Cate Blanchett And Andrew Upton's 22-Year-Old Love Story Did Not Really Begin With A Fairytale Romance

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February 26, 2019 17:49 By Mambee

Yes, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton did have a whirlwind romance but their story was not exactly love at first sight.

The couple, who tied the knot in 1997, may have created a full life together, but things were not so smooth in the beginning. Blanchett once admitted that she and Upton did not really like each other initially. 

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While speaking to Ellen Degeneres, Blanchett admitted that even though she and Upton had known each other socially for about 17 years, they didn't really get along. She told Jay Leno in 2013 that she found Upton arrogant while he thought she was aloof.

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Eventually, sparks flew when the two kissed one night during a game of poker. From then on, it was a whirlwind, passionate romance. In fact, three weeks after this first kiss, the couple got engaged. 

While she was on the Ellen Degeneres show, Blanchett said that it only took three days of spending time with Upton before realizing that this was the man she wanted to marry.

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She explained that she was in bed with him one day when she thought he was going to ask her to marry him and she knew she was going to have to say yes. He didn't exactly propose, then. That came about three weeks later.

He asked me after about 21 days and I said yes.

The proposal came after she attempted to make him a meal that turned out to be quite terrible.

So it was after those three days – and that horrible meal – that sealed the deal.

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The rest, as they say, is history. The couple has gone on to build a pretty fabulous life together. Their first child, Dashiell, was born in 2001 and three years later, they welcomed their second son, Roman. In 2008, their third, Ignatius, was born and in 2015 they adopted their daughter, Edith.

Apart from building a marriage and family together, Blanchett and Upton also work as a team. The couple owns Dirty Films, a production company. They are also co-artistic directors and co-CEOs of the Sydney Theatre Company (STC).

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Blanchett told E! News that the experience of partnering with her husband has been amazing.

It's been a great creative partnership with my husband and also a great love affair. Working together, running a creative company in Australia. It's been fantastic.

While they were not immediately attracted to each other, Upton and Blanchett were still able to connect when the timing was right. Now, their amazing love story has become an inspiration.

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