The truth about Anna Kendrick's 'secret,' low-key relationship with her partner of four years.

In a world where celebrity relationships form a huge portion of the entertainment news industry, the fact that Anna Kendrick has kept her boyfriend of four years a complete secret is a notable achievement.

The A Simple Favour and Pitch Perfect actress has previously been linked to her End of Watch co-star Jake Gyllenhaal, and UK director Edgar Wright, who she dated from 2009 to 2013. However, it’s her current beau that we’re most intrigued about.

From her red carpet appearances and social media record it could be easily assumed that the 33-year-old is single, but she’s actually been dating British cinematographer, Ben Richardson, since 2014.

While we don’t know how they met, according to their film resumes, it could be deduced that they worked together on the set of Drinking Buddies (2013) or Happy Christmas (2014). Richardson was in charge of cinematography on both films, which Kendrick also starred in.

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A rare photo of the two of them together at the Drinking Buddies premiere in 2013. Anna Kendrick is standing on the far right, with Ben Richardson on the far left. Image: Getty.

The 34-year-old has also worked on movies like the 2014 hit, The Fault in Our Stars, with his 2012 drama Beasts of the Southern Wild scoring him a coveted 'Excellence in Cinematography Award' at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Despite this, even after a requisite stalk of their social media pages - Twitter, Instagram, you name it - bar the occasional paparazzi shot of them together, they keep their relationship private.


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Despite both being prominent figures of the film and entertainment industry, although their work might be for public consumption, their personal life is not.

And given that's what they want, power to them.

They join other 'secret' celebrity couples like Scandal actress Kerry Washington and retired basketball player, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jessica Alba and producer Cash Warren, and Aussie actress Margot Robbie and husband, Tom Ackerley, just to name a few.

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