Today We Learned: Charlie Hunnam Got Married …
Today we learned Hollywood hunk Charlie Hunnam got married at 18, to a girl he had known for 3 weeks.
The actor was married for three years to Katharine Towne. He eloped in Vegas when he was 18.
Here’s his recent interview:
“First time I was ever in Vegas I got married, which didn’t turn out that well. It was a vivid Vegas memory. I had known the girl for three weeks, and we’d fallen madly in love and it was the first time I had ever been in love.”
He’d met Katharine Towne at a “Dawson’s Creek” audition in 1999: “In our 18-year-old minds, we thought, ‘What if we never see each other again? Let’s get married.’ Then we’ll have to see each other again and even if it’s just to get divorced. So we came to Vegas, but I couldn’t even get a drink so I didn’t actually think I was actually going to be able to get married.”
They married at the Silver Bell Wedding Chapel: The two tied the knot at 2 a.m. at the Silver Bell Wedding Chapel.
The quick marriage didn’t end well. The actor — who these days has been happily attached to longtime girlfriend Morgana McNelis for 12 years now — admitted that the marriage ended after “three terrible, painful, expensive years.” Still, there was a silver lining after their 2002 divorce.
“I got the cats at the end of it, so there was a small victory.”