Zoe Kravitz and Jason Clarke are officially set to be married. The celebrity couple announced their engagement in a sweet Instagram post on June 29, showing off their engagement ring.
The 37-year-old actress wore a cream-coloured dress and the 39-year-old actor donned a suit for the occasion. Kravitz wrote in the caption that she popped the question after Clarke proposed during the filming of their upcoming Netflix film, Away We Go.
“I love you so much. Happy anniversary to the most amazing man in the world. Thank you for allowing me to be your wife,” she wrote.
Kravitz and Clarke had been dating for two years before she proposed. The Grey actor had previously been married to Rebecca Bullard and has children with his ex-wife, Emma, 13, and Benjamin, 11. He has a daughter, Lily, three, with Kravitz.
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Kravitz’s representative told ET in a statement that the actress is “extremely happy” for the opportunity to spend the rest of her life with Clarke.
“She is looking forward to sharing this exciting news with her family and friends and celebrating with her new partner,” the rep said.
A Love Letter To His Daughter
In another Instagram post a day earlier, Clarke gave his daughter a love letter to celebrate her birthday. “Today is your big day,” he wrote, addressing his adorable daughter. “I hope you have a wonderful time and celebrate with your friends. I love you so much. Happy birthday!”
“I would like to give you a letter, which I will give you a moment to read,” he continued. “I hope you enjoy it. I love you more than I can say, and I am so proud to be your dad. This is a difficult thing to write, because I don’t want to spoil the surprise. But, I also want you to know how much I love you. I hope you enjoy this letter.”
Kravitz and Clarke went on to thank each other for “everything,” adding that they wanted to grow up together and create “beautiful babies” with each other.
The post, which has nearly 100 million views, shows off Clarke’s beautiful daughter, wearing a diamond-studded white gold necklace. Kravitz’s representative told ET in a statement that she is “thrilled” to be partnering with such a talented and devoted father.
Crazy In Love
Kravitz has been romantically linked to musician Oliver Ackermann since 2015. In January of this year, the celebrity couple enjoyed a low-profile wedding at London’s Highgate Cathedral, though it was reportedly a “low-cost” private ceremony. Ackermann, who had been previously married, has two sons from his previous union.
While the couple kept their wedding details under wraps, a friend of the newlyweds who took them out for a romantic meal after the ceremony told ET that it was “just perfect” and that they looked “craz[ied] in love.”
The friend added that the pair had “complete trust” in each other and that they both “wanted to make sure that no matter what, [they were] fully committed to each other.”
Kravitz and Clarke, who are both dedicated animal lovers, launched a pet-shopping website called Zoella Pets back in September 2017. The site offers quality, designer pet products at affordable prices. According to the business’ website, the couple are “passionate about creating a platform that allows people to discover and buy the products they love without feeling pressured or pushed into a particular purchase.”
Zoella Pets, which launched alongside their Netflix film, is now valued at more than $10 million. The founders officially launched the brand in 2016 but worked on the project for more than a decade. In an interview with Business Insider, Clarke said that he and Kravitz took their time building the business because they wanted to make sure that everything was “just right.”
“We had a very clear idea of how we wanted the site to look and what we wanted it to represent — a home for ethical, sustainable, affordable pets,” Clarke said. “We wanted to put our money where our mouth is, so we did. We’re very happy with how it turned out.”
While they are busy with their busy schedules, Kravitz and Clarke have made time for their newborn daughter, Ever – a bundle of passion who was born in May 2018. The celebrity couple have been vocal about the challenges of parenting while on the move, sharing a string of heartfelt posts about fatherhood, love, and loss. In April, Kravitz opened up about how she juggles life as a working mother with being a wife and a mother. The celebrity makeup artist told Elle UK that parenting while on the move is “not easy,” adding: “I want to be the best mother I can possibly be and be the best wife to Jason. It’s a juggling act. But I am enjoying it.”
Despite their busy schedules, Kravitz and Clarke try to make time for each other and their children. Clarke often posts about his bond with the family, showing off his protective nature and noting that while he’s “always there for [them],” they still need “mummy bears” around. He also regularly updates fans on the children’s activities, including their schoolwork and sports days. In an adorable Instagram video, Ever can be seen dancing with her dad at their apartment in New York City, showing off their bond and love for each other.
Kravitz and Clarke are both dedicated animal lovers, and the singer/actress has been candid about the difficult decision to put her career first and how it impacted her relationship with Clarke. In a 2015 interview with Elle, she said: “I used to think that my career came first. But now that I’m a parent, my priorities have changed. I really want to be a good mum. I want to be there for my kids, and I want to be the best wife I can be for Jason. So, there’s a lot of pressure.”
Becoming A Family
Kravitz and Clarke made their TV acting debut in 2009 and went on to star in several popular comedy series, including Suburgatory and Girl Meets World. As their acting careers took off, the couple started to work on their married life. In 2012, after signing on to appear in a Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun, Kravitz shared that the role had helped her “reconnect” with her family. That same year, she and Clarke had their first child, Scout, and two years later, they had another daughter, Yorkie. (They currently have two sons named Theodore and Henry via surrogacy.)
The three kids have been a driving force behind much of the pair’s work, with Scout featured in several of their films and on their social media accounts. The family also regularly appears on screen together, including an extended family outing in 2017’s Can You Ever Go Back?
While Kravitz and Clarke had been dating for more than a decade before they proposed, it was reportedly not until they had their children that their relationship truly changed. In a 2019 interview with US Weekly, the actress revealed that becoming a parent “reinvented” her and Clarke’s relationship: “We used to go on holiday, and he would walk the dogs for me. Then I would cook dinner for him, and we would have a civilized relationship. But now that I’m a parent, it’s a different story.”
Kravitz went on to say that while she and Clarke have had “mature” and “heartfelt” conversations about their parenting style and what it means to be a family, they’re still figuring it out and “want the best for their kids.”
Sober Second Thought
As a child of the ’90s, I grew up with a natural curiosity about celebrity and fame. As an adult, that curiosity has turned into an appreciation for all things related to the entertainment industry, whether it’s finding celebrity gossip or following professional sports teams. And now that I’m a father myself, that curiosity has turned into an admiration for all things related to parenting.