Jerry seinfeld and wife

  • Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica, have been married for almost 20 years. Together, they have three kids: Sascha, Julian, and Shepherd.
  • The couple came under scrutiny for tying the knot just over one year after meeting in 1998. Jessica had only been married to her first husband, Eric Nederlander, for two months when she and Jerry met at the gym.
  • Jerry is the star of Netflix’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Season 11 of the series premiered Friday, July 19.

Jerry Seinfeld is a lot of things — a world-famous comedian, former star of the ever-popular sitcom Seinfeld, film producer, and creator of the Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

But outside of his wildly successful career, Jerry is also a husband to his wife of almost 20 years, Jessica Seinfeld (she was born Nina Sklar, but changed her name in 1995).

Jerry and Jessica first met at a Reebok gym on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City on August 7, 1998, according to Jessica’s account in The New York Times. Two months prior, Jessica had married her first husband, theatrical producer Eric Nederlander.

Even though they recently had said “I do,” Jessica, who worked as a Tommy Hilfiger fashion publicist at the time, claimed that she and Eric were struggling in their relationship before walking down the aisle. She went as far as to call her marriage “irreparably broken,” despite attempts to repair the relationship in couples therapy. Her sister said that Jessica had already started to move possessions from Eric’s apartment over to her grandmother’s by early July.

Jerry and Jessica met at a Reebok gym during the summer of 1998. Getty

But Jerry didn’t know any of this when he approached Jessica at the gym. At first, she brushed him and his jokes off, but then “he came around again and said something funny, and I actually had to laugh.”

From there, the couple began dating. Months later, Eater reports that while Jerry and Jessica were shopping at Zabar’s, a famous Jewish grocery store in New York City, Jerry turned to his now-wife and said, “This is the perfect time to tell you that I love you.”

Jerry and Jessica married on Christmas Day in 1999. Getty

This whirlwind romance did not sit well with Eric. The New York Post reported that Eric called paparazzi shots of Jerry and Jessica kissing “appalling.”

“I was manipulated, misled, and completely caught off guard by Jessica’s infidelity,” he told The Post’s Page Six in 1998.“Jerry and Jessica have no respect for decent values. They deserve each other.”

Their controversial relationship became even more of a tabloid fixation when Jerry and Jessica announced that they were engaged, just over a year after they first met. According to People, the news came as a shock, since reports had surfaced just one month prior that Jessica had begun dating NBC Today producer David Friedman.

Given all of the media attention, it’s no wonder Jerry and Jessica kept their nuptials private, quietly tying the knot in New York City on December 25, 1999.

But fast forward to 2019, and the dust has seemingly settled. The couple now have three kids together: Sascha, 18, Julian, 16, and Shepherd, 13. Jerry continues to work on his Netflix show and tour the country performing standup. Meanwhile, Jessica is plenty busy running Good+Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy), a charity that aims to fight poverty.

When asked about their nearly 20-year marriage, the former Seinfeld star says the secret to the couple’s happiness is all in their ability to laugh at everything.

“From the day I met her, that was really our connection,” Jerry told Closer Weekly. “We always have fun and we laugh and she’s got a great sense of humor. She’s very quick and sarcastic and all the qualities that I like. She’s very sharp. She catches all the wrongness.”

As for Jessica, she gushed to People that she credits Jerry’s openness to their strong bond. “He’s the most incredible communicator and so he’s better at this relationship than I am.”

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  • Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica, have been married for almost 20 years. Together, they have three kids: Sascha, Julian, and Shepherd.

  • The couple came under scrutiny for tying the knot just over one year after meeting in 1998. Jessica had only been married to her first husband, Eric Nederlander, for two months when she and Jerry met at the gym.

  • Jerry is the star of Netflix’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Season 11 of the series premiered Friday, July 19.

Jerry Seinfeld is a lot of things — a world-famous comedian, former star of the ever-popular sitcom Seinfeld, film producer, and creator of the Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

But outside of his wildly successful career, Jerry is also a husband to his wife of almost 20 years, Jessica Seinfeld (she was born Nina Sklar, but changed her name in 1995).

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Jerry and Jessica first met at a Reebok gym on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City on August 7, 1998, according to Jessica’s account in The New York Times. Two months prior, Jessica had married her first husband, theatrical producer Eric Nederlander.

Even though they recently had said “I do,” Jessica, who worked as a Tommy Hilfiger fashion publicist at the time, claimed that she and Eric were struggling in their relationship before walking down the aisle. She went as far as to call her marriage “irreparably broken,” despite attempts to repair the relationship in couples therapy. Her sister said that Jessica had already started to move possessions from Eric’s apartment over to her grandmother’s by early July.

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But Jerry didn’t know any of this when he approached Jessica at the gym. At first, she brushed him and his jokes off, but then “he came around again and said something funny, and I actually had to laugh.”

From there, the couple began dating. Months later, Eater reports that while Jerry and Jessica were shopping at Zabar’s, a famous Jewish grocery store in New York City, Jerry turned to his now-wife and said, “This is the perfect time to tell you that I love you.”

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This whirlwind romance did not sit well with Eric. The New York Post reported that Eric called paparazzi shots of Jerry and Jessica kissing “appalling.”

“I was manipulated, misled, and completely caught off guard by Jessica’s infidelity,” he told The Post’s Page Six in 1998.“Jerry and Jessica have no respect for decent values. They deserve each other.”

Their controversial relationship became even more of a tabloid fixation when Jerry and Jessica announced that they were engaged, just over a year after they first met. According to People, the news came as a shock, since reports had surfaced just one month prior that Jessica had begun dating NBC Today producer David Friedman.

Given all of the media attention, it’s no wonder Jerry and Jessica kept their nuptials private, quietly tying the knot in New York City on December 25, 1999.

But fast forward to 2019, and the dust has seemingly settled. The couple now have three kids together: Sascha, 18, Julian, 16, and Shepherd, 13. Jerry continues to work on his Netflix show and tour the country performing standup. Meanwhile, Jessica is plenty busy running Good+Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy), a charity that aims to fight poverty.

When asked about their nearly 20-year marriage, the former Seinfeld star says the secret to the couple’s happiness is all in their ability to laugh at everything.

“From the day I met her, that was really our connection,” Jerry told Closer Weekly. “We always have fun and we laugh and she’s got a great sense of humor. She’s very quick and sarcastic and all the qualities that I like. She’s very sharp. She catches all the wrongness.”

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As for Jessica, she gushed to People that she credits Jerry’s openness to their strong bond. “He’s the most incredible communicator and so he’s better at this relationship than I am.”

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How Do Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld Make Their Marriage Work?

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When Jerry Seinfeld had his hit sitcom, Seinfeld, his character was forever a bachelor. We loved watching the hilarious antics of his character stumbling through relationships in New York. But the real Seinfeld lives a very different life. He and his wife, Jessica Seinfeld, have been married for almost two decades and share three teenage children. How did Seinfeld manage to create a life so different from his character? And how does he manage to make a Hollywood relationship last? Let’s take a look.

How did Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld meet?

When these lovebirds met at a New York gym, Jessica wasn’t exactly available. In fact, she was a newlywed who had just returned from her honeymoon. But something about Seinfeld caught her eye and she couldn’t forget him. She ended her marriage, started dating Seinfeld, and the rest was history.

When Oprah asked Seinfeld about meeting his wife, he explained it in a different way than we’ve ever heard before. “It’s not the conversation or the attraction that you feel,” Seinfeld said. “It’s just like this comfort level when someone comes into your house. When they’re in your house and you’re still comfortable. I don’t know what it is, but it’s just like this is someone I want to spend my life with.”

The secret to Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld’s healthy marriage

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When asked about his relationship by People, Seinfeld said that the length of time was key. They’ve been together for almost 20 years, and it took them a full ten to really figure out what they were doing. But that’s not the only secret to a happy marriage according to this couple.

“It doesn’t matter if anyone’s right,” Seinfeld explained. But Jessica elaborated by giving another reason: travel. She explained that they both travel for their work, so that means they have to really work at communication, because they aren’t able to see a lot of each other.

“I think the travel in the beginning was an adjustment for you.,” Seinfeld said. “I think looking back it’s a healthy thing to have the breaks.”

But don’t misunderstand that to mean this couple doesn’t like spending time with each other. In fact, it’s one of their favorite things. Seinfeld said, “Every night for us is date night. We just like to hang out and it’s not like a big deal for us to go to a restaurant. It’s just about being the same room for us. We love being in the same room.”

The Seinfelds are both dedicated to their careers

One of the ways these two bond is through work. They’re both incredible dedicated to their career. Jessica explained to People, “We are not codependent. We both have a very strong work ethic and a huge passion for our work.”

Seinfeld has been working on his Netflix show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which features him picking up another comedian and riding around town in very fancy, expensive cars. So far, the show has received an excellent response.

Jessica writes cookbooks, and has a charity foundation called GOOD+ Foundation, which provides items to families in need throughout New York City. Jessica admits that in the beginning, what made her decide to start working so hard was Seinfeld’s traveling. He wasn’t around, so she had to fill her time in some way.

“That made me work harder,” she said to People. “I think that made me want to really fill my time. We both want to raise normal children because we both grew up in middle class homes, and so we know that it’s really important for our kids to see us working really hard at work we love and so I think that adds a lot.”

These two each have their own projects to keep them busy, so they’re not dependent on each other for entertainment. That means when they do come together, they can really use that time to enjoy each other’s company. Jessica said it best when she said they’re not “co-dependent,” and maybe that’s the secret to all relationships?

Seth Rogen is a funny guy. He is so funny that he recently appeared on an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. You know you are funny when Seinfeld wants to drink and drive with you. And, of course, ask you about comedy.

Back In The Day, Eh.

On CICGC Rogen told the story of how he started performing standup comedy when he was 15-years old in Vancouver. I’m not sure how old that is in American years, but I think that is still pretty young. He performed stand-up regularly, like several-times-a-week regularly, until he was 18-years old.

One particular joke from one particular comedian from that time period still stands out to Rogen today. He shared the joke with Jerry Seinfeld, and with me as I eavesdropped on their conversation from home. Here it is:

‘I wanted to be a boxer, until I met someone who reeaally wanted to be a boxer.’ -Mr. Former-Boxer-Turned-Candian-Stand-Up-Comedian

Ali reeaally wanted to be a boxer. A soldier, not so much.

The Set Up

Rogen shared that line, not just because it was funny and interesting, but to provide insight into his next chapter. After high school he moved to Los Angeles where he planned to further pursue his stand-up comedy career. But upon being introduced to the highly competitive L.A. stand-up scene he concluded:

‘I wanted to be a stand-up comedian until I met people who reeeeeallly wanted to be stand-up comedians.’ -Seth Rogen

Ain’t That The Truth!

I love this story. There are things we think we want, until we see how competitive it really is. Or how hard it really is. Or how good other people already are at it. Or how hard people will punch you in the face if you stand in front of them.

This dude reaaaally wants it. I am not sure what it is. But he wants it.

To determine if you reeaally want to take on your next challenge ask yourself these 5 questions:

  1. Do you reeaally want to do this thing?
  2. How committed are you, reeaally?
  3. Are you prepared to compete with others who reeaally want what you say you want?
  4. Are you prepared to sacrifice what reeaally needs to be sacrificed?
  5. Are you willing to trade the pain required to achieve your goal for the pain of having not achieved it?

I Reeaally Want To Be An Entrepreneur.

When I first started planning to launch The Weaponry, my advertising and idea agency, I had to ask myself these 5 questions. And the answer to all of them was a loud and resounding YES! (Is there really such a thing as a quiet and resounding yes? Maybe if Clint Eastwood says it.)

I was committed to succeed. I was committed to the pain. I was committed to the sacrifice. I was committed to fight and compete. In fact, my commitment was well illustrated in a story I shared in A real entrepreneur’s reaction to my desire to start my own business. And I am just as committed today as I was on day one.

It’s Okay To Not Really Want It.

To be clear, it’s okay if the answer to any of the questions above is no. That means the thing you think you want is not the thing you reeaally want. That’s good. It frees you up to discover the thing you reeaally want. Just like Seth Rogen. Who went on to write the hit movie Superbad, act in Knocked Up and 40-Year Old Virgin, and direct This Is The End.

Seth Rogen telling Steve Carell he has to reeaally want to have sex in 40-Year Old Virgin

Key Takeaway

You will always be most successful at the things you want the most. Be honest with yourself. Don’t waste time with things you wish you could do, or that you are sorta into. Find a career, an adventure or a cause that you can go all-in on. That you can double down on. Or go any-other-gambling-term on. Going all-in is the most rewarding way to go. It’s most likely to lead you to your greatest potential for success. So find your thing and fully commit. It’s the best way to reeaallly enjoy what you do every day.

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Love is still in the air for Jerry Seinfeld and his wife of 20 years, Jessica Seinfeld.

According to the star, the secret behind their lasting marriage is surprisingly simple — comedy.

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“From the day I met her, that was really our connection,” the 65-year-old told Closer Weekly on Friday. “We always have fun and we laugh and she’s got a great sense of humor. She’s very quick and sarcastic and all the qualities that I like. She’s very sharp. She catches all the wrongness.”

“All the badness,” chimed the 47-year-old. “… We just make each cry and laugh all day.”

The couple tied the knot in 1999 and are proud parents to three children: Sascha, 18, Julian Kal, 16, and Shepherd Kellen, 13.

And apparently, time does fly for the pair.

“You know what, we got married in ’99,” reflected the “Seinfeld” alum to the outlet. “I thought, I think you thought, ‘Boy, the math will be so easy’ and it’s not, it’s impossible.”

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“So this is 20?” the comedian asked his wife, who reminded him that their 20th anniversary is at the end of the year.

“So this December will be 20 years? Wow. That’s amazing,” he gushed to the outlet.

Jessica said her spouse has long been supportive of her work with Good + Foundation, a nonprofit she founded that aims to combat poverty. , the nonprofit pairs “tangible goods with innovative services for low-income fathers, mothers and caregivers, creating an upward trajectory for the whole family.”

“I think it’s very natural,” Jessica explained about the couple’s devotion to their passion projects. “I don’t think it’s something we think about. I think, I love what he does and I support his work and he has really responded to the work that we do and has been there from the beginning and has heard me and watched me and listened to me. And he naturally just wants to be there and be supportive because he loves the work and he loves me.”

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In late 2018, Seinfeld told Us Weekly that the duo enjoys trying new eateries to keep the marriage fresh. It’s also the perfect compromise for a homebody (him) and a social butterfly (her) that has worked over the years.

“That’s a great adventure for us,” he said. “That’s what I like to do. Jess is more geographically adventurous than I am. She wants to see the world. But I’m more interested in the new restaurant.”

The couple have also been dedicated parents determined to give their children as normal of an upbringing as possible.

“They have their little nastiness, and you know, they close themselves in their rooms and stuff,” said Seinfeld at the time. “But you can just barge in and go, ‘OK. Out of the room, off the screen.’ You can push them around still.”

Seinfeld also previously told Oprah.com how the pair tackles marital fights.

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“The best piece of advice I received before I got married was, ‘Be careful what you say when you’re in a fight because it could stick in someone’s head,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve ever said anything I really regretted. I’m very sympathetic to women. I’ve really studied wifeology, and I know you’ve got to figure out the feelings. Deal with the feelings.”

“If you’re a man, you have to figure out what she needs to hear,” he continued. “So ask her: ‘What do you need to hear me say?’ And then just say it. That’s a very good way out of an argument. But then you have to act — you have to say it as you mean it. Even our kids have this thing where, if you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ they go, ‘No, say a nice sorry.’ If it’s not a nice sorry, it doesn’t count.”

Seinfeld also revealed monogamy comes naturally to him and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“My personal viewpoint is this: The problem with humans is our heads are just way too big,” he said. “And one of the greatest appeals of monogamy is the simplification of the mental process. I don’t have any friends who aren’t faithful to their wives, but if I did, my main question would be, ‘Who’s got time to figure all that out?’ It’s just too much work.

“The emotions that have to be disposed of, the values, the ethics… All I see is this gigantic amount of work for a fleeting pleasure. People should get married because they have finally seen the folly of being single: ‘Oh, this is all just kind of a bad magic trick. I just keep bending over to reach for this wallet on a string. How much longer am I gonna do that?’”

TIL Jerry Seinfeld dated a 17-year-old girl when he was 39 years old.

In June 1998, married Eric Nederlander, a theatrical producer and the son of theater owner Robert Nederlander. Several months before the wedding, she met Jerry Seinfeld at a Reebok Sports Club. After returning from an Italian honeymoon with Nederlander, she took up with Seinfeld; Nederlander filed for divorce in October 1998, only four months after marrying. Sklar and Seinfeld became engaged in November 1999, and were married on December 25, 1999. Comedian George Wallace was the best man at the wedding.

After much criticism from Nederlander on Sklar’s divorce and subsequent marriage, the Seinfelds gave a personal account of their relationship to Vogue Magazine in 2004. Jessica Seinfeld is quoted as saying,

I met Jerry at the end of what was the most difficult period of my life. I had just made a painful decision to dissolve a five-year relationship that began when I was 21 and culminated in a brief marriage. Jerry was neither the cause nor the effect of the breakup, but his friendship gave me strength and resilience at a time of desperate need, and it has formed the basis for my happiness in the years that have followed.

Jerry Seinfeld has said, “If it wasn’t for Jess and the kids, I’d really blow my brains out. Jessica saved my life. She gave me something to care about.”

Jerry Engaged? Get Out!

Last Saturday night, secluded in a favorite booth in Balthazar, a fashionable, amber-lit bistro in downtown Manhattan, Jerry Seinfeld split a celebratory bottle of champagne with Jessica Sklar, the young woman who moments earlier had agreed to become his bride. Too excited even to eat their meals, they spent the remainder of the evening laughing, kissing, talking about their lives, grinning ecstatically and—as they used to say on Seinfeld—yada yada yada.

“It’s pretty amazing,” understated a Sklar friend, reflecting on the development. “It’s about time,” said a pleased Michael Zoulis, a co-owner of Tom’s Restaurant, the Upper West Side eatery that served as the model for Monk’s on Seinfeld. The engagement ends the 45-year-old Seinfeld’s career as a single guy and relaunches him as fiancé to Sklar, a 28-year-old publicist for fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger who last year bolted from a newly minted marriage to the scion of a powerful Broadway theater family.

Still, it has never been easy to imagine wedding bells for the charming but not terribly romantic Seinfeld. He certainly didn’t show a sentimental side in his nine seasons as one of a quartet of self-centered, nitpicky New Yorkers on Seinfeld. In his years since becoming famous, he has had only one other major girlfriend—Shoshanna Lonstein, whom he began dating in 1993, when she was just 17. Among earlier relationships one would find a Long Island woman to whom he was briefly engaged in 1984 (“It was a nutty thing,” he later recalled). Then there was comedian and actress Carol Leifer, a writer for Seinfeld who was also the inspiration for the show’s endearingly difficult Elaine Benes, and Los Angeles public relations consultant Stacy Effron. “In a lot of our conversations about marriage and kids,” recalls Effron of their intermittent dates from 1987 to 1992, “he’d say, ‘Ugh, that’s for normal people, and I’m not normal.’ ”

Or maybe he’s just abnormally cautious about commitment. “I think that Jerry has to be very, very sure before he goes into anything,” says Estelle Harris, who played the bitterly married mother of George Costanza (Jason Alexander). “He just wouldn’t settle. Jerry is not a settler.”

But now he has decisively settled on Sklar, who had left a marriage that was just months old when she became involved with the star in the fall of 1998, causing a brief media ruckus as the runaway bride in his usually tidy universe. “Jerry and Jessica are perfect together,” says Carolyn Liebling, 47, Seinfeld’s sister and manager. Rain Kramer, 28, a Sklar friend since high school, agrees: “When you see them together, you see how happy they are. They’re not hiding how they feel. They let it show.”

The odd thing is that Sklar seemed to have all but disappeared from Seinfeld’s life since late summer, only to pop up now when he popped the question. According to one friend of Sklar’s, she had cooled things while she focused on her job with Hilfiger, which began in August. As recently as last month, in fact, she was dating NBC Today producer David Friedman. “I was very surprised when I heard about ,” says former Seinfeld producer Peter Mehlman, who adds that the star said nothing when they talked last week. “I had known that they broke up, and you kind of expect to hear at least that they got back together before hearing ‘engagement’—but that’s Jerry. He likes to skip a step.”

When she phoned friends the day after the proposal, Sklar “sounded over-the-moon ecstatic,” says Jan Murray, vice president of corporate communications for Marvel Entertainment, where Sklar worked until June. On Monday morning, Nov. 8, she emerged beaming with her new fiance from the $4.3 million Central Park West duplex he has made home since ending the phenomenal run of his show.

Seinfeld had already registered his joy in his own quirky way. “He’s usually not smiling, just sits in the corner, eats and leaves,” says a waitress at a regular Seinfeld haunt, Isabella’s, where he lunched with comedian Mario Joyner hours before the engagement. “He’s usually nondescript. I noticed this time he was in a good mood. You could hear him laughing. He asked the hostess, ‘How are you doing today?’ and slipped her a 20.”

No wedding date has been set, say those who know the couple, but it will be a small ceremony before the end of the year, and her boss Hilfiger will design her gown. Until then, Manhattan, as always, is Seinfeld’s—and the couple’s—oyster. That includes Tiffany’s, where they picked out a ring Nov. 8—and got stuck in an elevator with curious shoppers. “They truly enjoy New York life,” a mend says of Sklar. “They go to dinner, shopping on Madison Avenue, Mets games. They do the New York thing.”

Now that would have been a shock—if Seinfeld, who grew up in Long Island’s Massapequa with his sister and parents, Kal, the owner of a sign-painting business who died in 1985, and Betty, who now lives in Boynton Beach, Fla., had linked up with someone who would prefer to commute. Sklar, who has her own apartment in Manhattan, also grew up on Long Island, in the tony town of Oyster Bay. The daughter of Karl Sklar, a computer software designer, and his wife, Ellen, she’s the middle sister to Rebecca Shalam, 32, and Elsbeth Sklar, 26. While she was in high school, the family relocated to Burlington, Vt. There, she attended the University of Vermont, studying political science. She graduated in 1993.

It has always been clear to her circle of intimates that Sklar, who arrived in New York City the following year, was destined for big things—most surely in marriage. “She’s never had a shortage of boyfriends,” says one family friend. “She always dated the most popular guys in school, so it’s no surprise she wound up with a celebrity.” Another friend describes her as “very smart. She’s attractive and connected and knows how to get what she wants—and she wanted Jerry.” Still another pal calls her “a Rules girl,” referring to the 1995 bestselling guide to landing a guy. “She plays the game. She laid it on the line and she got what she wanted.”

Maybe so, but the relationship appears to have proceeded by fits and starts, like one of those Seinfeld romantic muddles. She and Seinfeld, who walked away from his classic sitcom last May despite NBC’s bid of $5 million an episode, met at Reebok Sports Club, a deluxe fitness center near Seinfeld’s apartment, shortly before her June 1998 wedding to Eric Nederlander, 34, a prince of the famed family that produces plays and owns Broadway theaters. By October the star and the newlywed were making no attempt to hide their blossoming romance from the public. They were spotted noshing at Zabar’s food emporium, watching the New York City Marathon and canoodling back at the gym. “They’d go their separate ways and do their own thing,” says one gym patron, “but they’d get together and hug and laugh and cuddle and kiss and rib each other.”

Though Sklar maintains her marriage was over before she and Jerry began their romance, her former husband was livid. “I was manipulated, misled and completely caught off guard by Jessica’s infidelity,” he told the New York Post on Nov. 9, 1998. “Jerry and Jessica have no respect for decent values. They deserve each other.” He promptly filed for divorce.

That didn’t deter the doting pair. In the ensuing months the couple vacationed together in Hawaii, skied in Aspen and, says one friend, “danced the night away” at her big sister Rebecca’s wedding last May. But after they returned from a trip to Sicily in August, the relationship cooled. In recent months, Seinfeld, whose most visible appearance postsitcom has been a Broadway stand-up gig taped for HBO in August 1998, seemed to be doing not much more than basking in the fact that he is no longer the overworked star of a major television series. “I hang out on the Upper West Side,” he told PEOPLE last January. “I go to coffee shops. I go to movies. I stroll through the park. I just go all around the city.”

Meanwhile, Sklar had begun dating Today producer Friedman in the past few months, but a relationship never developed. (“That wasn’t serious,” says a close friend of Jessica’s. “I would have met him otherwise.”) And she continued to talk to her first husband, says a friend of Eric Nederlander’s, “telling him she loved her single life—that being single was great.” They even dined together several weeks ago, says the pal.

And yet, according to another friend, Sklar was always hoping for marriage to Jerry. She apparently succeeded that Saturday night at Balthazar. “She calls Eric on Sunday,” says Nederlander’s friend, “to say she’s getting married. He said, ‘I wish you both the best of luck.’ He doesn’t care. He’s been dating. It’s long over.”

Sklar, on the other hand, should hope that life with Seinfeld stretches into the long haul. The comic is “a sweet, great, nice, normal, down-to-earth guy,” says a friend of Shoshanna Lonstein’s. Seinfeld, says Marc Hirschfeld, one of the show’s casting directors, “will be a great husband. He will be a very generous partner.”

And he has so much to be generous with. Worth an estimated $250 million, he can probably count on millions more from the syndication of his TV show. He also has a lucrative deal as a pitchman for American Express.

And, unlike Lonstein, now 23, Sklar will have the chance to know a Seinfeld who isn’t Seinfeld. The star introduced himself to the teenage Lonstein in Central Park in 1993, and soon she followed him out to Los Angeles and enrolled in UCLA. But Lonstein, who now has her own successful line of clothing, wound up lonely and neglected. “I wanted to run around and play,” she told Details this year, while Seinfeld was putting in round-the-clock work on the show.

Even though the star now has time on his hands, there will probably be some challenges for the first Mrs. Seinfeld. “Jerry is a total neat freak,” warns ex-girlfriend Stacy Effron. “Just the way his show depicted him—but even worse in real life. Everything has to be in the right place, right down to the television clicker and the soap next to his kitchen sink.”

Could he handle children? Effron weighs the idea. “He’s wealthy enough now to hire help—butlers, maids, nannies,” she says. “So maybe it’s feasible.”

Tom Gliatto
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Gwyneth Paltrow Proudly Shows Her & Husband Brad Falchuk’s Wedding Rings Off

Gwyneth Paltrow is a married woman and she’s proud to show it!

The “Iron Man” star married Brad Falchuk on Saturday, September 29, at their Hamptons, New York, home with a star-studded ceremony. And on Sunday, she was ready to show off her and Brad’s new bling.

Gwyneth posted a sweet snap on Instagram with her and Brad’s hands intertwined and they are both sporting simple, gold wedding bands. She chose not to caption the photo and let it speak for itself.

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A post shared by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Sep 30, 2018 at 12:55pm PDT

It was definitely a special day for the happy couple and they celebrated with celebrity guests including, Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica Seinfeld, Cameron Diaz and her husband Benji Madden and a slew of other big-name stars.

While details on Gwyneth’s wedding day attire remain short, her now-husband Brad was spotted arriving to their Hamptons home wearing a gray suit.

This is the second marriage for both Brad and Gwyneth. Gwyneth was previously married to Coldplay’s Chris Martin for 11 years before “consciously uncoupling” in 2014. They share two children together: 13-year-old daughter Apple and 11-year-old son Moses.

Brad, 46, was previously married to Suzanne Bukinik for 10 years. They divorced in 2013 and have two children together, Brody and Isabella.

WATCH: Brad Falchuk Writes Touching Tribute To Gwyneth Paltrow On Her Birthday

Who Is Jessica Seinfeld? Here’s What We Know About Jerry Seinfeld’s Wife

If you’ve ever located her Twitter account, she once tweeted insightful information about healthy recipes you can make on your own. While Seinfeld hasn’t tweeted in almost a couple of years, her most recent tweet (from Feb. 2017) showed a Gingery Pork recipe, showcasing her ability to create tasty veggie dishes.

It’s a mystery why she abandoned Twitter, but there could be one answer.

No doubt she’s been busy working with another important endeavor: Her charitable organization.

Providing essential items to families in need

Just two years after Jessica and Jerry married in 1999, the former started her own organization called Baby Buggy. She did this after the birth of their first child, Sascha.

Later, Baby Buggy became GOOD+ Foundation, though did essentially the same thing Seinfeld set it up to do: Provide essentials to struggling families to keep their lives safe.

A lot more attention has been placed on GOOD+ over the last several years, including a report showing they’ve gathered 20 million items for families in need throughout New York City and the U.S.

Seinfeld’s interest in animals

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Best wishes to our feline, canine and human friends for a healthy and peaceful 2019.

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Heartfelt Happy New Year to all. 2019 is going to be your year.⚡️⚡️

A post shared by Jessica Seinfeld (@jessseinfeld) on Jan 4, 2019 at 9:39am PST

There’s a likely good explanation for why Jessica Seinfeld hasn’t posted much on Twitter recently. It’s because she’s devoted more time to posting on Instagram. She’s been posting prolifically there since 2017, including more of her delicious vegetarian dishes.

Being a lover of cats (and other animals), you’ll often find Seinfeld posting similar pics. One recent post showed their own cat looking into the camera and wearing a bow tie with “2019” on the front.

Once in a while, you’ll also see Jerry Seinfeld show up, like a pic of the entire family chilling out in deck chairs somewhere in the British Virgin Islands. This was their New Year’s getaway, apparently to escape the ongoing bustle of New York City.

The Seinfeld children were with them. Julian, Shepherd, and Sascha are all well into their teens now. At the rate Jessica Seinfeld posts pics of them on Instagram, it’s clear they’re her pride and joy.

Sharing the wealth with husband, Jerry

Jessica Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld. | Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Despite controversies over Jerry Seinfeld’s cast not receiving the proper share of the Seinfeld syndication wealth, Jessica Seinfeld has worked hard to find success on her own terms.

With four bestselling cookbooks (plus a related website), she maintains respect as an advocate for healthy eating.

Her life with Jerry Seinfeld seems like bliss considering most of the pics of the family show them looking perpetually happy. If you can find one unhappy thing in her life, it’s her reported problem of people meeting with her only to gain exclusive access to her husband.

In other words, she now carefully chooses who her friends are, a smart path when you’re married to one of the most recognizable comedians on earth. Yet, this powerful couple also proves high-profile marriages can hit 20 years and likely go well beyond.

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Later Comedy Projects

Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy in the late 1990s, embarking on multiple national tours of comedy clubs and theaters, one of which was documented in the 2002 film Comedian. He also wrote Seinlanguage (1993), a best-selling book of humorous observations, and the children’s book Halloween (2003). He also co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the animated Bee Movie (2007).

In 2010, Seinfeld made a return to television with The Marriage Ref. This reality show featured a panel of comedians who were asked to weigh in on the real-life conflicts and squabbles of different couples. It was canceled after one season. Seinfeld has fared much better with his interview show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which debuted in 2012. Over the years, he has talked with such comedy stars as Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy and Amy Schumer.

In early 2018, TMZ reported that a producer named Christian Charles had filed a lawsuit alleging that Seinfeld stole the idea for Comedians in Cars from him. According to the lawsuit, Charles pitched the idea to Seinfeld as far back as 2002 and even directed a pilot episode, but was cut out after demanding ownership interest. Seinfeld’s attorney filed a motion to dismiss the suit in June 2018, his court brief asserting that the idea of the show was too broad to justify the lawsuit and that Charles only sued after learning how much Seinfeld was getting paid per episode.

Wife and Kids

Seinfeld married public relations executive Jessica Sklar on December 25, 1999. The couple has three children.

Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica faced a bittersweet moment and felt the pangs millions of parents feel on Aug. 19 when they sent their oldest daughter Sascha off to Duke University.

Jerry Seinfeld‘s wife, Jessica Seinfeld, 47, shared a relatable moment to Instagram on Aug. 19 when she posted a photo her family posed for on the morning they said goodbye to their oldest daughter, Sascha, 18, as she left their Manhattan home and headed off to college at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. In the sweet pic, 65-year-old Jerry and Jessica can be seen smiling and posing with Sasha, who is holding their two adorable dogs, as well as their two sons, Julian, 16, and Shepherd, 14.

“New chapter begins for Sascha. Off to college! ⚡️ So many warm wishes and goobye’s sent our way from friends and family this morning before we left. Thank you! We feel tremendous gratitude for each and all. Ps – Julian is getting a haircut today,” Jessica’s caption for the photo read.

Jessica’s latest pic isn’t the first time she’s shared a happy moment with Sascha. On June 8, she took to Instagram to share a cute and funny photo of the gorgeous teen posing with her date for her school’s prom. Jerry’s behind ended up totally photobombing the pic when he could be seen bending over behind a tree in the background. “I could not resist posting Couple of The Year and Jerry’s Rear,” Jessica jokingly captioned the post.

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New chapter begins for Sascha. Off to college! ⚡️ So many warm wishes and goobye’s sent our way from friends and family this morning before we left. Thank you! We feel tremendous gratitude for each and all. Ps – Julian is getting a haircut today.

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Since Sascha is Jerry and Jessica’s oldest child and only daughter, we can understand the emotions a change like going to college can bring. We’re wishing Sascha the best in her new endeavor!