Henry Cavill asked fans to stop making assumptions about his personal life in a lengthy Instagram post on Saturday

By Ally Mauch
May 15, 2021 03:00 PM
Henry Cavill and girlfriend
Credit: Henry Cavill/Instagram

Henry Cavill is addressing some recent fan speculation about his personal life — and affirming that he is "very happy in love" with his girlfriend Natalie Viscuso

The British actor, 38, shared a selfie of him with Viscuso, 31, on his Instagram page Saturday alongside a lengthy caption asking people to stop making "negative assumptions" about him on social media, noting that such assumptions "cause harm" to his loved ones.

"Dear fans and followers, I wanted to make a wee community announcement," Cavill began. "I couldn't help but notice that there has been some social animosity of late. It's becoming increasingly prevalent on my feed. There has been lots of, let's call it speculation for now, about my private life and professional partnerships." 

The Justice League star continued, "Now, while I do appreciate the passion and support by those very people who are 'speculating', It has come to such a point that I needed to say something, which in itself, is a bad thing. We are living in an age of social enlightenment. More and more, people are realizing that their views may have been blinkered and that they need to expand them to encompass others."

Cavill did not go into specifics about the speculation he was addressing. "So, to you out there who are expressing your disdain and showing your displeasure through a surprising variety of ways, it's time to stop," he continued. "I know it can be fun to speculate, to gossip, and to dive into our own personal echo chambers on the internet, but your 'passion' is misplaced, and it causes harm to the people I care about most." 

The star shared, "Even your most conservative of negative assumptions about both my personal and professional life just aren't true. Let's embrace this age of social enlightenment together, and move forward with positivity." 

Henry Cavill, Natalie Viscuso
Credit: Natalie Viscuso/Instagram

"I am very happy in love, and in life. I'd be enormously grateful if you were happy with me. If you can't bring yourself to be happy with me, then at the very least try to do yourself proud and be the best version of yourself," Cavill concluded in the post, which had disabled comments.

Cavill went public with his relationship with Viscuso, a television executive, on April 10, just days after the pair were spotted on a romantic walk together in London.

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Earlier this month, he celebrated his 38th birthday and his girlfriend marked the occasion with a sweet snapshot of the couple on her Instagram Story. In the selfie, taken by Cavill, he and Viscuso are snuggled close together inside a high-rise building, with a city skyline visible in the background.

"Happiest of birthdays to my birthday boy," Viscuso wrote on top of the image along with on a celebratory smiley emoji at the end.