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Stellan Bettany

Stellan Bettany

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".

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  • anonimo

    Comment of JJ:"One of my favorite husband-wife pairs in Hollywood is Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany."I thought that Brangelina was your couple favourite? No, no JJ this no right!, but you have the most celebrity hated favourite, of course JA.

  • mary

    I can’t believe how tall he is for a 3 year old!

  • Rachel

    looks just like his dad with the same kind of frown! haha. cute.

  • chanelconspiracy

    Adorable child. She looks really good, too. She was getting sickly skinny there for a while, now she looks nice and trim, but not scary.

  • lostinnyc

    Paul is the most beautiful man on the planet and a truly great actor.

  • Ann

    I’m obsessed with the Bettanys. They’re such beautiful, perfect individuals (I’d totally do them both), and there is so much love in that family.I can’t wait for the onslaught of press when Da Vinci Code comes out! Paul’s the funniest guy ever. That kid is going to be seriously tall and good-looking.

  • Alice

    Jennifer Connelly is strikingly beautiful! And I think she finally had those eyebrows of hers done. That kind of saddens me.

  • boo radley

    Remember when Paul was naked in Knight’s Tale and Heath plays the scene with him – my fantasy is that Heath moved to Brooklyn to be near Paul

  • Donna A.

    I just love Paul Bettany. I just love his sence of humor. I wish both a long happy marriage.

  • moonbeams

    Once again, I strenuously object to photos of celebs with their kids! I think it’s intrusive and very unfair to the kids. I think the ‘razzis are rotten and criminal in exploiting this aspect of a celebrity’s life.

  • Jude

    "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."That’s hilarious. I’ve always thought baseball caps should be banned except on actual baseball players during actual baseball games. And then I’d never have to see them, because I have less than zero interest in baseball.

  • Noneya

    I see them all the time in Park Slope. Im not sure where they live though. I was shocked at how good looking he is. I always thought she was the beauty. His hair looked like fine gold. Heaths place is pretty nice, my heart skipped when I learned he lived in the entire building.

  • Andrómeda

    I love both of them. They are really good actors and I think they make a beatiful family!!!Jennifer is beatiful, and he is a funny man.

  • dParker2.0

    "I’m English, so I can’t wear a baseball cap. I’d look like white trash…"Obviously, he doesn’t pay much attention whenever he looks into a mirror…

  • Margot

    Actually, I think that might be Connelly’s older child. She has a son from a previous relationship who is only a few years older than her son with Bettany. This might be him, because I find it difficult to believe that kid is only 3. Plus I remember seeing some older pictures of them, and the older child had dark curly hair (like this one does) but I’m pretty sure the younger one had straight blonde hair.

  • Sarah

    Nah, the kid in this pic is the younger one, Stellan. Journalists made a mistake when those earlier pics came out by showing a kid with blond hair, who was actually just a random kid playing with Stellan at the time. Kai, Jennifer’s other son, is almost 9 years old – definitely not this kid. Both Jen’s kids have dark curly hair and both are tall for their ages – remember, Paul B’s 6"3 and she’s 5"8 – so they’re not likely to be short…

  • juniper

    I’ve seen Connelly around the neighborhood more than once — she’s 5’3" tops.

  • thesaint

    I have had a girl-crush on Jennifer for going on 12 years now…. She is such a Beauty, and Lovely person!! Many crushes over the years but she never disappoints…. Classy Lady!I agree with the comments that the razzi should be ashamed of themselves for shootings pics of the kids… if the kid wants to go into show business then fine, but hiding in corners & dark alleys to take pics is so disrespectful and outright criminal.

  • Halle

    I hope I see them around the ‘hood when I move to NY :]

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