Jeremy Renner Secretly Weds Mother of His Baby
He and Sonni Pacheco are now married, he reveals
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2014 9:05 AM CDT
Jeremy Renner attends the Marvel press line on day 3 of Comic-Con International on July 26, 2014, in San Diego.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – The latest celebrity to pull off a secret wedding: Jeremy Renner. The Avengers star had a baby daughter with girlfriend Sonni Pacheco last year, and Page Six reports that "much speculation" has lately centered on whether the couple is even still together. But it turns out they're married, and getting Renner to spill the secret was as easy as asking the question, as Capitol File writer Elizabeth E. Thorp did:

  • Thorp: Tell me about fatherhood. You have a baby daughter? Does she live with you? Are you married to her mother?
  • Renner: Yes. [Smiling]

Renner went on to say that they didn't announce the marriage because "I have tried to protect my family's privacy, my wife's privacy. I don't need her to get hammered with my life. Privacy issues are important because I want her to go about her day without being bothered. ... Paps follow me, [and] that's fine. But it's annoying being followed when I'm with my family. It's not just me—everyone [in Hollywood] has to deal with that. I've been talked about a whole lot, because the less I put out there, the less people know, and it makes it interesting, I assume." (Click to read about 11 more surprise celebrity weddings.)