Charlie Hunnam, 41, and Morgana McNelis, 38, may not be married, but they have a genuinely fairytale relationship. Since 2005, the Sons of Anarchy star has been dating Morgana, a jewelry designer and actress.
The pair hasn't married, but they've been together for almost a decade and a half and have kept their relationship private. Learn more about the couple's love journey in the video below!
Charlie Hunnam & Morgana McNelis
Most people recognize Charlie Hunnam as the star in the smash FX drama series Sons of Anarchy. Before that, he starred in the 1999 British TV series Queer as Folk, which followed three homosexual men in Manchester.
The series also stars Aiden Gillan and Craig Kelly. In 2008, Charlie began playing Jackson “Jax” Teller, a California-based criminal motorcycle gang member, in Sons of Anarchy, which lasted seven seasons until 2014.
Charlie's depiction of Jax gained him great acclaim and two Critic's Choice Television Award nominations for Best Actor. Charlie has also featured in Green Street, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, The Lost City of Z, Triple Frontier, and The Gentleman.
Morgana, on the other hand, has a significantly lower profile. She has also starred in short films such as 187: The McKenna Murders and Acting 101. However, Morgana's success and passion stem from her jewelry company, Maison de Morgana.
Her Instagram profile is generally dedicated to her jewelry creation, with a few photographs of her and Charlie thrown in for good measure. She even has her website for her wares, which is set to open shortly.
How Did Charlie Hunnam & Morgana McNelis Meet?
According to accounts, Charlie met Morgana through her jewelry company, and they began dating in 2005. However, the couple did not make their relationship public until 2014.
Morgana became the target of internet slander once it was revealed that she was Charlie's girlfriend, with trolls criticizing her appearance and casting doubt on the couple's relationship. But Charlie would not have it and protected his girlfriend.
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According to Entertainment Weekly, he said in a since-deleted Facebook post in 2016: “She is a bright, attractive, nice girl who just sought to live a quiet life and has nothing to do with the entertainment world.”
“If you want to speak s**t about me, talk s**t about me,” he said. In the acidic note, Charlie said, “This is a girl I love very much and have spent the last 11 years of my life with and plan to spend the next 60 years with.” What a devoted boyfriend!
Charlie Hunnam's Past Relationships
Charlie was formerly married to actress Katherine Towne from 1999 until 2002. They met while auditioning for Dawson's Creek. They merely dated for three weeks before marrying in Las Vegas, only to split three years later.
Charlie characterized his marriage to Katherine as “three miserable years” in a 2017 Us Weekly interview. “Three dreadful, difficult, costly years,” he continued. I got the kitties towards the end, so that was a plus. “There was a minor win.”
According to rumors, Charlie had relationships with model Sophie Dahl, actress Stella Parker, and film producer Georgina Townsly after his divorce. But none of those relationships lasted until Morgana entered the picture.
Charlie Hunnam's Top Moments With Morgana McNelis
Charlie and Morgana's 16-year (and counting!) romance has mostly been kept private. The two rarely attend public events together, and because Charlie isn't on social media, fans don't get to see much of their lives together.
Morgana has an Instagram, and while she usually uses it to promote her jewelry, she has previously posted about her lover there. Morgana tweeted a snapshot of herself and Charlie celebrating Holi, an Indian holiday, in March 2019. The two were dressed in bright paint, as is customary for the occasion.
Although the couple's romance isn't well known, Charlie has spoken about his life with Morgana in several recent interviews. “I strive to maintain the romance on the regular,” he told PEOPLE during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017.
“I've been with my partner for 11 years, and as anyone who's been in a long-term, truly monogamous relationship knows, it takes effort, a lot of work,” the actor continued.
Charlie has also been candid about his unorthodox connection with Morgana. He told Entertainment Weekly in 2016 that he didn't communicate with Morgana for five months while filming The Lost City of Z in Cambodia in 2015.
“The postal system isn't particularly reliable.” “It's utterly untrustworthy,” he told the newspaper.
“I got a letter from her, and I concluded by the tone of it and what she was saying that she hadn't gotten the two letters I wrote previously.”
My partner is a jewelry designer, so I was able to return with a present that was adequately proportioned. It didn't solve all my problems, but it got me halfway there.”
Charlie Hunnam & Morgana McNelis' Future
Charlie and Morgana have a bright future ahead of them if the last 16 years are any clue. But will they ever marry?
During a 2020 interview, Andy Cohen addressed Charlie this question, and Charlie stated that while he is “kind of ambivalent” about getting married, Morgana “does not feel the same.”
“She is keen,” Charlie remarked of Morgana's desire to marry. “I'll do it because it's important to her, but I'm not feeling romantic about it,” he continued.
Charlie told TooFab a few days after the Andy interview that his views regarding marriage were “dumb.” “I must confess that truly wounded my girlfriend's feelings,” the actor said. In actuality, I believe myself to be married…
“I believe what I was trying to say was that the official government authorization of it matters nothing to me, but its romanticism means a lot.”
Regardless, Charlie has already stated that Morgana is the one. After leaving Hollywood for a secluded ranch in California, the couple has kept a quiet profile. And we wish them all the best in the future!