Stranger Things Star David Harbour Leaves Fans Speechless With Famous Wife

Fans of Stranger Things star David Harbour have been shocked to learn of his marriage to Lily Allen.
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David Harbour, the charming heartthrob from the hit show Stranger Things, has a very famous wife in real life.

So, let’s take a peek into Harbour’s personal life off-screen, particularly his romantic journey – which his character was well known for on the Netflix hit.

While we rooted for the on-screen chemistry between Jim Hopper and Joyce Byers (played by Winona Ryder) to blossom into a real-life romance, it seems that Harbour’s heart already belongs to someone else.

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The 48-year-old actor is happily married to singer-songwriter Lily Allen.

Their love story began back in 2019 when Harbour was sporting a messy beard for his role as Red Guardian in Black Widow.

The two met through the exclusive celebrity dating app Raya, and it didn’t take long for sparks to fly.

Speaking to the NY Times, Harbour playfully admitted that Allen fell for him when he was at his ‘worst’, both physically and hair-wise, weighing 280-lbs.

Their first date was at the esteemed Wolseley Restaurant in London, setting the stage for a blossoming romance.

Before finding love with Allen, Harbour had previously dated actresses Maria Thayer and Julia Stiles, as well as singer-songwriter Alison Sudol.

But it was with the ‘Smile’ singer that he found a deep connection, one that would lead to a beautiful union.

Their love story reached new heights when Harbour decided to pop the question.

It’s a heartwarming tale, as Allen’s eldest daughter, Ethel, played an unexpectedly hilarious role in the proposal.

David Harbour and Lily Allen.
Fans were shocked by David Harbour being married to Lily Allen. Credit: @lilyallen/Instagram

Referring to Harbour as ‘just some guy in our lives’, Ethel inadvertently paved the way for a momentous step in their relationship.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the couple decided to tie the knot in a special ceremony.

In September 2020, Harbour and Allen exchanged vows in a quaint Vegas wedding officiated by none other than an Elvis Presley impersonator.

For the occasion, Harbour donned a simple black tuxedo, while the ‘Not Fair’ artist stunned in a short white Dior dress.

The ceremony was followed by a fun afterparty with burgers at In-N-Out.

However, the couple didn’t intend to announce the news publicly, but thanks to the Las Vegas Twitter account, their marriage certificate made its way into the limelight.

Allen was previously married to Sam Cooper and shares two daughters with him: Ethel Mary (born in 2011) and Marnie Rose (born in 2013).

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Harbour has developed a strong bond with Allen’s children.

In an interview with tWitch, he lovingly shared that the British girls see him as their ‘extra jungle gym’, and while they adore him, they also have a knack for playfully wreaking havoc on his lower back.

Fans were surprised to learn of the famous couple, with many taking to social media to express their shock.

In response to a clip of the pair on TikTok, one viewer commented: “I only found out recently and was mind-blown.”

Another added: “He’s married to Lily Allen?!”

“They are adorable together,” a third gushed.

In agreement, a fourth wrote: “I love them together.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.