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English Actor And Comedian Simon Pegg Is Living Happily With His Wife Maureen Pegg; Do They Have Children?

Published On 05 Dec, 2018
English Actor And Comedian Simon Pegg Is Living Happily With His Wife Maureen Pegg; Do They Have Children?

Simon Pegg (born 14 February 1970, in Brockworth, Englan) is popularly known for his role in the zombie comedies trilogy known as The Cornetto franchise. Know about his married life and his bond with his daughter. Also, know how the actor emerged out of alcoholism into mainstream Hollywood movies.

Simon Pegg is an English actor who is much known for his role in the Hollywood mega-budgeted, The Mission Impossible Series, the space saga, Startrek, and 2018's gaming adventure film, Ready Player One.

Aligned with such big productions, Pegg looks to be enjoying his work in the American movie industry. But, how is he addressing his absence with his wife and children back home?  

Simon Pegg Relationship With His Wife And Daughter 

As a working parent, it's too well the tussle to balance the numberless personal to-do-list with simultaneous never-ending work e-mails. There are only a few celebs to talk about from conflict-prone Hollywood when it comes to having a stable relationship with their other half and their offspring alike.

Having a prominence career from a much acclaimed 'brit zombie comedies' to working in a heady budgeted the Mission Impossible Franchise, Simon sure might have had his fair share of distress in his life behind the screen. Despite, he still will be the best example to give if it's talking about having equally thriving work and family life among celebrities.


Caption: Simon Pegg in Shaun of the Dead
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Pegg married Maurice McCann, a music industry publicist on July 23, 2005, in Glasgow. Four years into the marriage, the couple welcomed their daughter, Matilda who was born in the United States. Pegg has proved himself as quite a loner type celebrity as he believes that fame is just the consequence of the job which he likes.

He has somewhat established himself as a family enthusiast. In fact, it was reported that he often takes his wife and daughter with him if he needs to travel further adrift and has even introduced a five-week rule which according to him he never breaks, ' no matter what'.

While working in Hollywood one's relationship often seem like a turnstile. Very few have remained successful in keeping their vows down the road. Pulling off that marriage vows for over a decade, Pegg surely seems to have escaped successfully from tabloids playing celebrities' break-ups and feuds.

Caption: Simon Pegg with wife Maurice

If asked whether he'd sacrifice his Hollywood career over life as a family man, he answered to the Dad Info, -

"Absolutely. I mean, I,m hoping it doesn't come to that, but in this game, it's more than possible. But, I'm so lucky. My job would be my hobby if it wasn't my agent says, 'Why didn't you tell me you were doing this job? And I think, 'Oh yeah, I'm supposed to get paid for it!"

Simon Pegg with daughter Matilda
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Pegg also enjoys his fatherhood likewise as he is frequently reported to have been seen with his daughter Matilda be it on the set of kids classic Phineas and Ferb or playing Minecraft.

Maybe it's indeed what really matters to actors that ultimately goes in defining their relationships whereabouts. In Pegg's case, one thing seems obvious that he doesn't seem to be the guy who makes headlines among troubled relationships.

His relationship with his girls has indeed been something that restores faith in love and having a soulmate. So, put together, Pegg, for sure is living happily with his queen and the princess.

Simon Pegg: 'I was fairly lost, and an unhappy and an alcoholic'; Struggle With Alcoholism

It may come as a surprise to know that an actor with such stature as Pegg was once struggling with alcoholism. Consequently, he has also admitted that he was in depression for quite a while.

Simon Pegg
Source: Independent

In an interview with The Guardian, the actor claimed that his addiction was so severe that it almost ended up him with nothing and he nearly even lost his life.

“It was awful, terrible, It owned me.” 

So how once a vagabond turned himself into starring with A-list actors and directors and established himself as the patriarch of his family?

Well, one might guess having to start a family sure might have helped him out of all that boozed up life. But much to even Pegg's surprise, it didn't.

“It was the most cosmic experience of my life, I thought it would fix things and it just didn’t. Because it can’t. Nothing can, other than a dedicated approach, whether that’s therapy or medication, or whatever.”

Simon Pegg
Source: The Guardian

With no epiphany whatsoever, not even from the birth of his daughter, Pegg eventually decided to seek out the rehabilitation. And, it evidently rescued him to reinstate his career in other three Impossible sequels and what has followed since then.

Quick Facts: Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg
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  • Pegg was born on 14 February 1970 in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England.
  • Pegg stands at 1.78 m in height.
  • Simon Pegg is godfather to Apple, daughter of his close friend, Chris Martin, who is the lead singer of the British Rock Band, Coldplay.
  • Pegg was initially lined up to play Lt. Archie Hicox in Quentin Tarantino's, 'Inglourious Basterds', a role that would eventually be played by Michael Fassbender

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