Renée Zellweger's Dating History, from Jim Carrey to Ant Anstead

The very private actress has had several high-profile relationships throughout her Oscar-winning career

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey & Renee Zellweger
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Zellweger and Carrey dated for one year after meeting on the set of the film Me, Myself and Irene. "You could see that he really flipped for her," director Bobby Farrelly said of the pair (here at the Los Angeles premiere of his film Man on the Moon in 1999). In a 2020 interview, Carrey told Howard Stern, "She definitely was special to me, very special, I think she's lovely."

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Jack White

Jack White; Renee Zellweger
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Zellweger met White Stripes rocker White on the set of 2003's Cold Mountain, in which he had a small role as a troubadour. Although White preferred his hometown of Detroit to Hollywood hot spots, the couple quietly dated for more than a year and a half. After they split, a source close to the actress told PEOPLE, "It was mutual. No scandal. No new relationships."

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Kenny Chesney


Zellweger once told PEOPLE, "I've never been the kind of girl who sits there and dreamily says, 'Oh, when I get married ...' " So it came as a surprise when she wed country star Kenny Chesney on May 9, 2005, after knowing him for three months. Four mounts after they tied the knot, Zellweger filed to annul the marriage, citing "fraud" as the reason for the split. Both stars asked for privacy as news broke, and never spoke of the marriage or separation.

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Bradley Cooper

Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper strolling in Paris

After meeting on the set of their film Case 39, Cooper and Zellweger struck up a relationship, getting serious enough to spend holidays with his family and for the actress to enjoy girls' nights with Cooper's mom. Engagement rumors swirled as the stars stayed silent on their status (outside of Cooper once telling ET, "I just love her"), but PEOPLE ultimately confirmed their breakup in early 2011.

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Doyle Bramhall II

Renee Zellweger; Doyle Bramhall
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The actress' longest public relationship was with the musician, whom she dated from 2012 to 2019 (they first met at the University of Texas in the '80s). "Isn't he cute? He's a very sweet man," the actress told PEOPLE in a 2015 chat. "I'm very, very happy right now." Speaking to PEOPLE following their breakup, she said of love, "[it] kind of stays. And that over time, even when you think it's gone, reflecting on it, it's still very much there. It's kind of great, actually."

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Ant Anstead

Renee Zellweger, Ant Anstead
Reneé Zellweger; Ant Anstead. Kevin Mazur/Getty; Can Nguyen/Shutterstock

Most recently, PEOPLE confirmed Zellweger is dating Wheeler Dealers star Anstead, who just finalized his divorce from HGTV star Christina Haack. Zellweger and Anstead worked together on the set of his upcoming Discovery+ series Celebrity IOU: Joyride, earlier in June 2021. TMZ was first to report the news.

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