Tom Hardy is not married, despite calling his fiancee Charlotte Riley his "wife" in NYC on Tuesday, April 22, a source confirms to Us Weekly Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty

Rest easy, ladies. Tom Hardy isn't married just yet. The Dark Knight Rises actor is still engaged -- and not yet wed -- to his longtime love Charlotte Riley, despite referring to her as his "wife" in several recent interviews, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

The British star, 36, perplexed reporters when he spoke about his "wife" Riley, 32, at the Cinema Society Screening on Tuesday, April 22. The heartthrob was on hand to promote his new film Locke.

"Well my wife is an actor as well so she sort of gets it," he told Us of their relationship. "Apart from that, I'm a pain in the ass really. You know what I mean? Like any other boyfriend." He laughed: "Isn't that part of being in a relationship?"

Hardy and Riley, whom he calls "pure" and "very kind," met on set of the British TV adaptation of Wuthering Heights in 2009. They got engaged one year later. (The actor shares son Louis, 6, with ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed, and was previously married to Sarah Ward from 1999 to 2004.)