Monica Bellucci on her relationship with Tim Burton: ‘I know the man, I love him’

It feels like this happened years ago, but it was back in February of this year when the news broke about Monica Bellucci and Tim Burton. Burton has been with a string of beautiful, accomplished women. While Burton is a genius, he also seems like a pretty weird guy. Maybe he genuinely has a great personality, but given his statements on inclusive casting, I think the dude may be pretty problematic in real life. Anyway, now Tim and Monica are together and they’ve been dating for about eight months or so. She seems to really love him. Monica covers the latest issue of Elle France and she spoke about their relationship:

Love is in the air for Monica Bellucci and Tim Burton. After months of speculation, the Italian actress finally confirmed she’s dating the “Beetlejuice” director.

“What I can say … I’m glad I met the man, first of all,” she told Elle France in an interview published Monday. “It’s one of those encounters that rarely happens in life … I know the man, I love him, and now I’m going to meet the director, another adventure begins.”

Bellucci continued, “I love Tim. And I have great respect for Tim Burton.”

The “Matrix Reloaded” actress, 58, has been tapped to star in “Beetlejuice 2,” which is being directed by Burton, 64. The couple is currently overseas in London filming the fantasy comedy film.

“I love this dream world where the monsters are kind, like we can turn our darker aspects into something bright, forgiving,” Bellucci told the publication. “Tim Burton’s films talk about that a lot.”

[From Page Six]

I think the world of Monica but I feel like she’s setting herself up for a broken heart with this one. That being said, I do enjoy the fact that they’re generational peers – 58 years old and 64 years old. Maybe that will work in their favor – they’ve both been through big relationships, they’ve both dated eccentric actors, and they just want comfort, conversation and friendship. Maybe. Her two daughters are 18 and 13 – Tim’s youngest (Nell) is 15 years old, soon to be 16, and his son is 20. It’s sort of like The (Italian) Brady Bunch meets the Munsters. Will their romance last past filming? Monica certainly hopes so.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, cover courtesy of Elle France.

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  1. Amy Bee says:

    I didn’t even know they were dating.

    • Well Wisher says:

      Same here. But, I love the idea of love, it is hopeful. Best wishes to the couple…

      She is beautiful.

  2. SophieJara says:

    I was pleasantly surprised to see she’s 58, I was ready for another *sigh* moment. I don’t have much to say about Tim, but I like Monica’s cover!

  3. A says:

    He must have something that does not translate through photos. Or video. Or interviews. To keep punching so outrageously far above his weight.

    • huckle says:

      He’s not punching that high given his dating history is all beautiful, talented women.

    • dimdamdom says:

      well – considering that her ex husband and father’s children is Vincent Cassel, she really hit way higher with Tim Burton ! while Cassel is made fun by everyone in France about being dumped by his 25yo trophy wife

  4. Ameerah M says:

    Considering his comments about film diversity AND his long-standing friendship with JD that tells me all I care to know about Burton as a man.

    • Scout says:

      JD? Jefferson Davis? John Dillinger?

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      Yep. Add her support of rapist Roman Polanski to the mix. I don’t care how talented they are or how pretty she is. Both of them are awful.

      • Ameerah M says:

        French cinema and it’s cohorts have a lot of reckoning to do in their continued support of abusers and rapists. The misogyny that still very much exists in their cinema is deeply entrenched.

  5. TOM says:

    She is mesmerizing on “Call My Agent” on Netflix. Unforgettable presence. Born to be a movie star. Only Angelina Jolie compares and even she isn’t on the Bellucci scale.

  6. J says:

    Gorgeous woman. I’ll have what she’s having!

    But not the part about supporting awful people. Ugh I didn’t know that

  7. Meg says:

    “I love this dream world where the monsters are kind, like we can turn our darker aspects into something bright, forgiving,”
    I think that’s true his films I grew up with are so comforting filled with odd weird people

  8. Wow says:

    Beautiful woman and like her presence. What was she doing with that sleazy French guy and putting up with an open marriage (according to her own interviews) for so many years? She could have landed a pretty hot billionaire (and still today) and enjoy the status and fun (and pump herself up with plastic surgery while dieting) but her choices re body, looks, and men just make her seem like someone who is true to herself.