Jeremy Renner has revealed that he has married his girlfriend Sonni Pacheco.

The couple are parents to 18-month-old daughter Ava.

The Bourne star was previously reported to have split from Pacheco, but has now admitted that he prefers to keep their relationship out of the public eye.

When asked by Capitol File is he was married, he replied: ''I have tried to protect my family's privacy, my wife's privacy. I don't need her to get hammered with my life.

''Privacy issues are important because I want her to go about her day without being bothered.''Paps follow me around . . . that's fine. But . . . I don't like being followed when I'm with my family.''

The actor added that he feels "miserable" when he is away from his daughter: ''The only thing I think about when I'm not with my baby is, 'How do I get to my baby?' I need to get to her, and I'm very miserable when I don't see her. I really love being a father.''