Blind item: Who is Liam Neeson’s ‘incredibly famous’ mystery girlfriend?


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Liam Neeson is currently promoting a three-part documentary called 1916 which he narrates. So to promote the docu-series, he gave a lengthy and charming interview to The Irish Independent. And he sort of drops a blind item about a girlfriend. Liam lost his wife Natasha Richardson in 2009, and after a period of mourning, Liam slowly and discreetly got back into the dating pool. The last time I checked – which admittedly was back in 2014 – Liam was dating a socialite-type named Freya St. Johnston. Of course, there were rumors that Liam was keeping it casual with a few women all at once. Anyway, he tells the Irish Independent that he’s currently dating someone “incredibly famous.” Huh. WHO IS IT? Some highlights from the interview:

Losing the Oscar to Tom Hanks: “To be honest, when they announced Tom Hanks’s name my main emotion was relief. I was dreading walking all those steps up to the podium and thanking 17,000 people, making that speech with billions watching me. I feel for the nominees every year. It’s a very nerve-wracking situation to be in. I have presented a number of times.”

His thoughts on the Oscars, diversity: “The winners are always a personal decision. There are just over 6,000 members of the Academy. Do all of them watch all of the movies? No. So already it’s not a level playing field. The top films garner the most attention whereas a small independent film might not have the money behind it.”

Grief: “[It’s] still a touchy subject. Of course the grief is still there. You do your best. I had many little letters, beautiful little cards scrawled from people after her death. I still have them and they are very meaningful. It is really touching. In your soul you know that there are people out there caring for you. That means a hell of a lot to me.”

His Valentine’s Day plans: “I’ll send out a few bunches of flowers to various people and I usually just say ‘from an Irish admirer’.”

His mystery girlfriend: “Yes, but I’d embarrass her if I said her name, she’s incredibly famous. I’ll have to do my best for her. It’s amazing how far a simple bunch of freshly picked flowers will go in a lady’s life, I find.”

[From The Irish Independent]

In case you feel like there was some hidden context… I don’t think there was any. He was asked straight up if he was dating anyone and he said yes and that she’s incredibly famous. It wasn’t a silly or joke answer, is what I’m saying. So… let’s make a list of possible Incredibly Famous Girlfriend Contenders, shall we? Update: if you couldn’t tell by the presence of Selena Gomez on this list, I’m absolutely joking with most of these girlfriend contenders.

Rihanna (I think they would be hot together)
Katie Holmes (nope)
Kelly Brook
Jennifer Lawrence
Halle Berry
Cheryl Tweedy-Cole
Selena Gomez
Kate Moss
Judi Dench
Madonna
Kate Beckinsale
Britney Spears
Pippa Middleton

It’s probably someone on this list! Truly. The one decent parameter I can give you is that he does seem to prefer blondes. So… Britney Spears?

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  1. siri says:

    He lives in NY, right? And I think he will go for someone who resembles Natasha, who was the “wild” one in the relationship. So it would be a blond, rather mature woman who is charming, funny, and the more active type. Diane Lane would be a good choice, but I think she is still suffering from the Brolin desaster. And she lives in LA. Uma has been a long-time family friend. Charlize is not only far too young for him, but has her two little kids, and I simply doubt she wants any serious relationship at the moment. I also don’t think they are a good match. Meg Ryan would be some sort of match…but they are all American, and somehow I think he’s more drawn to the ‘European’ type.

  2. Halina says:

    I was gonna vote Pippa but now I’m switching to Carol(e).

  3. Amelie says:

    Since Liam has had several transitional women in his life, I am guessing that he may now be ready to marry again. Having had a good marriage and lost a spouse, I suspect he would be very thoughtful in choosing a new wife. Both boys attended a Jesuit high school and have been practicing Catholics, so I believe that he would want his spouse to be Catholic as he and the boys are. I’ve googled Catholic actresses in New York but can’t seem to come up with anyone who is age appropriate and available!

  4. Jayna says:

    He is not going to be with Susan Sarandon. Sorry. He has his pick of younger women in their 40s or late 30s or early 50s. Susan is about to hit 70. He’ s six or seven years younger than her. He already buried one wife. And she smokes a lot of weed. He has never done even weed or hard liquor. Just wine.

    If he wasn’t joking, which he could have been, I would say he must be really smitten to say something like that. God, I hope Julia Roberts hasn’t been quietly separated for months and she’s set her sights on hiim again. She did break his heart years ago before Natasha.

    I could see him being bowled over by Charlize and a hot love affair. I don’t see him marrying someone with a baby. She adopted her daughter not that long ago, and he’s too far along for that. I think he and Diane Lane would be a stunning couple and class all the way.

    Or he really could have just been joking around. He was still dating Freya St. Johnston even in 2015 back around the first of June. Freya and Liam at a basketball game. They weren’t broken up. She’s acting pretty cozy with him if they were. See link below. And she was sighted at his country home, in that area the home is last summer with him.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=liam+neeson+tampa&rlz=1C1SAVU_enUS550US552&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZ9PGcvOvKAhVL5SYKHZZwD4EQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=1_yNJlhV7kztwM%3A.

    • Truthful says:

      “He is not going to be with Susan Sarandon. Sorry. He has his pick of younger women in their 40s or late 30s or early 50s. Susan is about to hit 70.”

      This quote is super uber sexist… particularly when we consider the fact that this man is in his 60s… so HE can have women decades younger but SHE can’t have someone just years younger?… shrug…

      • Jayna says:

        Well, I’m not one to be politically correct all the time on this site Because that’s not how life is. I call it like I see it Is it sexist to acknowledge the reality of it? Christy Brinkley has said men her age don’t date women her age in Hollywood. The truth is he’s not going to date a 69-year-old, He’s just not. Liam has women throwing themselves at him left and right, and I’m sure that’s been the case not long after his wife passed.

        Name one older big Hollywood star that is divorced or single or widowed that married or dated someone older than them. Jeff Goldblum has a young thing. Paul McCartney is married to someone 17 years younger than him. Every woman he dated after his wife died was much younger than him. He didn’t remarry his age and certainly not older. Stanley Tucci’s wife died He remarried He’s 55 and his wife is 20 years younger than him. Patrick Steward and his much, much younger wife. On and on.,

        Call me sexist because I’m not pretending that Liam, sexier and more desirable than any of those men, is any different It’s Hollywood. Plus I said she loves her pot. He has said he has never touched pot or a drug and worries about his sons . And she I doubt is his type hanging out at the Burning Man festival high off her mind in that clip I saw.. Its just not his style. He even stopped drinking.

        It might not be fair, but Liam has tons of options. I could see him with an amazing woman in her 50s, and I”ve named some But I could see him with someone younger also just because he can

        Also, when did I say she can’t date someone younger? She can have someone younger. She did. Her ex partner. And she had her 33-year-old boytoy. She’s not going to have Liam Neeson, though. I was only addressing the comments about her with Liam.

        The reality for a handsome A list actor, who is still considered sexy, in Hollywood is far different than an average 63-year-old man down the street. I was just addressing the reality of the age group regarding the woman he might be serious with and who everyone is guessing. Natasha was 12 years younger than him. His girlfriend he’s had off and on for the last four years, and I guess broken up now, is 23 years younger than him. He was outed for dating that 28-year-old who spilled the beans when he dumped her to page six. I go by what I’ve seen regarding Liam, not the politically correct answer in a perfect world.

      • Truthful says:

        @Jayna: Didn’t read the whole thing(too long for a leisure entertaining reading on a gossip website for me) but you surely seem intense and really deeply into it…

        The only thing i want to point (from your first sentence) is not because it is a regular doing in Hollywood that it’s a normal situation and that we should accept it as a given…
        If everything would have been accepted as a given situation (“it’s like that” mentality) then nothing would have ever changed in History: women would still be considered like property, black people would never be able to gain civil rights , gay people would still be considered like a mental desease, etc..

        PS: actually contrary to your saying you are ver very politically correct as the saying you are using (at least in the sole sentence I have read) is pure establishment thinking

  5. MB says:

    For some reason I was thinking a female politician of some sort – someone Hilary Clinton-esque but, you know, single.
    That said, I love the Nigella Lawson guess. She is incredibly famous (much more so than Dianne Lane).

  6. Bee says:

    Why would anyone be embarrassed to date him?

  7. Kyra says:

    Those women on your list are all way too young for him except for Judi Dench and Madonna. Do you work for movie casting??

  8. Jayna says:

    Linda Evangelista? She lives in NYC and is an iconic supermodel from the ’90s. So I consider her very famous namewise. She’s still very beautiful.

    Liz Hurley?

    Kim Cattrell? But not incredibly famous anymore, just famous.

    I could see it being Nigella. I can’t believe she’s 56. My mouth dropped open when I read that. She is breathtaking.

    I would love to see him with Andy MacDowell. I think she is beautiful but also seems nurturing.

    It’s the word “incredibly” famous that throws many names off in these lists.

  9. sauvage says:

    My first thought at the sight of the headline was: “Oh please, please, please let it not be Madonna.”

  10. SunnyD says:

    He is the same age as my auntie and from pretty much the neighbouring village. She remembers him from the dances and he was known to people because of his boxing. My auntie is an attractive lady, who can out-spin me at spins classes. However I think she’d be the first to say that the idea of dating boys younger than her own kids would creep her out let alone anyone else. If he was not Liam Neeson Movie Star, dating much (much?) younger women would be seen as a bit creepy.

  11. Donna says:

    haha, that list! :D
    I kind of liked Lainey’s suggestion of Nigella Lawson. She deserves someone who will be good to her.