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Inside 'We Own This City' Star Jon Bernthal's Marriage & How He Won His Wife Over

Oyin Balogun
Apr 19, 2022
03:10 P.M.
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Hollywood star Jon Bernthal has a beautiful family with Erin Angle, his wife of 12 years, but it would not have been possible if he hadn't gone the extra mile to win her over. 


In the coming HBO series, " We Own This City, " fans can see TV star Jon Bernthal again bring his expertise as an action film actor in the forthcoming HBO series, "We Own This City." Like always, Jon's adrenaline-pumping stunts will be vividly portrayed in the crime drama set to be released in less than a week now. 

"We Own This City" is one of many shows the star actor has appeared in since his career kicked off in the early 2000s. However, Jon Bernthal reclines into his role as a family man alongside his wife, Erin Angle, whenever he is away from filming. Here's a look through his life as a dad and hopeless romantic.

Jon Bernthal at the premiere of FOX's "Ford V Ferrari" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 04, 2019, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images



There's a thin line between finding lost love and losing it forever, and Jon Bernthal knows the significance of this. Although he has been married to Erin Angle for over a decade, he almost did not get the chance at their forever after. 

In a 2018 Men's Health interview, Jon opened up about his marriage with the hospital trauma nurse and the start of their romance. He recalled that their relationship began in his early twenties.

Jon Bernthal at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 13, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images


Jon had just returned from the Moscow Art Theater in Russia, where he brushed up his acting skills. The star met his future wife on the same night he returned to his hometown in Washington. 

The actor's friends threw a welcome-home party, and that was where he spotted Angle. He stated about their first encounter, he says:

"I know this is the corniest thing in the world, but when I actually saw Erin, it was literally like angels were singing. I had never seen anyone so beautiful."

Jon Bernthal at the 2021 AFI Fest: Closing Night Premiere Of Warner Bros. "King Richard" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2021, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images


The pair hit it off right from the start as they talked for over 45 minutes on that first day. After that, Jon and Angle started dating, but at that time, he barely knew what he wanted in a relationship.

The actor said he "did a bunch of dumb stuff," and Angle wasted no time dumping him. However, it took a series of romantic gestures to get her to come around. 


Erin Angle and Jon Bernthal at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022, in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images


After Angle ended her relationship with Jon and moved to San Francisco, he was devastated. Jon would drive up to Angle's home to leave flowers and poems on her car whenever he was not busy in Hollywood. 

However, Jon gained the love and trust of his woman again after soliciting the help of great country musician Willie Nelson. He recalled visiting the backstage of one of Nelson's concerts with a long letter and rolled joint to serenade his lover.

Jon Bernthal, wife Erin Angle and children at the premiere of "Finding Dory" at the El Capitan Theatre on June 8, 2016, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images


Jon shared: "I told him she's a good-hearted woman in love with a good-timin' man, and I asked him to play this one song 'Always on My Mind' for us, and he did."

Nelson's performance marked the turning point in Jon's relationship, as he and Angle got back together for good. The duo has three children, Henry, Billy, and Adeline, and the star dad is teaching his sons to stand up for themselves and be gentlemen at the same time. 


Actor Jon Bernthal and wife Erin at the EXTRA Luxury Lounge In Honor Of 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 26, 2011, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images


In two decades of acting in Hollywood, Jon has been an all-around actor playing the supporting character, the lead role, cameo, and a flashy role that doesn't last past the second season. 

However, the actor learned that in all, he had to throw in his weight to fit in his role perfectly. In one NY Times interview, Jon spoke about how he excels in taking a supporting role.

Jon Bernthal at the "Ford v Ferrari" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 09, 2019, in Toronto, Canada. | Getty Images


He explained that it was either about blending in with the other cast members at the start of filming or simply keeping the relationship on set at a professional level if he came in halfway through filming. 

Jon starred in the lead role on film projects like "The Punisher" while acting in the supporting role on "The Unforgivable," "The Sopranos," and "The Many Saints Of Newark."

The 45-year-old's most recent appearance was in the sports drama "King Richard." He has been getting award nods for his role.