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Charlie Hunnam Opens Up About Failed Marriage at Age 18

Charlie Hunnam Opens Up About Failed Marriage at Age 18

Here’s something you might not know about Charlie Hunnam – he got married at 18 during a trip to Las Vegas.

The King Arthur actor, now, 37, married actress Katharine Towne in 1999 after only knowing her for three weeks. He opened up about the failed marriage while being interviewed at CinemaCon in Vegas last month.

“The first time I was ever in Vegas, I got married, which didn’t turn out that well… I’d known the girl for three weeks and we’d fallen madly in love,” Charlie said. “It was the first I’d ever been in love and I thought, ‘I have to leave to go back to England.’ We met at a Dawson’s Creek audition, just as a side note for whoever might be interested in the full story.”

“We fell in love and we came to Vegas because in our 18-year-old minds, we thought, ‘What if we never see each other again? Let’s get married, and then we’ll have to see each other again, even if it’s just to get divorced,’” he continued.

Charlie said he didn’t think he’d actually be able to get married because he wasn’t even to get a drink.

After revealing some details on the wedding, Charlie said he was married to Katharine for “three terrible, painful, expensive years. But I got the cats at the end of it, so that was good. It was a small victory.”

Charlie has been in a happy relationship with longtime girlfriend Morgana McNelis for 12 years now!


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  • LolaLola

    I love him and am jealous of his girlfriend.

  • MFGBali

    Sounds more like lust at first sight, not love at first sight.

  • JaxTeller

    Handsome devil.

  • Amber

    That’s probably why he’s been stringing Morgana along all these years. He needs to put a ring on it.

  • Gina

    He was hotter when I knew less about him.

  • Anna

    Well..that’s one way of getting a visa.

  • Anna

    Gotta agree with you there Gina. He’s starting to get annoying which is turning me off.

  • parso

    Katherine is more beautiful than the current witch he’s with. I’m still trying to figure out what Charlie sees in Morgana and all her crime troubles. lol

  • Natasha

    He kept his green card all the way up to getting dual citizenship a few years ago. So cynical.

  • Natasha

    Why do these sites pull up stuff from older interviews and post it like it’s big news? He also said he is friends with her and her family to this day. Go figure.

  • LuvFromUk

    Katherine is beautiful. She comes from a good family. I agree they were very young when they got married. Why does he talk about it the way he does though? Charlie definitely down graded to the bottom of the barrel with Morgana. She and her family are trash. Charlie can’t seem to tell a straight story when it comes to Morgana. He does so much lying to cover up for her.

  • SquidBillie

    She does come from a trashy family, and she will probably drag him down with her.

  • LuvFromUk

    She will sooner or later. She has already turned Charlie into a backtracking habitual liar. He has done nothing but change story after story, especially the “ghosting” story in order to paint her in a positive light. Charlie’s die hard fans are not stupid they know when he’s changed his previous statements. I’m really disappointed in him for allowing the negative undertone while speaking about Katherine Towne. Morgana doesn’t even deserve to have her name on the same page as Katherine Towne. I can’t help but to feel all of this over doing it, backtracking and trying so hard to present Morgana in a positive light is somehow being orchestrated by someone other than Charlie. Who is he kidding? Anyone who knows anything about Charlie, knows that Morgana is nothing but trash.

  • LivingLargeinParadise

    How do you know this? Do you personally know Charlie?

  • Petit Rose Benedita de Oliveir

    All for a green card Charlie says some bullshit looks immature.

  • Petit Rose Benedita de Oliveir

    Why does not Katherine come to the public and talk about his bisexuality or is he wrapped up in Morhgana’s drug trade and can she still involve him in the process she has taken on herself and who are being investigated again. Perhaps this is the price of his freedom … Endeavor Miss Morgana and denigrate all the women who have passed through his life.

  • Petit Rose Benedita de Oliveir

    He must be wrapped up to his neck and it must have been the way he survived when he had no work and was practically bankrupt.

  • Petit Rose Benedita de Oliveir

    An iron forehead of him and one he is a real critter has already been married to have children … A test drive of 11 years is more than enough to know if it will work …

  • swedishskies

    Some things are best left unsaid.

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  • LuvFromUk

    Now this woman, Katherine Towne, is a beauty.

  • LuvFromUk

    I wonder if he and his boyfriend, Dom are still together? They used to be joined at the hip but haven’t seen them together at all lately.

  • Mo

    Who now??

  • Mo

    Right!

  • Mo

    You sure ? How do you know that?

  • Mo

    He needed also green card?

  • Mo

    No, this is a way how to stay in usa

  • Mo

    She does already but….why he do it is the huge question.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mo

    right

  • Mo

    Yep and weird both are some ugly

  • Mo

    you know much about him!

  • Mo

    right

  • Mo

    yep….sooooooo what tell it us all :-)

  • Mo

    me too because she is drug dealer and ugly like monkey

  • Mo

    Hahahah ,I think he loves his ex wife still

  • LivingLargeinParadise

    I understand that Mo. I was asking Natasha how she knew Charlie kept his green card until he received dual citizenship.

  • M. Kersting

    Ok we get it. He was young, the marriage was doomed from the beginning. Why bring this up 15 + years later and bad mouth about it?
    Katherine always has and always will have more class than that bitch Charlie’s with now ever will. Katherine comes from a good family and is talented and beautiful. Morgana is garbage, looks like a drag queen and comes from a garbage family. Charlie STFU you are trying too hard to paint the pig as a virtuous wonderful woman. She isn’t, we know this. She’s a liar and drug dealer.