Hugh Grant is a newlywed and says it was an experience in the airport that led him to tie the knot.
“I didn’t like going through immigration into countries where they’d say, ‘Everyone with a Grant passport, over here, and all the others through there,'” the actor told USA Today.
Grant, 57, and Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein have three kids together, the first born in 2012.
“[Eberstein] went through with the nannies,” he said. “That seemed all wrong.”
After being linked for six years, they officially married in a civil ceremony May 25, 2018. Grant is also the father of two children with his ex Tinglan Hong.
Grant and Eberstein made the practical choice to get married despite his and Eberstein’s agreement that “marriage is a pretty preposterous social construct,” he told the newspaper.
The “A Very English Scandal” star spoke to NBC’s “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie Wednesday about marrying for the first time.
“It’s really nice. I can’t pretend that it isn’t,” he said. “I’m just lucky. I’ve got a great wife; I love her.”