Emma Thompson discussed her traumatic divorce from her first husband, Kenneth Branagh, learning about his extramarital affair.
The Nanny McPhee Actress claimed in an interview with The New Yorker that she was completely unaware of his relationships with other women on set.
The Actress also discussed how painful her 1995 divorce from Branagh was for her, claiming that she was only “half alive” at the time.
She continued by saying that she no longer felt like a lovable or deserving person. Reminiscing about how she first fell in love with Kenneth while they were coworkers, she described how she found him fiery with ambition and performance zeal.
While the British media regarded the couple as a power couple after their wedding, Emma said she was “embarrassed largely” by the moniker, and they certainly didn’t feel like it.
Emma Thompson’s Husband Kenneth Branagh Had An Affair
In 1995, Emma Thompson talked openly about her acrimonious split from her ex-husband Kenneth Branagh after he had an affair with Helena Bonham.
When Thompson and Branagh married in 1989, the British media even referred to them as the “Golden Couple” for a while. Thompson and Branagh had first met while co-starring in the BBC series Fortunes of War.
Thompson opened up about learning of Branagh’s infidelity in a recent interview. The Actor and director met Helena Bonham Carter while playing love interests in the 1994 movie Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and they began an affair.
Carter played Victor Frankenstein’s adoptive sister and fiancée while Branagh directed and starred in the film as Victor Frankenstein.
Emma Thompson And Kenneth Branagh Relationship Timeline
The British actors first crossed paths in 1987 while filming the television show Fortunes of War, and they soon began dating. Two years later, Thompson and Branagh got married and kept on collaborating on different projects.
In addition to enduring his affair with Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh went from being coworkers to real-life lovers before the two ultimately broke up.
The Cruella Actress began dating Actor Greg Wise after her relationship with Branagh ended. After dating for eight years, the couple, who first connected while working on the 1995 movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, tied the knot in 2003. They have two children together, Gaia and Tindyebwa Agaba.
The Dunkirk Actor continued to date Bonham Carter until 1999, on the other hand. After splitting, the Sweeney Todd Actress and Tim Burton moved on with one another in 2001.
Emma Thompson Kids: How Many Children Does She Have?
Emma met Greg Wise in 1995 on the Sense and Sensibility set, where they played opposite each other, following a turbulent first marriage to Actor Kenneth Branagh.
Through in vitro fertilization, the couple’s first child, a daughter named Gaia Wise, was born in 1999. The Sun claims that Gaia struggled throughout her adolescence, including dealing with anorexia and being called a “hippie” to the point where she began homeschooling.
Additionally, Tindyebwa Agaba Wise, an orphan from Rwanda and former child soldier, was adopted formally by Emma and Greg. The two met Tindyebwa, who was 16 at the time, at a Refugee Council event in 2003, and Emma invited him to spend Christmas with the family.
Gaia recently started her acting career with a role in the BBC television series Silent Witness, which debuted in May 2022. Emma frequently brings her daughter to her movie premieres.