The Colombian actress, Stella Arroyave and the award-winning actor, Anthony Hopkins have been married for 20 years and still counting. The pair first met sometime in the early 2000s and got married in 2003. Their wedding ceremony was held in Malibu and witnessed by a lot of families. friends and celebrities.
Even though Stella is very private about their marriage, Anthony has revealed several times that they stayed this long because of her patience, dedication, and commitment. As you would find, he was previously married twice before meeting his wife and truly appreciates their union.
Stella Arroyave and Anthony Hopkins Have Been Married Since 2003
Even though Stella and her husband Anthony share the same penchant for privacy, the couple’s love life has since caught the public attention. They have been together for 2 decades and still counting similar to celebrity couples like Brittany Perrineau, and Erin O’Brien Denton.
The pair got married in 2003 a few years after dating. Their wedding ceremony was held at her husband’s clifftop mansion in Malibu and attended by several friends, family members, and celebrities including the likes of Winona Ryder, Nicole Kadman, Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Stella’s husband is a renowned actor who has been in the public glare since the 90s. He is known for his roles in movies such as The Father (2020), The Remains of the Day (1993), and The Silence of Lambs (1991). The pair have also starred alongside each other in films such as Slipstream (2007) and The Human Stain (2003).
Over the years, Anthony’s career has also earned him several awards including the Academy Award, four BAFTAs, and two Emmys. Asides from acting, he is also a director, producer, composer, and painter.
How Did the Couple Meet?
As the story goes, Stella and her husband Anthony Hopkins first met in 2001. At the time, she was working as a dealer at an antique store in Los Angeles where Anthony came to pick furniture for his home.
The two soon became friends and the rest is history. According to Stella’s husband, it was her charisma and beauty that captivated him. He recalled that instead of walking to greet him, she danced with so much excitement.
At the time they met, Anthony said that he was completely shut down and was dealing with depression. He also stated that he had lived a separate life and couldn’t keep relationships because he thought it was impossible to be locked up with someone for a long time.
Nonetheless, since getting married to Stella, he admitted that she has influenced him with her positive attitude toward life and changed his perspective.
Stella Arroyave’s Husband was Previously Married Twice
Before Anthony got married to Stella, he was previously married twice. He first got married to Petronella Barker in 1966 and they were together until their divorce in 1972.
Following this, he married Jennifer Lynton the following year. However, after 29 years of being together, they got divorced. According to Anthony, they grew apart and were separated before their official divorce in 2002. Nonetheless, he admitted that his drinking habit may have also contributed to the fallout.
Do Stella Arroyave and Anthony Hopkins have Children?
Even though the couple have been married for 20 years, they have not birthed children together. Anthony was already in his mid-60s when he tied the knot with Stella who was 46 years old.
However, Anthony has a daughter named Abigail Hopkins whom he fathered with his first wife Petronella Barker. It is reported that the two are estranged and do not have any relationship. This is because Anthony parted ways with Abigail’s mother when she was just 2 years old and never really cared.
Abigail who also forged a career in the entertainment industry as an actor and jazz artist revealed that, as a child, she only got to see her father once a year. She added that even though she feels sad about it, she has since moved on with her life.