Is Anna Wintour In A Relationship or Married? Her New Partner, Ex-Husbands, Boyfriends, Dating History

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Who is Anna Wintour married to now? The Vogue icon was rumored to be dating Bill Nighy. Let’s meet all her husbands and current partner.

Anna Wintour (real name: Dame Anna Wintour DBE) is one of the most powerful media executives in the world. Her signature is wearing sunglasses as she’s always seen in one.

Wintour was instrumental in bolstering the careers of numerous prominent fashion professionals, including the 1990s generation of supermodels, gifted fashion photographer Herb Ritts, and several important designers.

Anna has served as editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and Global Chief Content Officer for Condé Nast since 2020; she is also the artistic director of Condé Nast and the Global Editorial Director of Vogue.

Away from her work, she is a mother with all her children having an impressive career. She has been gracefully married twice and proudly divorced twice as well. In 2023 MET GALA, she sparked relationship rumors with actor Bill Nigly as they were spotted holding hands on the red carpet. So, who is the Vogue icon’s current partner, and who are her ex-husbands? Read on for more.

Anna Wintour and Bill Nighy arrive for the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023, in New York.
Anna Wintour and Bill Nighy arrive for the 2023 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2023, in New York.

Who is Anna Wintour dating right now? Actor Bill Nighy was rumored to be her current boyfriend.

The British actor and the Vogue editor-in-chief sparked romance speculation after attending the 2023 Met Gala together. 

Wintour and Nighy linked arms on the red carpet as they showed off their sophisticated outfits.

Shortly after the two posed for pictures together at the May 1 event, social media users shared how eager they were for more information about Nighy and Wintour’s relationship status.

It turns out there isn’t any romance news to share. Nighy’s rep confirmed to in a statement sent on May 2 that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star and the journalist are not dating. 

“Bill and Anna have simply been great friends for two decades,” his rep said. “They are not in a relationship.”

It seems Nighy, 73, was simply being a supportive friend as he accompanied Wintour, also 73, on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for her publication’s most celebrated event. 

But, does Anna Wintour have any partner right now? No, she is currently assumed to be single with no husband, or boyfriend, and isn’t in any relationship today.

Anna Wintour and Shelby Bryan
Anna Wintour and ex-husband.

Anna Wintour’s first husband and father of her two children was David Shaffer.

In 1984, the style icon married her first husband, David Shaffer, a prominent child psychiatrist in New York. The editor and her first husband from her first marriage, David, share two children together.

Their children’s names are Bee Shaffer and Charles Shaffer. Her son is following in his dad’s footsteps as a medical practitioner while her daughter is following in on her career path as a television producer.

As a 2003 profile by New York Magazine notes, a fashion industry insider described a sense of shock upon realizing that Anna might have a human side after learning about her stormy divorce from her first husband, David Shaffer, in 1999. 

“It’s kind of chipped away at her whole persona. Like she’s been caught in the act of doing something […] human,” an unnamed source told New York Magazine at the time. 

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Anna’s second husband was Shelby Bryan and reportedly, they were pursuing an extra-marital affair but divorced in 2020.

Shelby is an entrepreneur with ties to politicians like Al Gore. Over the years, Shelby served as the CEO of companies like Millicom International and ICG Communications, and he also served as the co-founder of Miltope Corp and as the founder of PingTone Communications.

Reportedly, Anna and Shelby first met at a gala held at the Lincoln Center in November 1997. They were both married at the time. It’s unknown when they started the reported affair, but the first tabloid articles appeared in 1999. 

Anna divorced David, her first husband and the father of her two children, Charles and Katherine (aka Bee), the same year. Shelby followed suit accordingly, leaving his wife, Katherine, and two sons, Austin and Jack. 

She and Shelby owned an $11.4m townhouse in Greenwich Village and at least one additional property in The Hamptons, New York, as well. 

anna wintour husband

Anna and Shelby got married in 2004. Unfortunately, not much is known about their married life, daily routines, or favorite anecdotes. However, they share a love of tennis, and they have been spotted at tournaments like the 2014 US Open held in Flushing, Queens, New York, or the 2015 Wimbledon Championships held in London. 

The first news about Anna Wintour‘s split from Shelby Bryan, her husband of 16 years, emerged on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The past months mark a particularly turbulent period for the reputed fashion editor, who came under scrutiny for her failure to promote diversity at Vogue, and for the way, she treated former colleague and close confidante André Leon Talley.

Anna and Shelby reportedly split on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. According to some commentators, there’s a chance that their marriage has been on the rocks for a while. A rumor holds that they started to grow apart in 2013. 

It’s worth pointing out that the journalist and editor is known for her reluctance to share details about her relationships or family with the media, thereby making it all the more complicated for nosy fans to obtain intel on her private life.