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Hugh Grant, 60, and wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein, 41, jump on scooter after dinner

Hugh Grant, 60, and wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein, 41, jump on a Vespa to head home from swanky dinner date… after denying he married partner ‘for passport reasons’

He recently hit back at an internet claim he only married his Swedish wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein ‘for passport reasons’.

And Hugh Grant, 60, was shirking his woes as he looked very happy to be in the company of Anna, 41, after dining out at 5 Hertford Street in London on Wednesday.

The legendary British actor flashed a winning smile as he and his partner climbed on the back of a Vespa scooter to dash home.

Happy couple: Hugh Grant, 60, and his wife Anna Elisabet Eberstein, 41, hopped on a Vespa after dining out at 5 Hertford Street in London on Wednesday evening

Hugh looked smart in a black suit and white shirt which he left unbuttoned. He carried his safety helmet in his hand and beamed as he walked down the street.  

Wife Anna went for a smart but casual look in a demim mini-dress with a white trim around the pockets and the collar.

Her slender legs were on show as she displayed an impressive tan. She wore a pair of blue and white high heels as she walked down the Mayfair streets.

Producer Anna elegantly climbed aboard Hugh’s scooter and clasped her arms around him as she straddled the vehicle.

They're off! He looked delighted to be in the company of wife Anna after dining out at 5 Hertford Street in London on Wednesday evening

 They’re off! He looked delighted to be in the company of wife Anna after dining out at 5 Hertford Street in London on Wednesday evening

Happily ever after: Last week Hugh hit back at an internet claim he only married Anna 'for passport reasons' after coming across the claim listed as part of a Google search

Happily ever after: Last week Hugh hit back at an internet claim he only married Anna ‘for passport reasons’ after coming across the claim listed as part of a Google search

Last week Hugh hit back at an internet claim he only married Anna ‘for passport reasons’.

The star came across the claim listed as part of a Google search and, taking issue with it, set the record straight on Twitter.

Firing back, Hugh – who married Anna in 2018 – insisted that the reason why he and his wife tied the knot was because of ‘love’. 

Having his say: Bridget Jones's Diary star Hugh insisted he married Anna for 'love' after he was informed of the search result

Having his say: Bridget Jones’s Diary star Hugh insisted he married Anna for ‘love’ after he was informed of the search result

He shared a screenshot of the search results for his wife Anna’s full name, which brought up an online article, published by site Nicki Swift in December 2020, claiming he married Anna for ‘passport reasons’.

Bridget Jones’s Diary actor Hugh married for the first time three years ago and the article quotes him stating in an interview with USA Today that he and Anna believe marriage is a ‘pretty preposterous social construct’, before discussing their different names on their passports. 

On a roll: Hugh was also seen hitting back after someone joked he had 'forgotten' wife Anna and needed to Google her

On a roll: Hugh was also seen hitting back after someone joked he had ‘forgotten’ wife Anna and needed to Google her 

Hugh, who shares three children with TV producer Anna, said while discussing getting married: ‘I didn’t like going through immigration into countries where they’d say, “Everyone with a Grant passport over here, and all the others through there.”

‘[Anna] went through with the nannies. That seemed all wrong.’ 

However, Hugh – who previously dated Elizabeth Hurley – has now insisted that he actually didn’t marry for practical reasons and married for love.

After coming across the search screengrab, Hugh shared it via Twitter and fired back: ‘No I didn’t, @internet. I married her because I love her.’

Not stopping there, Hugh was then seen hitting back at a person who joked he had ‘forgotten’ his wife and needed to Google her.

They had tweeted in response to Hugh: ‘Did Hugh Grant forget who his wife is and have to Google it?’

Again, clearing up any confusion, Hugh firmly responded: ‘No. A friend sent it to me.’   

Hitting back: The actor, 60, took issue with the claim and fired back on Twitter, insisting he married his wife for 'love'

Hitting back: The actor, 60, took issue with the claim and fired back on Twitter, insisting he married his wife for ‘love’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk