January 2006 - January 2011Keira and Rupert met on the set of ‘Pride & Prejudice.’ They started dating after filming had wrapped and appear on our Hottest Couples of 2010 List. Homeland star and Keira Knightley‘s ex, Rupert Friend, 33, is engaged to his girlfriend, Paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins, 38.She was also named one of PEOPLE’s “Most Beautiful” in 1999.'I love my wife': Rupert, 34, shared this precious black and white photo of the newly married couple embracing on their wedding day.Friend and Mullins wed on May 1 and intended to have the ceremony in a field, but it began raining.However, they did not allow the weather to mar their special day and exchanged vows inside a compost shed."Celebrating one beautiful month of being married to my best Friend! "The 1st of May was a gorgeous rainy day with (The Most Reverend!In addition to Rupert and Mullins, the couple were only joined by a female friend and Rupert’s “oldest friend,” who ordained the wedding.
Aimee, who was born without fibula bones, has said: ‘It takes some women till their 30s or even 40s to realise that what makes them beautiful is not what makes them the same as everyone else, but what sets them apart. ‘First I had to accept that I wasn’t normal, and then I learned that what I had been told would be a weakness wasn’t.
Meanwhile, Keira married Klaxons star James Righton in France last year and is now rumoured to be pregnant.
But now Rupert‘s found love again too and it seems his relationship with inspirational Aimee couldn’t be anymore different from his past high-profile romance.
star tied the knot with Mullins — an actress and model who is a double amputee and former champion sprinter — in a surprise ceremony.
“It was four people, two of which were Aimee and myself,” Friend, 35, told Kelly Ripa on on Friday. May the 1st.” Similarly, Ripa also eloped with her husband Mark Consuelos 21 years ago — and shares the same wedding date with Friend and Mullins, 40.