Morgana McNelis is Charlie Hunnam’s girlfriend. The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star has dated the jewelry designer for several years and you can see photos here and find out why the longtime couple are in the news.

Photo: Morgana McNelis and Charlie Hunnam
Credit: Instagram

Not out of the blue, exactly, but suddenly the world clamors to know who she is, now that her 36-year-old boyfriend has come to her defense. Sadly, Morgana McNelis has become just the latest person connected with a celebrity to find herself bullied in social media. Leave it to vicious trolls to take this amazing platform we all have to reach anyone in the world and use it to inflect harm.

And Hunnam had more than had enough. He took to Facebook and addressed these critics. In an eloquent, written response posted on his behalf, he said in part, “She is an intelligent, beautiful, kind person who just tried to live a simple life and has nothing to do with the entertainment industry. If you want to talk s–t, talk s–t about me, leave her out of it.”

He went on to say, “This is a girl I love very much and have spent the last eleven years of my life with and hope to spend the next sixty years” and posed the question, “Why would you attack her out of admiration for me?”

While not in showbiz, as he points out, she’s now found herself drawn into the social media/celebrity nexus and many are curious to know more about the woman who, as Hunnan says has been his “loyal and supportive partner long before I had any success or money.”

A few details of the Morgana McNelis biography can be culled from the official Web site of her company. She’s the owner of her own jewelry design business in L.A., Maison de Morgana and one discovers that she first took a jewerlry making class at age 20.

She presently lives with Charlie Hunnam on a ranch in California, away from the Hollywood scene, as People reports. She’s active on social media, especially Instagram, posting all kinds of pictures, often of her own jewelry designs and of iconic women.

As for the trolling that’s put her in the news of late, she herself also took to social media to respond, to express gratitude. In an Instagram photo caption, she said, in part, “Ladies, I just wanted to say I very deeply appreciate all of the kind words said in my defense. I feel infinite gratitude for all of the support that is being shown towards my relationship and business.”

While the story will disappear from the headlines, and, sadly be replaced by the next cyberbullying story, it gave an actor a chance to shine as a real-life hero and once again for the world to get a teachable moment that this kind of behavior must stop.

You can find some of Morgana McNelis’ photos below.