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Actor Jeremy Renner welcomed a baby girl last year, and yesterday the Avengers star verified the rumors that he’d quietly wifed up the girl’s mother.

Renner confirmed that he’s married to Canadian model Sonni Pacheco in an interview with The New York Post.

“I have tried to protect my family’s privacy, my wife’s privacy,” Renner said. “I don’t need her to get hammered with my life.”

Jeremy Renner at a Premiere
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Yup, that’s it. One passing reference to his “wife.” Not much in the way of an announcement, but we’re sure Sonni’s cool with it. The man is Hawkeye for Pete’s sake!

Renner has never addressed rumors that he and Pacheco had a quickie wedding so that she wouldn’t be kicked out of the country after her work visa expired.


In any event, it seems to have worked out, as sources say Jeremy, Sonni, and 18-month-old Ava form a happy (and very low-key) family unit.

Yes, Renner has figured out a way to star in big-budget studio films alongside A-list actors while still somehow keeping his personal life almost completely secret.

We’re sure many of the other celebs who got married this year would love to know his secret: