The talented couple made it official by marrying in a small ceremony in the Bahamas in July 2010.Their first child, son Leo, was born in January 2011.The actress, who won an Oscar for her role as the emotionally unstable Maria Elena in the film, shares many of the same characteristics of her wild and unpredictable character, according to Bardem. Passion for everything.” Her passion is what attracted Bardem to Cruz, 43, who finds her fiery nature beautiful and sexy. The actor, who played the menacing James Bond villain in “Skyfall”, explains that a terrible fight in his youth left him unable to watch violence on-screen. The actor even jokes about taking on his Oscar-winning role as the psychopathic villain Anton Chigurh in the Coen brothers’ violent Western, “No Country For Old Men”.

Spanish power couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem shared the red carpet in Venice for their new film "Loving Pablo".

The movie is based on Vallejo's novel "Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar" and told through the eyes of the Colombian journalist.

They had dated since 2007, when they starred in 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona,' but they'd known each other since co-starring in 1992's 'Jamon, Jamon.' On January 22, 2011, Cruz gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named Leonardo.

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz The 48-year-old actor - who starred alongside Penelope in the Woody Allen-directed 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' in 2008 - has admitted his wife boasts the same feistiness as her on-screen character Maria Elena and that led Javier to question whether the Spanish beauty was right for him. The couple - who have a son and a daughter together - tied the knot two years later, but have since made a conscious decision to keep their relationship low profile.

The Oscar-winning actor told the magazine, “Oh, boy. There are those scenes where we are arguing, she’s throwing plates, and so on.

They have been married for seven years and share two children, but their love got off to such an explosive start it almost didn't happen.

There are those scenes where we are arguing, she's throwing plates and so on. He told GQ magazine: "That's what I find attractive. Penelope has both." Penelope, 43, won an Academy Award for playing Javier's emotionally unstable love interest in the movie, which also starred Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall.

Passion for everything." But Javier concluded that Penelope's passionate personality is what makes her both beautiful and sexy.

, Bardem reveals his initial hesitation about dating Cruz. Vicky Cristina Barcelona that earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2009.

The Oscar-winning actor told the magazine, “Oh, boy. There are those scenes where we are arguing, she’s throwing plates, and so on. ’”" data-reactid="25", Bardem reveals his initial hesitation about dating Cruz. The two got hitched in a private ceremony in the Bahamas in 2010 and share two children together.

Meanwhile, despite Javier's love of his wife's fiery temperament, the actor has admitted to hating on-screen violence.