Apparently one of the highly important entertainers in America, Jerry Seinfeld is a man of many talents. A very funny man, he is considered to be one of the most successful comedians in the USA who has been in the business as a professional rib-cracker for more than 40 years. As an actor, he has been credited with starring in highly successful films and TV series, winning awards for his work. As a producer and director, he has stunned critics with his dexterity and utter brilliance at what he does; and as an automobile enthusiast and collector, the man is renowned to own a massive collection of about 150 cars.
Surely, the word ‘successful’ does not do good-enough justice in describing Jerry Seinfeld’s career. However, as great as his career has been, it is not the only thing he is known for; he is also known for his smooth family life and complete devotion to his wife of many years and the children they share.
The Woman Jerry Seinfeld Loves
Jerry Seinfeld is a happily married man and his marriage has been a subject of discussion among fans oftentimes. This is mainly because of the way their romance started and the connection they share.
Seinfeld is married to a woman called Jessica Seinfeld and they have been together for a long time.
Who Is Jessica Seinfeld?
Apart from being known as Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, it is also noteworthy that Jessica is a strong, independent-minded woman who has made a name for herself as a career woman.
Jessica Seinfeld who was born on September 12, 1971, is an American author who doubles as a philanthropist. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Jessica has worked with different companies including Golden Books Entertainment and Tommy Hilfiger Corporation as a public relations personnel.
Over the years, she has written and published as many as four cookbooks which teach people how to prepare food for families. Some of her books are bestsellers. The woman also has a charitable organization called the GOOD+ Foundation.
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With her GOOD+ Foundation, Jessica has tirelessly provided food and other essential items for American families that are in need. This has endeared her to many people.
The Controversial Way The Couple Started Their Romance
The story of how Jerry Seinfeld and his wife met and began dating is as intriguing as it is controversial. The couple met for the first time inside a gym in 1998. At the time, Jessica was working as a Tommy Hilfiger fashion publicist.
The interesting thing is that she met Jerry Seinfeld for the first time just two months after getting married to another man called Eric Nederlander who happens to be a theatrical producer. As a matter of fact, she had only just gotten back from her honeymoon with Nederlander when Seinfeld came into the picture.
When they first met, it was at a gym. At first, Seinfeld tried to catch her attention by making her laugh with some jokes but she waved him away because she was not interested. However, he did not give up and tried again and this time, she laughed and they got talking.
Soon after this first meeting, they started dating and about four months after her marriage to Eric Nederlander, she filed for divorce from the man. It was not long before people took note and began to slam her. They accused her of leaving Nederlander to follow Jerry Seinfeld because Seinfeld was richer and more famous.
What Jessica Has to Say About Being Accused of Gold-digging
However, she has since cleared the air. According to her, she did not leave Eric Nederlander because she wanted to be with Jerry Seinfeld. She explained that she was already having problems with her marriage to Nederlander before she met Seinfeld and that the marriage was already broken irreparably. She reiterated that Seinfeld was not the cause of her breakup from Nederlander and that he came into her life without even knowing she was married.
In any case, Seinfeld and Jessica continued with their romance and on November 6, 1999, the comedian proposed to his sweetheart in SoHo Boite Balthazar in New York. She happily accepted his ring.
Finally, on Christmas Day, December 25, 1999, they tied the knot as husband and wife in a quiet and very private ceremony. According to reports, George Wallace the American actor and comedian was the best man. The couple went on to acquire a house worth $32 million from Billy Joel.
The Children Jerry Seinfeld Shares With Jessica
The marriage between Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica has produced three beautiful children whom they are very proud of. The couple has one daughter and two sons at the moment.
Their first child, a daughter named Sascha Seinfeld was born on November 7, 2000. She was followed by a son named Julian Kal Seinfeld who was born on March 1, 2003. Their second son named Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld was born on August 22, 2005.
How The Seinfeld Parents Raise Their Kids
Jerry Seinfeld is a wonderful father, according to his wife. The author, during an interview about raising their kids, explained that her husband is now a great father but that he wasn’t always this great. According to her, when the kids were first born, the comedian was always traveling and didn’t have time to be around much.
However, he has grown to become incredibly good at raising the kids over the years. He is always around now and makes sure they came first in his schedule. She claimed that Seinfeld has proven to be her strength when she becomes weak. He is a doting husband to her.
Also, talking about his kids, Jerry Seinfeld once explained in an interview on parenting that he makes sure he never gets angry when his kids are there to see. Together with his wife, they are making sure to rase incredibly sound kids who will take to heart all the values of decency and hard work.
The lovely family has been having a wonderful life and has always shared the videos and pictures online to the admiration of their fans.