Anthony Hopkins is one of the most acclaimed actors in the entertainment industry for his acting ability and the countless roles he has starred in film productions, which have led him to win two academy awards. However, this is not the only thing that catches the actor’s attention, since he recently surprised his followers on social networks with a video dancing to the rhythm of La pollera colorá.
His appearances have not gone unnoticed by fans, who, in love with his appearance wearing a perfect shirt for the summer that is currently in the United States and the traditional aguadeño hat, enchanted Colombians.
But this is not the first time that the protagonist of The Silence of the Innocents appears on his social networks showing off his love for Colombia, since in March he was seen bleating a merengue by the singer Elvis Crespo while saying: “I am Colombian”.
But the question asked by many of his fans who know little about these traditional Caribbean rhythms, is who is behind the actor and his passion for Colombian music and his outfits?
It is nothing more and nothing less than the Colombian, Stella Arroyave, who has been married to the actor since 2003, and who, according to Hopkins, has changed his life since her arrival. However, the love story between the actor and his wife of Colombian origin began in 2001, when the actor was still in a relationship with Jennifer Lynton, after 29 years of marriage.
According to gossip tabloids, the actor met Stella when he entered an antique store that she opened with her savings and they fell in love with her, as the popular adage says “at first sight.” And although it sounds like a cliché, Hopkins was in the process of separating from his wife at the time and did not hesitate for a moment to get involved with the Colombian, who is 18 years younger than him.
At that time, the influence of Arroyave made the actor acquire interest in painting and be closer to those who admired his work in films like The Father, additionally, his closeness to another actor made him immerse himself in the honeys of Twitter and Instagram.
“I am married to a woman who has foolproof optimism. Since she opens her eyes she is happy. She tells me all the time to stop worrying and let her live in the moment. She taught me to enjoy life. I was about to kill myself years ago because of alcohol, I was on the edge of the precipice, but I took a step back and now I know that every day I live is a gift, “he said in the middle of a press conference.
Who is Stella Arroyave?
Stella Arroyave is a film producer, writer and actress, and was born in March 1956 in Popayán. After finishing her studies in the country, she went to New York to become a lawyer, but over time she went to Los Angeles to fulfill another of her dreams, which was to be an actress.
As is known, Ella Arroyave made her television debut on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2005 when she acted in one of the episodes. In 2007, her life took a 180 degree turn when she was given the opportunity to jump onto the big screen with Slipstream, a fictional film starring and directed by her husband.
The arrival of Stella Arroyave in the life of Anthony Hopkins helped the actor put aside his addiction to alcohol, later, he found a new passion in gastronomy, which with the help of his wife, little by little he surrendered at the feet of Colombian cuisine.
Another of the influences that the payanesa has had on the actor is the fact of being a Latin influence in the colorful way in which the actor appears on his social networks, starring in the emblematic dances that are already acclaimed by his followers.