The Truth About Rosamund Pike's Boyfriend

Rosamund Pike almost found love out of a Jane Austen novel. When filming "Pride and Prejudice," she reportedly fell in love and became engaged to director Joe Wright. however, Wright called it off close to the big day, the Daily Mail alleged. Since then, Pike has been in a nearly 12-year relationship with mathematician and businessman, Robie Uniacke, with the couple first meeting at a party in 2009. Uniacke has been described as a businessman, according to Glamour UK

Three years after dating, the "Gone Girl" star welcomed her first son, Solo, with Uniacke, who also has four other children, one of whom he shares with Emma Howard. Even as Pike's success in films took off, it only brought them closer. In fact, Pike gave birth to their second son, Atom Uniacke, in 2014, the same year the much-anticipated thriller "Gone Girl" came out. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actor cited "Gone Girl" for possibly being why she got pregnant. "I've never been in such good shape," she joked. "I think that's why I probably got pregnant so quickly." But as for marriage? Pike is content with how things are, as she explained to Vogue (via E! News) in 2012.

So what else do we know about Uniacke? Let's take a look.

Rosamund Pike praises Robie Uniacke's mind

Although the romance between Rosamund Pike and Robie Uniacke is more private than other stars, in an interview in 2014 with The Telegraph, Pike spoke highly of her man and how he influences her work. "I have a very clever partner who's got a very astute mind and is very, very well-read and articulate and ruthless about how something I do might play out on screen," Pike said. "My tendency is to identify with a character and imagine there is more on the page than there is. He's quite good at putting a check on that."

Pike also told The Guardian that Uniacke is a feminist, sharing, "It's a thing I prize highly and appreciate daily. Someone who's self-confident enough and secure enough to deal with this crazy ... It is crazy, how our life is." She added, "Just the constant shifting. The fact we keep any form of routine is quite remarkable, really."

Rosamund Pike on parenting with Robie Uniacke

When promoting her latest thriller, "I Care a Lot," for Netflix, Rosamund Pike hinted at her life in lockdown with Robie Uniacke. 

"I've got my kids homeschooling me. Because my kids speak Mandarin, and I don't," Pike shared during a video appearance on "The Graham Norton Show." She explained that Uniacke thought it would be "exciting" to speak to them in a language he didn't already know. "So he taught himself Chinese from the ground up," Pike said. "Well, you could call it brilliant, or you could call it really stubborn, or you could call it a kind of desire for single parenting." She joked, "He's basically talking to them in a language I don't understand so I thought maybe lockdown was a good opportunity for me to catch up."

All jokes aside, it seems like Pike and Uniacke care a lot about each other.

Rosamund Pike doesn't mind the significant age difference

To this day, age gaps are one relationship taboo that remains prevalent. People tend to judge couples with an age discrepancy of 10 or more years, with some thinking that women settle for men much older than them because they are less likely to leave. Rosamund Pike seems to be acutely aware of this stigma, but here's the thing: She doesn't care.

Pike and Robie Uniacke have a 17-year age gap, but the "Gone Girl" actor couldn't care less. She thinks the prejudice against relationships with an age gap is unfair, and she's in bliss with the mathematician despite being years apart. "The idea that you go for an older man because you think you're less likely to be left by him, that's the biggest pile of crap ever," she told The Telegraph in an interview. "I have the good fortune of living with a very fearless person, which has been wonderful. It checks me."

Pike also said that her partner is by far the "most interesting" person she's ever met, and her being with him has nothing to do with any abandonment issues. In her cover story with Vanity Fair, Pike described him as a "clever partner who's got a very astute mind and is very, very well read and articulate. The quality I most admire about him is he sees the value in anonymity."

Rosamund Pike is in no rush to get married

Rosamund Pike and Robie Uniacke have been together for more than a decade now, and the two have yet to tie the knot. But according to Pike, she's not a stickler for rules when it comes to relationships, especially since it hasn't exactly worked out well for her in the past.

She told Vogue (via Us Weekly) that she's content with the way things are at this time and that she's not in a rush to walk down the aisle. "You try to do the right thing and the conventional thing, and it doesn't work, and then you're free again," she said. "It is interesting to break all the rules. I'm not married, I have a baby, and it feels infinitely more right."

Speaking to Spectrum Magazine (via Cosmopolitan), Pike also aired out about the unrealistic expectations women tend to have about marriage. "People have ridiculous expectations of a mate," she confessed. "In my grandmother's day, you wouldn't expect your husband to fulfill the same need in you as your sister, or girlfriends, or colleagues at work. You'd have different needs met by different people. Now we want all our needs met by one person, and I don't believe that's possible. Or rather, it is, but I don't think it's universally achievable."