Louis Thomas Hardy

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Mon Feb 13 2023
By   Sarthak

When a celebrity couple gives birth to their child, the celebration becomes a part of their well-wishers and fans. Likewise, the media went crazy after Tom Hardy and his then-girlfriend, Rachael Speed, gave birth to their son, Louis Thomas Hardy.

You must be aware of the multi-talented British actor Tom Hardy, who is known for his roles in hit films such as The Dark Night Rises, The Revenant, and Venom, among others. Similarly, Rachael is an assistant director. In this article, we will know about their son, Louis, and his parents' relationship.

Know about Louis's father and Mother

Louis's parents, Tom and Rachael Speed, first met on the sets of the 2005 BBC miniseries, 'The Virgin Queen.' In the series, Hardy played the character of the 1st Earl of Leicester, while Louis' mother, Rachael, was the series' assistant director. The couple began dating in early 2006.

Tom Hardy with his second girlfriend Rachel Speed
Image: Tom Hardy with former lover Rachel Speed 
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Louis is currently in his now in his early teens. Hence, he might be studying in one of England's reputed schools. So, are his parents still together? No, as of now, Hardy and Speed are no longer together. They separated in 2009, just a year after Louis' birth.

What Was The Reason Behind  Louis' Parents' Separation

Despite being one of the perfectly matched couples in the English entertainment industry, Louis' Parents did not stay in their married relationship for four years. What was the reason behind their early separation?

The former couple has not stated any specific reason for their separation. They might have broken their marriage bond due to differences in their relationship.

Born with a Silver Spoon: Know Louis' Parents' Work

Many people think that kids who are born into wealthy families have a lavish lifestyle. And if your father is Tom Hardy who has a giant net worth, then life must be pretty easy. Yes, Louis, as a celebrity kid, definitely enjoys his luxury.

Tom Hardy with his look-alike son, Louis Thomas Hardy
Image: Father Tom Hardy with his look-alike son, Louis Thomas Hardy.
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Let's know about Louis' parents' net worth. Well, Tom Hardy, an actor, and producer, has appeared in several critically and commercially successful films. Tom has a net worth of $55 million. The primary source of his earnings is acting and producing movies.

Some of Tom's highest-grossing movies are listed below:

YearMoviesBox-Office Collection
2008Bronson$2.3 million
2010Inception$829.9 million
2012The Dark Knight Rises$1.084 billion
2015Mad Max: Fury Road$374.7 million
2015The Revenant$533 million
2017Dunkirk$526.9 million
2018Venom$856.1 million

Apart from acting on the big screen, Hardy also appears on small screens. He appeared in the BBC One's period crime drama, Peaky Blinders, alongside Cillian Murphy, and Helen McCrory, among others.

Further, Louis' mother, Rachael, has worked as a second assistant director in several TV movies and shows.

Louis's father, Tom Was Suffering From Dysthymia

The actor who regularly appears on the list of beautiful and influential people was once an intense user of crack cocaine. Also, he was addicted to alcohol. Hardy never hesitates to talk about his past addiction, which he began during his early 20s. However, he later checked into rehab and has been sober for a very long time. 

One of the main reasons behind his changing personality was the birth of his son, Louis Thomas Hardy. In an interview, the actor stated,

“I was self-indulgent for a long time and I was only thinking about myself and my own stupid stuff. Having a child lifts you out of selfish behavior and gives you responsibility. It forces you to be a better man and to live a healthy life.”

One of the most talented British actors, Tom Hardy, was once addicted to crack cocaine and alcoholism.
Image: One of the most talented British actors, Tom Hardy, was once addicted to crack cocaine and alcoholism.
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Currently, Tom is one of an active charitable person who is an ambassador for the Prince's Trust. Also, he became Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2018.

Tom's Past Marriages and Current Affairs

In 1999, Hardy married producer, Sarah Ward but they divorced in 2004 after five years of the marital bond. Afterward, his relationship with Rachael Speed lasted for four years.

Tom Hardy and his second wife, Charlotte Riley. The actor couple married in 2014 and has two sons.
Image: Tom Hardy and his second wife, Charlotte Riley. The actor couple married in 2014 and has two sons.
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Just a year after he became father, Hardy began dating actress Charlotte Riley whom he met on the set of the 2009 British TV series, Wuthering Heights. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in July 2014.

Louis Is The Elder Brother Of His Two Younger Sibling

You heard it right, Louis is not only one child of Tom as he has welcomed two beautiful children from his second marriage. He tied his second wedding knot with an English actress, Charlotte Riley in 2014. 

One year into the wedding, the romantic couple welcomed their first child, a daughter in October 2015. Similarly, they became parents again after a son named Forrest was born in December 2018.

Well, Tom is very private regarding his children as he has not shared many details regarding them on any media. As it seems, he wants his kid to grow up in a peaceful environment away from the media limelight.



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