to be with him and his smarts are attractive enough to be with her. Kind of sweet.

    Also, I would love to see their wedding pics if they marry :)

  29. Lulu says:

    Maybe she’d like to have children and would prefer being married before taking that step. Oh, isn’t wild speculation fun?

  30. Michele says:

    Cute couple. I like them together. I can’t believe his daughter with Kate B is 13 already! Time flies.

  31. Jackie says:

    I have more faith in Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes getting married then I do of Michael ever proposing to Rachel. His track record speaks for itself. He just isn’t into marriage.

  32. Kaboom says:

    I love the guy as an actor but he has a bulbous butt and the oddest taste in suits.

  33. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I don’t see what his appeal is. He over-acts in everything he’s in, and he’s fugly. I think Rachel can do better.

  34. lrm says:

    Didn’t the article SAY that Kate told Rachel to put her foot down? Quote below-which implies that, as you stated, Kate has nothing to do with Lily’s attitude…I’m confused….

    “Lily’s mother, actress Kate Beckinsale, 39, was Michael’s partner for eight years, and they never tied the knot – something Kate seems to regret. She reportedly told Rachel to put her foot down with Michael and demand a ring, something Kate herself never did.”

  35. Nev says:

    sexy couple…have always thought that.

  36. mimi says:

    She is beautiful, talented, sweet and pleasant and very successful, and yet, this guy who has a kid, and looks average at best would not marry her?!

    That’s ridiculous. Sounds like he’s got issues and far from worthy of her.

    She should understand where she stands and just leave if he wouldn’t grow up and work on his commitment issue.

    There’s no reason why any woman would give up on marriage and/ or kids if this is something that she wants. To see such a beautiful and successful woman in such a spot is simply ridiculous.

    The guy sounds like a douche.

  37. Hoya_chick says:

    It’s Wesley Snipes! Lol I really adore Micheal Sheen he was fab in Midnight in Paris as well. Rachel is one of my girl crushes. She was so gorgeous in Wedding Crashers! I really like them together. Some men are ambivalent about marriage until it’s the right person and time. I could see them married. Hopefully it works out.

  38. Gemini08 says:

    Uhhhh…that’s not their daughter in the pic with Kate.

  39. Calimero says:

    I don’t really understand some women who seem obsessed by mariage. Moreover, it’s not difficult to meet men who want to get married and to start a family, in fact I don’t remember than I met a man who does not want it, which does not absolutely arrange my business because I absolutely don’t want to settle down and children.
    I have doubts as regards about this story, in more they are not together for a very long time, there is no need to hurry.

    • Ace says:

      Wanting marriage and finding marriage important does not equal obsessed.
      Marriage is important, why do you think gays are fighting for their right to get legally married?
      I don’t understand why some people find it necessary to downplay the importance of marriage.

      • sasa says:

        Gays are fighting for equality not marriage per se. I fail to see why marriage is important for a heterosexual couple
        *female in a 12 year long relationship and happy

      • kibbles says:

        Because most people want children and/or the security of being legally bound to the person they want to create a family and life with. There are also issues of inheritance, insurance, taxes, etc. Just look at the long-term partner of late author Stieg Larsson. His estate and all of the royalties from his books go to his estranged father and brother rather than his lifelong partner because they weren’t married and I assume he hadn’t had a will drafted at the time of his death. Many gay couples also find themselves in these types of situations because they are not allowed to married.

      • sasa says:

        So it’s about money really. Well, IMO that should change for you legally. Where I live there is a law which states people who live together for more than 3 years have the same rights as married couples do. That is, if there are no children. Easy, right? If you’re scared about the 3 year period you can always write things down.

  40. A says:

    Rachel’s always puzzled me. She’s still a solid B list actress (although she’s well liked and lands in some prestigious films), but I would have figured she would have been a solid A lister by now. A few years ago, she was all over the place and was both the actress who could do dramatic roles and rom coms. It won’t help that her latest film, the di Palma mess, hasn’t even been able to find a buyer last I heard (and this is a film that is directed by di Palma and has Noomi too…it must be awful). She’s kind of the epitome of that no matter how talented, charming, or pretty an actress is…their 15 minutes at the top eventually run out, and if they get lucky they land solidly on the B list like she has. Emma Stone is getting all the well regarded comedies, like the new Crowe film, which actually should have an older actress cast…I love Emma, but I can’t buy her as old enough to portray a higher up in a business….In that late 20s to mid to late 30s range, Rachel has to go against Mila, Amy, Natalie, Keira, Carey, Jessica, Reese, Amanda, Kerry, Rosemarie DeWitt Anne, Marion, Angelina, etc and now probably Mary Elizabeth Winstead…and there’s also the occasional younger actress, like Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone, that can compete against the over 25 crowd and play older. Then you have Nicole Kidman, who at 44 was cast as Grace of Monaco…a role Rachel supposedly auditioned for. There is just a super strong range of actresses in her age bracket…

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I said something similar above, she could be A list, but she made some pretty shitty career decisions, she should have taken high profile roles like Devil wears Prada, or Casino Royale instead of taking a 2 year break in 2005, or auditioned for good dramatic roles later, but she constantly chooses subpar movies like Time Traveller´s wife or the Vow. She is a good actress but only known for cheesy romcoms, beautiful and seems to be a great person, I wish her the best for her career, but I don´t think she will have a comeback.

      • A says:

        Yep, and I agree that the prospects of a true comeback are slim :( I think it’s the fact that she passed on those great roles, she’s had numerous clunkers and movies that were pure cheese, and that the competition is stiff in her age bracket (forgot to add Charlize). It doesn’t help that they now cast 22-25 year olds for roles that should really go to actresses that are Rachel’s age. That said, I think Rachel’s okay with not being an A lister.

        I love Emma Stone, but I sometimes wonder if she’s going to follow in Rachel’s footsteps. Emma really hasn’t shown that she can do drama well yet, and it’s hard for an actress (even one as popular as Emma) to maintain her career when doing mostly comedies in an industry that is so sexist and ageist. Look at Kate Hudson…She had a BSA Oscar nom at the age of 22, and had several successful comedies…and then her career just dropped once she hit her early 30s.

  41. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I have no idea what she sees in him. I don’t like his work as an actor and I don’t think he’s attractive on any level.

    Girl can do better :-)