How ‘Queen’ Victoria managed to tame Henry VIII

How ‘Queen’ Victoria managed to tame Henry VIII

Stardom has brought with it a series of undeniable highs but an equally undeniable series of lows for actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  Now, however, it looks as though the Irish star who played King Henry VIII in the BBC’s raunchy drama series The Tudors has at last been able to actually put his demons to rest, making a move to live with the beautiful model and society queen Victoria Keon-Cohen.

The 35-year-old has had a tough time trying to deal with a long running problem with alcohol, and actually sought treatment for his addiction in South Africa last summer.  Friends now say that the actor – who has in the past been romantically linked with an entire bevy of beauties, including heiress Reena Hammer – has finally settled down with Victoria, who is currently the toast of the Notting Hill society set.  Many of their friends and associates are now speculating that an announcement of their engagement may well be on the cards before too long.

“She’s been a very calming influence on him and they’ve been getting serious,” says a friend of the couple, who have recently made the decision to move in together in a flat in London worth $3 million.

Jonathan was first spotted out with 26-year-old Victoria two months ago in Canada, where he was filming his new movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Jon Huser