When you’ve got a former “Pirates of the Caribbean” kind of girl and an indie rock star tying the knot, you know that’s going to be quite the celebrity wedding. Keira Knightley got engaged with James Righton from the Klaxons.
Like many recent announced celebrity engagements, Keira Knightley and James Righton have only been dating for a year or so. Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom’s acting partner in “The Pirates of the Caribbean” series, was previously dating Rupert Friend, her co-star on “Pride & Prejudice” but they split in January 2011.
Soon after that, Keira Knightley and James Righton started dating. They were introduced by Alexa Chung. According to the actress’ publicist, the two got engaged recently. The confirmation was sent to the Associated Press: “I can confirm that Keira is engaged to be married to James Righton”. No additional details have been offered.
It looks like things between the two of them are really going well given their fast engagement. It truly does make one wonder why it didn’t happen for Keira Knightley and her ex boyfriend, Rupert Friend. In the end they were together for five years before they split last year. Keira and James Righton have been together roughly 15 months.
For Keira Knightley the upcoming months look pretty hectic. On June 22 the premiere of “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” opens. The movie is basically one of the most anticipated indie films of this summer, as the trailer released in February got everyone excited. The cast features the hot Keira Knightley and the always-fun to watch Steve Carell.
In November, another one of Keira Knightley’s projects is set to premiere. She has the lead role in the “Anna Karenina” adaptation by Tom Stoppard, Academy Award winner for “Shakespeare in Love”. The movie also marks Keira Knightley’s third collaboration with director Joe Wright. Given the success the two had with previous titles such as “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement” it’s likely “Anna Karenina” will be just as spectacular.
With so much on her plate, it’s going to be hard to have the wedding ready and meet the shooting schedule. Two years ago Keira was asked about balancing her love life and her career. She said: “It’s hard to have a relationship when I’m working so much. But then you have to think, ‘What is actually important in life?’ Is career your only thing?”