Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander are honeymooning in Bologna, Italy

The Light Between the Oceans, at Sala Grande

Instead of promoting The Snowman, Michael Fassbender got married. Maybe it was for the best! The reviews of The Snowman were hilariously bad, the film is apparently completely bonkers and ridiculous, and the box office receipts were not good. So I can understand why Fassbender was just like “f–k it,” and flew off to Ibiza to get married. The low-key Ibiza wedding happened two weekends ago, and it seems like Fassy and Alicia Vikander’s immediate families were invited, and they all spent a few days together, having a low-key wedding party. But what happened afterwards? A low-key honeymoon in Italy, that’s what.

Italy is for lovers—and newlyweds! Just days after getting married in Ibiza, Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender were spotted by fans on their romantic honeymoon in the Italian city of Bologna, E! News has learned. A lucky fan shared an Instagram selfie that was snapped with the couple while they were dining at the Osteria del Capello in the historic city located in northern Italy. Vikander and Fassbender were dressed casually, but even their street clothes could not conceal their post-wedding glow. The pair also headed to the nearby town of Verona and was photographed by another fan, who took to her Instagram to share the photo.

On Oct. 14, the secretive couple were married on the Spanish island of Ibiza, surrounded by their closest family and friends. The wedding festivities kicked off on Friday Oct. 13 with a lunch on the beach. Witnesses reported the couple was at ease among their friends. The Snowman star even played in the sand with the youngsters of the group. A source tells E! News that later that night the wedding party took a sail around the island at sunset.

The insider added that even though they were busy entertaining their guests, the love birds never strayed too far from one another, sometimes stealing a moment to share a kiss and cuddle whenever they could. Despite not confirming the nuptials, the twosome was spotted wearing wedding bands on their ring fingers the following day and according to witnesses, they looked “very happy.”

[From E! News]

You can see the fan Instagrams here and here. I’m a little bit surprised they stopped to pose for photos – it seems out of character for both of them, in general, but especially during their honeymoon. Fassbender’s probably grateful that people are talking about his wedding and his honeymoon rather than the fact that this has been the worst year of his professional career, and many wonder if he will ever make a good movie again. The Guardian had a good piece about this too, how 2017 has been awful for his career and he desperately needs to re-assess how he’s choosing projects. I would also suggest that he re-assess how he approaches the promotional/media relations part of his job too. I realize he’s still salty about not getting an Oscar nomination for Shame, but he needs to go back to engaging with the press and, you know, actually promoting his films.

Michael Fassbender seen leaving Radio 2

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  1. HH says:

    Do you think that Fassbender has bad script intuition? I know many times that’s clearly the answer, but he seems so smart and he’s SO talented that I want to know why this and Assassin’s Creed, among a sprinkling of others?

    • AG-UK says:

      I saw the Snowman as I read the book but it seemed like a diff story the editing is weird diff hair in diff scenes.. It wasn’t as bad as I thought but def. should have saved my £10 unfortunately wasn’t at the £5.99 cinema. I didn’t mind Assassins Creed but again not great..

    • Faye says:

      I don’t think Fassy has bad script intuition. Up until about 2009 he sort of took whatever he could get, which is totally fine and seems to be the way you have to go in Hollywood. 2010/2011 he really took off with great parts.

      Jobs was bad, but I don’t think it was a script issue.

      I think with Assassins Creed he wanted to try his hand at leading a franchise. A lot was cut from that movie from what I’ve read, which causes the jumbled feel.

      Macbeth was easily one of the best adaptations, but for a niche audience and didn’t make money.

      The Snowman had a great script but the director dropped out and they didn’t get to shoot the entire thing.

      So really, Fassy doesn’t pick bad movies, they just don’t perform well from other means.

      • Kiki says:

        He picked bad movies, some underwhelming and some very terrible. This isn’t entirely his fault, it is production of his films and sleeping with the 😈 (Harvey Weinstein). What he should’ve done is to fine new management and a new publicist. And have 🍑 should be on TV. He would be incredible and his 🌟 status should get better. MF needs to get his 💩 together and in order.

    • Rey says:

      Fassbender is an impeccable character actor but what he really wants is to be a movie star. He was already in Alien and X-men franchise he didn’t need Assasin’s Creed. That is the saddest part to me.
      Whole Snowman thing is a mess though. Obviously the director noticed that he did not film %15 of the script while he was editing. How does that happen??
      Fassbender will be fine though. If he can land a good tv show and/or make one or two low budget quality indie movies he will get good scripts again.

    • Citney anise says:

      It is sad Fassy’s career never panned out as expected, but I’m happy for him and Alicia.

  2. Louise says:

    They look so happy in their photos. Did you read the Kit Harrington interview in The Guardian? he said he has certain days he will take photos. Other times, he will politely decline. I like Kit but this is a bit affected. Sorry I can’t take a photo, its a Tuesday. Just take each situation on its merit. There are worse things to deal with, yo.

    • AG-UK says:

      And he isn’t even that good of an actor (Kit Harrington) I agree it’s like Inv banking you don’t want to work late and travel then do another job.

      • Louise says:

        Agreed! but these actors never have the follow-up questions….what’s the point “interviewing” them.

    • Kristen says:

      I don’t see why this is any different than having certain days that you don’t look at your work email or something of the like. Just because he’s an actor doesn’t mean that he has to be available for work-related things 24-7.

  3. lifes4 says:

    he’s a creep. she’s out of his league.

  4. Naomi says:

    Can’t believe how far this guy has fallen off, 2011 seems a long time ago.

  5. Sixer says:

    These days, it seems like their best bet is to go for some high quality TV if they’ve had a few box office bombs.

    • Erinn says:

      Getting onto a netflix show or an impressive cable show definitely wouldn’t hurt. And if it went well, it’d definitely erase some of the stink from the box office bombs.

      I don’t know if I’m mellowing to stories like this because of the dumpster fire that the world seems to be in – but I’ve decided to be slightly optimistic about these two. They genuinely do look happy – maybe their goals have lined up more, or whatever, but I’m not going to crap on two people who look so happy together. It’s a guarded optimism, but still.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I don’t love im particularly but I can see how he would be great for a mini series or TV in general. He has made some crappy choices but he has a lot of charm and charisma so why not dial that up and capitalize on it?

    • Sixer says:

      I think he needs something like that.

      I really like him as an actor and am somewhat indifferent to him as, well, an internet boyfriend! But I quite like this relationship and I hope the marriage works.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    I like them together and hope it works for them.

    I hope he chooses some good scripts for his next projects- if there are any good scripts

  7. Jerusha says:

    Maybe they posed with fans because they’re happy? They certainly look happy in all the recent photos.

  8. Mia4s says:

    He needs to grab a couple of strong supporting roles and he’ll be fine.

    As for promotion, he’s one of those actors who does best when he has someone to play off of. He’s great during XMen promotion playing off James McAvoy and/or Hugh Jackman. So again, supporting or ensemble for a project or two and he’ll be fine.

  9. Jamie42 says:

    So he should promote a misfire of a movie instead of tending to his personal life? I don’t think so. The wedding seems to have been planned a couple of months in advance, it probably fit with some necessary dates (for both of them, and for their families), and is simply more important than this film. He did promote the film in a number of taped interviews, podcasts, and television appearances.
    Anyone would have taken The Snowman with the source material, the cast, the director, the overall pedigree. Something went seriously wrong in the production/editing/directing part of it, and I would like to hear the story there. That being said: the career obituaries are as extreme as the feeding frenzy against the film–it’s simply not “ridiculously bad,” “the worst movie ever made,” or any of the over-the-top rhetoric.
    Assassin’s Creed was a definite misfire, though not unwatchable, and made a fair amount of money.
    Trespass Against Us, Song to Song, The Light Between Oceans–I beg to differ in regard to the evaluation of these films as “bad” films. They got a negative score on rotten tomatoes, but that is an increasingly common phenomenon. I liked them all.

    • Nikki says:

      I thought Light Between Oceans was a wonderful movie.

    • Miss S says:

      “So he should promote a misfire of a movie instead of tending to his personal life?”

      I don’t know what was on his contract, and I assume he didn’t bail on promotional duties, he was probably not expected to do it somehow in this case.
      But how is it too much to ask for actors to promote their projects? Isn’t that part of their jobs too, especially if they are the stars of the project? Usually, the demands of private life have to work around professional life obligations, just like it happens with everybody else.

    • third ginger says:

      Jamie 24, you are correct. Career “obituaries” are almost never accurate because the business is so unpredictable. Famous saying by screenwriter William Goldman [PRINCESS BRIDE, MARATHON MAN] “In Hollywood, no one knows anything.” It will always remain true.

      • Squiggisbig says:

        But what is the purpose of hiring him over any other actor he might deign to promote the movie?

        Even if he is a good actor, his movies don’t make money and he doesn’t do sufficient promotion. There are many actors who are as good as him or better that don’t get the seemingly endless opportunities to tank films that he has been given.

  10. tracking says:

    Bologna is a bit of an odd choice for a honeymoon, no? Fabulous food and good museums, but otherwise it has a strong character as a uni town. Huh.

    • Nikki says:

      What does “uni town” mean?

      • tracking says:


      • Anatha A says:

        University town – town with many students that have a big impact on the vibe of that town. Meaning a lot of young people that will party all year round instead of just a few weeks in the summer. Many cheap bars, many students sitting around in Starbucks writing homeworks, etc. That kind of thing.

    • LAB says:

      I was about to post the same thing. I was in Bologna last year and it doesn’t exactly scream romantic. But, to each their own, maybe after travel for work they just want to lay low and be like the rest of us day to day?

    • manta says:

      Well, it also states that they went to Verona after that. Apparently more suited to your conception of a honeymoon destination (but so much more cliché to me).

      • Mannori says:

        Verona just the very much tourist thingy to the Romeo and Giulietta balcony and that screams honeymoon in a very peasant way which I wouldn’t have expected from these two who fancy themselves as highbrow artists. Besides that, nothing much to see or do in Verona, just like Bologna are not really very interest cities for a honeymoon if not as a part of a road trip around Italy, which I think is’t their case.

      • tracking says:

        You presume much about my conception of a honeymoon destination. I wouldn’t choose Verona either. Urbino, somewhere in Umbria, Venice off-season, Como, or Cinqueterre would be more interesting (and romantic) to me than either of those.

      • manta says:

        Yes, I presumed. Hence my use of the word apparently. I just got caught by the expression “odd destination”, because I don’t know what a non odd destination would be. But, apparently, you know.

    • Squiggisbig says:

      I agree about bologna being an odd choice. Wonderful food but not terribly romantic. Verona is super cheesy. Neither of them warrant more than a day visit to me.

      CT would be an excellent choice as it is incredibly beautiful. Or some of the lakes (Garda, Como, etc). Odd birds.

    • magnoliarose says:

      So was Ibiza for a wedding. The whole thing is weird, but they have always been odd and awkward.

      • ash says:

        @magnoliarose mannn listen…i just read this blind and when i tell you it felt like it was real and about them… i normally take things with a grain of salt but hey…

  11. Flipper says:

    He looks like a corpse in the first instagram photo.

  12. Steph says:

    Meh, I don’t think he cares that much. I just think he realized it wasn’t worth it to be a media clown. I think he just does his job, promotes and goes home.

  13. Nikki says:

    Hope it doesn’t become the cliche of his career nosediving while hers ascends, and then jealousy/envy poisoning things eventually. I don’t find him attractive, but I wish them much happiness.

    • third ginger says:

      Oh , yes. A STAR IS BORN. We get the dreaded [at least by me] latest remake next year.

      • Jerusha says:

        I haven’t seen the Gaynor/March version, but, imo, the Judy/James one is the only one anybody needs to see.

      • third ginger says:

        How right you are, Jersuha. We have talked about the divine James Mason, haven’t we?

      • Jerusha says:

        Yes! That voice!!😍😍😍 And not bad looking at all. With the advantage of being a great actor. The first films I saw him in were Pandora and the Flying Dutchman and The Desert Fox, both 1951. I was six yo and he impressed me even at that age. From the early 40s to the mid 60s he had a great body of work. One of my favorites.

  14. monette says:

    She ( although I do not like her) looks very pretty in the pictures. He looks not well. Like he lost his spark.

    • Mujia says:

      It was perfectly timed to distract from Weinstein scandal, everyone knows (just google evidence) he helped her career tremendously, media coverage, fashion endorsements winter vogue covers (winter is good friend with HW), roles and so on. Then the constant flops, they had to deflect from that and put some positivity in the media. By the way, everyone is coming out with stories or non-stories about HW. We haven’t heard anything form her. Considering the muse that she was for him, when is she going to speak out?

  15. Wondering says:

    Isn’t him that had a shade / abusive breakup in the past? I read something on Twitter but never cared to look around for news about him, really don’t care much about him as an actor.

  16. Lizzie says:

    she is really really beautiful.

  17. Really? says:

    I love these two together. They were spotted together taking pics with fans all over Europe Over the summer.

    To be fair, all of his bombs this year were made a few years back released this year.

  18. D says:

    If they are a fake couple then they deserve an oscar for ‘best fake coupledom’, because they definitely look all loved up in candid photos. I don’t care if they are or if they’re not, I’m just jealous of their vacations..I want to go to Ibiza and Italy too.

  19. Svetlana says:

    He always poses with fans, the only way we know something about them is fan pictures. And Fassbender usually does the right thing, he works with with good directors, all his flops were directed by great dorectors, he just wasn’t lucky. One should not choose a script but a director.

  20. manta says:

    I think he’s one of those actors not suited to be THE leading man in BIG movies but if he avoids this trap, he can pursue interesting projects. Xmen for the bank account, Tresppass, Frank or Macbeth for some satisfaction as an actor.

  21. Laly says:

    I don’t undertand how studios let him get away without promotions! Leo i get but him!

  22. Mannori says:

    Bologna is a wonderful city but, how to put it? is an unconventional choice for a honeymoon. Besides a couple of interesting restaurants there’s little more to do or see. I wonder if maybe it’s more like a road trip around Italy and Bologna is just one of the stops? They will eat a lot of wonderful carbs in there. Good!

    • Bug says:

      Hi Mannori, I have to partially contradict you: Bologna is an artistically beautiful city, full of historical sites and stunning churches. Though I agree with you that they are probably on a road trip, a whole honeymoon in Bologna would be bizarre. And I agree on the wonderful carbs!

  23. Mannori says:

    I have to get this off my chest about Alicia(pun intended) because her torso always seems like it’s turned backwards and her chest looks like it’s her back and viceversa. Like that movie with Meryl Streep, Death Becomes Her, where she walks with her head turned backwards.

    I think that’s the reason, beside an awfully made photoshop job, that her poster for the Tomb Raider movie looks so odd with that tyrannosaurus neck.

    ugh…I with we could post gifs in here:

  24. stinky says:

    all y’all who are dissin him should re-watch “12 Years a Slave”
    he was frightening … and robbed of an Oscar.
    i’ll admit I don’t think I could watch it again myself.
    it was terrifying.

  25. Polka Dot says:

    Good for them, hope they’re having a good time in Bologna! And I’m sure Fassy will get his professional mojo back sooner or later.

  26. SugarMalone says:

    I fell down a rabbit hole of Fassbender fans who are all on the “sham marriage” bandwagon and oh wow, that’s a whole bag of crazy. It’s super entertaining to read though.

    There’s one website in particular – apparently the “original” Fassbender fan site – where she’s claiming the marriage was set up by Harvey Weinstein (since Alicia, who the website lady isn’t fond of, is his latest It Girl) and that they were going to call the wedding off once all of the Weinstein stuff blew up, but that it was too late so they went through with it anyway. She claims she has receipts/insider knowledge and that anyone who doesn’t think it’s a fake marriage is a sheep.

    So hilarious, but it makes me a little scared for the actors who are on the receiving end of this sort of insanity.

    • FishBeard says:

      That’s sad and pathetic. I can’t imagine wasting that much time spreading lies about a man’s girlfriend because she had the audacity to get into a relationship with him.

    • Jerusha says:

      Is there a playbook they follow with these theories? Pretty much the same thing went down with Ben/Sophie.

      • third ginger says:

        Pathetic, indeed. Crazy fans have always existed, but the internet has given them a whole new life.

      • SugarMalone says:

        It’s totally the same scenario as Benedict and his wife!

        I’m particularly amused by this proof they say they have. What is it? Memos? Recorded conversations of the plot being hatched?? A sham marriage contract smuggled out of Miramax?

        Out with it, Fassbender/Cumberbatch investigative journalists!

      • Jerusha says:

        @Sugar And Ben and Fassy know each other, so Ben will be able to coach them on the “fake baby.” You know he and Sophie have two dolls they try to pass off as their sons.😂😂😂

  27. AVVSAJNC says:

    I’d like more of her and less of him, please.

  28. Aubrey says:

    Clicked on this only because I am a Fassy fan, his smile is in point here.

  29. FF says:

    Just legit realised that if he disappeared off of the face of acting I wouldn’t miss him. I guess that’s because I either don’t follow his work enough or because he’s not made a work so much his own that he made an irreplaceable impression?

    The only thing I liked him in a lot was A Dangerous Method. So I guess he really does need to check on his script choices?

    I can think of a lot more films I’ve liked Vikander in (A Royal Affair, Ex Machina, Testament Of Youth, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), and I’m more likely to come back and check on something she starred in later.

    • Jamie42 says:

      I would be devastated if he quit acting, I have to admit. I’ve loved so much of what he has done from Jane Eyre (the first film of his I ever saw), to Macbeth, to The Counselor, to The Light between Oceans, to David the Robot in both Alien films. And of course he has the three McQueen films, Fish Tank, Frank, and Slow West, and others I’ve probably left off!

      • FF says:

        Ack, I saw Jane Eyre and completely forgot about him in it. I remember Cary directing it, Mia and Jamie in it but completely forgot Fassy as one of the leads. I liked him a lot in that but… not enough to recoil at the idea of a version where only his part is recast… Close to, but not quite.

        Maybe what he needs is an identifiable niche? A key statement about what all his roles have in common?

        He is one ingredient off of being full brand but I don’t know what that ingredient is.

  30. JCZ says:

    Think he’s reached a crossroads in his career . I was impressed with his acting and appeal for a little over a year. Then he released a string of uninteresting movies and whatever his relationship was or is about overtook his fandom , made me not care anymore, I’m sure drove many away. Add to it he has been looking a lot tougher this past year or so. He probably is better in smaller roles , not a movie star . Not sure he is that versatile , can be dull, thought Macbeth was a terrible adaptation. She has been pretty good acting wise IMO so far . Don’t think the theories about them are crazy as this sort of thing goes in Hollywood more often than you’d think , what do you guys think about Clooney? One of them could be hiding sexuality , could of been given career advice to sign contract.. Look at B. Coop , many rumors he is not straight and they have s baby! These things are not the same huge commitments that they are to the average person.

  31. magnoliarose says:

    This isn’t meant to be a slam but if they fade away very few people will care. Their careers are stalled, and they aren’t even a sizzling couple or cool or fashionable. Nothing. Blah. It is like they suck the sparkle out of each other.
    I liked them both, but they are like an extended nap

  32. Nicole Savannah, GA says:

    I did LOVE Frank

  33. minxx says:

    He’s a fantastic actor, he’ll recover if he picks better projects but he definitely lost his spark this past few years. She’s going to have a harder time long term – everything hangs on Tomb Rider. And I can’t imagine a more public venue for a wedding party than a beach in Ibiza, esp. for such a “private” couple. Seems like they were desperate for attention for whatever reason.