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Does Renee Zellweger Have a Husband? How Many Children Does She Share?

Matthew Published On Thu Jan 02 2020   Modified On Sun Feb 23 2020
Does Renee Zellweger Have a Husband? How Many Children Does She Share?

Here's all that you need to know about Renee Zellweger's relationship history!

The 50 years old Katy, Texas-born actress Renee Zellweger has endured quite a lot regarding her media image and personal life. Renee was frequently targeted for her weight issues and plastic surgery rumors very early into her acting career. Nevertheless, the actress gave her best when it came to acting, calming many prestigious accolades for her on-screen appearances. 

Renee Zellweger won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2003 American civil war drama 'Cold mountain.'
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Zellweger, named one of the highest-paid actress in the world by 2007, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2003 American civil war drama 'Cold mountain.' She also bagged three Golden Globe Awards; Best Actress in a Motion Picture for 2001 'Nurse Betty,' 2003 'Chicago,' and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for 2004 'Cold Mountain.'

Watch: Cold Mountain | Official Trailer (HD) - Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Renée Zellweger | MIRAMAX

After a six-year depart from the Hollywood industry, she has returned to give what might be one of the best performances of her career in the 2019 biopic Judy. Renee has taken on the role of the famed singer 'Judy Garland' in the movie as not only a singer but also a mother. While the actress might've nailed her role in the film, the real question is if she is a mother in real life. And what about her marital status? Let's discuss.

Renee Zellweger was Engaged to Jim Carrey

For a brief moment in 1999, Renee Zellweger was engaged to Jim Carrey. The pair met during their time acting in 2000 dark comedy movie 'Me, Myself & Irene.'

Renee Zellweger was engaged to Jim Carrey.
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The 57 years old comedian Jim Carrey immediately fell for Renee, but she didn't make feelings mutual until after the shoot was over. Talking to CNN, Zellweger said,

I liked him a lot, but you're not going (to the set) for the love connection.

The work romance turned real-life relationship didn't survive long after Zellweger gave Carrey an ultimatum for marriage. By December 2000, the split was announced by their publicists, saying both of them wanted different things.

Married with Kenny Chesney For 4 Months

After a one and a half year-long romance with rock-star Jack White, Renee tied the knot with the American country music singer Kenny Chesney in May 2005. The duo first met only four months before their wedding during NBC's tsunami relief telethon.

Renee Zellweger was married to Kenny Chesney for 4 months.
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Kenny, who had a crush on the actress, confessed to writing the song 'You Had Me At Hello' after he saw Renee's dialogue in Jerry McGuire. This whirlwind of marriage came to an end after a mere four months when Zellweger filed for an annulment, the reason cited, fraud.

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Kenny said to Anderson Cooper in an interview with 60 minutes,

The only fraud that was committed was me thinking that I knew what it was like…that I really understood what it was like to be married, and I really didn't.

The annulment got finalized in late December of the same year.

Six Years Younger Bradley Cooper After George Clooney

A short-lived romance later with George Clooney, Renee Zellweger started seeing the dashing Bradley Cooper, who was six years younger than her. Meeting in the set of thriller 'Case 39' in 2009, the co-stars began dating the same year. While Zellweger took a hiatus from her acting career, Bradley started to hit it big with the Hangover movies. 

Renee Zellweger was in relationship with Bradley Cooper.
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Renee, focusing on making the relationship work, even moved to LA from New York to be closer to Bradley. While the lovers never officially confirmed their relationship, they allegedly broke up because Bradley's rise to fame got in the way. Their fling was over by 2011.

The Recent One: Doyle Bramhall II

A year later, from Bradley, it was singer, songwriter/producer Doyle Bramhall II. Two years after Doyle Bramhall II's divorce with his ex-wife, the twosome who met in the early nineties at the University of Texas embarked on a fling in 20012.

Renee Zellweger was roped into child support battles of boyfriend Doyle Bramhall II.
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An article published by E!News said that Renee Zellweger supported Doyle Bramhall II financially during his divorce. Form letting the musician live for free in her apartment to pay his credit card bill, Renee bore all his expenses. 

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Apart from bearing his expenses, Renee also found herself pulled into Doyle's child support battle with his ex-wife. Doyle's ex-wife Susannah Melvoin asked the court to include Zellweger's assets for Bramhall's luxurious lifestyle. Renee testified in the court about the gifts that she gave to Doyle but stated that the payments she made for him were loans that she expected to be paid back in return. 

Renee Zellweger on Kids, "I don’t need to have kids to be happy"

Well into her fifties and the Judy star remains childless. The actress has portrayed many mother figures in many roles, but in real life, she says that she doesn't need motherhood to be happy.

When asked about it by Extra, Renee said,

I've never really thought like that about anything in my life, really. I've always been kind of open to whatever. Maybe curious... about to see what's next. I've never been deliberate about what would make me happy in my life.

The 2019 biopic Judy's star may have achieved a lot from her career, but she struggles when it comes to her personal life. From comedians to singers, the actress has tried them all but remains single to date.

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