British actor Riz Ahmed secretly got married recently — but he isn't sharing many details about his relationship.
Speaking on Louis Theroux's Grounded podcast on Monday, January 11, Ahmed accidentally let slip that he had tied the knot, adding that he chose to stay in California after shooting a film there late last year as his "wife's family" are from the area.
Theroux said he "didn't realise" Ahmed, 35, was in a relationship and asked how long he's been married.
"Not very long, actually," the Venom star replied. "It's the first time I've ever mentioned it in an interview. So, congratulations on this incredibly exciting scoop."
The Night Of star didn't disclose his wife's name.
"I mean, I guess I don't really feel it's generally that relevant, so I don't delve into my personal life or my dating history or even family life much," he said of his personal life.
Ahmed believes it isn't "necessary" for fans to know everything about him. But says he shouldn't be described as someone always seeking privacy.
"If I was quite a private person, I wouldn't be doing a podcast with you being like, 'Hey, check out these films.' 'I'm on Twitter,'" he argued. "I guess it's just about having boundaries."
The actor went on to explain "the main reason" he chose to open up about his private life more recently is because he didn't think people were taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously. He lost two family members last year due to COVID-19.
"I felt like talking about it and saying, 'Hey, look, this is a real thing. It's affected me and my family," he explained.
In an interview with digital magazine GQ Hype in April last year, the Sound of Metal star said he was grieving the loss of his nearest and dearest, although he did not specify who he had lost.
"I have lost two family members to COVID. I just want to believe their deaths and all the others aren't for nothing. We gotta step up to reimagine a better future," he said.
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