ITV Love Actually: Keira Knightley’s quiet life in North London, normal husband, and PTSD struggles
She has two children with her husband, who isn’t famous
Keira Knightley is an English rose who is well known for her role in festive romantic comedy-drama Love Actually. There she played Juliet, with her most famous scene being her boyfriend’s best mate asking her to keep quiet as he professes his love for her on signs, while posing as carol singers.
Keira rose to fame in Bend It Like Beckham in 2002. She also starred in Pride & Prejudice and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Off-screen however the 37-year-old, from Teddington, South West London, has had quite the life. She began dating indie rocker James Righton in 2011 and the duo tied the knottwo years later at a wedding in Mazan, France. They have two daughters, born in 2015 and 2017, and the family lives in Islington, North London, now.
But things haven’t always been easy for the star, as she was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) aged just 22 after struggling to adjust to A-list celebrity status.
She said in a US podcast: “I did have a mental breakdown at 22, so I did take a year off and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. I went deep into therapy. From the inside, all you’re hearing is the criticism. I literally felt like I was worthless.”
She added that she had to go to hypnotherapy to find the confidence to go the Baftas in 2008.
She said: “I hadn’t been out of the house for three months. I actually did hypnotherapy so that I could stand on the red carpet at the Baftas and not have a panic attack. I felt pretty much like actually I didn’t exist and I was this weird creature with this weird face that people seemed to respond to in quite an extreme way, and I couldn’t quite figure any of it out.”
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