British actor Paul Bettany is still adjusting to his life in the United States with wife Jennifer Connelly but insists he won’t give up his English sense of style. The star left his homeland to join his Oscar-winning wife in Brooklyn, New York City, and is still getting used to the transition. He explains, "When I first arrived here to live, Jennifer had brought me over like a mail-order bride. I turned up in this tiny one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan where she had been living for 10 years. We had a baby on the way, and I thought, ‘No way am I living like this.’ So we found this neighborhood in Brooklyn with lots of kids and great bars and restaurants." Bettany insists he won’t compromise when it comes to his sense of style because it would just look wrong. He adds, "I’m English, so I can’t wear a baseball cap. I’d look like white trash, like I should have a beer and a dog called Skeeter. I do wear a (New York) Mets (baseball) jersey, though – but simply to annoy my father-in-law."
One of my favorite husband-wife pairs in Hollywood is Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany. Their son Stellan Bettany (pictured above) turns 3-year-old in August and was named after one of Paul‘s best friends, Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. Jennifer Connelly, 35, and Paul Bettany, 34, have been married for three years. The Da Vinci Code movie will open this year’s Cannes film festival on May 17, two days before it is released worldwide (May 19). It stars Paul Bettany, of course, as well as Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Sir Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina. Bigger pictures in the gallery!
UPDATE :: Yep, kiddo’s huge! Paul is 6’3" and Jennifer is 5’7½".