26 years ago Sarah Jessica Parker tied the knot to Matthew Broderick in a shocking black bridal gown. Now, years later she has a message for her husband which will bring tears to your eyes!
Most of the love stories born in Hollywood are fascinating to say the least. And as most of them don’t last long and are often surrounded by controversies, there are also those that remind us that forever is a thing, even in the world of celebrities.
Sarah Jessica Parker, who conquered the world as Carrie Bradshaw in the cult series Sex and the City, found true love with fellow actor Matthew Broderick, and 26 years later, they are still going as strong as ever.
Before marrying the love of her life, with whom she shares three children, a son and two tween daughters they got through surrogacy, Parker dated actor Robert Downey Jr. for seven years.
“I liked to drink, and I had a drug problem, and that didn’t jibe with Sarah Jessica, because it is the furthest thing from what she is,” Downey remembered of the time. “She provided me a home and understanding. She tried to help me, she was so miffed when I didn’t get my act together… I was in love with Sarah Jessica, and love clearly was not enough.”
In the early 90s, Parker’s brothers Toby and Pippin started a Broadway theater company together called ‘Naked Angels’ and that’s where Parker and Broderick first met.
“Matthew and I come from a different time and place. When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn’t think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream,” the And Just Like That star revealed in a 2013 interview with Harper Bazaar. “It was to work in theater, to be around those people whose work I was in total awe of.”
Two months following their initial meeting, he asked her on a date. “He left a very charming, very self-effacing message on the machine,” Parker told New York Times in a 1996 interview. “You know, ‘Hi, it’s Matthew Broderick.’ You had to use your last name.”
“I do remember first meeting her,” Broderick said in 2012. He continued, “[…] And I still remember very clearly seeing her walk down the street toward the movie theater … it’s very unique, because I wouldn’t remember most people the first time I saw them come down the street. [But] I remember it as clear as day.”
Parker knew right away that he was the man she wanted to spend her life with. “I think I learned early on when I was talking too much. I was like, ‘I’m in love. When’s he going to marry me?’ Oh my God, I’m so sorry about that,” she told Broderick. “I’m still apologizing for that.”
On their wedding day, which was a surprise for the guests who believed they were attending a party, not a wedding, Parker wore a black dress.
“I never thought about a wedding dress. Never. Had not one daydream about it,” said in a 2018 interview to People. “At one point I just simply remember thinking, ‘God, I really hope he asks me to marry him.’ I don’t know when or why. It was fairly early on.”
Besides being celebrities of their rank, the couple, along with their children, are down-to earth. “We painted our patio furniture ourselves … I make my children’s food myself,” Parker revealed in a 2010 interview with Vogue. “We put together their high chairs ourselves; we do a lot ourselves! We do our own grocery shopping, we go to the market ourselves, you know? I do my laundry.”
This year, they celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary and Parker paid a touching tribute to the man of her dreams and the father to her children. Sharing a photo of champagne cork, she wrote: “Happy 26th anniversary my husband. That sure was a nice celebration and a real nice bottle of champagne. And a gorgeous walk home. Oh the miles we have strolled together. I love you. XOX, your SJ.”
Happy anniversary Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.
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