The Truth About Cate Blanchett's Husband

Cate Blanchett is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood with over 80 acting credits to her name, per IMDb. The actor has won two Oscars throughout her career and will surely add more in the coming years. Her critically acclaimed performance as conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly in the limited TV series Mrs. America even earned her a Golden Globes nod in 2021. Blanchett's performance has been touted as "wordless and devastating," by The New York Times.

Although Blanchett has spent much of her career playing serious and dramatic roles, it turns out she has a soft side to her, especially when it comes to her relationship with her husband. The star has been married to writer and producer Andrew Upton for 24 years and they have four children together (via Oprah Magazine). And while Blanchett may be the more popular one in their relationship, Upton can hold his own too. Keep scrolling to find out more about Blanchett's husband.

Cate Blanchett's husband is also her work husband

Cate Blanchett and her husband, Andrew Upton, are a power couple in Hollywood. Upton is a playwright and owns a production company called Dirty Films with Blanchett, according to E! Online. They also serve as artistic directors and CEOs of the Sydney Theatre Company. Blanchett told the outlet that their working partnership is "fantastic" and "a great love affair."

While their relationship has been smooth sailing for two decades, it wasn't love at first sight for them when they met in 1996. "He thought I was aloof and I thought he was arrogant," Blanchett admitted to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in 2013. "We just didn't really connect and we were going out with other people, who we're still friends with and it was always an issue when the four of us went out that Andrew and I had something going on" (via The Daily Mail).

Blanchett eventually warmed up to Upton and they made their romance official when they kissed after a game of poker, according to the outlet. The couple got engaged three weeks later, but it wasn't as romantic as it seemed. "I cooked him the worst meal. I somehow decided that to stuff a trout with walnuts and goat's cheese would be a good idea," she told Ellen DeGeneres in 2015. "He ate it and then he asked me to marry him so clearly he was, I don't know, hallucinating. He realized I couldn't cook."