Even though they’ve been dating for over half a decade, Anna Kendrick and Ben Richardson are hands down one of the least well-known couples in Hollywood. In fact, their relationship is so low-key that most people probably haven’t even heard of either of the movies that most likely brought the two together in the first place.
How Did Anna Kendrick And Ben Richardson Meet?Richardson, a cinematographer, worked with director Joe Swanberg on 2013’s Drinking Buddies and 2014’s Happy Christmas, both of which starred Kendrick. Although the couple is extremely private — seriously, we can’t help but respect just how tight-lipped the actress has been in interviews and on the red carpet — we at least know that they were dating by 2014. In fact, so few people know about Richardson in the first place that he barely even gets a reference in most celebrity gossip. If he’s not ignored entirely, he’s typically placed in an incredibly degrading role as a man about to lose his partner to an A-lister. Dating someone so popular can’t be easy, and if the rumors are anything to go by, it’s a lifestyle full of countless whispers about other men and wild flirtations.
Anna Kendrick Almost Ran Off With Justin Timberlake?With someone as popular and in-demand as Anna Kendrick, she’s pretty much always going to have at least one co-star that would make most people swoon. Take, for example, her Trolls World Tour co-star Justin Timberlake — after he was photographed holding hands with Alisha Wainwright last fall, a Life & Style report said that his time with Kendrick was looking a little suspicious. According to the outlet’s insiders, Jessica Biel just flat out didn’t trust Anna Kendrick with her husband.
“Jessica made it clear that she expects Justin to be on his best behavior,” said an anonymous source. The tipster also added that Biel told him their “marriage would be over for good” should anything happen between Timberlake and Kendrick. It was ultimately some pretty brutal gossip about Kendrick, considering it essentially profiled her as, at the very least, up to no good when it came to another woman’s husband. However, that wasn’t the only takeaway from the rumor. Once again, Ben Richardson’s relationship with Kendrick was completely tossed aside once someone with much more visible star power got added to the mix. It’s one thing to point out the reasons why a person might be jealous of their partner’s co-worker or how friendly they might seem to be with a particularly handsome friend, but it’s pretty rough to be treated as less than an afterthought as soon as someone like Timberlake can be added to the story. However, this is far from the only time Richardson’s six-year relationship was implied to be teetering on the edge of non-existent.