May 31, 2023

Justin Long, left, and Kate Bosworth pose in formal attire on a blue carpet

Justin Long referred to his “Barbarian” co-star as his “now-wife” on a recent episode of his “Life is Short” podcast. (Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press)

Just a month after confirming they got engaged, ‘Barbarian’ star Justin Long revealed he’s married to his co-star Kate Bosworth.

Long, 44, shared the life update on the May 9 episode of his podcast “Life Is Short,” referring to Bosworth, 40, as his “now-wife” while interviewing guest Kyra Sedgwick.

He casually let it slip as he remembered that he was filming his 2022 horror movie “Barbarian” in Bulgaria, a country he loved but Sedgwick’s husband Kevin Bacon did not.

“I was there when I really fell in love with my now wife,” he said. “And she came to visit and I had never felt comfortable with… regular visits, I never loved it. I loved parting the relationship… But I loved having her there and we just had the most magical time.”

“Having her there helped me. She helped me with scenes and it was the best. It was great,” he added.

Representatives for Long and Bosworth did not immediately respond to The Times’ requests for comment on Tuesday.

The pair also showed off what appeared to be wedding bands in a series of Sunday Instagram Stories Bosworth shared.

After sparking engagement rumors on Oscar night in March, Long confirmed they were engaged in early April. They made it official in a separate episode of “Life Is Short,” where he interviewed the “Blue Crush” star and talked about “starting a new chapter.” They also talked about the ring Bosworth debuted at the Vanity Fair Oscars party and how Long’s proposal “leaked out” in bed together one day after going through a rough patch and going through an enlightening therapy session.

“I remember not waking up very often after that therapy session and I looked at Justin and I said… I remember smiling at you and I said, ‘What do you need?’ He actually looked at me and said, ‘To spend my life with you,'” Bosworth said in the episode.

Long, who planned an elaborate but doomed proposal for that, said the one in bed “just felt so organic.”

The apparent newlyweds reportedly began their romance in 2021 after Bosworth announced her separation from “Big Sur” director Michael Polish after eight years of marriage. In June 2022, the ‘Remember the Titans’ star made her relationship with Long Instagram official with a romantic post celebrating her new beau’s birthday.

Times staff writer Alexandra Del Rosario contributed to this report.

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.