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Is Naomi Watts engaged to Billy Crudup? The actress sparks rumors after she was spotted with a diamond ring


British actress Naomi Watts sparked rumors of her engagement to American actor Billy Crudup after she was spotted with a diamond ring on her finger. Keep reading for more details about the story and a brief timeline of their relationship.

Is Naomi Watts engaged to Billy Crudup?

The 54-year-old Oscar nominee was spotted out in New York City on April 26 while walking her dog, but what caught people’s attention was the sparkling rock on her finger. Watts wore a tan blazer over a white T-shirt and a black blazer that she paired with jeans and black sandals as she strolled around town.

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She also had a beige bag, she wore gold jewelry, and black sunglasses, but the ring on her finger sparked a wave of engagement rumors. The couple has remained quiet and secretive about their relationship, but Watts does share pictures of the two of them from time to time. Watts and Crudup have only made a few public appearances since confirming they were dating.

Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup’s Relationship Timeline

The 54-year-old actors first started dating in 2017 after co-starring in the Netflix series Roma. Reports at the time claimed that Watts and Crudup were “a lot alike”. They made their red carpet debut a few years later at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards. They proceeded to attend the Emmy Awards that same year and made red carpet appearances.

Watts published pictures of them on her Instagram account, describing her as “my love” and “her love.” She captioned a photo of them at the Emmys, “What a night… what a dress… what a paradise… [red heart emoji] [sparkles emoji]While there is no confirmation yet on whether Watts and Crudup are engaged, the actress was in an 11-year relationship with actor and director Liev Schreiber before dating him.

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Watts and Schreiber separated in 2016 but have two children together, 15-year-old Alexander “Sasha” Peete and 14-year-old Samuel Kaye. On the other hand, Crudup, a four-time Tony Award nominee and one-time winner, previously dated actress Mary Louise Parker who has a 19-year-old son named William Atticus. They divorced in 2003 after which he dated actress Claire Danes from 2003 to 2006.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.