Renner unveiled in an interview with Capitol File magazine that he is actually married to supermodel Sonni Pacheco, with whom he has a daughter, Ava, 17 months.
The audience at the screening of his latest movie, Kill The Messenger, in Washington, D.C., was surprised to see the 43-year-old actor wearing a wedding band.
“I have tried to protect my family’s privacy, my wife’s privacy. I don’t need her to get hammered with my life,” Renner said, explaining his reasons for choosing to tie the knot in a secret ceremony.
“Privacy issues are important because I want her to go about her day without being bothered.”
“Paps follow me around … that’s fine. But … I don’t like being followed when I’m with my family,” he continued. “I’ve been talked about a whole lot, because the less I put out there, the less people know, and it makes it interesting, I assume.”
The Oscar nominee also revealed that becoming a father has given him a new perspective on life.
“It’s the best thing I have ever done — doing it later on in life. By then I achieved a lot of things that I wanted to achieve; I’m so blessed for that. Now I can really spend time with family. The only thing I think about when I’m not with my baby is, ‘How do I get to my baby?’ I need to get to her, and I’m very miserable when I don’t see her. I really love being a father,” he said.
“The only that has changed is my perspective on things. I still work, probably even more. It used to be all for myself so I’m not old and broke. All these things I still do, but I do it now for the future of my baby, and if it gets in the way of her well-being, then I stop. I can’t wait for her to get older, but I really enjoy her now. She’s the greatest. She’s into her sticker phase…As a father, I’m going to make it very difficult for her to find a man.”