7 Things You Didn’t Know About Jerry And Jessica Seinfeld’s Relationship
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld have one of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages. They got together almost two decades ago, and even though many assumed that their relationship wouldn’t last because of the controversy that initially surrounded it, these two seem to be as solid as they get. Since they are celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary, here are 7 things you didn’t know about the power couple:
She met Jerry at the Reebok Sports Club shortly after she married Eric Nederlander, her boyfriend of five years, back in 1998. At the time, the tabloids claimed she had left her husband for Jerry, which caused quite the scandal, and Nederlander added fuel to the fire by vilifying Jessica to the press: “I was manipulated, misled and completely caught off guard by Jessica’s infidelity. Jerry and Jessica have no respect for decent values. They deserve each other.” Years later, Jessica told a very different story. According to her, her marriage was irreparably broken before she met Jerry and that she and Nederlander were in couples therapy, but she didn’t have the courage to leave him, so she stayed.
A couple of days after meeting at the Reebok Sports Club, Jessica attended Jerry’s taping of an HBO special. Soon after, she confided in him that she had just broken up with someone, which is how the two of them bonded. “I told him I didn’t think this was the right time for me to be involved with anybody,” she said. “I told him the story and he looked at me with such compassion and said, ‘Give me a hug.’ And he said, ‘Let me tell you a story about what I did,’ and he had done the exact same thing. Except he cut his engagement off before he got married.”