In May 2023, English actress Hannah Waddingham, who is in her late forties, became a beloved figure in the Eurovision community for hosting the famous singing competition, Eurovision Song Contest 2023

Her hosting and singing performance in the singing reality show was labeled a hit by Tabloids with a TV insider deeming her a "hot property" while speaking to The Sun

The same year, AppleTV+ signed a contract with her for recording a Christmas special titled Hannah Waddingham: Home For Christmas.

The Wandsworh native previously found fame after she started portraying the role of Rebecca Welton (2020 to present) in the American sports comedy sports drama television series, Ted Lasso, which is speculated to end with the upcoming Season 3

Interesting Read: How Did Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple Land Their Emmy-Nominated Roles in ‘Ted Lasso?

Read the full article to know about Hannah Waddingham's movies, height, young age, break up & ex-boyfriend.

Is Hannah Waddingham in a relationship?

It looks like British actress Hannah Waddingham and her longtime partner Gianluca Cugnetto have gone their separate ways. 

During her 2021 appearance on Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time podcast, she talked about her iconic GOT scene and juggling her career as a single mum.

The two talked about how, as working single mothers, it would be perfect if they did not have to sacrifice their careers for parenting. 


The actress recounted how once when her daughter, Kitty, was sick, she could not make it home immediately to be there for her daughter because she was in Belfast for Krypton’s shooting.

From her confession, it seemed like Waddingham was already a single mother when she filmed Krypton, which premiered in 2018. 

This probably meant that Waddingham broke it off with her partner a few years back. She even shared that she had once sacrificed her career “for a bloke” and added that she thought it was best that “person,” most probably Cugnetto, left her life. However, she didn't confirm the individual name.  

As of now, Waddingham is single and remains unmarried.

Some fans circulated dating rumors after she shared some of her cherished memories (via a photo and video collage) with her manager Nick Todisco on Instagram on 6 May 2023, captioning, "To my beautiful (and I mean crrraaaazy beautiful, inside and out) devoted champion, protector and partner in crime, pitches, playtime and tequila! (smiley-face emoji with love icons) @todiscon Forgive this dizzied head for missing your birthday. (love emoji) I am so blessed that our worlds collided, I wouldn’t want to be on this journey with anyone else. Where will your next journey round the sun takes you/us!? I can’t wait! 🌟I’ve got you…and you’ve got me…and that be that!

She added, "I love you so much my Torumba! Happy belated birthday. Don’t you look fresh for 60!?!"


However, the talent manager, who is a partner at Atlas Artists, has just been representing her professionally. And there's no evidence that the pair are more than good friends. 

Did Hannah Waddingham and Gianluca Cugnetto get Married?

Although Waddingham, who stands at the height of 5 feet and 11 inches, is single now, she was with Gianluca  Cugnetto for over a decade, and many actually thought he was her husband. However, they didn't marry.


There is not much information about her ex-boyfriend Cugnetto, but his LinkedIn profile does provide insight into what he does for a living.

He graduated from Cornell University in New York and became a business manager and hotelier, according to his Linkedin.

Since April 2022, he has been involved as a hospitality consultant for Affluent Consumer Research Company. 

Previously, he managed hotels such as Chateau de Codihnat and Kanika Hotels & Resorts as a general manager.

In 2007, he was the Director of Food and Beverage for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and worked there for three years. Then, in November 2010, he took up the same position at Antara Hotels in Bangkok.

And in 2015, he took up the role of the general manager at UK-based Hotel du Vin, a chain of luxury and boutique hotels.  He also joined The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort based in Abu Dhabi as the director of food and beverage. 

The ex-couple was very private and refrained from sharing too many pictures of themselves. However, Cugnetto expressed his love and admiration for Waddingham and her accomplishments and shared articles that praised her on his Facebook profile. 

The duo has a daughter they welcomed in 2014, but conceiving her was difficult. 

Hannah Waddingham’s Difficult Pregnancy

Before welcoming their daughter, the couple had difficulty conceiving her, and Waddingham spoke all about it during an interview with Lorraine Kelly when she announced she was having a baby.

The actress shared her joy of becoming a mother after overcoming fertility issues. She revealed doctors had warned she had a little chance of conceiving, but she beat the odds. 

I just feel massively privileged and blessed. It’s taken my breath.

She added she did not mind sharing her difficulties because many women went through it and that becoming pregnant and a mother suddenly felt more important than any other job she ever had.

Young Hannah grew up around theatre

Hannah's parents are proud of their daughter.

Talking to Dailymail in May 2023 after Tabloids deemed his daughter a "national treasure" for her performance in Eurovision, Hannah's father expressed that he and his wife always knew their daughter would get stardom one day. 

He said,

My wife Melodie and I are both immensely proud parents. Our daughter has worked very hard all her life for this. It's wonderful to see that she's getting the recognition she deserves from the British public. Hannah is an outstanding actor, has a wonderful voice and is also a great dancer. She's also very charming and humorous and that really came across on television. It's difficult for us to put into words how proud we are of her.

The proud father also boasted that his daughter Hannah was filming the next Mission Impossible movie, Dead Reckoning Part Two with legendary actor Tom Cruise. The trailer of the long-awaited movie was released in May 2023. It is anticipated to release in 2024.  

Born on 28 July 1974 (age 48) in Wandsworth, London, England to father Harry Waddington, a former model and retired marketing director, and mother Melodie Kelly, an opera singer, Hannah grew up experiencing theatre performances as her mother joined the English National Opera when Hannah was eight years old. 

Hannah's maternal grandparents were also opera singers. 

"Hannah got her musical skills from her mother, but she's got her good looks and stage presence from me," he father joked with DailyMail. 

Did Hannah Waddingham sing in Eurovision?

Yes, Waddingham showcased her vocal range during the last week's semifinal of the reality singing show. The show's audience also applauded loudly when she cited the show's rules in French. 

Did Hannah Waddingham appear in Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones fans may recognize her as Septa Unella, the Nun who walked behind Cersei Lannister during her naked march through King’s Landing, ringing a bell and yelling “shame” repeatedly.