Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein have an 18-year age gap. He was 57 when they got married, while the Swedish TV producer was 39. Marriage suited Grant well, which came as a surprise to many since he was a bachelor for so long. “It’s really nice,” he told Savannah Guthrie on “Today.” “I can’t pretend it isn’t. I should have done it before.” Grant joked about being a late bloomer. “You don’t think I’m too young?” he teased. “I’ve been lucky. I’ve got a great wife, and lover.”
Grant admitted to USA Today that neither he nor Eberstein were keen on marriage leading up to it; they really did it for their children. “My wife agrees with me that marriage is a pretty preposterous social construct,” he said. “But when you’ve got three children, it’s a nice thing to do.” In fact, it had a practical reason, too, and one that Grant had to later explain.