1999 - 2001Watts and Hopkins, a director, dated for a few years before her career in the US seriously took off.She once said that she worked on a commercial with him when she was a kid, and when they met up over the years, they started a romantic relationship.“The have a lot in common beyond the movie business…Naomi and Liev are both single parents to two boys and they’re both ex-pats living in New York.” [From The National Enquirer, print edition, March 13, 2017] As you know Naomi and her longterm partner and sons’ father, Liev Schreiber, split late last year.It has to be stuff that you're connecting with, if it's bringing something back into your own life.""If it's not growing me," she says, "then what's the point?"The older she gets, the more confident the two-time Oscar nominee becomes.Though they had briefly crossed paths in a Toronto hotel lobby years before, everything changed when he ran into Watts again at the 2005 Met Gala.According to Schreiber, seeing her there that night was “a ray of light.” “She said, ‘What are you doing later on—you want to go dancing? So I went down to this club that she told me to meet her at, and of course she was there with Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro, and I’m kind of standing around like a bump on a log, waiting for my turn,” he recalls. So I said, ‘I’m sorry, but I gotta go home.'” He continues, “She chased me outside and said, ‘Don’t you want my digits? I think that was it—seduced by email.” He adds, “I decided I was going to make a family with this person.
According to a source who spoke exclusively to The Enquirer, the British-born beauty, 48, sees a lot to like in the Irish heartthrob, 64.
Naomi—mom to Sasha Schreiber, 9, and Samuel Schreiber, 7—stayed busy with work and relied on pals like Nicole Kidman post-breakup. Liev and I are on great terms and we're trying to do our absolute best for the sake of the children, and we hope to keep moving forward in that way.
He's fantastic dad, a wonderful, wonderful man, and we still want the absolute best for each other," she revealed.
“I think I was nervous, and I felt very embarrassed being there, and self-conscious, because all these movie stars were hovering, and I felt … '” “It was the first thing that came to me,” Watts, who now shares two children with Schreiber, remembers. For better or for worse, I stepped into a partnership with somebody.
“I’ve never said those words before in my life and never since.” Then she went back to L. We were gonna bring kids into this world and try to love and respect each other.” The couple welcomed sons Sasha in July 2007 and Kai in December 2008.
"So, that's pretty much all I'll say."The 48-year-old actress' latest comments echo the couple's joint breakup statement, released last September.