Alicia Vikander said that despite keeping their romance mostly private, she wanted Michael Fassbender by her side at the 2016 Oscars

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Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender may keep their romance out of the spotlight, but on her biggest night she didn’t want anyone else by her side.

Vikander tells British Vogue for its August cover story that she wanted to sit next to Fassbender at the 2016 Oscars, despite usually valuing privacy when it comes to their relationship.

“That wasn’t even a question,” she says of her spot next to the actor at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. “It felt like the right thing. We wanted to sit next to each other, simple as that. We wouldn’t have gone there and not sat together.”

Vikander, 27, even smooched fellow nominee Fassbender, 39, as she made her way to the stage to collect her Best Supporting Actress trophy.

The hot couple started dating after meeting on the set of their 2014 film, The Light Between Oceans.

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star also opened up about the advice she received from fellow Hollywood A-listers about how to handle the industry’s most important night.

Vikander said Matt Damon “told me what a rush it was. I think his was the best advice.”

She added, “He said, ‘Enjoy it.’ “