Throughout Guillermo del Toro’s career, he has been private about his family life, but he had to reveal his divorce after facing harsh questions from the press.
This happened after he appeared at the 2018 Oscars with a mysterious woman on his arm.
That year, Guillermo del Toro won two Oscars at the most important film awards ceremony – one for Best Director and the other for Best Picture for his film ‘The Shape of Water.’
However, his acceptance speech surprised many as it was dedicated to Kim Morgan, his then-girlfriend. This generated various speculations about Guillermo del Toro’s private life.
In March 2018, Guillermo del Toro officially announced his divorce from Lorenza Newton after 20 years of marriage.
He explained to a newspaper that they separated in February 2017 and got divorced in September of the same year. Until then, very few people knew about it.
Faced with rumors of a possible romance with Kim Morgan, Guillermo del Toro explained that Kim works with him, and they had a good friendship.
He also stated that he started working with Kim Morgan at the end of the previous summer.
Kim Morgan is a screenwriter, writer, and journalist. She met Guillermo del Toro during the production of the film ‘Nightmare Alley,’ where she debuted as a screenwriter.
The film took three years to finish due to the pandemic. In November of the same year, it was revealed that Guillermo del Toro had married Kim Morgan.
According to the media, the couple had preferred to keep their wedding a secret.
On Sunday, March 12, 2023, Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ won the Oscar for the best-animated film.
The film, which he co-directs with Mark Gustafson, is based on a literary classic and is set in Italy during fascism.
It allowed him to delve into some of the topics he has touched on in his previous films, such as the relationship between children and parents.
The film was produced in stop motion, the same technique with which the filmmaker experimented in his first short films.
In fact, he thought of making his first feature film in this way, with clay and plasticine characters.
However, someone vandalized the animation studio and destroyed the puppets he had built with his partner while watching ‘Viridiana.’
After making a name for himself in Hollywood as the boss of monsters, the filmmaker has determined himself thanks to the most famous wooden puppet in cinema.
At 58 years old, Guillermo del Toro’s journey has been one back to his origin.