Hollywood star Cate Blanchett says her wedding anniversary is not at all romantic because her husband Andrew Upton wraps up vacuum cleaner and ironing boards as gifts.

The Oscar-winner has been married to director Upton for 23 years.

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"My first wedding anniversary my husband gave me a vacuum cleaner and then he gave me a mixer," mirror.co.uk quoted Blanchett as saying.

"It used to be silver and gold but now that list includes coffee makers and irons and gone is the sense of getting to the gold and diamond anniversary. Now it's the microwave anniversary. It's so less romantic now and timeless," she added.

Blanchett met Upton on the set of a TV show in 1996. He proposed three weeks later. They have formed their own film company together called Dirty Films.

In lockdown, Blanchett has been homeschooling their four children, and admitted it is hard.