Twenty-two and more. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick welcomed 22 years of marriage on Monday, May 20, and their bond is seemingly stronger than ever.
The Sex and the City actress took to Instagram to share a throwback snapshot with Broderick. “May 19th, 1997- May 19th, 2019,” the post read. “22 years, 8,030 days. And a billion memories. Happy anniversary baby. X, SJ.”
Inspector Gadget actor Broderick and Parker first met on Broadway in the early ‘90s. Parker later told the New York Times that her husband initially left a voicemail to ask her out.
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May 19th, 1997- May 19th, 2019 22 years 8,030 days. And a billion memories. Happy anniversary baby. X, SJ
The couple married in New York City in 1997, and even then, they were rather original about their nuptials. At the time, Parker opted for a black wedding dress and the couple tapped the sister of the groom, Janet Broderick Kraft, to officiate the Lower East Side ceremony. They now share three children, Marion, James and Tabitha.
Most recently, the couple’s marriage came under scrutiny after a tabloid report claimed that the two were engaged in screaming matches. “Just like clockwork. Over a decade of the same, untrue, disgraceful nonsense,” Parker wrote on social media. “As usual, days ahead of our anniversary on May 19th, The National Enquirer is making its annual best effort to fabricate and undermine, this time a blissful four days with my husband in London. There was no ‘screaming match’ as alleged in a restaurant or on the street, nor was there a confrontation as alleged about his time in London. My children and I are enormously proud of the work he is doing.”
Parker reiterated her point last year during an interview with GirlBoss Radio. “Relationships are hard. I always felt that I wanted to invest more. I love him and I think he’s brilliant. And I’m sure I annoy him. He annoys me sometimes, but I’m enormously proud of the person he is,” she noted. “I think the longer you can last, the more invested you just are. And so their triumphs are yours, their disappointments are yours. And the more you feel those things and experience them, the more it’s hard to imagine not being part of their life.”
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