Tilda Swinton steps out with her furry, 18-years-younger lover, Sandro Kopp

I feel like Tilda Swinton rarely shows off her 18-years-younger lover. If I was a mysterious and wonderful alien like Tilda, and I was 51 years old in Earth years, I would show off my 33-year-old lover constantly. These are new photos of Tilda and Sandro Kopp in New York City yesterday. The last time we had photos of Tilda and Sandro together was last October! As far as I know, Tilda usually doesn’t bring Sandro to her premieres or to any of the awards shows. Sandro and Tilda have been together since 2008 – Tilda either abandoned her relationship with her baby-daddy John Byrne, or she and Byrne and Kopp lived together for a time in a bizarre situation “for the kids”. Some of you dispute the latter version – and Tilda never really comments about her situation, so I don’t really know. I’ve heard that John Byrne has a new partner and that he and Tilda co-parent effectively and quietly.

In previous photos, I’ve thought Sandro was cute, but in these pics… I think he has a strong resemblance to Tom Hardy. Right? And it’s not just the giant beard – it’s just his face. So… basically, I would hit it. Of course, I kind of want to go to bed with Tilda too. I wonder if they’re looking for a third? Because I would be into that.

In other Tilda news, she’s probably coming to the Cannes Film Festival this year. She’s in Wes Anderson’s new film, Moonrise Kingdom, and it was just accepted for competition. Will she bring Sandro?

PS… I love that they’re not holding hands. Tilda will not hold hands with her lover, Earthlings!!!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. k says:

    Actually, I saw Tilda on a TV interview a few months ago, in which she strongly denied ever being polyamorous, and that the father of her children is just that and nothing more.

    • samson9 says:

      Tilda has said this numerous times and has stated that the fact that people think she’s in some sort of threesome living situation is hilarious. She said something along the lines of “my ex-husband and I have a great friendship and love our children very much and are still in each others lives and I’m even friends with his girlfriend”. I think thats awesome and seems drama free. If I happen to get married then divorced I hope it ends up this way.

  2. Reece says:

    I want to braid it!

  3. Rhea says:

    Tilda is a very interesting individual :)

  4. Bite me aka aniston says:

    Very refreshing

  5. Hannah says:

    He has man boobs.

    • Euphorima says:

      The reason for that may be Tilda’s ‘treatments’. See girls, have all the (safe) fun you can while you are young, cause one day the well will run ‘dry’. lol

    • Misspdx says:

      That’s what I was thinking! He’d be hot other than the Moobs!

  6. Rita says:

    The reason we seldom see him is that he’s Amish and they’re not allowed to use modern transportation so by the time he arrives at an event, the paps are gone.

    By the way, you can tell he’s “alien Amish” because they all wear rubber shoes without laces. Just so you know.

  7. HappyMom says:

    You crack me up.

  8. ZigZagZoey says:

    I’m sorry, but I can’t stand this woman or her “look”.

    • Kara Ann says:

      For me, it isn’t that I can’t stand her. I think she’s a decent actress and I don’t know much about her personally.
      The thing I find eye-rollingly-vomit-inducing is the over-hyped, “she’s an alien”, internet worship of her. Of all the internet driven kool-aid, this particular batch just seems so overdone.
      As for the woman herself. Meh. She’s probably okay and, maybe, funnny and/or likeable. Loved the blue outfit she wore at Academy awards, I think.

      • Stellax2 says:

        I can understand your feelings. I don’t worship Tilda but I appreciate her superb acting and that she doesn’t give a flying fig about what people say about her.

        She has a very interesting style and always brings what she wants to the table. If given a choice of three actor’s I want to sit with, have a drink and a chat, she’d be one.

  9. spinner says:

    There might be an interesting/handsome man under there. I can’t tell.

  10. Tiffany27 says:

    I’m not a hand holder either. It always feels weird to me to be completely honest.

    • RuddyZooKeeper says:

      Agreed. And also saying “I love you” every time you hang up the phone and 80 more times in the day. Just an action. Just words. Loses authenticity and becomes just something you’re supposed to do.

  11. Orly says:

    I love Tilda. I saw her being interviewed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, she was surprisingly funny, charming lady.

  12. poppy says:

    i shouldn’t love her… she’s a celebrity AND born into privilege. yet i love her.

  13. girl says:

    51?! Holy cow. This woman is awesome.

  14. Ann says:

    Why is the age difference pointed out so flagrantly? We don’t do that when the men are DECADES older than their hired pieces!

    • Jaye says:

      Yeah we do.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        We totally do. See Clooney threads… then there is CZJ and her elderly husband.

        I kind of stopped on that one when he got sick and then she got sick but it is what it is.

  15. GiGi says:

    I love her a lot, but that man is dressed like a giant 4 year old.

  16. KJ says:

    Aw this is a fun game. Hasidic Jew or Brooklyn Hipster? The answer may surprise you.

  17. Alexa says:

    Haven’t read the article, but just wanted to say, “Damn! He’s cute! I’d like one of those for me.”

  18. alexis says:

    His face is cute…then somebody had to point out manboobs…but he’s still handsome. And somehow she makes it seem not as creepy.

  19. bns says:

    I love her sfm.

  20. ME says:

    Princess Charlene looks just like Tilda

  21. Stubbylove says:

    I think she’s cool shit just b’cuz she’s so damn confident and seems to know herself and comfortable in her own skin. Now, the taste in beard-boy is another matter. Perhaps the bushy beard feels good b/w the legs – something tells me he goes down her often. Actually that’s kind-of a gross visual.

  22. Genevieve says:

    She is sooooooooo not attractive, don’t get that at all.
    And I normally love beards, but I don’t like his. Maybe cause it looks too scraggly. He looks too homeless.
    They both creep me out.

  23. gemmaa says:

    Tom Hardy – first impression I got too. Normally not a fan of the (very straggly) beard but in this case, yum. I would expect no less of the divine Swinton.

  24. Michelle says:

    The FIRST thing I thought when I saw the pics was, “TOM?!” lol so I smiled when I saw you also saw the resemblance. Tom is also in this 30′s so I flipped out, hahaha.

  25. Chrissy says:

    I just think he kind of looks like a terrorist and he’s sloppy. I have to admit I don’t know of him outside this article and picture, so maybe he’s looked better? She isn’t conventionally beautiful, but she’s well put together and interesting. I don’t care if he’s 18 years younger: from this picture I’d say she could do much better.

  26. sandy says:

    He doesn’t look that much younger.

  27. lisa says:

    I remember seeing him with her at the SAGs..

    He had an Art Show in NYC, Brad Pitt went to see it. There was a wonderful painting he did of Tilda. Wish I could find the link. He is a talented artist.

  28. Ginger says:

    Did anyone see Adam??? strange film with Tilda and ewan mcgregor…lots of sex and nudity…I quite liked it. She is an amazing actress

  29. emma says:

    He definitely looks like Tom Hardy

  30. Loulou says:

    To paraphrase this great Italian movie she made, she IS “Love” so anything she does is okay by me. Do they trade clothes, do you think?

  31. ZenB!tch says:

    She almost looks normal here. How disappointing. My love for her is totally based on “The Man Who Fell to Earth” since Bowie has all but disappeared. *sigh*

    I HATE the beard. Finally someone to take some of my beard hate away from Brad Pitt. He is one step from homeless mooby land. HATE HATE HATE scraggly beards.

    • Lee says:

      but her shoes! those shoes are amazing! pure Tilda. They’re like a modernized menswear inspired crucible-era witch’s boot.

  32. Zoe says:

    51? Looking good Tilda! She’s aging well naturally. I seriously thought she was in her early 40′s or late 30′s.

  33. annk says:

    He looks like Christopher Eccelston.

  34. moi says:

    He’s very handsome, even with that giant beard. I would expect nothing less for Tilda :)

  35. moi says:


    um, yeah, he’s hot, and a fabulous, fabulous painter. google him and swoon.

  36. MsJAPrufrock says:

    Sandro Kopp reminds me of my gorgeous Austrian-Italian ex who has shoulder-length dark haired, olive-skin, and deep dark eyes.

    Kopp is gorgeous: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1747713/, and kudos to Swinton.

  37. Stephen says:

    Sandro would be the biggest nobody without Tilda. The funniest thing is how hard he is trying to be Tilda’s Ex. Seriously dude shave the beard and drop the attitude (Ive met him a number of times hes beyond obnoxious)