“Tell people how we know each other,” asked Ellen DeGeneres when Margot Robbie recently made an appearance on her show.
The “I, Tonya” star will never forget the first time she and her husband unexpectedly met the 59-year-old chat show host, her wife Portia de Rossi, as well as former US President Barack Obama during their honeymoon. It was both appalling and hilariously awkward but it actually happened.
“I’m scared because my husband’s going to kill me for telling this story, but it’s my favourite story ever and it’s the story of how Ellen and I met,” said Robbie, setting the scene for the unexpected event that took place last year. Although 27-year-old actress and Tom Ackerley got married in December 2016, the couple delayed their honeymoon due to Robbie’s work commitments to “I, Tonya”.
Following a fews days on a secluded island in Tahiti, the newlyweds decided to indulge themselves in a luxury hotel where there was a spa and a gym they could try out. “We get changed to go to the gym and Tom puts on these shorts that are like, his oldest gym shorts, and they’re tiny,” Robbie told viewers.
She continued, “I was like, ‘Babe, you cannot wear those shorts … I can see everything. And he was like, ‘Oh, c’mon. Who are we going go to run into?‘” Of course, the lovebirds pretty much jinxed themselves when Ackerley tempted fate.
Turns out, it’s a small world after all. Yes, even smaller than those shorts! Not only did the pair bumped into DeGeneres and de Rossi (“It’s not even the best bit,” Robbie teased), but they were starstruck when they came face to face with the 44th President of the United States.
“I’m not kidding, I’m not kidding. In a gym that is tiny! It was a very confined space, and we then had to do this whole, like, class, this stretching class and Tom meanwhile is trying to like, not reveal anything. And he’s dying and I’m crying so much, I’m about to crack a rib,” the Aussie beauty added.
You can enjoy the funny interview here: