Billy Crudup and Naomi Watts make debut as a couple at 2022 SAG Awards red carpet
Billy Crudup and Naomi Watts have finally made their official red carpet debut as a couple. The two actors, who have been linked since 2017, walked the red carpet together for the first time during the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar.
The 'King Kong' star and 'The Morning Show' actor hit the red carpet in matching black ensembles. Watts looked sleek in a glittery Fendi gown and pin-straight bob, while Crudup appeared dapper in a black tux. In the images from the red carpet, Watts is seen proudly placing her arm around her partner.
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Watts attended the award show to support Crudup, who was nominated for Best Drama Actor for his role as Cory in 'The Morning Show'. Even before the big night, Watts shared photos of the pair getting ready and even shared a selfie from their car ride with the caption, 'Go, Billy!!'
The pair, who typically keep their relationship private and away from the public eye, were first seen together in March 2017 while heading to a sushi place for lunch in New York City.
In July 2017, it was reported that Watts and Crudup were spotted holding hands in Tribeca. At the time, they had been filming Netflix’s psychosexual drama 'Gypsy' together. A year later, they then attended a gala together and by May 2018, they were seen cozying up to one another on the streets of New York City. The pair also attended a party in Hamptons together in 2019.
Upon asking about his relationship, the American star said in 2018, “I try to make it a point of not commenting publicly one way or the other about my personal life. I don’t particularly see the advantage of people knowing too much about me if I’m constantly trying to trick them into thinking I’m someone else.”
So, the couple has always avoided attending any highly-publicized Hollywood event together. However, the 53-year-old British actress and the 'Morning Show' star looked smitten as they walked hand-in-hand at the star-studded bash at Santa Monica.
Watts started dating Crudup shortly after her split from long-term partner Liev Schreiber. The exes were together for 11 years and share sons Sasha and Sammy. They announced their split in a joint statement in September 2016, saying, “Over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple.”
Crudup also has an 18-year-old son with ex Mary-Louise Parker whom he left for Claire Danes when the 'Weeds' star was pregnant with their son in 2003. He dated Danes until 2006.