• Henry Cavill urged social media users to stop making "negative assumptions" about him
  • The actor said the social media speculation has caused harm to his loved ones
  • Cavill also assured everyone that he is "very happy in love and in life"

Henry Cavill has addressed the "speculation" surrounding his personal life and said that he is "very happy in love" with his girlfriend Natalie Viscuso.

On Saturday, the "Witcher" star, 38, shared a snap of himself with his television executive girlfriend, 31, along with a lengthy message addressing "gossip" about him. In the post, Cavill asked social media users to stop making "negative assumptions" about him, saying these could "cause harm" to his loved ones.

"Dear fans and followers, I wanted to make a wee community announcement. I couldn't help but notice that there has been some social animosity of late," the British actor wrote in the post, which had disabled comments. "It's becoming increasingly prevalent on my feed. There has been lots of, let's call it speculation for now, about my private life and professional partnerships."

"Now, while I do appreciate the passion and support by those very people who are 'speculating', It has come to such a point that I needed to say something, which in itself, is a bad thing," he explained.

The "Enola Holmes" star reminded everyone that "we are living in an age of social enlightenment." He noted that "people are realizing that their views may have been blinkered and that they need to expand them to encompass others."

Cavill did not detail the speculation he is addressing but urged those who have been leaving hateful comments to stop because it has affected the people dear to him. He also shut down the rumors that have been spreading about his personal and professional life.

"So, to you out there who are expressing your disdain and showing your displeasure through a surprising variety of ways, it's time to stop," he wrote. "I know it can be fun to speculate, to gossip, and to dive into our own personal echo chambers on the internet, but your ‘passion’ is misplaced, and it causes harm to the people I care about most. Even your most conservative of negative assumptions about both my personal and professional life just aren't true."

Cavill concluded his message by saying that he is "happy in love and in life."

"I'd be enormously grateful if you were happy with me. If you can't bring yourself to be happy with me, then at the very least try to do yourself proud and be the best version of yourself," he wrote.

The "Justice League" star made his relationship with Viscuso Instagram official last month. He shared a photo of them engaged in a seemingly intense chess match on his page that has since received over 2.6 million likes.

In the caption, Cavill wrote, "This is me looking quietly confident shortly before my beautiful and brilliant love Natalie, destroys me at chess."

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Henry Cavill attends an event for Netflix's "The Witcher" on Dec. 3, 2019 in Los Angeles. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix