They have been married for seven years and share two children, but their love got off to such an explosive start it almost didn't happen.Javier Bardem says he thought twice about dating Penelope Cruz because she's so fiery.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?Europe has been a place of battles and political intrigue for centuries.The controversial film featured Cruz and Bardem caught in a absurd love-triangle and director José Juan Bigas Luna makes sure to capitalize on the electricity between his leading actors in this sexy dark comedy.Here's a scene from the film in which Bardem steals a kiss from Cruz."I share the joy of this prize with my friend, my companion, my love, Penelope Cruz," Bardem said at the film festival in May."I owe you so much, and I love you very much." The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
Javier also told the magazine that he cannot watch on-screen violence - even though he often plays the bad guy.The talk-show host, known for his blunt interviewing style, flat-out asked her if she was engaged. Our hearts all melted when Javier Bardem acknowledged his relationship with Penelope Cruz for the first time during his acceptance speech at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.The actress gracefully refused to answer, telling him she was "allergic" to talking about her private life. Penelope and Javier looked gorgeous as ever when they attended the Goya Awards at the "Palacio de Congresos" on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010 in Madrid. A shocked Cruz held back tears as he told her: “To my girlfriend, my companion, my love: Penelope.As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.When we heard about Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem's top secret Bahama's wedding earlier, we couldn't contain our excitement!