We were particularly fond of Viggo Mortensen in “The Road” and it seems a lot of women are interested in his love life. He’s been pretty much off the market for five years with minimal publicity. That’s because his girlfriend is Spanish actress Ariadna Gil (she appeared with him in “Appaloosa”) and they live mostly in Spain. Viggo, 53,speaks fluent Spanish and he bought a place in Madrid where he spends most of his time with Ariadna and her child. Viggo is careful about choosing his movies because he feels that promoting them around the world is an exhausting and time consuming commitment.


Posted by Janet on December 22, 2011

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  1. By mookie
    On December 23, 2011 at

    Few and far between are the celebs who care enough or even know how to keep it classy. It goes without saying that living as far from the entertainment industry as possible when not working is key. Meryl Streep is another who’s always kept a substantial distance in actual miles between her professional and personal lives.

  2. By Strom
    On December 23, 2011 at

    Hats off to him for keeping out of the limelight and just enjoying his life.

  3. By Denise
    On December 23, 2011 at

    One of my favorites, thanks for the update Janet. His new movie, “The Dangerous Method” is out today, and I understand he’s getting terrific reviews for his role as Sigmund Freud.

  4. By Edith's Designer Head
    On December 23, 2011 at

    He still rates a big lusty YUM!!!

  5. By Muffie!!
    On December 23, 2011 at

    I was wondering where this guy was. He had such a lucrative career going, and then, not much of anything!

    He is a great actor. Maybe, The Hollywood Machine was just getting to be too much for him?

  6. By Patrick
    On December 23, 2011 at

    Isn’t Stryder in the Hobbit, too?
    Looking forward to seeing that.

  7. By chris
    On December 23, 2011 at

    Maybe he doesn’t have the same work ethic of other actors….Spain is a very laid back Country…

  8. By forrest gump
    On December 23, 2011 at

    ………..he still believes in SUPERMAN, folks?

  9. By Paloma
    On December 23, 2011 at

    Didn’t Paltrow sleep with him and that derailed her engagement with Brad Pitt? Lucky for Pitt, Gwyn is full of herself.

  10. By zippy
    On December 23, 2011 at

    I think she played the role of the horse in the movie Apaloosa.

  11. By Reta
    On December 23, 2011 at

    She looks very much like Mackenzie Phillips to me. As for him, He’s pretty hunky, but not really my type. I do find it fascinating tho that so many of our top actors manage completely private lives, without tabloid drama, and bring their children up and send them off to college without, mostly, their names even coming out. If they do, it doesn’t seem to make a big wake in the cosmos, so what’s the big deal with the Kardashian’s, the J-Lo’s and etceteras of the world that are chased constantly? I don’t get it.

  12. By Say Something Nice
    On December 23, 2011 at

    Mmm Hmm…he’s aging like a fine Spanish wine! 🙂

    And having just seen “The Skin I live In” with the equally fine 51-year-old Antonio Banderas—and now that JC has tracked Viggo down in Spain—am wondering, how great would it be for Viggo to work with Almodovar? 🙂

  13. By hobbit
    On December 24, 2011 at

    that homely woman is lucky to have snagged such a good looking man!

    Reta…is that really you? the real reta would know that celebs call the paps themselves….they always know where the trashians and JHo will be because they are tipped off by their ‘people’ or even the so called ‘stars’ themselves.

  14. By Natalie
    On December 27, 2011 at

    I think he can speak and understand up to 7 languages, and is a painter and a poet. I think he’s a rather fascinating person. I’m glad he lives his life outside of Hollywood.

  15. By Luanne Beutel
    On December 28, 2011 at

    Viggo is savvy enough not to get caught up in Hollywood BS. Good for him ! He has my total respect. May he enjoy his life no matter who he is with. Life is way too short….

  16. By Margarite
    On December 29, 2011 at

    He’s a pig and she’s weak. She was married to David Trueba for 15 years.
    He broke up their marraige with 2 children. She went from being a celebrated actress and wife to nothing more than a concubine.

  17. By Lola
    On December 31, 2011 at

    Margarite stands correct, Yes, it’s true she was married at the time they met, she dumped her husband for Viggo actually he was the homewrecker.


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