Australian actress Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are reportedly planning to tie the knot after nine years and two children together.
A friend of the actors has told RadarOnline that the couple are ready for marriage.
“While Naomi and Liev have had their ups and downs, including a cancelled New Year’s Eve wedding right before 2008, they’ve finally worked out their differences and are rethinking marriage,” the friend said.
According to the friend the couple have grown close after Watts, 45, was widely panned for starring in the Diana biopic.
“Liev really admired how Naomi rose above the flak she got for Diana – a role he really thought she’d win awards for,” the source said.
Earlier this month, Watts spoke for the first time about her disappointing role as Princess Diana and has compared the film to a “sinking ship”.
The British-born, Australian raised actress told Harper’s Bazaar magazine that taking up the role as the late Princess in Diana, which was mauled by critics, was a risk that didn’t pay off.
But she blamed the film rather than her own performance, saying it took a different direction to the one she’d hoped for.
“I got seduced by the fantastic character,” Watts said at the time.
The 2013 movie Diana told the story of the last two years of Diana’s life including her romances with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan and mogul Dodi Fayed.
Watts and Schreiber have been together since 2005 and have two sons, Sasha and Sam.
They met a few years before they started dating, but it was the 2005 Met Gala in New York City which was the catalyst for their romance.
“I was a lot more ballsy than I would ever normally be. He got up to say he was leaving, and I was like, ‘Oh, s***’. So I said something cheeky. ‘Don’t you want my digits?’ It made him laugh,” Watts said previously.
“He texted me saying, ‘Would you like to go for a drink right now?’ And I said, ‘No, I’ll meet you for breakfast tomorrow’.”
The couple appeared together in the 2006 movie The Painted Veil.