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Peaky Blinders star Tom Hardy's private family home life after retreat from London revealed

The actor has been married to Charlotte Riley since 2014


Tom Hardy in a suit and his wife in a sheer jumpsuit© Getty
Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
Updated: June 29, 2024
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Like his co-star, Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders actor Tom Hardy is notoriously private about his family life away from his acting career, so much so that he has also swapped city life for a rural country retreat.

The father-of-three and his wife, actress Charlotte Riley, relocated to the countryside in 2018 ahead of the birth of their second child.

Tom Hardy Charlotte Riley© Getty
Tom Hardy lives in the countryside with his wife Charlotte Riley
 

The couple reportedly chose to leave their £3.5million home in South West London for somewhere more rural following trouble with a female stalker, so understandably they haven't disclosed any further details about where they now call home with their sons Malachy and Aran. However, he has described the move as "the best thing we did". 

Lockdown home life

Tom revealed an insight into how the family spent the coronavirus lockdown together at their home, and his experiences were very relatable.

"Fifteen-minute workouts in the garden, home-schooling and making sourdough," he told Esquire. "I still have the leaven! You have to feed that every day. That's a commitment."

Tom continued: "I've actually managed to back it up so I've got two. Just in case someone drops on on the floor or the jar explodes and it's like, 'That's a year-and-a-half's work!'"

The 46-year-old also said the experience had helped him to reevaluate what is important, which could ultimately have a big impact on his career.

"I think there's less reason to work, ultimately, because the life-drive is to be with the kids and to be fit and healthy and eat well and stuff," the actor explained. "If you've got a roof over your head and a bed underneath you and food in the fridge, how much is enough? Because it's not a dress rehearsal, life, is it? It's going out live. This is one-time."

Tom's parenting confessions

Tom Hardy in a suit with his wife Charlotte Riley© Dave M. Benett
The couple share two sons

The Venom star made a rare comment about his childhood when he discussed parenting his sons. He revealed he hopes to give his kids a better experience than he had in East London, telling Esquire: "In trying to protect my children, I’ll probably give them their own dose of problems. But I don’t want them to go through what I went through."

During an interview with GQ, Tom admitted that he forgave his father for parts of his childhood, before revealing he knows there is no "perfect" father. "There's such a blissful sense of otherness that I can't remember what it was like to not have children," he began.

"It's impossible to be perfect, you discover. I look back at the flaws of my father and the things that made me say, 'I won't do this, and I won't do that. I'm going to do this differently.' There's no difference between my dad and me as a dad. 

"I'm becoming my father in some ways, and I'm grateful for that. By no means am I a great father, but fatherhood has helped me focus on what I need to do to become a better man," the actor continued.

READ: Jennifer Aniston's rustic living room at $21 million home could be a country hotel 

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