Daniel Craig wanted to marry Rachel Weisz “months ago”: hot, right?


Us Weekly has a nice little story about Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig and their “whirlwind romance” in this week’s issue. It’s interesting how Rachel and Daniel’s alleged affair gets glossed over, but I think the glossing over part is mostly about neither Darren Aronofsky or Satsuki Mitchell saying one word in the press about their exes. Here’s what’s known, once again: Daniel and Rachel were friends for years – they’d worked together years ago, they were professional acquaintances, perhaps casual friends (the London acting community is tight-knit, after all, and everybody’s friends with everybody). Then Daniel and Rachel go to work on Dream House, sometime in late spring of 2010. Quickly, Daniel breaks up with Satsuki Mitchell, although Rachel takes until November to dump Darren. Barely a month goes by before Daniel and Rachel are photographed in the midst of what seems like a full-fledged love affair. I’m not saying that it’s not sketchy – I’m just saying that it’s so hot, I don’t care about the sketchiness.

So, when they knew, they just knew, and they got hitched sometime last week. But, according to Us Weekly, the wedding was in the works for a while, because Danny was just *that* in love with her. Sigh… oh, Mister Bond!

“The wedding had been planned for a while,” a source close to the pair tells Us of the upstate New York nuptials. “It wasn’t sudden.”

But it was surprising, considering both had just gotten out of separate five-year engagements with other people, both engagements having faltered before they made it to the altar. Daniel and Rachel, on the other hand, could hardly wait to get hitched.

“Months ago, Daniel was saying that Rachel would become his wife,” says the pal. “Friends have never seen him like this.”

They began quietly dating after Rachel split from Darren Aronofsky. Craig – who divorced his daughter Ella’s mom in 1994 – had ended his relationship with Satsuki Mitchell last summer.

“Rachel was looking for someone more direct and spontaneous,” says an insider. Though the costars denied any romance, their cover was blown in December, when they were spotted holding hands while vacationing together in the English countryside. By then, says the pal, they were “mad” for each other.

But the happy duo won’t have much time to celebrate their wedded bliss. In addition to doing press for Dream House (the film which started this whole romance), which opens this fall, Weisz will soon shoot Oz: The Great and Powerful in Michigan, while Craig next reprises his secret-agent role in Bond 23, reportedly in India. Though work may keep them apart, friends are confident this union will last.

Says a pal, “They’re completely in love!”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

You see, in my mind, Daniel has an all-consuming passion for Rachel. He needs her all of the time. This isn’t some school-boy obsession. This is real man showing his naked need and fervent desire for the full-fledged woman that he crashed into. These aren’t two dumb kids – they’re adults who just happened to find themselves burning up for each other. It’s a “furious love”. I just want to watch him watching her. That would be enough for me. I could get off on that alone.

Sidenote: I don’t really know where or when to bring this up, but I’ve always had a theory that Rachel and Ralph Fiennes had some kind of torrid affair at some point, probably back when Ralph was with Francesca Annis. They’ve worked together several times over the years, and they way they’ve talked about each other in the past… I think Rachel is just the kind of woman that her leading men can’t help but fall for.






Photos courtesy of WENN. Promotional image from ‘Dream House‘.

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  1. brin says:

    Daniel Craig ANd Ralph Fiennes….tight knit community indeed! I think they make a hot couple and seem to be a true love match.

  2. katnip says:

    Is there really that much interest in this relationship. I mean it just does not seem as if most of the public care one way or another.

  3. Jackson says:

    I’m right there with you on this one, Kaiser. And I like seeing a real man around these parts and not just pretty boys. Real, grown-ass man. Mmm mm mm.

  4. kim says:

    Gloss over is right.

    Rebound and payback at Darren Aronofsky for Wiess

    And thank for nothing Satsuki for keeping quite about my cheating = Craig

  5. Addie says:

    I personally would rather have Ralph

  6. dee says:

    Agree with you Addie

    Ralph is more interesting. and Hot

  7. ElleGin says:

    Fingers crossed for them.

  8. operagirl says:

    >> I’m not saying that it’s not sketchy – I’m just saying that it’s so hot, I don’t care about the sketchiness.>>

    Me, too, Kaiser. Me, too…

  9. mln76 says:

    I’d really have a hard time choosing between Ralph and Daniel…oh to have this girl’s problems.

  10. Jen34 says:

    This doesn’t strike me as sketchy at all. Even though there is a child involved, the truth is that they were not married. Obviously, neither one of them is opposed to marriage. Their former relationships weren’t working.

    As far as their exes not talking, I would guess that Aronofsky is in no position to talk, plus he and Rachel have a child together. Satsuki probably received some kind of financial settlement from DC since she ‘gave up her career’ to be with him.

  11. gee says:

    They are the most beautiful couple on the planet. I die for them, omg.

  12. Laurie says:

    If only I could be Rachel Weisz for just one day (and night!). Sigh.

  13. Delta Juliet says:


    I totally agree with the way he seems to feel about her Kaiser.

    What I wouldn’t give for that kind of passion! AND with Daniel? OMG.

    **fans self**

  14. LOL says:

    to Jen34: What career? she “co-produced” 4 mediocre movies before she was with Daniel Craig and 3 while beding him….Give me a break…

  15. TQB says:

    @mln76 – i’m with you. Oh, the choices!!

  16. mel says:

    my ovaries are exploding reading that article.

  17. Kelly says:

    This is an incredibly hot couple – absolutely unbelievable. Normally I don’t think much of celebrity pairings, but this one blew me away because they are both so attractive – and seemingly grounded and mature. I wish them all the best, and hope they survive the celebrity machine!

  18. caliluv says:

    the only thing that makes this less sketchy is that Rachel’s husband has a rep for stepping out on her while married.

    And the one thing I like about Daniel Craig is he dates women his own age. But damn, the way that man dresses, like in the first picture-very put together and yet he looks so virile. Go get yours, Rachel, I can’t blame you.

  19. Jen34 says:

    @ #15 (sorry, I can’t read the name)

    I was being sarcastic when I wrote that she gave up her career. That’s why I put it in quotes.

  20. Eve says:

    They’ve worked together several times over the years, and they way they’ve talked about each other in the past… I think Rachel is just the kind of woman that her leading men can’t help but fall for.

    Well, I’m a straight (with an overdeveloped sense of adventure, as a friend would say) girl and I wouldn’t be able to resist her either.

    But if the blind item that suggests she is a chintzy is indeed true, that’s a major turn-off.

    P.S.: Craig’s ex has a very masculine face (and I swear I can see a protuberant Adam’s apple).

  21. Snappyfish says:

    I like this couple. Lovely & age appropriate

  22. Ari says:

    I have loved Rachel since the Mummy movies and I swear it used to be Catherine Zeta Jones I would want to look like but its totally this woman!

    “I am a librarian!” teehee

  23. Nah, nah & nah... says:


    Love these two and their story. It’s all Bergman-y and what not. Hope they last as long as Sophia and Ponti. Hope they do a movie about it in old age. Don’t quite see the X’s as scorned mates for some reason. Great PR going on here. But, really? It’s just…


  24. nan says:

    They make a lovely couple. Look forward to seeing him in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

  25. Eve says:

    @ Babs:

    I said “if that blind item was true”. I don’t know, I can’t say it was — and I hope it isn’t true because I have liked her since I can remember. It was posted on Lainey’s website and sometimes she’s not right but I found it a turn-off because, (I repeat) in case it was true, collecting hotels mini shampoos to give her household staff as a Christmas bonus is really tacky. She’s not a bilionaire but she isn’t poor either.

    About Aronofsky, well…if you bother to read my comments on Portman related threads, you’ll know my opinion about him now isn’t the best one. I still love some of his movies but I hated Dark Duck.

  26. REALIST says:

    I dissed DC and supported Aronofsky on a post before. I have seen several “I know Rachel”..”I Know Darren” posts over the past few days as well.

    The best way to look at this is optimistically. I tend to be cynical about all relationships-notable exception-Johhny Cash and June Carter Cash-now that was a love story! Regardless of my view on love, my opinion really doesn’t matter, nor does the opinion of anyone but the four people involved-the newlyweds plus exes-matter. Only they really know what transpired.
    Let’s just wish them all well and hope that things work out. There is enough misery in the world (outside the film industry-I can barely read the news without crying these days) already. A victory for true love-which a teeny part of me still believes in-is a victory for all of us, because it restores the hope that love can still conquer all.

  27. blonde on the dock says:

    She is so beautiful. He’s a lucky guy!

  28. AZ says:

    I agree with your theory about Rachel and Ralph.
    I watched them in The Constant Gardener and even back then I was pretty sure they had “something” 😀
    I’d prefer Ralph!

  29. shockedandappalled says:

    @ True Blue:

    Evidence please. I read Lainey every day and monitor media closely and have *never* seen or heard anything – credible or otherwise – about Lainey making up blind items or gossip. In my view, she is one of the best gossip columnists out there – very knowledgeable about the industry and the business of celebrity. Please give me a whole bunch of links to real evidence please – not just conjecture – so that we can examine it. It appears you may be doing the very thing that you are accusing Lainey of, apparently without proof. Lainey’s ass would’ve been sued if she was making things up. Thank-you.

  30. Susan says:

    What about the National Enquirer article about DC french kissing a dude outside a gay bar in LA? Aren’t their stories pretty well sourced – wouldn’t they have been sued if it wasn’t true?

  31. Lauren says:

    I love both Daniel and Rachel, let the breeding begin. Rachel is beyond divine, although AD her Ex, was CaptainDouchebag. Two Brits that belong together. So romantic. My hubby is British, and I adore him endlessly.

  32. sandy#1 says:

    she seems nice, low key,this seems like a good paring, no over blown public any thing,this is very mature on all levels. good luck, hope it works out.

  33. boxy lady says:

    That *would* be a tight knit group because if I remember correctly RW and Ralph’s brother Joseph played siblings in Stealing Beauty and that was ages ago.

  34. Camille says:

    I don’t care for DC at all but I am a Rachel fan. I don’t really care for these 2 as a couple at all though. 🙁

    I think their hook up/marriage is completely sketchy timeline wise and I believe that some cheating was quite likely done.

  35. vivianne l says:

    Rachel’s son looks like ralph,not like darron.And they were working together on constant gardner at the time.