It’s hard to hate Paul Rudd because he’s lovable. He is funny, talented and never seems to grow old. He is also simple. Being admirable makes him endeared to his fans, with one of his biggest supporters being his wife, Julie Yaeger. It might surprise people that Rudd is married, as he keeps his private life a secret. Their love life dates back to 1995. They seem like a match made in heaven, and given their recent appearances, they plan to keep it that way.
The couple has been married since 2003. They have two children; Darby Rudd and Jack Sullivan Rudd. Yaeger also works in the entertainment industry, although she mostly works behind the scenes. She is a producer, former publicist and screenwriter. She has enjoyed movies like Niagra Niagra, Mr. Jealousy and Men in Black worked before becoming a digital media coordinator for organizations such as Good Way Group and McDougall Communications. She has also tried writing scripts for the Alethe-directed movie Fun Mom Dinner. So how did they meet?
The couple met in 1995, shortly after the release of the movie Clueless in which Rudd starred as Josh. When he thought about the movie that jump-started his career, Rudd said: When we were shooting [Clueless] we all hoped it would fall into that kind of pantheon of movies like John Hughes made, or if it really struck a chord with us when we were teenagers. It had actually reached that status for many people. How cool it is to be involved in something that is so important in the lives of many children. So keeping that in mind, I certainly don’t get tired of talking about it when people want to hear about it. It’s not one of those things where it’s like ‘I passed! I’ve done other things!’”
Rudd then went to New York and hired a new publicist, Luke Crissell. When he arrived in New York, he was packed with luggage and discovered that Yaeger happened to work there too. She suggested we hold his luggage while he auditioned. Over the next few days, he asked Yaeger to go on a lunch date with him, and they became a couple.
Worked on movies together
They’re compatible, which makes it less surprising that they’ve made a lot of movies together. One of their best collaborations was in the movie Fun Mom Dinner, in which Yaeger wrote the piece while her husband starred and produced. Other films they have worked on are This Is 40 and Knocked Up. Their lives seemed to be a copy of the funny comedy scenes. The director of both films asked the couple to record real conversations between them. Some of the funny conversations eventually inspired their creations.
The couple are parents to Darby Rudd, born in 2009 and Jack Sullivan, born in 2004. They always make sure to keep their children hidden from the spotlight, although they were spotted together in 2015 when Hollywood recognized the actor and gave him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star once says his kids weren’t happy when he was offered a role as Ant-Man, with one of them saying it was “stupid.”
“When I told my own son I would be in a superhero movie, he asked what it was,” said Paul. “I said, ‘We’ll play Ant-Man.’ His response was, “What?” He was not impressed.” Paul revealed that his son said, “Wow, I can’t wait to see how stupid that will be.”
Despite his children’s criticism, they love their father. When his wife hosted his 51st birthday during the covid pandemic, the kids organized a scavenger hunt. “We did a little scavenger hunt for him and let him walk around the house. We had him go up and down the stairs and every spot had a post-it telling him where to go,” she said in an interview.
Even though Julie and Paul keep a low profile when it comes to their relationship, it’s easy to see the love between them. Julie rarely skips a movie premiere and they always hold each other.