Saturday 21 July 2018

'I should have done it before' - Hugh Grant gushes over marrying Anna Eberstein

Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein attend the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Actor Hugh Grant and his wife, TV producer Anna Eberstein walk in the Paddock before the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 27, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Hugh Grant weds Anna Eberstein in a low-key ceremony in London
Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein arriving for the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards (Matt Crossick/PA)
Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 18, 2018. See PA Story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire.
Actor Hugh Grant (L) and Anna Eberstein arrive for the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Hugh Grant (R) and producer Anna Elisabet Eberstein attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

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Hugh Grant said he's been so overcome with joy at his marriage to Anna Eberstein, he wishes he had done it before.

The Love Actually star married for the first time at the age of 57, to his partner of six years, a Swedish television producer and the mother of his three children.

Speaking on NBC's Today Show, he said he was thrilled with being a husband after marrying his long-term love in a low-key ceremony in London last month.

"It's really nice, I can't pretend it isn't," he said. "I should have done it before. I'm just lucky. I've got a great wife. I love her."

Hugh Grant weds Anna Eberstein in a low-key ceremony in London
Hugh Grant weds Anna Eberstein in a low-key ceremony in London

He went into greater detail about the practical reasons to USA Today about why they decided to wed, explaining that it was the difficult immigration process of having two different surnames while they travelled.

"We've got three kids together, we live together, and I didn't like the moment at immigration," he explained.

"Immigration people would say, alright, 'All the Grants through here,' and I'd go through with my children. And all the others through there. She'd go through with the nannies. It wasn't right.

"I still think it's a nonsense really and so does my wife by the way. But it just seemed like a nice cosy thing to do."

Actor Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

He has two other children Felix and Tabitha, from a previous relationship with Tinglan Hong

Grant has been vocal about his disbelief in the institution of marriage over the years, saying in 2015 that he has "seen very few good examples" and described it as a "recipe for mutual misery".

He was previously in a relationship with actress and model Elizabeth Hurley, but they split in 2000 after 13 years together and are famously now best friends.

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