Actor Tom Hardy has reportedly quit London in a bid to avoid a stalker who has been upsetting his family.
The couple were said to have become distressed by the female stalker, and decided a few months ago to leave their £3.5million home in South West London for a more private life.
Tom and wife Charlotte Riley seem to have been speedy with their house sale as its being reported they have now already moved to a safer place for them to bring up their children.
A source told The Sun: Tom is living his new life in the country and has been seen dog-walking every morning. He feels its the perfect place for him and Charlotte to bring up their new baby.
Charlotte is said to be pregnant with the couples second child. They already have a two-year-old, and Tom has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship.
They were thought to have eyed up Devon, but instead have settled on somewhere else just as rural.
Their sudden move isnt so surprising after Tom spoke of how protective he is as a dad – and will do anything to make sure his kids are safe.
Speaking to Esquire magazine he said: If someone takes a photo of my kids, all bets are off. I will take the camera off you and beat the fucking shit out of you.
He added that when he walks around London he knows he sticks out like a sore thumb.
Its like spotting a giraffe walking down the street. I get it. I can see peoples behaviour, I can see when a cameras coming, I can see when a phone is moving, I can see peoples body language, he said.
There is no difference between that and a weapon.The hyper-vigilance. Its just odd. But [pictures of my] kids are a fucking no. They really are. And thats what really bothers me, and it will fast-track me immediately to respond like any father in any situation, regardless of where they come from and what theyve been through.
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