Hartnett and his girlfriend actress, Tamsin Egerton, met in 2011 while on the set of the film The Lovers. The two didn’t immediately date, but instead started dating in 2012. It’s said that Hartnett recently sold his Minneapolis home for a cool $2.3 million. We’re guessing he’s going to live in Los Angeles permanently.
Back in 2013, when US Weekly reported that they were a couple, a source told the magazine, “It was just a natural thing that happened. He said she was really nice. They seem to just really enjoy each other’s company. And he thinks she’s gorgeous, of course.”
Previously, Hartnett dated co-stars Julia Stiles, Scarlett Johansson, and Kirsten Dunst. When he sat down for an interview with Playboy Magazine, he touched on his private life and how he’s dated co-stars in the past.
“I think it’s a respectable way of going about it. I’ve met very important people in my life doing films. Sometimes that had consequences that were just awful for everybody involved. Some were fantastic all the way through. Everybody makes mistakes dating people they work with.”
Although it was still early days for he and his girlfriend, Egerton, there were signs that babies were on the brain at a very early time in the relationship.
“I’d have to get a car that’s safe for my kid. I don’t have a kid yet, but that’s the idea coming into my head these days.”
It looks like Josh’s personal life and professional life really aligned in a great way. For years, he had disappeared from the limelight, and then in 2014, Hartnett made a huge comeback on the popular Showtime series Penny Dreadful.
Back in 2014, Hartnett told Details that his early success was difficult to deal with.
“I was on the cover of every magazine. I couldn’t really go anywhere. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin. I was alone. I didn’t trust anyone. So I went back to Minnesota and got back together with my old friends – ended up getting back together with my high school girlfriend for a while – and I didn’t do any filming for 18 months.”
After disappearing, his viability in Hollywood slid. After taking Penny Dreadful, he’s now in a new place.
“When I see a role now, I’ve got to fight for it. It’s not bad. It’s actually more rewarding. Depressing when something doesn’t go your way, but only for a minute.”
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