Is Jonathan Rhys Meyers engaged to new girlfriend Victoria Keon-Cohen?

Last month, I wrote my first Jonathan Rhys Meyers post in nearly a year. He was in Moscow promoting a film which might not ever be released in America. He looked good for his public appearances in Moscow – he looked sober-ish and healthy-ish. I’m not going to flat out declare that he’s sober or healthy, because… God knows. Whatever is going on with him, he looks like he’s functioning. He’s got a new TV show that will debut next year on network television, so we’ll see.

In those previous photos, I noted that Jonathan looked especially friendly with his costar Natalia Vodianova, and while I didn’t think anything was going on between them (Natalia has a thing for billionaires and ONLY billionaires), I did wonder if JRM was done with his girlfriend of many years, Reena Hammer. As it turns out, Reena and JRM probably are done, and have been done for a few months at least. Last month, he stepped out with a model named Victoria Keon-Cohen (the dark-haired girl in the header photo), and now the Mail is saying it’s for real:

Stardom has brought highs and shocking lows for actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers. But now it looks as if the Irish star, who played Henry VIII in the raunchy BBC series The Tudors, has finally buried his demons after moving in with stunning model Victoria Keon-Cohen.

Meyers, 35, has had a torrid time dealing with a long-standing alcohol problem, for which he sought treatment in South Africa last summer.

Now friends say the actor – who has dated a string of beautiful women including heiress Reena Hammer – has settled down with society queen Victoria, toast of the Notting Hill set, and an engagement announcement could be on cards.

‘She’s been a very calming influence on him and they’ve been getting serious,’ says a friend of the couple, who share a £3 million London flat.

Jonathan was first spotted with Victoria, 26, in Canada while shooting his movie The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, in October.

[From The Mail]

If JRM is in a stable, healthy relationship with a bright, capable woman and their relationship is based on mutual respect and clean living, then I say more power to them. But… but… I don’t know if that’s the case. Something about the descriptors “society queen” and “model” – if that’s her scene, then it could be a total disaster, you know? We’ll see.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Apples says:

    Alcohol was the least of his problems, addiction-wise.
    He isn’t looking like the picture of wholesome living and health yet to me.

  2. stellalovejoydiver says:

    I wish him all the best, but his eyes in the first pic are too glassy, they are the eyes of an alcoholic.
    I had a phase, when I was really depressive, during which I drank every night hard liquor(vodka, gin) and my eyes looked exactly like that.

  3. deb says:

    Between them they have six names. That’s too many for one couple. It’s too confusing LOL. He doesn’t look all that great, sad to say.

    • Christina says:

      Actually, it’s more than that if you add in his real name, which is Jonathan Michael Francis O’Keeffe – or rather, Johnie O’Keeffe. Doesn’t sound quite as smooth as Jonathan Rhys Meyers, does it?

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      If they have kids it’ll be a naming frenzy. He kind of reminds me of Prince!

  4. Katyusha says:

    He looks thrilled.

  5. A says:

    Those aren’t sober eyes.

  6. MrsBPitt says:

    I’m sorry to say that the booze sucked the hotness right out of him…I hope he is sober now, but if not, he should take a look at Mickey Rourke, and ask himself if he wants to end up looking like that in a few years…remember, a long, long time ago when Mickey was hot! Look at what the booze did to his looks!

    • hairball says:

      I agree alcohol will ruin one’s looks for sure, not to mention health, but I think Mickey Rourke mainly looks so grotesque because of horrible plastic surgery that he freely acknowledges.

      • Eleonor says:

        Mickey Rourke at a certain point of his life was a boxer, that destroyed his face: after he tried to fix it with plastic surgery, and things went worst.

  7. GoodCapon says:

    Wow, Victoria’s really tall. Or maybe JRM is just too short?

    He looks drunk in the first photo. :(

  8. Christina says:

    I doubt JRM and this ‘model’ are engaged. Before his long-term relationship with Reema, JRM was well-known for getting through the ladies, so I doubt this is anything too serious, not yet at any rate.

    Reema was annoying, but she seemed to genuinely care about Jonathan, and was a stabilising influence on him. I suppose she just got tired of dealing with his drunkenness and it’s not as though she needs his money. JRM is beautiful, but he can’t be an easy man to live with – and that’s putting it mildly.

    • Stellax2 says:

      If they are, I doubt it will last.

      I agree, Reena was a stabilizing influence on him and truly loved him. However, she obviously reached her limit and probably cut her losses.
      She’s wealthy, well-educated and had her fill.
      I don’t think Meyers looks particularly healthy or happy. It could just be the paps (and who knows what they are yelling at him) but from what other commenters have said about this woman, she sounds like bad news.

      • doc. says:

        Reena loved him & did her best to ‘tame’ him. She deserves the credit. New girl has been maliciously working overtime behind the scenes to divide & conquer. She started out by trying to look exactly like Reena, stealing her style & going to all lengths to discredit Reen. Think he’ll never learn.

  9. anemone blue says:

    i’m sorry to see such a gorgeous young man go down that path, but those are not sober eyes. he looks sick. i hope whatever it is he is under, he can recover from.

  10. iwannarock says:

    They MUST share the addiction.

  11. Miss Kiki says:

    Awww Jonathan, so hot yet so damaged.

  12. Kim says:

    He has the saddest eyes I’ve seen in a long time. He looks so lost, like there is no life in him.
    Truly sad, I enjoyed him in The Tudors.

  13. balehead2012 says:

    The first photo of him is just…I don’t know, he looks ill and sad. His eyes are empty. The other photos are a bit better, though. I was never a fan of him or his looks, but I liked his acting and it is really distracting to see what alcohol has done to this man…

  14. Jaxx says:

    Drinking is obviouly not making him happier. Poor sad, beautiful man. My heart really hurts for him. Whatever is eating at him looks like it is not easily fixed. I don’t think he’ll be with us long.

  15. sana says:

    He looks like a drunken mouse..

  16. hairball says:

    He looks really bad. Remember a time when he was so gorgeous.

    In the one pic he has the red string bracelet and the beads….is he into Kabbalah??

  17. ~Valkyrie~ says:

    Dude looks miserable.

  18. Helen says:

    I’ve stated this before and I will state it again… this man has had a really rough beginning.I’m actually willing to bet my weeks wage on the fact that he probably has an attachment disorder . He looks emotionally small, he has addictions, he clings on to anything that moves, he spent the first few months of his life in hospital, his mother was an alcoholic, he father left when he was three, he’s violent , he’s hostile, and he’s very hard to live with. Jonny get help.The world knows you’re struggling. Get the right help… you don’t need rehab you need a stress clinic and a psychologist. Give neurofeedback a try

    • Kosmos says:

      Wow, that’s a handful. I feel for him. You can see pain written all over his face. It doesn’t sound like it will be easy having a relationship with him, but he probably needs someone to be close to. I wonder if this woman will be a complete mistake, sigh.

  19. doc. says:

    This union will be a train wreck from beginning to end. She has a bad reputation and if you look at Jonathan Rhys Meyers looks emotionally comatose; Although celebrities seem hard to relate to, they too get involved in dangerous and negative relationships that scar for life. You thought Reena Hammer was bad?! Reena’s a Saint compared to Ms. Keon-Cohen. Victoria Keon-Cohen is the worst thing to happen to JRM. She’s known for using people to get ahead and she’s labeled a gold digger in her native home of Australia. What is it that Vic offers these boys anyway? She’s barely famous, and not that good looking. They’re all young, rich, talented and successful. How does she reel them in? Hypnotism? Whatever it is, it seems to work. With JRM in his thirties, his girlfriends have all stayed the same age. He’ll probably try to date Honeybooboo in a few years. He is in dire need of medicl help and any professional with a medical liscence can notice the signs. If I were his doctor, I’d suggest in house treatment and a clean split from Vic. I’d tell him to work on himself and stay single for at least one year. No contact with the fame hungry women. The most important part of moving on is building a sense of confidence and self-worth, to not fall into the same trap.

  20. Amy says:

    He was so fresh faced in Bend It Like Beckham, that was the very first movie I saw him in. Now that was nearly a decade ago (or more?). Weirdly enough, he has managed to have a successful career despite his hang up with alcohol addiction.

  21. Jasmine says:

    After his mom died he went off the deep end

  22. Jasmine says:

    After his mom died he went off the deep end and I dont think hes been the same since

  23. Kosmos says:

    Good luck to him. I hope he can be happy, but he does look troubled, poor guy….he’s a very good actor.

  24. Helen says:

    He’s ill alright….needs more than rehab

  25. Janey says:

    He definately needs time to himself to figure his life out. Who’s going to want to work with him with his issues? After some time alone, he should find a down to earth, non celeb who is strong enough to keep his demons at bey.

  26. Janey says:

    Very sad….He definately needs time to himself to figure his life out. Who’s going to want to work with him with his issues? After some time alone, he should find a down to earth, non celeb who is strong enough to keep his demons at bey.

  27. JaneyB says:

    Very sad….He definately needs time to himself to figure his life out. Who’s going to want to work with him with his issues for very much longer? After some time alone, he should find a down to earth, non celeb who is strong enough to help him stay sober.

  28. Janey says:

    Very sad..time alone would be best. Then find a down to earth, non celeb who can keep his problems at bey.

  29. Psychiatric Nurse says:

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Is it the supercilious smirk? Whatever it is, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a face screaming “Slap me! Slap me now!” louder than that before.

    To be tamed, an animal needs to have its spirit broken. The authority wields the rod of punishment, to hurt those who are bad, in order to break their spirit and force them to be good. Victoria must break JRM’s spirit and he must become tamed, or civilized animals. I believe Victoria Keon Cohen to be an Authority to Mr. Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Authoritarianism is a mental virus. It causes us to split our own minds into the part that is the authority and therefore good, and the part that is bad and must be punished. He cravenly submitted to authoritarianism in her and rather than face the fact that he gave up and started to domesticate themselves through self-coercion and punishment, he relishes her wielding the rod of punishment to himself. Self-Destructive Behavior. In this, I detect there is a bully and a coward. JRM doesn’t have the tools to stand up for himself. That is why I agree with the Doctor who wrote he needs to take a year off, stay away from relationships and get professional help. In house treatment may be a solution because at this point, he is showing the blatant signs of a divided mind who is never in control.

    Look at his eyes, Body language. JRM looks rather fear-filled. Similarly,the idea of craven submission is a judgement too far,ime. The strong wielding power over the weak. But you won’t find very many people who find that enjoyable, unless they have already internalized the “punishment makes right” mindset. It only feels good to dominate others when a) they actually want it or b) you have managed to completely shut off your own empathy. Empathy is an important sense, shutting it off just so you can derive pleasure from hurting others is stupid, like blinding yourself to get high. Excepting the rare sociopath born without a sense of empathy, most people do not naturally derive pleasure from bullying and dominating others. That behavior has to be taught. Because, although wielding power over others can be pleasurable, if you have even a shred of empathy, their pain will drown out your pleasure. So part of the teaching involves brutalizing the young person, to damage their sense of empathy. You will also find that often, the young proto-bully is forced to enage in some sort of dominance play, forced into being a bully and hurting others, again, to help destroy their empathy and make them capable of wielding the whip against those others. I’ve got a friend who is a Buddhist monk who works with children on these issues; bullying, hierarchy, authoritarianism; and he goes around to grade school classrooms holding discussion groups. He says that even in kindergarten, the young bullies will speak out to defend the whole complex of hierarchical thought. Their parents have already given them all the arguments they need to defend the sickness intellectually, in situations where they can’t use domination.

    So, yes, we really do need to stop it, for everyone’s sake.
    But these are just minor discordant notes heard through my prism.

  30. doc. says:

    noted all above & I think he needs a year to get his life together w/out a girlfriend of any sort. he needs 2 sort out his head.

  31. Nika says:

    I’d still take him anytime:-) but, honestly, he does not look happy at all. Actually, he looked happier with Natalia next to him than this new gf and he looks so tiny next to this woman. I guess he hasn’t found the right one yet because he’s been miserable for years. AND Reena is no angel, she’s know as a party girl so maybe she was the problem as well? btw I loved him and Katy McGrath together, they were nice couple.

  32. Sandra says:

    I just love JRM acting skills and he is a good looking man but I refuse to pretend to diagnose him mentally because I never spoke to the man. All I know is that he spoke of a troubled childhood, his mother passed away, he and his longterm girlfriend split and he has been in rehab. And to add of being in the limelight where everybody can see your downside and want to diagnose you, that is no easy feat. Keep your head up JRM, you’ve been making movies for a long time and your acting skills has been getting better and better through the years. Do what is best for you and not what everybody else think you should do, unless you ask them.