Throughout Guillermo del Toro’s career, he has remained private about his family life, but he had to reveal his divorce after harsh press inquiries after appearing at the 2018 Oscars with a mysterious woman on his arm.
That year, Guillermo del Toro won two Oscars, one for Best Director and one for Best Picture, among the most important awards in the film industry, for his film ‘The Shape of Water’.
Surprisingly, his acceptance speech was dedicated to Kim Morgan, then girlfriend. It generated several speculations about Guillermo del Toro’s private life.
After thanking his family in general, Guillermo del Toro said: “I want to thank the people who guided me all the way. Kimmie”
In March 2018, Guillermo del Toro officially announced his divorce from Lorenza Newton after 20 years of marriage.
Guillermo del Toro explained to a newspaper: “We broke up in February and got divorced in September (2017), but very few people knew about it until now.”
Faced with rumors of a possible romance with Kim Morgan, Guillermo del Toro explained that Kim is working with him and they had a good friendship.
He also stated that he broke up in February 2018. Guillermo began working with Kim Morgan late last summer.
Kim Morgan is a screenwriter, novelist and journalist. She is said to have met Guillermo del Toro during the production of the film Nightmare Alley, where she debuted as a screenwriter and took three years to complete due to the pandemic.
In November last year, it was revealed that he was married to screenwriter Kim Morgan. According to the media, the couple would have preferred to keep their marriage a secret.
Guillermo del Toro wins first prize at the 2023 Academy Awards for Pinocchio
On Sunday, March 12, 2023, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio won the Oscar for best animated film.
Based on a literary classic, which he brought to Italy during Fascism, it enabled him to delve into some of the subjects he touched on in his films, such as the relationship between children and parents.
Having established himself in Hollywood as the boss of monsters, the filmmaker has defined himself thanks to the most famous wooden puppet in cinema.
Del Toro, 58 years old, the journey was one back to his roots. The film, which he co-directs with Mark Gustafson, is produced in stop-motion, which allows the movement of the figures to be simulated frame-by-frame.
It is the same technique that the filmmaker experimented with in his first short films. He even thought of making his first feature film in this way, with characters made of clay and plasticine.
However, someone trashed the animation studio and destroyed the puppets he built with his partner while watching Viridiana.