Pull up a list of the most successful British models and you’re sure to find the name Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She has previously been Victoria’s Secret model and was an Angel, doing away with her wings in 2010. Other top brands she is most affiliated with include denim makers Paige and Burberry. Rosie isn’t only a model, she is also an actress, a designer in her own right, and has proven to have quite the business acumen. We take you through a story of how she has achieved much success in the show business as well as her ever so adorable romance with one of Hollywood’s greatest, Jason Statham.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Bio
Rosie was born Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley on the 18th day of April 1987, in Plymouth, Devon to the family of Fiona and Charles Huntington-Whiteley. The model comes from a Jewish family with a deep history in English politics. Her ancestors include the famous politician Sir Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet among other notable names.
She has one younger brother named Toby who became a professional model in 2015 and a sister whose name is not known. Rosie was raised on a rural farm in Tavistock, Devon, and went to school at Tavistock College where she was frequently teased for her full lips and given the nickname “tit-lips.”
At 15 years old, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made up her mind to put her slim body and full lips to use by deciding on a modeling career. Her first step was to work for a London West End-based model agency, Profile. When she was done with her GCSEs, Rosie began modeling professionally. Her first gig was a 2003 Levi’s jeans commercial. A year was what it took before Rosie hit it big and was invited to New York for a shoot with Teen Vogue. For her debut runway session, she walked alongside the already-established Noami Campbell, and soon after, Victoria Secret came knocking on her doors in 2006.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley jas since gone on to work with the biggest fashion and beauty brands there are, as well as grace the cover of top magazines from GQ to Vogue.
Modeling has proven to be quite lucrative for Rosie. In addition to the paycheck earned from her work for luxury brands, Rosie owns her own underwear, make-up, and fragrance line with Marks & Spencer as well as her own beauty website. For years, she has been a regular on Forbes‘ ranking of the world’s highest-paid models with an average annual paycheck of £9 million. Her net worth has been estimated at $30 million.
About Her Partner/Husband (Jason Statham)
For a decade and counting, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been loving her man Jason Statham. Some sort of laid-back power couple, they have given us all some strong couple goals over the years and we can’t help but wish them forever. Their first meeting came in 2010 while Rosie worked on the set of her debut film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
They keep details of their romance largely private but their constant PDA photos go a long way to prove that the two couldn’t be happier together. Six years into their relationship, Statham popped the question like the boss that he is with a pear-shaped diamond ring designed by renowned jeweler Neil Lane. The price? It was estimated to cost around $300,000.
Though news of their engagement was first confirmed by their rep in early 2016, the world got to hear from the horse’s mouth at the Golden Globes red carpet where Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made her first public appearance sporting the giant rock.
Many thought that the announcement of their engagement meant that a wedding was on the cusp but they were wrong, Rosie and her partner are taking their time, killing us all with anticipation. She clearly stated in October 2018 that she and Statham were in no hurry to seal things legally. In December of the same year, news sprang up from different credible sources (including Daily Mail) that the two were planning a New Year’s Eve wedding.
Sadly, it turned out to be mere rumors as Rosie took to her Instagram to debunk the rumors calling it “fake news”. Many entertainment sites even went as far as predicting the wedding venue and her possible dress-maker… To the media, these two are already married.