Entertainment Movies Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem's Relationship Timeline Since their first film together in 1992, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have displayed chemistry both on and off the screen. Here is a complete timeline of their relationship By Skyler Caruso Skyler Caruso Instagram Skyler Caruso is the Editorial Assistant of PEOPLE Digital. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 22, 2022 03:08PM EDT Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage/Getty 01 of 17 1992: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem meet filming 'Jamón, Jamón' Everett Collection Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem first met while filming Jamón, Jamón in 1992, which marked one of the Academy Award-winning actress' first films. At the time, Cruz was 16 and Bardem was 23. Bardem told GQ that there was "obvious chemistry" between him and Cruz, but "nothing happened" offscreen as Cruz was underage at the time. Their real-life relationship didn't develop until years later when they reconnected on another project. 02 of 17 2008: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem reunite in 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Courtesy Everett Collection Cruz and Bardem officially started dating after they reunited on the set of the 2008 romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona. 03 of 17 February 14, 2010: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem appear in public together for the first time as a couple Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Cruz and Bardem made their first official public appearance together at the 2010 Goya Awards Gala in Madrid, Spain, where Cruz was nominated for the best actress award for her role in Broken Embraces. 04 of 17 July 13, 2010: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem get married Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images The couple headed to the Bahamas to exchange vows in an intimate ceremony at the home of a friend. Previously, the couple were reticent to confirm their engagement, despite rumors suggesting they had. 05 of 17 January 2011: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem welcome their first child Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images The couple welcomed their first child, son Leo Encinas Cruz, in January 2011. Before he was born, Cruz had a baby shower at her Beverly Hills home. 06 of 17 April 3, 2011: Javier Bardem supports Penélope Cruz at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony Steve Granitz/WireImage Cruz made history in April 2011 as the first Spanish actress to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Bardem was there to support her at the ceremony. "Every time I look at that star, I will see the names of all the people that have helped me make many of my dreams a reality," Cruz said during her speech. 07 of 17 July 22, 2013: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem welcome a daugther Steve Granitz/WireImage Cruz and Bardem greeted daughter Luna Encinas Cruz into the world on July 22 2013, in Madrid. When news of her pregnancy broke in January 2013 the actress confirmed through a rep that she was "tremendously happy and very excited." 08 of 17 2017: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem costar in 'Loving Pablo' Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage/Getty Cruz and Bardem brought their real-life love to the silver screen once again when they costarred in the 2017 biopic Loving Pablo. The two walked the red carpet at the film's screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival. 09 of 17 May 26, 2017: Javier Bardem takes his and Penélope Cruz's kids to watch him on set Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage/Getty While filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Australia, Bardem hosted his wife and kids on set. "That's one of the reasons why you do it," Bardem told PEOPLE about accepting the role of Captain Salazar. "To be on a real boat and see the cannons and see the people dressed like pirates. That was like a Disney ride for them." 10 of 17 September 2017: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem ham it up on the red carpet Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage/Getty Images Cruz and Bardem kept the appearances going as they promoted their film Loving Pablo during the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival at the end of September 2017. Cruz stunned in a sparkly beige gown, while Bardem donned a dark suit and a polka-dot tie. 11 of 17 2018: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem costar again in 'Everybody Knows' Courtesy Everett Collection The couple collaborated again the following year when they costarred in 2018's Spanish-language thriller-drama film Everybody Knows. Cruz admitted that both actors received equal pay for their roles in the film. She also briefly elaborated on their process for working together. "We don't take the characters home at the end of the day," she said. "We have similar ways of work. The fact that we know each other and trust each other helps." 12 of 17 May 2018: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem walk the red carpet at the 71st Cannes Film Festival Venturelli/WireImage/Getty Cruz and Bardem posed on the red carpet for the Everybody Knows screening at the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2018. The actress told Variety on the carpet that while working alongside her husband has it's advantages, it's not a gig they actively seek out. "It's not something we plan on doing every two years," she said. "That will be once in a while, if we feel it's right. I don't think it will be too often." 13 of 17 March 2, 2018: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem attend the 2018 César Film Awards Francois Durand/Getty Images The movie star couple stepped out at the 2018 César Film Awards, both putting their fashion foot forward. Cruz was clad in a royal blue strapless gown, while Bardem donned a dapper white jacket finished with a black bowtie and trousers. 14 of 17 September 2021: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem share a passionate kiss in public Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis/Getty Images Prior to winning the Coppa Volpi for best actress for the movie Parallel Mothers, Cruz shared a kiss with her husband during the closing ceremony of the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September 2021. Cruz was also nominated for Best Actress at the 2022 Academy Awards for her role in the Spanish film. 15 of 17 December 2021: Penélope Cruz opens up about protecting privacy of her and Javier Bardem's children Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis/Getty Images Cruz opened up that she's careful how much she shares about her and Bardem's children on social media to protect their privacy. "There is something that is not making sense and it's especially affecting younger generations," she said. "I feel really bad for the ones that are teenagers now. It's almost [as] if the world was doing some kind of experiment on them. 'Oh, let's see what happens if you expose a 12-year-old to that much technology.' " She described her style as "very tough" when it comes to setting limits on technology for her children. 16 of 17 March 27, 2022: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem snag his and hers Oscar nominations Momodu Mansaray/WireImage/Getty Cruz and Bardem became part of a handful of couples in which both partners were nominated for an Oscar in 2022. While Cruz received a nomination for her role in Parallel Mothers, Bardem earned a nod for Best Actor for his performance in Being the Ricardos. "It makes it very special," Bardem said of the tandem nominations while appearing on PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly's red carpet special ahead of the SAG Awards. "I mean, the fact that we are both nominated ... in the same year, it's something that is really unique." 17 of 17 March 27, 2022: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem attend the 2022 Oscars Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic The Oscar-nominated power couple stopped for pictures on the red carpet at the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022. Cruz and Bardem gazed at each other as they posed hand-in-hand ahead of the ceremony. Although both nominated in their respective Best Actor categories, Cruz lost to Jessica Chastain for her role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Bardem lost to Will Smith for his role in King Richard.