Jeremy Renner confirms rumors about secret marriage to girlfriend Sonni Pacheco

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.

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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.”