Despite having been married for nearly 20 years, Murphy and McGuinness are rarely seen together out in public. In August 2016, they were spotted taking a stroll around New York City while the actor was in the United States to promote his film “Anthropoid.” Although the two haven’t been seen together in public since, they remain happily married.
In a 2019 interview with Relationship-timeline-49228360&list1=celebrity%20couples%2Ccillian%20murphy%2Ccelebrity%20facts%2Cpopsugar%20voices%20team%2Cpopsugar%20voices%2Crelationship%20timeline&prop13=desktop&page_name=pop%3Aus%3Aarticle%3Acillian-murphy-yvonne-mcguinness-relationship-timeline-49228360&brand=&price=&retailer=gq.com&pdata=20232577″ data-ga-action=”body url” data-shoppable-link=”1″ referrerpolicy=”no-referrer-when-downgrade” data-affiliate=”Skimlinks” rel=”sponsored” target=”_blank” data-ga-category=”internal click” data-ga-label=”http://www.gq.com/story/cillian-murphy-profile”>GQ, Murphy said it’s “hard” being away from his wife and kids due to work obligations. “I have an amazing wife and I couldn’t do this without her and her understanding. But it is a struggle. I think it is for any dad whose work takes him away, which it generally does, and which consumes him, which my work does,” he explained.
To combat this, Murphy said he tries to spend at least six months per year at home. “I make sure that I try not to go from job to job to job, because that means you live in a bubble of set, hotel, set, hotel, plane, film festivals — which, to me, is not reality,” he said.