Tom Hardy’s engagement is over & he’s probably with Noomi Rapace now?

Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley might be done, and Noomi Rapace might have something to do with it. Huzzah? Or bad news? Some background: Tom’s engagement to Charlotte Riley was very on-and-off. They actually broke up completely in 2011 (maybe because of Lindsay Lohan), and then got back together months later. Tom told everyone that they were engaged, but he also said that Charlotte was rather gun-shy about marrying him, and that he’s extremely needy in his relationships. Enter Noomi Rapace. Noomi and Tom started hanging out – as friends – last year. Then they began working together on Animal Rescue, that film with the adorable pit bull puppy. It’s said that they adopted the puppy together. It’s said that they’ve been spending a lot of time together. It’s said that they’re pretty much together at this point:

Tom Hardy, who played Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, has become close to Noomi Rapace, the star of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’.

When Tom Hardy played Heathcliff to Charlotte Riley’s Cathy in ITV’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights in 2009, their passion continued off screen and the pair were soon engaged. Sadly, the actors’ love story seems to have come to no more of a happy ending than that of Emily Brontë’s characters.

Mandrake hears that the couple’s wedding has been put on hold. It is said that Hardy, 35, who played Bane in the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, is being comforted by Noomi Rapace, the 33-year-old star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Last year, the Hammersmith-born Hardy told me that Riley, who starred in the Channel 4 series World Without End, was “a difficult woman to pin down” when it came to choosing a wedding date.

“You’d have to ask Charlotte when we’re getting married,” he said. “She’s always so busy with work.”

Riley, 31, who will appear opposite Tom Cruise in the big-budget film All You Need Is Kill, responded in January: “That’s not true at all. He’s a cheeky bugger. We are desperate to do it, but I’ll never have a celebrity wedding. It will be low key, with family and friends.”

She was nowhere to be seen last week when Hardy and Rapace attended a gala dinner hosted by Denise Rich for her Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, at Battersea Power Station. The pair stayed close together throughout the evening and could be seen cuddling while the pop star Jessie J performed songs. They later left together.

Hardy is currently shooting the Hollywood thriller Animal Rescue with Noomi, who divorced her fellow Swedish actor Ola Rapace in 2011 after 10 years of marriage. She and Hardy are due to appear together again, in Sir Ridley Scott’s film Child 44.

Riley shared a home in London with Hardy, who has a son Louis, aged four, from a relationship with Rachael Speed. He and Speed met when she was an assistant director on The Virgin Queen.

He was previously married to Sarah Ward, a producer, but the couple divorced in 2004 after five years of marriage when his drink and drugs problem spiralled out of control.

A spokesman for Riley declines to comment. Hardy’s spokesman was unavailable.

[From Telegraph]

Yeah, it sounds like Noomi and Tom are a thing now and it also sounds like everything is a hot mess. I’ll admit that I was hoping Tom and Noomi would end up together as photos revealed a certain body-language attraction for both of them. But I hoped that Tom would formally end things with Charlotte before he started up with Noomi. Eh. I think at this point, when you sign up to bone Tom Hardy, you’ve got to know that he’s got a wandering eye to a certain extent. I think he passionately loves the woman he’s with at the moment, and then he meets someone else to be passionate about and it gets messy.

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  1. Eugenia says:

    Not surprised. Not a bit. Feel sorry for Charlotte though. I’m disappointed in Tom. Rumor have painted him as being prone to suspiciously overlapping relationships – one starting before the other ended. Tsk, tsk. Noomi is no great beauty, but I love her as an actress and I hate that she is that chick. Tom is worse though.

    • GeeMoney says:

      Oh god. So many men start relationships with women before ending it with their current girlfriend. This happens more than you think.

      It’s not like he was married to Riley or anything. Geez. And he’s frickin’ Tom Hardy. Girlfriend or not, I would totally be all over him. Can’t blame Noomi.

    • Sarah says:

      Well, you should feel sorry for Rachael Speed too, Tom cheated on her with Charlotte few months after she gave birth to their son, he left her alone with a baby. Charlotte pretends to be a saint but she isn’t! and she is a big famewhore too, I don’t feel sorry for this kind of person!
      What goes around comes around!

  2. Talie says:

    Noomi was married with a kid, too, last time I checked. But… hormones…

  3. Chicagogurl says:

    nope. they got it wrong again. he’s with me — not to wed, just to bed. he just doesn’t know it yet. Also, how did i not know how hot Ola Rapace is. Damn.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      He’s actually with me. We’re living in a beach house with our love puppy.

      • Chicagogurl says:

        You’re not better than noomi. Let me just play a little. I’ll toss him and the dog your way after a nice long weekend. Recovery time not guaranteed.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        See, I think I AM better than Noomi.

        Sure, I can spare a weekend-after all, he and I have the rest of our lives to make sweet, sweet love.

    • Flora says:

      From what I’ve heard Ola is a douche of huge proportions with some serious demons. I don’t condone Noomi’s decision to steal someone’s man – if indeed that is the case – but I think these 2 make a great couple. They are of similar age, they both have kids, they both live in London and they’re both very talented actors. I don’t feel sorry for Charlotte if she is indeed a home wrecker herself. What goes around comes around.

  4. Mia 4S says:

    Not even a bit surprised. As I recall he left (or cheated on) the mother of his child with Charlotte. Between the relationship issues, the serious addiction past and the weird “I’ve had sex with men, no I take that back” comments, it’s pretty clear he has major issues. Hell, sexy or not, his issues have issues!

    • T.Fanty says:

      Yeah, he seems a bit of a train wreck.

      And – Lohan?!?!??!

      • don't kill me i'm french says:

        According to Lohan,Hardy was her rehab mentor or her AAA sponsor

      • drea says:

        Haha, I know, right? The cheating is bad enough, but damn, Lohan? Ugh. He may be tainted forever.

    • Miss M says:

      This, Mia!!!

      Love me some Hardy, but he has so many issues. For those of you yesterday saying Chris Evans has issues… In comparison to Hardy, Evans has little to none.

      • Sophie says:

        Yes. This guy has major issues. Lucky for him hes a boy. If he were female the first comment would have read “crazy bitch needs to quite slutting around”.

      • Sophie says:

        Yes. This guy has major issues. Lucky for him hes a boy. If he were female the first comment would have read “crazy bitch needs to quite slutting around”.

  5. bns says:

    SO HE’S SINGLE???!

  6. brin says:

    Now all they need is to adopt that puppy!

  7. oliveo says:

    ” I think he passionately loves the woman he’s with at the moment, and then he meets someone else to be passionate about and it gets messy.”

    I’d bet my cats that this is true about Tom Hardy. Totally dated a guy like this once and thought I’d “save” him from his ways… that’s a mistake ya only make once.

  8. Photo lab says:

    That puppy is the star. Look at it strut in its little jacket!

  9. don't kill me i'm french says:

    in France,we say that “the passion lasts 3 years”

  10. Marty says:

    They actually didn’t adopt that puppy. Pitbulls are banned from the UK.

    I mean I love Tom and everything but what did his fiancée expect? He left his baby mama to be with her, and he has said in the past he basically jumps from relationship to relationship.

    • Agitation says:

      Pitbulls are banned? How do you ban an entire species? And why?

      • TrixC says:

        Not a species, just a breed. A number of dog breeds are banned in the UK due to being over-represented in dog attacks. Either because the breed itself is aggressive, or because aggressive people tend to gravitate towards these breeds. We also restrict access to guns…

      • Amelia says:

        Idiot owners didn’t train their dogs properly and used them for horrible purposes which I won’t go into (I *will* cry) and so the pitbull got a very bad name. They’re a restricted breed, unfortunately.
        I still maintain that there are no bad dogs, just bad owners.
        And tbh, I’m not feeling too bad for Charlotte, she seemed a bit of a fameho.

      • bob says:

        @Amelia (Pond?)

        Oh you can have bad dogs, it’s just that bad owners far, far outweigh that small number unfortunately. A friend of mine’s childhood boxer was basically a second mother to her.

        I love Noomi Rapace on screen, she has such presence.

      • Jub-Jub says:

        “I still maintain that there are no bad dogs, just bad owners”.

        Amelia – I completely agree with you! I’ve met many beautiful pit bulls, those are the ones that are owned by good people not controlling, abusive a-holes. I believe there needs to be tougher sentencing laws when it comes to animal abuse.

  11. Patrice says:

    I’ll never for the life of me understand these celebs who have all the money in the world, access to the very best designers and locales/venues, and often can manage to attend and/or plan countless parties and vacations each year, yet SOMEHOW just can’t find a spare moment to plan their own weddings! It sends my bs meter soaring…

    Take Amy Adams (my forever favorite 🙂 ) and her fiance Darren LeGallo for example. Amy, much like Charlotte in this piece, has given many, many interviews in which she’s claimed that she and Darren “really really really” want to set a date but “just can’t find the time.” Well, they found the time to become parents to and raise their daughter during their 5+ year engagement, so IF a wedding/marriage is truly what they want, why no wedding yet? (I’m not at all claiming that marriage and weddings are for everyone-just going by what these ppl have said repeatedly themselves.)

    It would seem to me that if me and my guy really wanted the legality of it all, nothing would stand in our way. Hell, we’d probably just go to city hall and have the big wedding later (a lot of ppl do)!

    I’m just saying that in the months it takes for some of these ladies to visit design houses multiple times in order to choose & have couture gowns made for them for events like the Oscars (Amy goes every year), they could very well have done the same type of planning for these weddings they’re supposedly so “desperate” to have. Or even less if they just dressed off-the-rack 😀

    • Sophie says:

      Its euphemism for cold feet. Celebs are human too you know. I guess people get to a place where they dont want to rock the boat by taking the plunge but still want to be together so splitting isnt an option. I judge no one.

  12. Me says:

    I used to love Noomi. Sigh. That is until I saw her fawning all over Fassbender during their promotional period for Prometheus. I side-eyed her real hard after that. For one, she claimed to have a boyfriend. And for two, she knew he had a girlfriend. Noomi, why you gotta be THAT girl?

    • GeeMoney says:

      Because it’s Fassbender. Have you seen Shame?!?!??

      Enough said.

    • Aiobhan says:

      Yeah… you must be confusing Noomi with Charlize. Charlize partically drooled buckets every time that she was near Fassbender. Not that I can blame her though. Noomi seemed like she liked him but was not that impressed. He is not her physical type anyway.

      As a confirmed Noomi stan I don’t know if I believe this story. She does not seem like that type of person to do something like that but you never know. I still love her though and cannot wait to see both films.

      • Me says:

        Nah, I’m not confusing her with Charlize. She wasn’t Charlize-level thirsty. But she was obvious as hell to me. Fass didn’t throw shade. He was a gentleman and friendly but you could tell he wasn’t trying to be about that.

  13. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I don’t GAF who he’s with because in my crazy mind, he’s already my husband.

    • RobN says:

      You should know that your “husband” is already cheating on you. Don’t have imaginary kids with him or buy an imaginary house; it just makes it messy after the imaginary break-up.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I’m fine with that because I’m cheating on him too. Or am I cheating on my man with Tom?

        Eh. Doesn’t matter. My fantasy, my rules.

  14. Tig says:

    Aside from all these goings on, can’t wait for “Child 44”! One of the best books I have read in quite a while.

  15. kristin says:

    DA PUPPEH <3

  16. phlyfiremama says:

    Guess she couldn’t resist him holding that puppy either!!! That IS one lovable dog!!!

  17. Jenna says:

    Eh, it sucks that he lets his relationships ‘bleed together’ but I’m not going to cry over his relationship ending with Ms. Riley …… but I am SO glad I ended things with Tom before this came out! 😛

    • Marty says:

      Hahaha! And before the hotness-killer haircut! Although I still find him adorable even if he can’t seem to be without someone.

      • Jenna says:

        Oh lawd, I HATE his current look. So very, very much. I want attractive Tom back to look at. Sheesh.

  18. Ginger says:

    He is a very HOT mess! But they do make an attractive couple. I’m sure it won’t last but who cares? I will just imagine myself in her place in the meantime 🙂 I can’t believe he supposedly got with Lohan…ewww.

  19. Migdalia says:

    Not one thing in this article mentions that they played a couple in Prometheus lol. I doubt they just started hanging out last year.

    • Lucretia says:

      No, the guy in Prometheus was Logan Marshall-Green, who is a Tom Hardy lookalike.

      • Migdalia says:

        OMG LOL!!!!!! You just blew my mind or I blew my own lol. Besides the wtf’ery was that movie I spent most of the time thinking how weird “Tom Hardy” looked. Like he was too skinny or something. Thank you hahahaha aww man

  20. Fefe says:

    I find him sexy with beard, no beard, hair, no hair, strong, thin… My God, he is gorgeous any way… I love him!! I really like Noomi and if this thing is for real, I can’t blame her… Sorry for Charlotte.

  21. Laura says:

    who cares, just show more of the puppy again 😉

  22. Fefe says:

    Hey, that guy was not him, but Logan Marshall Green.
    My God, he is gorgeous… I can’t blame Noomi….Sorry for Charlotte.

  23. Darkladi says:

    Where’s the list so I can sign up to bone Tom Hardy?

  24. Chutzpah says:

    I called this last week when I saw the photos of him and Noomi filming – theres a close friendship body language and cloooooose friendship ya know?

    • Smer says:

      I definitely got that vibe from one of their pictures at their premiere/party. I thought, They seem to be standing a little too close/talking too intimately. I immediately thought that I’d be a little jealous if I were Charlotte.

      Gut instinct is a funny thing.

      • Chutzpah says:

        Yeah I tend to trust my gut now im older its usually right!

        that set of photo’s of Kristen Stewrat and Mr Mini Cooper at a premiere with his arm around her came out a good few weeks before the affair did and I just KNEW!

      • Chutzpah says:

        OMG I just checked out the photo’s of the Prometheus premier in the UK I think – im definitely calling this – these two have been at it since then…then conveniently doing two more films together after? Get out!

  25. OhMyGawh says:

    I wondered why I hadn’t seen him with his fiance in quite some time. Wonder when the split happened.

  26. MJ says:

    After also looking up photos of Sarah Ward and Rachael Speed, I can see that he definitely has a physical type – petite brunettes!

  27. MARIA says:

    A SWEDE! Huzzah! No he’s just one step away from becoming MY f-ck puppet!

  28. Dani says:

    Am I the only one who isn’t enamored with Noomi Rapace? Besides the fact that I can’t pronounce her name to save my life, I find her kinda bland, I don’t see the ‘beauty’ about her, and she’s giving off some January Jones vibes.

    • Me says:

      Oh, god, Noomi, please don’t be the European January Jones. Don’t make me hate you.

      • Rosie says:

        I am sorry but charlotte riley allegedly snatched him from the mother of his child. So i cant get on this shaming noomi bandwagon, Charlotte was no better when she got with Tom and back then there was even a child involved in the family that tom broke up.

  29. NM9005 says:

    Hardly surprising. If you dig up some past articles, the mother of his son (Speed) was dumped for Riley (whom he met on the set of Wuthering Heights). Those two are practically carbon copies of each other, looks wise. Same for Rapace now. He has a type. So I don’t feel sorry for these actors. All these women know how they got with him. They often confuse onscreen romance with real-life romance until the next hot thing comes along. Which is fast considering most are handsome and often alone on sets when gf or bf is miles away. Humans have needs.

    Plus the self-confessed neediness and the dumping all the time when the lust/love is over. The great thing about a fantasy lover is that he’s supposed to be perfect and Hardy is far from. He tainted my fantasy.

  30. Rob says:

    Controversial but I’ve never like tom, as a actor or as a person and I remember how him and Jessica chastain would keep flirting during lawless at Cannes, and she was pathetic and all over him.

    I was going of Jessica chastain before that but that sealed the deal for me. Of a tangent but chastain really winds me up!

    • Isabelle says:

      Seems like she was doing the majority of the flirting. He was hamming it up for sure but Jessica was all over him. Wouldn’t be shocked if they had a fling.

      • Payal says:

        Oh yeah, I remember the press conference, her laughing like a idiot at everything tom did or said, I actually found it disrespectful to the others.

        I don’t like Jessica chastain either, I don’t buy this I’m such a sweet vanilla, hard working actress oh and she has to mention she is a Juilliard trained actress. Yeh I dislike her as well,

      • Isabelle says:

        She’s Ok but not one of my favorites. I find her rather boring.

  31. Smer says:

    Well he got with Charlotte while still in another relationship so it seems history repeats itself with him.

    He is so handsome though.

  32. Mel says:

    I am so not surprised. And I’m actually okay with this pairing. I endorse it. But I don’t endorse the leaving one for another one thing. Guys do this, why guys, why?!?

    • RobN says:

      It’s not just guys. I think we all know plenty of women who don’t break up with one guy until they’ve got the next all lined up.

  33. LeeLoo says:

    This is a UK Brad and Angelina moment for me. You have two people who you know would make a good couple but wish Tom made a clean break with his ex before hooking up with Noomi. It doesn’t make them less of an awesome couple but you have to chide Tom and Noomi for making it messy and inviting this scrutiny into their lives.

    • NM9005 says:

      He never makes a clean break. Pretty sure he hasn’t been single since Ward and he admitted he’s never been on his own. And that he’s a serial boyfriend.
      He always overlaps. Which makes sense considering his neediness. He can’t imagine himself being alone, like a lot of people but he doesn’t have the maturity to not hurt people in that process. He’s a father, ex-husband and (ex?) fiancée and still the SAME partner after all those years. He just can’t change.

  34. Isabelle says:

    Noooo! I like Charlotte. Think they were photographed together just a few days ago by a fan?
    Tom & Noomi definitely have good body language.

  35. Zigggy says:

    Oh my god, did they adopt that puppy together? I thought it seemed like they had some chemistry in those pics.

  36. flower says:

    Not really shocked, once a player, always a player.

  37. Adrien says:

    I was about to say they first worked in “Prometheus” not “Animal Rescue”. Then I realized the guy in Prometheus was Logan Marshall Green and not Tom Hardy.

  38. Nancy says:

    I just saw a picture of Tom on tumblr that a fan posted from just a few days ago and Charlotte was in the background so I think they are still together and this is just all BS.

  39. ElodieDeSade says:

    Well… it’s safe to say he has a pattern of relationships and type! I basically can’t tell his ex wife, his ex baby mama, his (ex?) fiancee from each other! Now add Noomi…

  40. kelly says:

    For a minute I thought Tom was in Prometheus with Noomi and I thought that’s how they met but the character that played her lover is by actor Logan Marshall Green who resemble Tom very much (to me).