“This is me looking quietly confident shortly before my beautiful and brilliant love Natalie, destroys me at chess,” Henry Cavill wrote on Instagram on Saturday, alongside a photo of him and his girlfriend, Natalie Viscuso, who was looking at a chess board as if she’s in a scene of Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit.
Viscuso also posted the photo on her Instagram grid with the caption, “Just teaching my dear Henry how to play some chess…or…maybe he let me win? 🤷🏼♀️”
The couple went Instagram official just days after they were seen walking Cavill’s dog, Kal in London.
The Justice League star’s relationships have long been an interest of the British tabloids, but his relationship with Kaley Cuoco might have been the most high-profile of his past.
“Relationship” might not be exactly the right term. Per Cosmopolitan, the two only dated for about 10 days in the summer of 2013. Considering the amount of press the two got, “high profile” still seems to fit the description.
“It was Superman,” she told the magazine in 2014. “I had no one following me until I met Superman. I’ve been in this business for 20 years, and my whole life, I could go anywhere, do anything. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like seven months ago. The recognition has been crazy. And then meeting Ryan and getting engaged so fast, I knew people were going to think it was so ridiculous.”
During an interview with Andy Cohen in December 2020, the talk-show host asked Cuoco about her ex-Superman, per Us Weekly.
“Kaley, is the Man of Steel really made of steel?,” he asked, reading off a fan question
“Oh, my God,” she said. “I don’t know. I never say, ‘I don’t know.’ I always have an answer, but I don’t know.”
Cavill and Viscuso became Instagram official in the age of COVID-19, when public outings are still rare, and unmasked public outings are a no-no. Thankfully, it might be a while before she has to answer a question like that in an interview (praying for her that she never does).
Viscuso’s not exactly new to the spotlight, though. Here’s what we know about her.
It’s been more than 16 years since the first episode of the popular MTV series first aired, but if you can think back to season 1, you might recognize Viscuso. Her 16th birthday party was featured on the 2005 season with the following description:
“At 15 years old, Natalie is now living in a $5 million house and cruising around town in her dad’s Bentleys and Ferraris. What more could she want? How about being the most popular girl at school?”
The episode description also mentions: “Natalie has just moved from dull Roswell, New Mexico to glamorous La Jolla, California to live with her wealthy dad and stepmom.”
Per her LinkedIn, Viscuso is vice president of television and digital studios at Legendary Entertainment. Legendary happens to be one of the companies behind Cavill’s movies Man of Steel (2013) and Enola Holmes (2020).
Legendary is also behind the October 2021 release Dune, starring Zendaya, Jason Mamoa, Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, and more.
Viscuso has a French Bulldog named Meat, and she loves to post photos of him (as she should!).
Viscuso has shared many photos of her mom, Tammie Kay Baumann, who died after a battle with cancer in August of 2017.
“Today I’m choosing to remember her in all of her incredible beauty, joy and radiance that she was so loved for,” she wrote, a year after her death. “The last photo here is only a couple months before she died, and yet, she was still stunning, positive minded and shining with love. She never believed she was dying. She had such a hunger for life and desperate need for us to be together, mother and daughter…she just wouldn’t accept death. She fought the most excruciating battle…I actually can’t fathom anything worse. But she fought every step with her beautiful smile brightening up the darkest of rooms. She is the strongest woman I’ve ever known. Today, that’s what I’m remembering. And of course, #fuckcancer.”
This New Mexico-turned-California girl really seems to love hanging out in the beautiful nature her state has to offer.
Even during quarantine:
And, apparently, she enjoys chess.