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Who is Margot Robbie’s Husband Tom Ackerley? Everything to Know

From an on-set romance to a low-key wedding, here’s everything you need to know about Margot Robbie’s husband and their love story.

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Margot Robbie has a dream life. She’s always been a bonafide superstar and the fact she starred in the biggest summer blockbuster of all time in 2023 (Greta Gerwig’s Barbie) only catapulted her to further fame. But with all good career milestones comes some personal balance, which she very much has, thanks to her solid marriage with her husband, Tom Ackerley.

But just who is Tom, and how did he capture the heart of one of the most in-demand actresses of our generation? Well, it’s been ten years since the lovebirds first met on the set of a film, with their friendship quickly developing into a romance and, years later, a low-key, intimate wedding in her native Australia.

Proving that they are destined to be together at all costs, the pair has also forged a successful working relationship thanks to the production company they founded together in 2014.

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With the duo being undeniably strong from the get-go, it’s safe to say that little is known about the British film producer, 33, who won the heart of the 32-year-old Wolf of Wall Street icon. So, to learn more about the Margot Robbie’s husband, read on.

How did Margot meet Tom?

The pair met in 2013 on the set of Suite Française, in which Margot played the role of Celine Joseph and Tom worked behind the scenes as the third assistant director.

They first became best friends but began dating the following year. However, that wasn’t before some concern on Margot’s end. “I was the ultimate single gal. The idea of relationships made me want to vomit,” the Australian actress said in an interview with Vogue. “And then this crept up on me. We were friends for so long. I was always in love with him, but I thought, ‘Oh, he would never love me back. Don’t make it weird, Margot. Don’t be stupid and tell him that you like him.’ And then it happened, and I was like, ‘Of course, we’re together. This makes so much sense, the way nothing has ever made sense before.'”

Speaking in to Australia’s The Daily Telegraph in 2016, she explained how in the early days of their relationship, they learnt how to make it work. “The most helpful thing I’ve learned from other couples in this industry is that you don’t go more than three weeks without seeing each other,” she told the publication. “Being in a long-distance relationship can be really hard when you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. It can mess with your head, so the three-week rule is key.”

Needless to say, Margot and Tom knew they were meant for each other, and they also knew they would work well in a professional setting, which allowed them to start LuckyChap Entertainment with their friends Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr.

When did Tom and Margot get married?

The couple has always been keen on keeping things low-key and never made news of their engagement official. They secretly tied the knot in a private ceremony in Byron Bay, New South Wales, in December 2016, with Margot later confirming the news on Instagram.

However, following the nuptials, it was quickly back to work for the pair, who soon began filming for I, Tonya. Not taking time off was a decision that weighed heavily on them, as Margot previously told Extra: “​​We did this film instead of our honeymoon. There were times we were sitting in a car parked in Atlanta, freezing cold, being like, ‘We should be on a beach right now. We should be on a honeymoon. What are we doing?!'”

After filming wrapped, they managed to head off to sunny Tahiti for their honeymoon.

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What has Margot said about Tom?

While Tom has remained relatively tight-lipped about his relationship with Margot, the actress has used her platform as a bonafide star to give snippets into their life together.

“I’m a great advocate of doing business with your partner. Being married is actually the most fun ever, life got way more fun somehow,” Margot gushed to Porter. She continued: “I have a responsibility being someone’s wife, I want to be better.”

In another interview, she also spoke of how Tom helped calm her anxiety when she was overwhelmed with reprising the role of Harley Quinn for the Suicide Squad sequel.

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“Even though Harley [Quinn] is a character I have played before, I still got scared before shooting because I’m always nervous to start any job,” she told the Mirror.

“I have this complete crisis of faith and think, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m not even good at acting, and I can’t do this.’ Every time I do a movie, I turn to my husband, and I’m like, ‘I don’t think I can do this.’ He says something like, ‘You do this every time. You’ll be fine.’”

During the awards circuit for Barbie, Margot also spoke incredibly fondly of her husband, whom she worked with on the film (their production company brought the film to life). “I am so lucky. He likes being behind the camera. He’s not fazed by any of this stuff,” she told a reporter at for E! News at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.

“He’s just the best, it’s so fun. … I love the word normie. Yes, like, all my friends, everyone’s like, ‘That’s cool what you do, but it’s more fun just to hang out and talk about other stuff.’ And you’re like, ‘I know.’ ”

The couple were often seen together during the press circuit for Barbie, too, with Tom even posing on the red carpet with Margot during the Los Angeles premiere.

Ahead of the 2024 Oscars, both Tom and Margot sat down with the Oscars A Frame to discuss working together on the film. Speaking of their ability to enjoy their production efforts together at ceremonies like the Oscars, Margot said: “When we get to attend these things together, you remember to have fun and celebrate. I think it’s important to stop and smell the roses.”

What is Margot Robbie’s husband Tom known for?

Before working behind the scenes, Margot Robbie’s husband started in the acting world, most noticeably playing an extra in the Harry Potter films. Proudly gushing about his humble beginnings in the biz, Margot said on The Graham Norton Show: “My husband is in the Harry Potter movies. I was like, ‘Had you told me sooner, we would’ve been married very quickly.

“But he was an extra when he was a little kid — he was one of the Slytherin extras when Draco pushes some kids out of the way to see Buckbeak in the third book. He pushes my husband out of the way.”

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Meanwhile, as a co-founder of LuckyChap Entertainment, Tom has worked on some major movies and television shows, including the Oscar-nominated flicks I, Tonya and Promising Young Woman. He also served as producer on Margot’s film Barbie, which was a summer hit.

The producer even accepted the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best International Film for Barbie, in which he lovingly paid tribute to his wife. “Mainly, I want to thank the two most important people in bringing this to life: yes, Greta Gerwig, and my brilliant, sensational, groundbreaking wife, Margot. Together, you both entertained the world. You also both changed the world. So thank you.”

Furthermore, Tom’s talents, along with his producing partner Josey McNamara, landed them in Variety’s 10 Producers to Watch list in 2018.

Away from work, the producer’s Instagram seems to suggest he’s a fitness enthusiast, having completed triathlons. He also appears to like other sports including surfing and golfing.

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