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


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
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. Dtab says:

    He seems like a really great guy and very down to earth…so let him enjoy his life and whoever he is dating is very lucky.

  2. Rosalee says:

    It depends on your generation..obviously – the listed names are famous, but in my world not so much. Except for Judi Dench she’s fabulous.

  3. jinni says:

    Why would it be hot for him to date a woman young enough to be his daughter (Rihanna, JLaw, Selena, etc) , but other actors get ragged for the same behavior?

  4. Brin says:

    I hope it’s no one on your list.

  5. Naya says:

    Ok I confess. Its me. I’m the one banging Liam.

    Nah, I bet its a model type. And probably an age appropriate one too. Who’s available? Brinkley? Crawford? Iman? (Inappropriate, I know. Just playing)

  6. Casi says:

    Wow…this is embarrassing…but yes, Liam and I are in fact dating. l suppose it’s a relief that it’s out there!

  7. SloaneY says:

    All right, all right, I’ll tell you.

    It’s me.

  8. PHD Gossip says:

    I don’t think it’s an actress/model. Someone like Jemima goldsmith. Famous socialite type. Or Tinsley Mortimer.
    NFW a famous actress/model type wouldn’t leverage a power dating situation.

  9. Sara says:

    I hope it’s Celine Dion. She needs a lovely man after losing her husband.

  10. NewWester says:

    Halle Berry has been rather quiet lately so I would not be surprised if it was her. It is going to be someone who is usually so open about who they are dating but this time has decided to be very quiet about their personal life.

  11. Amelia says:

    Kaiser, you know we love you, but were you tipsy when you wrote that list?
    I haven’t had enough caffeine this morning, so I honestly can’t tell if there’s sarcasm in there or not. Because – Tweedy? Gomez? :P

    Anywho, my vote is probably for someone who was huge in the 90s, maybe one of the classic supermodels.
    And I shall now be on the lookout for flowers from ‘An Irish Admirer’ from this Valentine’s Day until my last.

  12. Esther says:

    Rihanna and him would be the most random couple ever.

  13. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’ve always liked him. I hope it’s someone age appropriate and nice.

  14. Felice. says:

    Claudia Schiffer… not wait that was Love Actually.

  15. Babsie says:

    I just read a rumor that it’s Diane Lane. They’re shooting (shot) a movie together.

  16. Hannah says:

    Where are all these names coming from? They are all young enough to be his daughters. In some cases grand daughters. I mean Selena Gomez? That’s just gross.
    Liam doesn’t even have form dating women who is 3-4 decades younger than him. His last girlfriend was some age appropriate producer.

    • Ripley says:

      Wasn’t he 35 to Julia Roberts 19 when they lived together?

      • manta says:

        Approximately, but for some reason it’s never held against him.
        Any 35 year old man dating a 19 year old girl is seen as someone taking advantage of a young person who still has a lot of experiences to live. In his case, and since Roberts is evil incarnate and he’s adored, the narrative is more “this witch broke poor Liam’s heart”.

        Notice how he adresses the diversity the same way Mirren does, with “small indies are not seen” but doesn’t catch flack for it. He’s one of the holy cows.

      • Hannah says:

        I forgot about Roberts you are right. But still it’s not really comparable. It’s not grandad level age difference. He’s 63 now most of those ladies are in their 20s. I mean Gomez is 23 so that’s a 40 year age difference.
        Him and Mirren used to date so he’s dated people older than him too.

  17. Nancy says:

    I don’t care who it is, but hope he finds happiness. He was so stoic and brave when he lost Natasha, protective of his sons. I would love it to be Judi Dench and not some young starlet. Whomever it is, I think she will have a find. He seemed to be such a loyal and loving partner. Please don’t be Halle Berry, he seems so peaceful, he doesn’t need drama.

  18. Bitchy architect says:

    Please let it be Diane Lane or Nigella!

  19. lovemesseg says:

    Tilda Sweeton?

    I can’t picture him with a young woman

  20. HoustonGrl says:

    I have no idea, but that first picture…dahum. I would hit it like a house on fire.

  21. Rhiley says:

    I have no guesses, but I think he and Courtney Cox would make a nice couple.

  22. AlmondJoy says:

    I’m sooo curious! Especially because he didn’t just say she was famous. He said INCREDIBLY famous. Spill it, Liam!

  23. Jen says:

    I just can’t like him after hearing/watching him spout off about his support of continuing the mistreatment of carriage horses. What an arrogant, entitled ass.

  24. Boo says:

    I would love if he and Diane Lane were together! But my first guess was Nigella Lawson.

  25. Ariadne says:

    Glad he’s found someone and hope he’s happy – must be terribly hard to lose your wife in the way he did.

  26. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    Diane lane or Charlize Theron ?

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      Ooh Charlize is a good guess too! They would be a beautiful and kick-ass couple.

      • Ally8 says:

        Yes! Charlize makes sense.

        If he isn’t actually dating some of the women mentioned here, maybe he can save this webpage as a list of suggestions for the future. We’ve done a great deal of legwork for him here. (-;

      • Truthful says:

        Charlize is 23 years younger than him.
        This comment is not direct toward yours specifically.But why o why must assumption on this thread are shipping women who can be at least his daughters if not granddaughters!

        If this would be a woman no matter how hot she is nobody would imagine anyone but someone age appropriate.

        Christie Brinkey is super hot and I don’t see anyone imagining her banging Nick Jonas or Liam hemsworth. So why is it acceptable when the gender are reversed?
        I think it’s super icky both way!

      • GlimmerBunny says:

        Truthful: I know they have a large age difference but she dated Sean Penn who is not only old but GROSS. So she obviously doesn’t mind age gaps and IMO she deserves someone hot after Sean Penn!

      • Truthful says:


        Sure, but why not someone hot HER age?

        And I wasn’t talking just about Theron, why women have to “don’t mind the gap” at all to begin with? Why someone as hot as Theron has to settle for someone her dad’s age?
        He is attractive, but why should we assume that because of that he would have a “right” to solely have relationships with women young enough to be his daughters?

        With the same logic and since Theron deserve someone hot why can’t she have someone like Liam Hemsworth who is super hot?

        Why assumptions in this very specific case are just one way?

        ps: Theron is way too hot for him, I hope she learned her lesson with sean penn

      • CornyBlue says:

        Truthful: Yes. Theron should date a younger underwear model. She deserves the good stuff after Penn.

      • Donna says:

        @truthful…it’s not settling to be attracted to older men. I love older men.
        Silver foxes, always.

      • Truthful says:

        @Donna: good for you… but you’re in the 5% (statically) plus here it’s quite baffling between 20 and 40years of age difference there is no silver fox no more …it’s more like bouncing on your grandpa knees… ewww

    • Dirty Martini says:

      I would so love it to be Diane Lane. I’m OK with Charlize Theron as well. I would love to forgive her for that craziness with Sean Penn…..and this would help. But I just love DIane Lane to pieces, and if I can’t have him…..well OK she can.

  27. Tessa says:

    Vivienne Westwood ( via political campaigns and his wife’s clan)
    Helen Mirren?

  28. Spike says:

    He’s pretty private in terms of his personal life. Perhaps he has a sly sense of humor and is playing with media descriptions of someone he might be dating.

  29. Annie says:

    I read somewhere its chelsea handler, ha ha ha.

  30. Annie says:

    I read somewhere its chelsea handler, ha ha ha. I hope not!

  31. lile says:

    Ewwww. Someone said Nigella. No! Diane Lane would be lovely. On another website, someone said Susan Sarandon. THAT would be AMAZING!! I need to know the answer to this question!!!!!!!! Liam Neeson is the ultimate man. I ADORE him. Would be a stalker if I didn’t have to work all the time!

  32. ell says:

    the rumour is about diane lane, although i wouldn’t say she’s incredibly famous.

    it’s weird he’s talking about it that way though, like the phrasing is obviously going to encourage people to guess who she is, which is odd. is he having a mid life crisis?

  33. yipyop says:

    Its most definately Charlize Theron.

  34. Denny says:

    You guysssss……
    It’s Kristen Stewart. This is old news

  35. Leah says:

    What about Susan Sarandon? They would be a hot older couple.

  36. smee says:

    Jezebel is guessing that it’s KRISTEN STEWART. WTH.

  37. Sarah01 says:

    I hope it’s no one on that list, I hope it’s someone closer to his age. He always comes across as down to earth and gentlemenly.

  38. PHD Gossip says:

    Charlize doesn’t make sense
    Diane Lane (low key costar, already burned by high profile celebrity romance) makes a lot of sense.
    Why would Liam out the relationship now?
    Betcha National Enquirer will have the answer tomorrow.

  39. Lucy says:

    I can’t believe no one named Helena Bonham-Carter?????

  40. lile says:

    Oh God. Please No!!!! Another website is reporting KRISTEN STEWART…..NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
    Only based on the fact they were at the same restaurant on January 5th, but then who else has he been seen with recently? This might totally ruin Liam’s manliness for me. I cannot imagine him dating Permanent Bish Face girl. Please, God, NO!!!!

  41. lile says:

    I would TOTALLY prefer Chelsea Handler to KStew. KStew would be a DISASTER!

  42. lile says:

    Please God, if you can’t make Donald Frump have an aneuryism, please let Liam’s girlfriend be Susan Sarandon or Diane Lane. Amen.

  43. Harryg says:

    Hope he has found someone nice! Love him.

  44. Mindy says:

    Who ever it is is probably based in New York City <- that, as well as his Connecticut home are really his main places of residence. And since he hasn't been spotted with this incredibly famous person by paparazzi yet, it would make sense whoever it is lives mostly in NYC. He knows how to stay under the radar in NYC.. and just a guess, but he would NEVER want a relationship with someone who loves that sort of attention.

    Also, other than Natasha – his only other big relationship was with Helen Mirren (which lasted until she met Taylor Hackford). My guess is he's dating an older woman – one closer to his age than someone like Jennifer Lawrence or at the very least, someone in her late 40's – early 50's. Susan Sarandon seems to like 'em young, so I doubt it's her. I'd love it to be Diane Lane – she makes sense.

  45. 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.

  46. Halina says:

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

  47. 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!

  48. 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.

    • 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

  49. 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).

  50. Bee says:

    Why would anyone be embarrassed to date him?

  51. 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??

  52. 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.

  53. sauvage says:

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

  54. 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.

  55. 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.