American actor Ian Michael Harding is best known for playing the character of Ezra Fitz on the Freeform mystery drama Pretty Little Liars. He is known for the films Ford v Ferrari, Chicago Med, and Long Slow Exhale.
As for his personal life, he has been married to his wife, Sophie Hart. But it wasn’t until Harding’s representative’s confirmation that the fans knew about the Pretty Little Liars star’s secret marriage to his longtime girlfriend, Hart.
All the PLL fans were curious to know their favorite Ezra’s real-life partner. So here are all the details on the actor’s life with his wife, Sophie Hart. Read along to find more information.
Ian Harding and Sophie Hart married secretly
Hart and Harding had been dating since 2011. The actor values privacy very much and has said in an interview, “I think what happens is the moment that you open that up and the moment that you talk about it, it’s now open for everybody to discuss.”
“And, in this line of work, you have to just reveal and give so much of yourself over and over again, that to have something private is kind of a novelty. So, yeah, that’s why I’ve kept it quiet and I really won’t say much else about it other than it’s awesome,” he continued.
Ian Harding with his wife, Sophie Hart, at the premiere of 2019’s ‘Ford v Ferrari’ (Photo: Instagram)
It’s unclear whether the couple was engaged before secretly marrying since they managed to keep their marriage a secret for 2 years. Yes, the couple’s marriage news came to the limelight in 2021, although they tied the knot back in 2019.
Both of them hid their relationship for 2 years from the media. According to news initially revealed by E! News on August 2021, the intimate ceremony took place in October 2019.
News of Harding’s secret marriage came only days after an Instagram photo of him sporting a ring on his left hand surfaced. “Back in LA and living the good life (as in napping in trees and baskets),” he captioned the sequence of images.
In February, Harding shared a clearer photo of himself sporting a wedding ring on Instagram. At the time, the actor posted a snapshot from his vacation to Willow Creek, California’s Six Rivers National Forest.
Ian Harding and Sophie Hart secretly welcomed a baby
Much like his wedding, the 36 years old actor also took the world by surprise when he announced on social media that he and his wife had welcomed a baby.
On the day of his 36th birthday, on September 16, 2022, Harding shared a photo of his hand holding a baby’s hand, the baby being dressed in a zebra-print onesie. His Instagram post revealed that he had become a father for the first time.
“Thank you for the Birthday wishes, folks. I’m thankful for many things this past year, but most of all, I’m grateful for the best early birthday present a fella could ask for,” he captioned the picture.
However, maintaining the privacy Harding and Hart so dearly keep, neither has revealed the gender or the name of their firstborn child.
Sophie Hart likes to stay behind her camera
Hart is a Los Angeles-based photographer and set designer who has been dating Ian since 2011. Although she seldom publishes personal photos on her Instagram profile, she did share a snapshot of him jumping in the air while clutching a pair of binoculars in May 2017.
Hart shot a cover piece for New York magazine with Lucy Boynton. Her work has also appeared in Ladygunn and Sorbet, and she photographed Harding’s book cover photographer.
Furthermore, she works as a set designer, and her set design is included in several picture sessions, including the Boynton tale.
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