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Actor-Director Peter Billingsley is happily engaged to longtime girlfriend Buffy Bains. Is the couple planning to get married this year?

Updated On 30 Jan, 2024 Published On 13 Apr, 2017
Actor-Director Peter Billingsley is happily engaged to longtime girlfriend Buffy Bains. Is the couple planning to get married this year?

Peter Billingsley is happily engaged to his girlfriend Buffy Baines and is soon to get married. Has no children and not no divorce rumors.

Peter Billingsley, best known for his role as a kid, Ralphie Parker in the 1983 hit movie, A Christmas Story, is now all grown up to be a handsome actor, director as well as a producer.

Peter Billingsley is best known for his role in A Christmas Story. SOURCE: Hollywood Life

The contributions of Peter behind the screen have gained him much recognition as compared to his onscreen performances and now, everyone wants to know all the details about this great producer and director.

Billingsley has not been linked with any woman and the reason behind this is that he is in a committed relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Buffy Bains, and the good news is that they got happily engaged in 2015.

Let's talk in detail about this wonderful couple in today's section.

Actor Peter Billingsley Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend Buffy Bains! Is She His Wife? How's Their Relationship? 

The veteran actor who made his mark in Hollywood by playing Ralphie in the hit movie, A Christmas Story is already off the market!

Peter Billingsley at Los Angeles Premiere of ''Couples Retreat'' held at Mann's Village Theatre, California - 2009
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The A Christmas Story actor announced his engagement with his fiancee Buffy Bains in 2015. The pair, however, never announced anything about getting married or planning for a wedding. Many were dying to see him looking handsome in the groom's suit with his gorgeous soon-to-be wife, Buffy.

Fast forward to the present, Billingsley's former fiancée Buffy has now become his beloved wife. While the A Christmas Story actor has kept the exact date of their marriage private, there has been speculation that their union took place approximately in 2016. Since then, his wife has taken the last name from him and calls herself Buffy Bains Billingsley.

Buffy Baines is the wife of Peter Billingsley.
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Peter has remained under the radar for many years and has hardly revealed details about his personal life and relationships.

Buffy Bains, the gorgeous wife of Peter Billingsley.
Source: Twitter

However, he previously spoke about marriage during his friend, actor Vince Vaughn's engagement, quoting,

"I'm very happy for Vince. He's marrying an amazing girl. It's a natural cycle of life that we all go in."

He also revealed that he's best pals with Vince as he's seen hanging out most of the time.

So, we can guess he'll make it official any time soon. We are desperately waiting to see them in a happy married life. Peter and his fiancee Buffy reportedly made plans to have a wedding too.

However, as of 2021, it looks like the plan for the couple's wedding is still on hold or that Peter and Buffy secretly got married for privacy concerns.

Life After A Christmas Story For Peter

The actor turned director/ producer has made a greater impact on Hollywood than many realize. He started acting in the 1970s doing local commercials with no real form of stardom.

"I just thought it might be a fun thing to do to get a little something for the scrapbook so to speak."

At first glance on your TV or in a magazine, you guys might only recognize him as Ralphie, but not as a popular actor.

Peter Billingsley in a photoshoot
Source: Buzzfeed

Despite his low profile in Hollywood, he's made it big as a producer in hit movies including 2001’s Made, 2003’s Elf, 2006’s The Break-Up, 2008’s Four Christmases, and 2009’s Couples Retreat (his first directorial debut).

Peter Billingsley behind the screens of his first directorial debut movie, Couples Retreat
Source: Buzzfeed

In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, Peter revealed how he has kept his character, Ralphie alive in his heart through all these years.

He told,

"People keep watching the movie over and over and over and I too watch it during the holidays. It just doesn't go away. 

I'd seen a lot of child actors force themselves to grow up. They would change their name from Ricky to Rick and put on jeans and pierce their ear and let the world know they were an adult. 

But I've never grown apart from the movie. It's a very good movie." 

Peter still remembers how he was very excited to do the part in that movie. He had flown away to L.A. for auditions with his parents and after the auditions, he didn't hear from the director for a very long time.

He thought that he had lost the role but the film's director Bob Clark chose him after hundreds of auditions and he bagged the lead role in the all-time Christmas' best movie, A Christmas Story.

He was just 12 years of age when he played 'A Christmas Story'. In the movie, the boy does his best to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The movie made $2 million in the opening weekend and $20 million overall.

Here's a video of Couples Retreat director Peter Billingsley talking about his movie.

As for now, he's pursuing his directorial career as he directed another movie Term Life, and hope he continues to keep giving the best movies in the future.

Peter Billingsley: Quick Facts

Source: Twitter
  • He was born on 16th April 1971 in New York City.
  • His birth sign is Aries.
  • He gained popularity for his role as Ralphie in A Christmas Story.
  • He was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1981 for his role in the movie Paternity alongside Burt Reynolds.
  • He featured in a starring role in multiple commercials as Messy Marvin for Hershey's Syrup.
  • He was featured as a guest character in the TV Show The Wonder Years.
  • He has a net worth of $12 million.

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