Rachael Speed is a casting director who rose to fame as the ex-girlfriend of Tom Hardy, an English actor who famously appeared in Venom. Her most notable works are Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible (2001), Sinchronicity (2006) and Poirot (1989).
Hardy is currently married to Charlotte Riley. He tied the knot with the Easy Virtue actress after the divorce from Sarah Ward. But what you may not know is that he previously was in a romantic relationship with Rachael Speed. The former couple dated for nearly five years and throughout their relationship, they welcomed a child, son Louis Thomas Hardy. Let’s learn more about the baby mama of Tom Hardy.
Rachael Speed Age and Education
Rachael Speed was born on 13 September 1977 in New York, United States. As of 2023, she is currently 45 years old. She is from a prosperous Christain family which means she follows Christianity.
Rachael completed her early education at a local high school in her native town. She then graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a university in New York. After completed
What Does Rachael Speed Do For Living?
Rachael Speed has been working in the entertainment industry since the late 90s’. She worked as a third assistant director in the TV mini-series, Canterbury Tales in 2003. The 45-year-old personality has also worked in various TV series and movies including Silent Witness, Saddam’s Tribe: Boud by Blood, Fanny Hill, and more. Some of her famous directorial works are Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible (2001), Sinchronicity (2006) and Poirot (1989).
Rachael Speed is Tom Hardy’s Ex-Girlfriend
Rachael Speed and Tom Hardy previously dated for nearly five years. The couple first met on the set of the historical miniseries The Virgin Queen in 2005 and soon started dating. After three years of relationship, the two welcomed a child, son Louis Thomas Hardy in 2008.
Sadly, Rachael called with quits with Hardy in 2009. Following the split, Hardy took care of the kid. The reason behind their break-up has not been revealed but there were rumors that Hardy cheated on his baby mama over another woman. Despite the split, Rachael and Tom are still good friends and are looking after their child together.
Her Ex-Boyfriend Has Been Married Twice
Tom Hardy and Rachael Speed were never married. However, the Venom star has been married twice. His first married film producer Sarah Ward. The former couple was in a marital relationship for five years, from 1999 to 2004. After 10 years of getting a divorce from Ward, Hardy tied the knot with Charlotte Riley in July 2014 in France.
The two had met on the set of a TV series and started dating while filming Wuthering Heights together. Rachael was one of the wedding guests of Hardy and Riley.
Rachael Speed- the Baby Mama of Tom Hardy
As we mentioned earlier, Rachael Speed is the baby mama of Tom Hardy. The two welcomed Louis Thomas Hardy in 2008, and as of 2023, he is 14 years old.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2018, Tom revealed that his son Louis played a pivotal role in preparing for his role as anti-hero Venom. He said,
He was pretty much in the driving seat for most of it, and I did use him as my anthology and mythology wizard,” Tom said.
He told me what I was doing wrong and I was doing more things wrong than I was doing right because children are deeply honest. He was my little spirit guide in that aspect. So as far as I’m concerned, I passed his [test], and that’s the best I could do.
Hardy previously spoke about his battle with substance abuse before the birth of his first son Louis. Besides Louis, Hardy has two more children.
Hardy’s Second Child
Tom and his wife, Charlotte welcomed their first child together in 2015. However, the couple has yet to confirm the name and gender of the child. Although various outlets have reported the couple’s first child to be a daughter, it has to be confirmed yet.
In an interview with Esquire in May 2016, Tom opened up about his second child revealing that the first few days of his newborn’s life had been rough on his schedule.
“f anyone else did that to you, you’d have them up at the Hague for war crimes,” he joked about the sleep deprivation.
Baby Hardy Third
Tom Hardy had his third child with his second wife, Charlotte in 2019. Like with the time with their first child, Hardy and Riley didn’t reveal anything about their second child either. The couple has also not publicly confirmed the baby’s name or gender, but various sources have reported the second child to be a baby boy.
Tom doesn’t speak much about his kids but in several interviews, we can see him adoring his kids. In an interview with Esquire Uk, he explained that COVID-19 has changed his focus from work to his children.
I think there’s less reason to work, ultimately, because the life drive is to be with the kids and to be fit and healthy and eat well and stuff. If you’ve got a roof over your head and a bed underneath you and food in the fridge, how much is enough? Because it’s not a dress rehearsal, life, is it? It’s going out live. This is one-time.
Rachael Speed’s Net Worth
Rachael Speed hasn’t revealed much about her earnings publicly but some reports suggest that she has an estimated net worth of $1 million, as of 2023. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend Tom Hardy is a very wealthy celebrity. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a total net worth of $55 million.
He took a salary of $20 million to star in Venom 3. The earnings made him rank in the top 10 earners of the world, in terms of per-salary earnings in the year he made the film. This clearly shows how expensive this actor is.
Moreover, Hardy is an absolute car maniac. He owns nine cars, known to the public. His car collection includes Audi RS 5, Audi R8, Audi E-Tron, Porsche 930 Turbo, Cadillac Seville, Range Rover Sport, Mercedes G-Class, Chevrolet Suburban, and BMW I8.
Similarly, Hardy also loves watches. He has several luxury watches in his collection, including Rolex Submariner Ceramic, Rolex Sky-Dweller, Rolex Turn-o-graph, Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean and Bremont V2 Eddie B among many more.
Besides, an alpha character of course needs a motorcycle. Hardy also owns several of them. He owns a Triumph Thruxton R, Ducati Supersport, a custom Triumph, and many more.