How Did Armie Hammer And Elizabeth Chambers Meet?

The following article contains mentions of sexual assault and violence.

Actor Armie Hammer has become the subject of controversy since reports first arose about his comments to and behavior with his romantic partners, much of which was sexually violent in nature and included discussions of cannibalism. The revelations have created notable legal troubles for the star, who is now separated from his former wife, Elizabeth Chambers, with whom he shares two children.

Given the many shocking details that emerged from the docuseries "House of Hammer" and other sources, such as Entertainment Weekly, fans are likely wondering how Chambers and Hammer met to begin with. Despite Hammer's inherited wealth and the allegations made by many of his former partners, Chambers and Hammer seem to have had a relatively normal relationship with one another. That was, at least, until Chambers stated that she had "No. Words." to describe the rumors that had begun to surface about Hammer (via Vanity Fair).

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The two met when they were relatively young

Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers met when they were 19 and 23, respectively, according to an article from E! News. In a piece from Vulture, Hammer clarified the circumstances under which they met through a mutual friend of theirs, including that Chambers had a boyfriend at the time. "Our friendship continued to grow and grow until one day when I was like, 'I can't be friends with you anymore. You've got to break up with your boyfriend, and we've got to start dating,'" Chambers recalled to Vulture.  

Inside Weddings reported on the couple's 2010 rehearsal dinner, and Us Weekly reported that their wedding was also featured in the January 2011 issue of Town & Country. Chambers said to Us Weekly in 2013 of her decision to marry Hammer, "He sat me down and said, 'Look, we don't have to do this. We could just go our own ways, and then one day you'll be 40 and divorced, and we'll run into each other, and we'll laugh and go out to dinner and have this same connection, and we'll wonder why we wasted all of that time. Or we could just do it now and enjoy the ride.'"

Chambers has spoken out about raising their children

Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers share two children together. Their daughter, Harper Grace Hammer, was born in 2014, as reported on by E! News. Their son, Ford Douglas Armand Hammer, was born in 2017 (via People).

Chambers has spoken out about raising her children with Armie in the Cayman Islands and how they have been doing in the wake of Armie's controversies. Speaking with E! News (via People), Chambers stated, "Katie Couric and my mom, both women I admire, always say you're only as happy as your least happy child. And my children are happy; they're protected."

In spite of the difficulties in their personal lives, the famous couple have been seen continuing to co-parent their children, including in an Instagram Story posted by Chambers (via People). Internet speculation led Variety to confirm reports on social media that Armie has put his acting career on pause and is selling timeshares in the Cayman Islands.