Is Keri Russell Really Matthew Rhys' Wife? A Peek into Their Relationship
Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell are one of the beloved couples of showbiz.
The couple first garnered attention when they starred as an on-screen couple in the FX television series The Americans.
In the 2013 spy drama, Rhys portrayed the role of a KGB officer named Philip Jennings, while Russell appeared as Elizabeth, a KGB officer, and Phillip's wife.
Coming Out as Real-Life Couple
Rhys and Russell's on-screen chemistry spurred rumors that they were dating in real life.
Fans were assured their chemistry wasn't just the product of great acting but the result of their genuine attraction between the two actors.
And it was not just their followers. Their co-workers also believed the same.
Matthew Rhys and his potential wife Keri Russell at 2018 Emmys. (Photo: Twitter)
In an interview with Off Camera with Sam Jones, Russell recounted how her crew suspected their off-screen romance.
"We had to do a very explicit scene together," she recalled, adding that the director "was talking to the script supervisor. And he was like, 'well this might be kind of awkward and see how this goes.'"
"We kind of did it and just did it right away. And he told the script supervisor 'these two have definitely [expletive]'" she quipped, "he's like 'they're way too comfortable together.'"
Rhys and Russell had started dating in late 2013, but they kept their romance under wraps.
Their relationship eventually got confirmed when they welcomed their first child, son Sam, in May 2016.
Russell announced the arrival of their son during an appearance on the Today show.
Is Keri Russell Matthew Rhys' Wife?
It has been over eight years since viewers saw Rhys and Russell as spies on the FX thriller The Americans and over five years as parents.
Naturally, fans have shown great curiosity in knowing if Russell is Rhys' wife. Some believe they are married, while some argue they are just in a living relationship.
Wait, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are married?!?!?!? — Britt Sandler (@besandler) June 1, 2018
Having said that, news outlets such as Dailymail have referred to them as a married couple.
In December 2020, the tabloid reported that "Matthew Rhys and wife Keri Russell are teaming up for a new project." The pair was working on FX drama Wyrd.
friendly reminder Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are married and have a whole family together and are deeply in love and beautiful and the only bright spot in this dark world pic.twitter.com/odrF0rJPtu — courtney ðŸ (@merricats) May 31, 2018
But again, Rhys and Russell have not confirmed anything about tying the knot.
Keri Russell's Previous Relationship
While it is unclear if the longtime couple has tied the knot, it is known that the Golden Globe Awards nominated actress was married to Brooklyn-based contractor Shane Deary.
Russell walked down the aisle with Deary in 2007 in a romantic Valentine's Day ceremony.
The couple welcomed their first child, son River, four months after the marriage. They gave birth to their second child, daughter Willa Lou, in 2011.
But when it seemed like Russell had found stability in her personal life, it wasn't so below the surface. She split with her husband in early 2013. Their divorce was finalized in 2014.