Inside Jason Statham And Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Relationship

Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's 20-year age gap has raised a few eyebrows, but it's nothing new in Hollywood. Though the notoriously private couple has been together for over a decade, and the model has touched upon their age difference, telling Glamour in 2013 that she was attracted to Statham being remarkably worldly and experienced. "We have a connection that has nothing to do with age. Work comes and goes, but if you have someone at home who thinks you're the greatest person in the world, that keeps you going," the model said.

As a matter of fact, Huntington-Whiteley doesn't need to defend her romance with Statham. The couple has one of the most successful relationships in the entertainment industry. They prefer to keep much of their romance out of the public eye, which includes barely making any mention of one another on their social media pages. However, one thing does ring true; this couple has lasted because of their similar life goals and dedication to one another. It's hard to remember when these two stars weren't an item. 

Let's take a closer look at Statham and Huntington-Whiteley's relationship and why keeping people in the dark about their romance might be the key to their thriving life as a couple and a family.

They have been together since 2009

British-born stars Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's relationship goes back years. In a Q&A on her Instagram Story, Huntington-Whiteley shared that she and the "Crank" actor met at a party in London in 2009, adding, "It was instant chemistry." People shared that the two became exclusive from there but made things publicly official when they walked the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February. The model stunned in a beautiful gold gown while holding hands with Statham. They attended the Met Gala in New York City that same year, where Huntington-Whiteley wore a pink Burberry Prorsum dress.  

From the early stages of their relationship, Statham and Huntington-Whiteley have managed to keep their lives out of the public eye, but she did give some insight into their romance in 2015. Speaking to Self magazine (via Daily Mail), she shared, "We're best mates. He makes me laugh every day. I almost feel like I never had a proper boyfriend before!" In addition, Hungtinton-Whiteley explained why she and Statham remain mum about their romance. "It's more work to put your relationship out there than it is to keep it behind closed doors," she said, adding, "It's my private life. Certainly, that's how he feels, too."

They didn't get engaged until 2016

It's hard to lead a normal life if you're Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham. Though the model is just as famous as her movie star partner, she told Net-a-Porter's The Edit (via Glamour) in 2015 that walking in public with Statham became impossible. "People go crazy for Jason. It can become a frenzy walking down the street with him. People relate to him and feel like he's the guy they grew up with, so it's tricky," she said, adding, "Doing normal stuff isn't the same."

That may be why the couple chose to keep the news of their engagement on the down low. Huntington-Whiteley was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her finger while walking the red carpet at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. With an apparent engagement ring on her finger, famed jewelry designer Neil Lane told People that the actor chose a round diamond ring from his archival collection, "Jason wanted something perfect and flawless, and he kept coming back to this one. He knew it was right."

They welcomed their first child a year later

After news of their engagement, talks about a soon-to-be wedding died down as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had way more exciting news to share. The model was expecting her first child with her fiancé Jason Statham. A year after the couple got engaged, she shared on Instagram that she was pregnant. Posing in a bikini on the beach with her baby bump, Huntington-Whiteley wrote, "Very happy to share that Jason and I are expecting!" The couple welcomed their son, Jack Oscar Statham, in June 2017. On Instagram, Huntington-Whiteley confirmed the news by sharing a black-and-white photo of her holding her newborn's hand.

As a first-time mom, Huntington-Whiteley came off as highly relatable in her interview with Net-A-Porter, describing the difficult transition into motherhood, which included slowing down her high-paced career and accepting her physical appearance. "For a period after I had my first son, there was a real shift in identity and a sort of mourning of the loss of your old life and who you were," she revealed, adding that she learned to accept her new life. "I genuinely feel like my life is much more well-rounded."

They are big on supporting each other's careers

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley began a new career venture outside of modeling when she launched her beauty site Rose Inc. in 2018, which later branched into a makeup and skincare company. And who has become her biggest supporter? It's none other than her partner Jason Statham. When the Victoria's Secret model launched Rose Inc., Statham posted a rare Instagram post of Huntington-Whiteley with the caption, "So proud to see you chase your dreams and make them a reality. Congratulations babe."

The "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" star told Elle Australia that she and Statham live to work, which could be why they mesh so well together. "There have been times where it's been like, 'Oh, you're going to work again?' Or, 'Oh, are you going to be shooting in a bikini again?' When you're a career-driven person, it works best when your partner is equally excited for you and supportive. And that's what Jason is. He's my biggest cheerleader, and I'm his.'"

Huntington-Whiteley has also shown support for her man's acting career. In 2018, for the movie premiere of "The Meg," the model shared a sweet Instagram photo showing the pair dressed for the red carpet as their son Jack appeared to crash their couple's photo. "Dads movie premiere," she captioned the picture, adding, "So proud of you j." She shared similar sentiments when she attended the movie premiere of "Hobbs & Shaw" in 2019. 

You won't see them posting much about each other online

Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have been together for over a decade, but you would hardly guess it when looking at their social media pages. Both stars have chosen not to post many photos of one another on Instagram, though fans can find a few posts scattered here and there. In 2016, Statham posted a picture of him and his fiance at the 2016 Met Gala on Instagram. Other than that, the movie star shared a snap of Huntington-Whiteley to support her Rose Inc. beauty launch in 2018. 

As for the model, she's used her social media account to showcase her beauty business and her fashion. In June 2018, she did wish Statham a Happy Father's Day, posting a black-and-white photo of the actor and their son, Jack, on a boat, on Instagram. Explaining their decision not to share their lives with the rest of the world, Huntington-Whiteley told Elle Australia in 2019, "People want to live on camera 24/7, but that's not us."

She's also been adamant about not posting many photos of their children. Huntington-Whiteley told People in 2019 that she wanted their son to "grow up as normal" as possible, adding, "Jack might grow up one day and want to be a doctor or a lawyer or a solicitor or an architect and may not want to have his face all over the internet." 

The model gave birth to the couple's second child in 2022

In the summer of 2021, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shared the exciting news that she and her fiancé, Jason Statham, were expecting their second child. In an Instagram post, the model shared a carousel of mirror selfies showcasing her fashion; however, her last photo showed the star in a white dress with an obvious baby bump. She captioned the post, "Taaa ddaahhh!! #round2." The couple welcomed a daughter named Isabella James in February 2022, with Huntington-Whiteley sharing a photo of a crib on Instagram

Despite being a high-end fashion model, Huntington-Whiteley resonated with mothers everywhere when she told People in 2019, "There are days when I just want to pull my hair out, and then there are days when I feel like Queen B. That's just the way it goes." In an interview with Vogue in 2021, the Victoria's Secret model further explained that her priorities have shifted since becoming a mother. "When you become a parent, you become time-poor. You don't have that time for yourself, or that ability to just go off and lock yourself in your bathroom in the middle of the day and play around with products," she shared, adding, "Oftentimes, I'll have to decide: it's 9 am and I can do hair or makeup, which one is it going to be today?'"

She praised Statham's parenting skills

While Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn't need to decide whether to put on makeup or do her hair in the morning because she's already a gorgeous model, it's a huge plus to have Jason Statham around to help out with their two children. The model has praised the actor's parenting skills, telling Harper's Bazaar in 2018 that Statham is "the best dad. I can't even put it into words ... It's really a beautiful thing to watch." 

Huntington-Whiteley gushed about Statham's role as a father that same year when talking to Extra. Although the couple like to remain private, she opened up about their lives as parents, "He is very happy to get up at five in the morning and do daddy duty and let me sleep an extra hour. He's very hands-on, he's a brilliant dad, I am very lucky, he's a great partner." 

With Statham being a doting father, the model revealed in a Q&A on her Instagram Story in 2020 that their son Jack is taking after his famous dad. "I'm really proud to say he has a proper English accent, and he does have the same booming loud voice as Jason. The pair of them are sooo noisy!!" Huntington-Whiteley revealed.

They left Los Angeles behind for London

Both Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's roots are in England. However, their careers led them to the U.S., with Harper's Bazaar noting that as of 2018, she had lived with Statham for six years in Los Angeles. However, the couple relocated to London with their son, Jack, in 2021. Speaking about the move to Net-A-Porter the same year, Huntington-Whiteley, who grew up in the English countryside, shared, "For me, nature is where I find myself most restored ... That's something I really want to achieve for my family in the near future — our own little slice of nature, and animals and all those things around us ... That's one of the great things about being back here in the U.K. as well."

The Los Angeles Times reported that the couple sold their Malibu home for $18.5 million in 2020. The following year, they purchased a home in Chelsea, London, with Huntington-Whiteley posting photos of their new pad in its design stages on Instagram. In 2019, the pair may have been itching to return to their roots when the model shared a photo of Statham and their son enjoying time together in London on Instagram.

No, they aren't married as of yet

Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have been remarkably quiet about their relationship, sharing only tidbits about their lives on social media. When the pair got engaged in 2016, it was only a matter of time before fans hoped the model would share stunning photos of herself in a white wedding dress, but as of this writing, the pair have yet to tie the knot. 

In 2018, Huntington-Whiteley did open up about the possibility of marriage but added that there was no rush to walk down the aisle. "I think the time will come. We've been so focused on our work for so long, and Jack came along. We definitely talk about it, we're looking forward to that time, it's also not a huge priority for us, we're so happy," the model shared with Extra, adding that she imagined a wedding where their son was old enough to remember it. 

With the couple being so closed-off about their romance, who knows, maybe they've secretly wed after all this time!