After dating for a long time, Elisha Cuthbert and her boyfriend tied the knot in 2013. More than five years later, which is now almost an eternity in celebrity marriages, the couple seems to be holding things together and strong.
For those who do not know, Elisha Cuthbert is a Canadian model and actress who began her modeling career when she was just 9. She first became famous in 2001 when she appeared in the hit series 24 as Kim Bauer and then in the 2004 comedy film The Girl Next Door.
On his part, Dion Phaneuf is a Canadian professional ice hockey who plays for in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Los Angeles Kings as well as for the Canadian national hockey team.
Elisha Cuthbert and Husband – Dion Phaneuf
Although it was in 2013 that the couple became man and wife, they have been together since May 2008 when they first met.
By 2012, their engagement was first announced by a Prince Edward Island restaurant on its Facebook page. According to the restaurant, the Toronto Maple Leafs captain who was 27 at the time and his then-28 years old actress girlfriend celebrated the engagement at the restaurant. The engagement was in September of that year before they went on to announce it at the New Glasgow Lobster Suppers restaurant to their friends and family who came to celebrate with them. Soon afterward, the actress also took to her Twitter to announce that she was happily engaged.
Although she had once called off am engagement only a few years prior to meeting Dion, this time around it was for real as on July 6, 2013, the beautiful couple became husband and wife at a ceremony that held at St. James Catholic Church in Summerfield.
It was a very elaborate ceremony which had many people including family members and friends of the couple in attendance. According to Rev. Paul Egan, who officiated the ceremony, he had been officiating wedding ceremonies for 46 years, but that was the biggest he had seen, as far as celebrity weddings were concerned.
After the exchange of vows, the reception which saw over 300 guests held at the at a large waterfront estate which belonged to the hockey player. It was subsequently followed by fireworks.
Elisha Cuthbert and Dion Phaneuf have thus far been blessed with a daughter, Zaphire, who was born on December 21, 2017. The news of the arrival of the couple’s first child was made on the Twitter feed of Ottawa Senators.
The beautiful couple now lives in Toronto Canada with their daughter as Dion continues to play the sport that has made him famous while Elisha continues with her career as an actress. They do not fail to share the pictures of each other on their social media.
Together as a couple, they have a net worth that is estimated at $24 million. The actress has a net worth of $20 million and her husband is worth $4 million.
While Dion Phaneuf remains the first man the Canadian actress has ever been married to, he is not the first man in her life. In 2002, American actor Andrew Keegan became the first man publicly known to have dated her until 2003.
From 2003 to 2005, she dated American fashion designer, Trace Ayala whom she got engaged to for a year before calling it quits and then hockey player Sean Avery from 2005 to 2007. It is widely believed that Justin Timberlake’s What Goes Around Comes Around was about the actress who cheated on Ayala, his best friend, with Avery.
After her relationship with Avery ended, Elisha dated yet another hockey player Mike Komisarek and then American professional snowboarder briefly before finally meeting the man that later became her husband.
After news of her relationship with Phaneuf came to light in 2008, her former lover Avery who claimed it was love at first sight for him and the actress threw shade at her and her newly found love. The then-Dallas Stars forward while making reference to Elisha and Phaneuf said it had become normal for guys in the NHL to fall in love with his “Sloppy Seconds”. The comment attracted strong criticisms against Avery and he was subsequently slammed with a 6-match ban without pay by the National Hockey League.
On his part, Dion has not dated many women in the past. In fact, the only woman he was publicly known with was the same woman he ended up marrying, Elisha Cuthbert.