Hollywood stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are no strangers to making headlines. The pair are both incredibly successful actors who have had full and varied careers in both television and film. The two have remained mostly private about their relationship over the years.
Parker is a well-known and well-loved celebrity in the world of acting. She has portrayed a wide variety of characters, but it’s safe to say that most people recognize her for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the award-winning TV series “Sex and the City.” Parker later reprised her role and portrayed the character again in the films based on the television series titled “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2.” She also starred in the film “Hocus Pocus.”
Broderick is most known for his iconic and unforgettable role as Ferris Bueller in the film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” as well as many other roles on Broadway and various film productions, including “The Lion King.”
Parker and Broderick started dating in the mid-1990s after her highly publicized relationship with John F. Kennedy Jr. ended. The two A-list names were introduced through the theater in New York City, and a few months after meeting, Broderick asked Parker on their first date.
After dating for a few years, the couple eventually tied the knot in 1997. Now, decades later, the two have fostered a successful marriage, having been married for over 20 years, where they share three children together.
Parker’s kids have stayed out of the spotlight for the most part. However, her twin daughters made a pleasant and rare red carpet appearance at the “Hocus Pocus 2” premiere in September 2022.
In 1996, Broderick and Parker were co-stars in the broadway musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Before the show debuted, Parker opened up to the Los Angeles Times and boasted about her happiness with her significant other.
“He’s so bright, so handsome, I think he’s the most handsome man I’ve seen in my life,” she told the publication. “And he inspires me. I’m mad for him, totally,” the star actress said. She added that her beau was “the funniest fellow I’ve met in my whole life.”
With such a public life for both Parker and Broderick, the stars have tried to keep their relationship down to earth and away from public opinion. In 2013 she spoke with Harper’s Bazaar and said:
“So, when our marriage came up in conversation, it wouldn’t occur to us that we were obligated to respond to allegations or gossip. You have to be a bit circumspect, but you also have to take up a position, and you have to stick to it.”
Her long-time husband also spoke about their marriage in 2022. Broderick appeared on “Watch What Happens Live,” with host Andy Cohen where he opened up about his amazing wife.
“The first time I met her. I saw her walking down the street and thought ‘That’s it,’” Broderick admitted on air. While playing a fun game on the show, Broderick also shared what his favorite things about Parker were. “Humor and wisdom,” he said.
Achieving a marriage of 25 years for any couple is something worth a standing ovation.
“I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him,” Parker told the Los Angeles Times. “We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”
In their 25 years of marriage, the couple had their first child in 2002 before having twin girls via surrogacy in June 2009, according to Us Weekly. The Wall Street Journal reported that the couple and their children live together in Greenwich Village, New York City, in a large home that was purchased in 2016.
The family is relatively private, and Parker doesn’t usually post photos of her kids online or take them to events with her. This made it even more meaningful when Parker’s twin daughters – Tabitha and Marion – came with her and Broderick to the premiere of “Hocus Pocus 2” in September 2022.
According to E! News, Tabitha and Marion “love” the original movie. Parker shared:
“I don’t know where they saw it for the first time and they didn’t come home and tell me about it. I think they were at a certain point in their life also where I was an actor and Matthew and I don’t talk about that a lot at home. They consumed it, absorbed it, and loved it and didn’t need to say more than that.”
According to TODAY, Parker and her girls had their picture taken together at various points in the night. We’re happy to see this family enjoying their time together!