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The Husbands of Alex Kingston: All about the ‘Doctor Who’ Star’s Relationship History

Bettina Dizon
Jun 15, 2022
04:40 A.M.
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Alex Kingston famously starred as River Song in "Doctor Who," making fans wonder about her life behind the scenes. The actress was married thrice, including a union with Ralph Fiennes, that left her with a broken heart.

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It has been seven years since Alex Kingston made her final appearance as River Song in "Doctor Who." Now, the actress claims she would love to return if the opportunity presented itself, teasing fans of a possible comeback.

Kingston made her "Doctor Who" debut in 2008, appearing as a traveler, and although fans grew to love both the actress and character, she left in 2015.

Alex Kingston drops by the Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 27, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. | Source: Getty Images

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Kingston said in a recent interview, "I want to come back. I feel like River – she started at the end, as it were, so there's only one way to go, which is forward and to continue living, to be perfectly honest."

As far as Kingston knew, River Song wouldn't be a character that appeared for more than two episodes. She has since become a fan favorite, making viewers want to learn more about the actress who plays River Song.

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Kingston's love life is one that endured challenges and heartbreak. Her first husband, Ralph Fiennes, left her devastated after ending their marriage of ten years. Fiennes told her that he had fallen in love with Francesca Annis, a woman 18 years older than him.

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Although shattered, Kingston made a name for herself as a Hollywood actress. She later met German journalist Florian Haertel, who would be her second husband. She shared:

“I was nervous when I met him because I thought it was some awful newspaper scam where I was being set up: he was going to get to know me, get all the intimate details, then publicize it. So I didn't trust him for a long time.”

They tied the knot on a whim in 1999 and had a daughter, Salome, conceived through fertility treatment. Sadly, their marriage ended after 12 years, partly due to their attempt to have another child.

Alex Kingston and Florian Haertel during the premiere of "Kate & Leopold" December 11, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. | Source: Getty Images

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Her past heartbreaks didn't stop Kingston from finding love again. In 2015, she walked down the aisle for the third time and married television producer Jonathan Stamp in Italy.

The pair have been happily married since and isolated at her London residence with Salome amidst the pandemic.

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Salome, conceived via IVF, is her mother's most prized possession. Born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, Salome, fortunately, came out a healthy child.

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She was still a child when her mother worked in “ER," but growing up, Salome saw what the entertainment industry was like.

Now an adult, Salome is following in her mom's footsteps as an actress and even shared a screen in the “Doctor Who" spin-off, “The Diary of River Song." There is undoubtedly potential in the young star to become a Hollywood icon.

Many like Salome have followed the same career path as their parents, including some of Victoria Beckham's children, who are becoming singers and fashion enthusiasts.

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