Rachel has had some high profile relationships after her break through in Hollywood although Rachel is a very private person. She stated in 2008 she “decided to remain hush when it comes to matters of the heart“, we respect her privacy so we only used confirmed information for this page – like we do for our whole website – and avoid rumors and gossip.

Michael Sheen (2010-Present)

“She’s a genuinely lovely lady as well as being stunningly beautiful and very talented so, you know, she’s got it all going on there.”
Michael Sheen on Rachel (ET Canada)

Rachel met the Welsh actor Michael Sheen, best known for his roles in “Frost/Nixon”, “Underworld”, “Twilight Saga” to name a few, on set of “Midnight in Paris” in the summer of 2010. Michael recalls: “All my scenes were with Rachel. Yeah, we had a great time in Paris“. Rachel showed her support by attending Michael’s “Beautiful Boy” at Toronto’s International Film Festival (September 2010 | view images), they later confirmed they started dating after the filming of “Midnight in Paris” in Rachel’s hometown Toronto. They were seen while strolling in Toronto (October 2010 | view images) and saying goodbye at LAX two months later (December 2010 | view images).

“She’s smart, funny and sexy, like a cross between Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda.”
Michael Sheen on Rachel (Instyle Magazine)

Rachel still lives in Toronto while Michael lives in Wales and LA – to be with his daughter Lily Mo – and they travel back and forward. Rachel admitted early she believes a long-distance relationship can work: “I think if two people are willing to work on it and just accept that it was what it i, then it’s possible. It’s when you’re trying to battle something you just can’t change that it falls. “. They were both photographed after arriving in Dublin (February 2011 | view images). Rachel was seen while Michael received an award and rehearsed for “The Passion” (April 2011) while Michael showed up while Rachel was filming “The Vow” in Toronto (October 2010) | view images).

Other more recent sightings of them are out & about in LA in May. They were seen strolling in Los Feliz (view images), doing grocery shopping (view images) and out with Michael’s daughter Lily Mo (view images).

Rachel & Michael both attended, alongside director Woody Allen and their co-stars, the premiere and Opening of Cannes Film Festival for “Midnight in Paris” in May (view images). It was followed by their first public event, the premiere of “Sleeping Beauty”, the next day (view images). They officially confirmed their relationship during the New York screening/premiere for “Midnight in Paris” (view images) . Michael confirmed: “We’ve been a couple for a while now” to ABC News.

Rachel and Michael were seen out & about in LA (view images) and Toronto (view images) after the “Midnight in Paris” premiere.

Michael Quotes

“She’s talented, intelligent, beautiful. She’s warm and friendly. She’s very supportive, and very kind, very funny. She makes me laugh a lot.”
Michael Sheen on Rachel (People Magazine)

“She has a real honesty and a real vulnerability about what she does. She has a real emotional presence.”
Michael Sheen on Rachel’s acting ability (People Magazine)

“We first met in Paris [during the filming of “Midnight in Paris”] and had a wonderful time … we’ve been together for a while now. She loves good food and good wine … same as me! We had lots of great meals together. Not just me and Rachel but a few of us all. It was a very pleasurable time, very enjoyable.”
Michael Sheen on meeting Rachel (Hollywood Life)

“She gives me the time of day. We have a great time. We laugh a lot and I think that’s really important”
Michael Sheen on Rachel (Hollywood Life)

“She’s you know, one of the best actresses of her generation. And I could watch her doing anything on film, she’s just brilliant. She brings such a kind of emotional honesty and warmth. And she’s so likable but she’s not afraid to really make herself vulnerable. And, I love watching her on film.”
Michael Sheen on Rachel (Popsugar Rush)

“I met her for the first time on this [Midnight in Paris], and it was the beginning of a lovely relationship.”
Michael Sheen on Rachel (Popsugar Rush)

“I will be forever grateful that it was where I met Rachel, Nothing happened while we were filming, It was a lot later on after that.”
Michael Sheen meeting Rachel (E! Online)

“It was the three of us: myself, Rachel, and [actress] Nina Arianda, who plays my wife in the film. We spent our nights really laughing, and walking around Paris, Notre Dame is my favorite spot, and having great meals. It was a great way to get to know anyone.”
Michael Sheen on shooting Midnight in Paris (US Magazine)

“We love going to little diners, out of the way places, so we found some great little spots out in Louisiana, my favorite meal is breakfast!”
Michael Sheen on going out to dinner (US Magazine)

“She’s the most wonderful person I know. We got to know each other on set [in Paris], it was an amazing time. We’ve been a couple for a while now.”
Michael Sheen on Rachel (US Magazine)

Rachel Quotes

“I think it’s always great to have those memories to share, and I think it would have been special no matter where it was. But, yeah, it will always have a great place in my heart.”
Rachel McAdams on filming in Paris with Michael Sheen (People Magazine)

“He’s a fantastic actor, one of the best.”
Rachel McAdams on Michael Sheen (People Magazine)

“I don’t think it was planned one way or the other.”
Rachel McAdams on going public with their relationship (People Magazine)

“Michael is a very funny person. I have a lot of Welsh on my grandmother’s side. Michael and I didn’t get together while we were filming Midnight in Paris, which I feel strongly about not doing when I’m working. We became quite good friends, which I think is a great way to start.”
Rachel McAdams on Michael (Stella Magazine)

Others on their relationship

“If it was appropriate to date Michael Sheen, I would, but he and his girlfriend [Rachel McAdams] are so cute.”
Ashley Greene (Michael’s Twilight co-star) on Michael & Rachel (Allure Magazine)

Gallery Links:

Public Appearances: “Midnight in Paris” Film Festival Cannes Press Conference, 2011 | “Midnight in Paris” Film Festival Cannes Photocall, 2011 | “Midnight in Paris” Film Festival Cannes After Party, 2011 | “Sleeping Beauty” Film Festival Cannes Premiere, 2011 | “Sleeping Beauty” Film Festival Cannes Premiere – Inside, 2011 | “Midnight in Paris” New York Premiere – Outside, 2011 | “Midnight in Paris” New York Premiere – Inside, 2011 | “Midnight in Paris” New York Premiere – After party, 2011 | “Midnight in Paris” New York Premiere – Outside After party, 2011

Out & About: September 12th, 2010 (Toronto) | October 3th, 2010 (Toronto) | October 19th, 2010 (Toronto – The Vow) | December 1st, 2010 (Los Angeles – LAX) | February 11th, 2011 (Dublin) | February, 2011 (Dublin) | May 1st, 2011 (LA) | May 1nd, 2011 (LA) | May 9th, 2011 (LA) | May 13th, 2011 (Cannes) | May 13th, 2011 (Cannes) | June 28th, 2011 (Toronto) | June 12th, 2011 (Los Angeles) | July 12th, 2011 (Toronto)

Movies: Midnight in Paris, 2011

Josh Lucas (2009)

Rumor has it Rachel met Josh Lucas because “Sherlock Holmes” co-star introduced them to each other. The first time Rachel and Josh were seen for the first time publicly during the Purple Inauguration Ball (January 2009) and were spotted out & about in Toronto and New York March, April and May of 2009. Usmagazine reported in August 2009 that Rachel and Josh broke up. They never officially confirmed their relationship nor did they talked about each other.

Gallery Links:

Out & About: March 3th, 2009 (Toronto) | March 4th, 2009 (Toronto) | March 24th, 2009 (Los Angeles) | April 17th, 2009 (New York) | April 30th, 2009 (New York) | May 1st, 2009 (New York)

Ryan Gosling (2004-2007 | 2008)

Rachel met Ryan on set of “The Notebook” were they portrayed the romantic love story of Allie & Noah in the ’40s. They began officially dating after the filming ended. During the MTV Movie Awards 2005 Rachel & Ryan won the “Best Kiss” Award (June 2005 | view images) and even won 3 awards during the Teen Choice Awards of 2005: “Choice Movie Chemistry”, “Choice Movie Liplock” and “Choice Movie Love Scene” Awards (August 2005 | view images). There acceptance during the MTV Awards was probably the most memorable acceptance for the last years and according to Ryan it was “my pleasure“.

In 2006 the couple stayed low-key while Rachel took a break from making movies. There were plans for Ryan & Rachel to star in another movie “Lord’s Resistant Army” but the project never got made. In mid 2007 rumors began Rachel & Ryan broke up, Ryan officially confirmed in October 2007 to GQ they broke up a fews months before. He recalls: “The only thing I remember is we both went down swingin’ and we called it a draw.” (GQ)

“I mean, God bless The Notebook. It introduced me to one of the great loves of my life.”
Ryan Gosling on Rachel (GQ Magazine)

Rachel and Ryan were first photographed together after they broke-up late July of 2008 after they departed from a club in Hollywood. Rachel came to support Ryan during one of his gig’s as a DJ. (July 2008 | view images) Soon rumors started Rachel and Ryan started dating again. They were spotted out & about together in July and August and they ‘confirmed’ their relationship late August by going out for breakfast late August in Toronto (August 2008 | view images). Early November Rachel & Ryan broke up for the second time. They both have stated they are still (good) friends.

Ryan Quotes

“All I knew was that [Rachel] was a force to be reckoned with. How was I going to reckon with it, I had no idea. She’s not someone you can ever dismiss or out into any category. She’s many things.”
Ryan Gosling on Rachel (GQ Magazine)

“I mean, God bless The Notebook. It introduced me to one of the great loves of my life. But people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that.”
Ryan Gosling on their relationship (GQ Magazine)

“Women are mad at me. A girl came up to me on the street and she almost smacked me. Like, ‘How could you? How could you let a girl like that go?’ I feel like I want to give people hugs, they seem so sad. Rachel and I should be the ones getting hugs! Instead, we’re consoling everybody else.”
Ryan Gosling on what happened after their break-up (GQ Magazine)

“We were together long before we were physically together. All I knew is that she was a force to be reckoned with. How was I going to reckon with it, I had no idea. She’s not someone you can ever dismiss or put into any category. She’s many things.”
Ryan Gosling on Rachel (W Magazine)

“I’ve been lucky, so lucky, working with […] Rachel (McAdams) on The Notebook. A big draw for me, when I do a film, is who am I going to be opposite, because there’s only so much I can do on my own.”
Ryan Gosling on working with Rachel (Toronto)

“There’s interest but I’m in a committed relationship with film. I’m giving as much to it as a marriage. I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time [Sandra and Rachel]. I haven’t met anyone who could top them.”
Ryan Gosling on Rachel (Times UK)

“Showbusiness is the bad guy. When both people are in showbusiness it’s too much showbusiness. It takes all of the light, so nothing else can grow.”
Ryan Gosling on why their relationship ended (Times UK)

Rachel Quotes

“He did such an amazing job [in Half Nelson]. He worked so hard, too! He never does the same thing twice. He’s very brave. I don’t think he sees the point [in taking a role] unless he can find out what he’s made of every time. He just doesn’t back off. He goes into everything from that place.”
Rachel McAdams on Ryan’s oscar nomination (Elle Magazine)

“That really caught us by surprise. Ryan is such an incredible actor, and we were both determined to throw ourselves into those roles, but you never dare hope that people will be so moved by what you’ve done. I’ve met people who practically cry as they talk about The Notebook to me. That’s pretty mindblowing.”
Rachel McAdams on the success of The Notebook (Movie IE)

“There was that sense that we had let everyone down [laughs]. It was as though we hadn’t fulfilled our destiny somehow, but, again, that’s flattering, because you’ve hit an emotional nerve with a two-hour movie. I love that these things can go out there and affect people so deeply…”
Rachel McAdams on the success of The Notebook (Movie IE)

Gallery Links:

Public Appearances: “The Notebook” LA Premiere, 2004 | MTV Movie Awards, 2005 | Teen Choice Awards, 2005 | Teen Choice Awards Portraits, 2005 | SATAC, 2006 | “Seeds of Tolerance” Contest Winner Announcement, 2006 | 12th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, 2007 | 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2007 |

Out & About: October 21st, 2005 (Toronto) | Hallowoon 2005 | November 18th, 2005 (Hollywood) | December 3th, 2005 (LA) | December 20th, 2005 (New York) | January 7th, 2006 (Toronto) | January 9th, 2006 (Toronto) | June 9th, 2006 (LA – LAX) | July 30th, 2008 (Hollywood) | August 21st, 2008 (Toronto)

Movies: The Notebook, 2004

Earlier/Rumored Relationships

Rachel landed herself a regular lead role in the Canadian series “Slings & Arrows” in 2003 as the love interest of Luke Kirby’s character. After Rachel brought Luke to the Movieline Young Hollywood Awards (May 2004 | view images) rumors surfaced about a possible romatic relationship between Rachel & Luke, however Rachel always stated in interviews from that time, that she was single.

Rachel was also linked to Ben Jackson, he is Jude Law’s personal assistant, because they were spotted out & about in New York City a few days before “Sherlock Holmes” released (December 2009 | view images) but we assume they were just friends.

Relationship Quotes

“Laying on the couch watching a movie is awesome. That is ultimate romance to me. I don’t care what movie. It doesn’t really matter. It is just so romantic.”
On what she finds romantic (Showbizspy)

“Part of me is very attached to the idea of having children, but circumstantially, it’ll have to be right. Too often you think, I just want to have a baby, but your thoughts don’t include the person you’re going to actually be making these little beings with. So I think it’s depend on if I find the person I want to do that with.”
On having children in the future (Instyle)

“I don’t think so [on having a type], although I guess everyone says that, right? I like to be suprised by people, and find that makes life a lot easier too, when you just accept what’s coming your way rather then getting too caught up in asking yourself, ‘What am I looking for? What do I need?’”
On her type (Instyle)

“I usually take away one close relationship from every job, some romantic, some not.”
On her relationship with co-stars (Instyle)