Rachel McAdams & Michael Sheen: Is an engagement imminent?


Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen have been dating ever since last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Allegedly, or whatever, although there are many eyewitnesses who claim they saw them meet and spark immediately, and they’ve been all over each other ever since. The low-key couple has been spotted mostly in Canada, but we did get some great photos of Michael dropping Rachel off at the airport, including a cute airport makeout session. So… about five months. That’s how long they’ve been dating, by most accounts. Is it too soon to start with the engagement rumors?

From Wedding Crashers to wedding belle? Five months into the romance between Rachel McAdams, 32, and Michael Sheen, 41, “they are heading towards a possible engagement,” a source says of the pair. “He’s head over heels – it’s the real thing. There is no doubt they are made for one another.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

I agree that there is something about this coupling that gives me the warm-fuzzies (and I’m not that kind of person at all)… they just seem to fit together. I enjoy the idea of them together. So it wouldn’t surprise me if they were already talking about getting more serious, although Rachel doesn’t strike me as the crazy, lovesick type. She seems like a planner, a list-maker, not the kind of girl who would run off with a dude she’s been dating for five months. But maybe they just “know”. Stranger things have happened!


Rachel and Michael on Sept. 12, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. lisa says:

    Sometimes you do just know. And if you find the person that fits you should go for it. Why waste a life with someone that is not right for you.

    He seems like a good man and she seems like a good woman. Good that she/he are smart enough to recognize it.

  2. Kool4Kats says:

    One of the best actors of our time!

    Wish him all the best….

  3. Rita says:

    Her friend is either really cold or she’s about to box his ears in. Her hands are blue.

    Yesterday’s three threads left me feeling like on your way out the door you sprinkled some food into our goldfish bowl before tapping on the glass and saying, “Be back later, lovelies. Be good.”

    (Please insert pic of Nemo here)

  4. janie says:

    i agree. they seem very cute together. i didn’t know him so i looked him up, apparently kate beckinsale ? left him for that gross husband she has now.

  5. mln76 says:

    They are really cute together and seem like someone’s parents. I think they’ll be together for a while but he was with his last gf for 8 or 10 years without marrying her. Did he marry Beckensdale?

  6. jrt says:

    Ive never heard of the guy… who is he??

  7. Adrienne says:

    I love this couple. Not only do they seem like great people, they are both extremely talented. I love every movie Rachel has ever made and Michael Sheen is seriously one of the best actors working today.

    I wish them much happiness.

  8. the original bellaluna says:

    Love them together! Too right: when you know, you know. Don’t waste time apologising (unless you pulled a “Spelling/McDermott” or a “Rimes/Cibrian” and caused children to be minus a parent) to doubters!

    @ jrt – He’s Lucien, from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.

    @ mln76 – No, he & Beckinsale never married, but they do have a daughter together.

    EDIT: And she looks SO HAPPY! Good on them – I hope it lasts.

  9. Boxy Lady says:

    Nope he and Beckinsale never got married. They were raising their daughter together but then she dumped him to run off with that director fellow she’s married to now.

    @jrt just look him up on IMDB; he’s a rather well-regarded actor and he has a long list of credits.

  10. Nanea says:

    “heading towards a possible engagement” – now that really sounds definitive, doesn’t it?

    I really like “friends/sources” who have nothing better to do than to run to the next gossip mag with their insider info. *rolls eyes*

  11. mauibound says:

    Love love loove MIchael Sheen, lucky girl!

  12. jrt says:

    havent seen him but im sure the union of these couples does wonders for their careers in general

  13. brin says:

    They do seem good together, they are mature & talented so I hope they have a long and happy relationship.
    And how about a story on a non-imminent engagement….George Clooney & Elisabetta (manly) Cannalis….ha!

  14. jrt says:

    she is a good actor…very genuine, kinda like Natalie Portman is

  15. Sam says:

    Why do people think they first met up at the Toronto Film Fest in Sept?
    They did a Woody Allen movie together last summer in Paris. They already knew each other by the time the film festival came around. Maybe it was the first time they went public?

    anyway- they totally work for me. I dig them as a couple. She is so gorgeous.

  16. amoteafloat says:

    FIVE MONTHS? Whatever happened to DATING? Marriage isn’t going to make them love each other more; it’s just a binding contract.

    If more celebrities waited a few years before tying the knot, I’ll bet the Hollywood divorce rate would be waaaay lower.

    Besides, I’m one of those dorks who would like to see her with Ryan Gosling again.

  17. malachais says:

    I love this couple, especially those airport photos, so endearing.

  18. lachica says:

    i prefer Liz Lemon for him. now there’s a match.

  19. Zelda says:

    I LOVE him.
    He’s a great actor–he’s the reason I’ve seen Frost/Nixon so many times. But he’s also very funny—he did a hilarious stint on 30Rock

  20. lucy2 says:

    I like them both.
    30 Rock ruined him for me though, every time I see him I think “Wesley Snipes! Gang way for the foot cycle!”

  21. missyD says:

    OMG… I love her shoes. Who makes those!? Me likey!

  22. Zelda says:


    I always think of:
    “In England we call it a ‘film-pod’ ”

  23. insidescoop says:

    While I will always have a place for Ryan and Rachel in my heart, this Michael-Rachel pairing will go quite nicely as well. Congrats to them if the rumor is true (though I speculate it is not…)

  24. Bodhi says:

    ^^Ahahaha! I totally agree!!

  25. Emmy says:

    She could do worse, he’s adorable, seriously like them together.

    Sam, thanks for sharing that bit of info, very interesting and would make sense.

  26. birdgherl says:

    no no no no no

  27. Jeannified says:

    THis guy looks like “Mr. Bean!” Why couldn’t it have worked out for her and Ryan Gosling?!

  28. jamie says:

    wow he’s got huge feet!

  29. georges says:

    Oh, I really like Michael & Rachel together. 2 of my favorites!

    btw, she and Ryan G ended years ago. It’s a new chapter for them all, peeps.

  30. Tomas says:

    he’s only 10 years older than her? looks more like 20, she could do way better.

  31. Canucks says:

    Ah, Beautiful coupling — love it!

  32. candy says:

    I dunno, that top picture looks a little suspect. Like he’s over it and ‘oh dear’, to her being besotted and delusional. He doesn’t have a history of marriage so there will be none of that. Poor girl. What happened to her and Ryan? Or Josh Lucas – what a doll boy. At least this new guy has a hard-on for her. Ha!

  33. LAX says:

    We need more airport pictures of them! Those were hot!

  34. Isa says:

    Yes, sometimes you just know. But why do people have to rush out to get married?
    Marriage is the number one leading cause of divorce! Har har har.

  35. Sara says:

    His ears are super big!

  36. TXCinderella says:

    He also played Aro in the Twilight series. He is an outstanding actor!

  37. Roxanne75 says:

    Why is she with Mr. Bean?

  38. louise says:

    You think that with all their resources these 2 could have had better outfits to wear at the TIFF -horrible suit which makes him look fat and the dress is too short !

  39. Stella says:

    I want them to do a play together. I need to see them interact in real life.

    They are both so talented and lovely……I bet they’re really happy.

  40. jzhz says:

    I do not find him attractive at all. I’m sure he’s a perfectly lovely guy, but she is beautiful and he is a pud.

  41. Camille says:

    I really don’t like these two together, I hope they don’t get engaged. :(

  42. xxoo_ps says:

    Luv him! Ahh, they’re so cute.

  43. Lille says:

    She hasn’t even met his daughter yet and even then it wouldn’t necessarily mean that they were about to get married.

    If they do or don’t get married it doesn’t matter, let’s just leave them to enjoy each other.