I always forget how much gossip there is about Jeremy Renner’s private life and sexuality. I forget about it until I write a somewhat innocuous story about how he used to work as a makeup artist and everyone is like “he’s totally gay, right?” I just don’t think he is, people. Maybe I’m wrong, but I buy him as an undercover womanizer more than a closeted gay man.
In any case, Jeremy dated Sonni Pacheco for a while a few years ago and they got pregnant. He moved Sonni into his guest house (reportedly) during the pregnancy, and he seemed very happy when Sonni welcomed a little girl. They named their baby Ava Berlin. We kept hearing that Sonni and the baby were still living with Renner, and there were even rumors that he married Sonni so she could stay in the country (she’s Canadian). Well, looks like that really did happen. Renner called Sonni his “wife” in a new interview.
After much speculation, “Avengers” and “Mission: Impossible” star Jeremy Renner has revealed he’s a married man — to Sonni Pacheco, the mother of his baby daughter, Ava Berlin. Previous reports have said Pacheco, a Canadian model, was living with Renner in LA, but they were no longer a couple.
But in an interview with Capitol File, Renner calls Pacheco “my wife” and says he wants to shield her from the public eye.
“I have tried to protect my family’s privacy, my wife’s privacy,” he tells Elizabeth E. Thorp when asked if he’s married to his child’s mom. “I don’t need her to get hammered with my life. Privacy issues are important because I want her to go about her day without being bothered. Paps follow me around . . . that’s fine. But . . . I don’t like being followed when I’m with my family. I’ve been talked about a whole lot, because the less I put out there, the less people know, and it makes it interesting, I assume.”
Okay. So, he’s married to his pretty young baby-mama. Good for him! I think their relationship might be unconventional, but whatever. It works for them.
Jeremy also spoke to ABC News about how he’s changed now that he’s a father:
“It’s painful. It should be the start and end of my day, my time with her. But daddy’s got to go to work, got to provide, got to hunt and gather. Thank goodness for technology. [We] FaceTime here and there, and videos and photos kind of get me through. But, also … she’s kind of ruined my life in the best way possible. I really mean it, she has ruined it. Because what I used to think I loved so much — I love my job, I love what I do and I’ve given my entire life to what I do — and she comes around and kind of steps all over that. It’s like, ‘Well, you know, you don’t love that so much! You love me more,’ [she says]. And ‘You’re right, I do, I love you more than anything on this planet.’ It’s unbelievable how she’s sort of killed my love for movies. Because now I know what unconditional love is, an amazing, amazing thing … the reason why I go do things is now for her. So, thank you for that Ava, because it’s freed me from myself.”
Aw. I love when he gushes about his daughter!!
PS… Sonni is SO hot. She looks like Evangeline Lilly but with big boobs.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.