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Renn Hawkey and Vera Farmiga Marriage Profile

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Renn Hawkey and Vera Farmiga in Los Angeles, California on January 23, 2010.

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Renn Hawkey and Vera Farmiga live close to Vera's family roots. Living simply is a shared value in their marriage. Here is information on their wedding and marriage relationship.

Born:

Vera Ann Farmiga: August 6, 1973 in Passaic County, New Jersey.

Renn Hawkey: March 29, 1974 in New York City, New York.

Wedding Date:

Renn and Vera were together four years prior to their decision to tie the knot in September 2008.
Vera: "We have enormous families, so it was all very ‘Deer Hunter,’" Farmiga says of her wedding, "but without the Russian roulette. There was folk dancing, singing, all this ritual — but what I had not thought of was the fact that I was five months pregnant. We had chosen this flamboyant, decadent tango as our first dance and then when it came time, we literally couldn’t get close enough!"
Source: Stephen Whitty. "Vera Farmiga Interview: Chats 'Up in the Air' and Her Craft." NJ.com. 12/07/2009.

Children:

Renn and Vera have two children.
  • Fynn Hawkey: Born in 2009.
  • Gytta Hawkey: Born in 2010.

Occupations:

Vera: Actress, dancer.

Renn: Actor, director, musician, writer, carpenter.

Residences:

Renn and Vera's primary home is a farm in Ulster County, New York where they raise goats. They also spend time in Los Angeles, California.
Vera: "And living where I do has always been a great vantage point for me. It allows me to live in a simple way where I don't need to feel the pressure of taking this role or that role just in order to maintain the lease on my very expensive hot-rod car. There's none of that."
Source: Mick Brown. "Vera Farmiga: rare breed. Telegraph.co.uk. 8/30/2008.

Previous Marriages:

Vera had one previous marriage.
  • Sebastian Roche: Vera and French actor Sebastian met while working on the television series Roar. They eloped to the Bahamas in 1997. In 2005 the marriage ended in divorce.

Quotes About the Marriage of Vera Farmiga and Renn Hawkey:

Vera: “I met Renn five years ago,” she gushes, “and I wanted to have a baby with him from the moment I laid eyes on him!”
Source: Kevin Maher. "Vera Farmiga, Star or Shepherdess?" Timesonline.co.uk. 1/11/2010.

Stephen Whitty: "Early on, it gave pause to her new husband, keyboardist Renn Hawkey, who wondered if she might stop doing nude scenes now that they were a couple. Farmiga — who agrees to them or not depending on the script, the director and the mood on the set — then asked Hawkey how he’d feel if she asked him to stop playing certain notes. He dropped his objection."
Source: Stephen Whitty. "Vera Farmiga Interview: Chats 'Up in the Air' and Her Craft." NJ.com. 12/07/2009.

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