Who is Mickey Rourke dating? How 'Girl' actor sparked romance with 34 years younger model Anastassija Makarenko
The duo has now been dating for 11 years, and their love seems to grow even more, with each passing day
Micky Rourkey is back on the big screen with his upcoming film 'Girl' in which Bella Thorne will be appearing opposite him. Just like a tremendous career, the actor also has a beautiful love story. In 2009, Mickey Rourke made an announcement, that he is dating, Russian model, Anastassija Makarenk, who was 34 years younger than him. The duo has now been dating for 11 years, and their love seems to grow even more, with each passing day. Despite the couple has been in a relationship for years, they did a tremendous job in keeping themselves out of the public eye.
The couple, who lives in New York, met at a photoshoot. In their initial months, Rourke gave Makarenko a Pomeranian (named Tango), and in December 2009, he traveled to Germany to meet her parents. Rourke admitted that he was nervous when he met her parents. “They loved him,” says Makarenko, adding, “He’s the most beautiful man in the world, he’s a sweetheart and the best boyfriend.”
Makarenko, a native of Russia, grew up in Germany. She was just 16-yeas-old when her mother began sending in the photos, and soon, she would receive offers from agencies who were interested in working with her. She has modeled for big magazines, including, GQ in England and Lash in America and France. Apart from appearing on the magazine covers, she has done plenty of runway shows and has appeared in the 2013 'Die Hard' franchise film, 'A Good Day to Die Hard'.
In an interview with The People, Rourke said, “Obviously she’s a very beautiful woman. But she’s got the biggest heart, she’s got a great family, she’s really close to her mother and father – they’re great people." “She’s a gift from heaven,” he added.
Rourke, who is 68 now, has starred in the comedy-drama 'Diner' (1982), the drama 'Rumble Fish' (1983), the crime-black-comedy film 'The Pope of Greenwich Village' (1984) and the erotic drama '9½ Weeks' (1986). He has received critical appreciation for his work in the Charles Bukowski biopic 'Barfly' and the horror mystery 'Angel Heart' (both 1987). In 1991, Rourke signed the cult classic action film 'Harley Davidson' and the 'Marlboro Man'.
Rourke who was a trained boxer in his early years left acting and became a professional boxer for a time. He soon made a comeback and appeared in many films, including 'The Rainmaker' (1997), the comedy-drama 'Buffalo '66' (1998), the thriller-remake of 'Get Carter' (2000), the mystery film 'The Pledge' (2001), the crime-dark-comedy-drama 'Spun' (2002), the action film 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico' (2003) and the action-thriller 'Man on Fire' (2004).