Sometimes, a couple’s on-set chemistry gives way to a love story off-screen. It’s not a secret that there are Hollywood couples who met on the set, and their co-starring roles blossom into romance. ‘The Americans” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have a similar love story. Let’s learn more about their relationship and discover Russell’s net worth in 2023.
Russell started her acting career in 1991, but she gained recognition for her role in the television series ‘Felicity,‘ which ran from 1998 to 2002. This project earned her a Golden Globe Award and opened doors to more opportunities, including roles in blockbuster films like ‘Mission: Impossible III‘ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.‘
On the other hand, Rhys began his career in the UK before making a name for himself in Hollywood. He is widely known for his role in the television series ‘The Americans,’ where he co-starred with Russell. This part led to him receiving an Emmy award and meeting the love of his life.
It all started on the set of ‘The Americans,’ where their on-screen relationship eventually blossomed into real-life love. The pair first sparked dating rumors in 2013 after Russell’s separation from ex-husband Shane Deary. According to People, Rhys humorously responded to dating rumors with Russell in March 2014, saying:
“That’s the best [rumor] I love.”
Before reconnecting in 2012 as co-stars in the series ‘The Americans,’ Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys first met in 2002 at a kickball game party. During his appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens in 2017, Rhys admitted that he asked for Russell’s number after their first meeting:
“We actually met a long time ago, and I very drunkenly asked for her number. It was a parking lot, very romantic, and she asked me to open a beer after a kickball party.”
The relationship was confirmed in April 2014 when they were spotted on a date at The Public Theater in New York City. Since then, Russell and Rhys have maintained a relatively private but steady relationship. The couple shares a 7-year-old son named Sam, and Rhys is also a stepfather to Russell’s two children from her marriage to Deary, who are River and Willa Lou.
While they have managed to keep their relationship low-key, their chemistry isn’t something they can hide. The couple’s joint appearances at award shows, red-carpet events, and interviews often display their mutual affection.
For instance, during the 2018 Emmy Awards, Rhys shared that Russell had humorously threatened to punch him if he publicly proposed during his acceptance speech. A year later, in 2019, they joked about breaking up if only one of them picked up a Golden Globe.
Stressing the importance of alone time in a relationship, Rhys also revealed their secret to keep things steady in 2017:
“She has the patience of a saint, so that helps. That is basically it. And alcohol, the great leveler, the great equalizer. Everything is so much better after a good, solid half-bottle of red wine!”
Now, shifting our attention to Russell’s net worth. Given her career in the industry spanning three decades, it’s no surprise that Russell has accumulated substantial wealth. As of 2023, Keri’s net worth stands at an estimated $18 million. This sum takes into account her earnings from television and film roles, brand endorsements, and other personal investments.
This year, the couple reunited on-screen in 2023 in the film ‘Cocaine Bear.’ More recently, in April 2023, the cast of ‘The Americans,’ including Russell and Rhys, reunited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series. Today, the pair is thankful that their tentative approach toward their romance worked out.