Revealing The Real-Life Relationships Of These TV Stars


Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is best-known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the hHBO show, Sex and the City from 1998 to 2004, for which she won two Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes. In the film adaptation, she finally got her happy ending with Mr. Big, and fans were overcome with joy when the loved-up couple made it official.


Matthew Broderick

A year before winning the prominent role as Carrie Bradshaw, Parker won the heart of fellow actor Matthew Broderick and the couple married on May 19, 1997. The couple has a son named James Wilkie Broderick who was born in April 2009, and twin daughters named Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, born by surrogacy in June 2009. Away from his personal life, Broderick is an award-winning actor and was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 for his contributions to the film industry.


Peter Dinklage

He is known by millions as Tyrion Lannister on the highly acclaimed series, Game of Thrones, and so Peter Dinklage has been honored for his work with numerous award nominations and wins. With such a big role in one of the biggest series currently filmed, Dinklage has become one of the highest paid actors on television. He has also starred in films such as Death at a Funeral and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, but neither compared to his success on television.


Erica Schmidt

Dinklage may have a very successful career, but he also sustains a very stable personal life outside of his work. The Games of Thrones star is married to Erica Schmidt, a theater director, since 2005. The couple are parents to a daughter, whose name is yet to be made public, and in March 2017, Dinklage and Schmidt announced that they were expecting a second child. While media reports suggest that the couple’s daughter is named Zelig, Dinklage has denied this as truth.


Alyson Hannigan

The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star has continued to have acting success since her breakthrough role came to an end in 2003. After playing Willow Rosenberg since 1997, Alyson Hannigan was cast as Lily Aldrige in 2005 in the sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, as well as, a reprising role as Michelle Flaherty in American Pie film series. It seems as though her role as Buffy’s best friend will always have a more significant mark in her life, since this is where she met her future husband.


Alexis Denisof

Hannigan married her former co-star Alexis Denisof on October 11, 2003, after meeting on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where he played Wesley Wyndam-Pryce. The pair both reprised their roles in the spin-off series, Angel, and Denisof appeared alongside his wife in 13 episodes of How I Met Your Mother. In 2009, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Satyana Marie Denisof, who was born on March 24, the same date as Alyson’s birthday. On May 23, 2013, their second daughter was born and named, Keeva Jane Denisof.


Julie Bowan

Julie Bowan has secured herself huge acting roles since 2000. She starred in Ed from 2000 to 2004 and was then a star on Boston Legal from 2005. Bowan also starred as Sarah Shephard on Lost during that same time, but she has been playing Sarah Dunphy in the ABC sitcom, Modern Family since 2009. This role has won her six consecutive nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, for which she has won two. Bowan has also had roles in film such as Happy Gilmore and Horrible Bosses.


Scott Phillips

While Julie Bowen may be known to be married to Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy) on Modern Family, she has been married in real-life since 2004. Bowen married real estate investor and software developer, Scott Phillips, on September 9, 2004. The married couple shares three sons. The couple welcomed their first son Oliver in April 2007, and her twins, John and Gustav, were born in May 2009. Bowen was visibly pregnant with her twins while filming the first season pilot for Modern Family.


Kerry Washington

Washington is best known for starring in Shonda Rhimes series, Scandal, playing Olivia Pope since 2012. The award-nominated star has also appeared on film, in movies such as Ray, Django Unchained, and Fantastic Four. While she has gained recognition for her fantastic portrayal as Olivia Pope, her character has also been listed as the “The Top Ten Best-Dressed TV Characters.” Washington was the first African-American women to be nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 18 years.


Nnamdi Asomugha

Kerry Washington was engaged to fellow actor David Moscow in October 2004, but the couple broke off the engagement in March 2007. On June 24, 2013, Washington married NFL player, Nnamdi Asomugha in Hailey, Idaho. The couple has a son an daughter together. Nnamdi has played for the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers. The NFL star is also an actor, and has won critical acclaim for his portrayal as Carl King in the 2017 film, Crown Heights. Variety magazine listed him as one of the seven breakout performers of 2017.


Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo won wide recognition when she starred in Brad Silberling’s drama Moonlight Mile in 2002. However, she is best recognized as Dr. Meredith Grey in the medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy which she has starred in since 2005. Starring in one of the most popular series on television led Pompeo to become one of the most popular actresses, and in 2015 and 2016 she was ranked fourth in the highest paid TV actresses by Forbes. Her role also won her Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama nomination.


Chris Ivery

Fans of Grey’s Anatomy fell in love with the romance between Grey and McDreamy, and finally got their dream come true when the pair married on-screen. Meanwhile, Pompeo has been happily married off-screen to her real-life husband, Chris Ivery. The couple met in a grocery store in 2003 and began dating after their initial meeting. They married in 2006, with the mayor of New York at the time, Michael Bloomberg, acting as the legal witness of the ceremony. The couple shares three children – Stella, Sienna, and Eli Christopher.


Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon is an American actor who has won a variety of acting roles since the 1970’s. He gained wide recognition when he starred as Secret Service special agent, Simon Donovan, in the hit series, The West Wing. The role won him an Emmy Award nomination in 2002, and he was later cast in a similar role a year later. Donald P. Bellisario, the creator of both JAG and NCIS, was so impressed by Harmon’s work on The West Wing that he cast him in NCIS in 2003.


Pam Dawber

While he is not saving lives and playing a secret agent on NCIS, he is leading a pretty secret private life with his wife and kids. Harmon has been married to fellow actress Pam Dawber since March 21, 1987, and the couple has two sons. Sean Thomas Harmon was born on April 25, 1988, and had a role in five episodes of NCIS playing young Gibbs. Ty Christian Harmon was born on June 25, 1992. Pam is best-known for her lead television roles in Mork & Mindy, and My Sister Sam.


Patrick Dempsey

Dempsey is best-known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd on the hit series Grey’s Anatomy. He began his career as a successful film star, but was cast in the medical drama in 2005 and received significant public attention, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Drama in 2006. His nickname is no surprise, as Dempsey is undoubtedly a handsome gentleman, and he has one lucky lady in his life who gets to call him her husband.


Jillian Fink

Dempsey was married to actress and acting coach, Rochelle Parker, in 1987 when he was 21 and she was 48. That marriage was not to last and the couple divorced in 1994. On July 31, 1999, the actor married hairstylist and makeup artist, Jillian Fink, and together they have three children – Talula Fyfe, and twins, Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen. The couple filed for divorce in 2015 and news of their split became public. However, they reconciled a year later and called off their divorce on November 12, 2016.


Ty Burrell

Ty Burrell is best-known as the hilariously charming father in Modern Family, but he actually began his career on Broadway. While also starring in several films during his career, his role as Phil Dunphy has won him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series twice, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. While his character’s career may not be so successful on-screen, Burrell appears as Phil in commercials for National Association of Realtors.


Holly Burrell

Ty Burrell married his wife Holly on August 18, 2000, and after living in New York City and Salt Lake City, the couple moved to Southern California for Burrell’s work on Modern Family. On March 18, 2010, it was announced that the couple had adopted a baby daughter, Frances, and adopted their second daughter, Greta, two years later. While Holly tried her luck at acting, she decided to give up that career and the long hours to become a professional chef, and apparently she can cook up quite the storm in the kitchen.


Josh Radnor

Josh Radnor appeared as Ted Mosby on the popular CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, from 2005-2014, making it his biggest role to date. Away from teasing fans all those years as to who he would eventually end up with at the end of the series, Radnor has appeared on Broadway being cast in the stage version of The Graduate alongside Alicia Silverstone. His musical career did not end there, however, as Radnor confirmed in 2016 that he was part of the band, “Radnor and Lee,” alongside musician Ben Lee.


Lindsay Price

How I Met Your Mother fans may have got their ending when discovering Ted and Tracy McConnell had married and had two children together, however, Radnor’s romantic life off-screen has not been so successful. Radnor was once romantically linked to fellow actress, Lindsay Price after first meeting when she appeared on How I Met Your Mother. The former couple met on set in 2007 but did not start dating till 18 months after when they met for dinner in New York. Radnor and Price called it quits in 2009.


Sofia Vergara

As of 2017, and for the second year running, Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid actor or actress on television. The Colombian-born actress is best known for her portrayal as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family, where she has starred since 2005. Away from her full-time acting role in the comedy series, she also has deals with Rooms To Go, Avon, and SharkNinja, as well as endorsements for Pepsi, CoverGirl, and Head & Shoulders. Together, her earnings for 2017 amounted to a whopping $41.5 million according to Forbes.


Joe Manganiello

Vergara was first married at the young age of 18 to her high-school sweetheart, Joe Gonsalez. The former couple has a son named Manolo born in 1991, but the pair divorced in 1993. She was engaged to Nicholas M. Loeb in 2012, but the engagement was called off in 2014, and Vergara began dating fellow actor Joe Manganiello that same year. Vergara and the True Blood star became engaged on Christmas Day 2014 after just six months of dating and married in Florida on November 21, 2015.


Alexis Bledel

Born Kimberly Alexis Bledel, the American actress is best-known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls from 2000-2007. She reprised her role in 2016 for the Netflix reunion miniseries, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, but has starred in several films during her career as well as the Hulu drama series, The Handmaid’s Tale, in 2017. This role earned Bledel her first Emmy nomination, and she was chosen as a regular in the series for the second season.


Vincent Kartheiser

Much to the happiness of fans, Bledel had an off-screen romance with her former Gilmore Girls co-star Milo Ventimiglia from 2002 until 2006. Although this romance did not last, Bledel formed another relationship, this time with her Mad Men co-star, Vincent Kartheiser. The couple began dating in 2012 and announced their engagement in March 2013. A year later, the two actors married in California and in May 2016, it was revealed that Bledel had, in fact, given birth to their son in the fall of 2015.


Simon Helberg

Helberg was recently nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in Florence Foster Jenkins, but he is best known for his portrayal as Howard Wolowitz in the award-winning series, The Big Bang Theory. Playing a science genius on the show since 2007, Helberg is one of the original cast members, and during the series, his on-screen character got married. The same year the series premiered also marked a milestone in the actor’s life. In real-life, the actor has been married for several years.


Jocelyn Towne

Helberg has been married to Jocelyn Towne since 2007. The couple wed on July 15th that year. Jocelyn is the niece of screenwriter Robert Towne. Five years after the couple married, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Adeline, on May 8th, 2012. Two years later, their son, Wilder Towne Helberg, was born on April 23rd, 2014. While Towne has made several guest appearances on film and television, she made her directorial debut in 2013 with I Am I. This was followed by We’ll Never Have Paris, which she co-directed with Simon in 2014.


Kaley Cuoco

Kaley won her breakthrough role in 2002 when she was cast as Bridget Hennessy in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules. The series ran for three years, and as of 2007, she has starred as Penny on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. This role won her many awards, and she was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014. The highly successful actress was once linked to her co-star Johnny Galecki but was later married to Ryan Sweeting. Less than two years after they married, the couple divorced.


Karl Cook

While many fans of The Big Bang Theory would have liked for Kaley and her on-screen husband, Johnny Galecki, to have sustained a relationship off-screen, the couple broke off their romance in 2009. Since 2015, and following her divorce from Sweeting, Kaley has been dating equestrian Karl Cook, although her divorce only became finalized May 2016. On November 30, 2017, the couple became engaged, and this date also marked Kaley’s 32nd birthday. It is a birthday that will well and truly be remembered for years to come!


Ed O’Neill

He is best known for playing Al Bundy on Fox’s sitcom, Married…With Children, but O’Neill will be recognized these days for playing Jay Prichett on the ABC sitcom, Modern Family. The award-winning actor has been playing the patriarch of the family in the series since 2009, and Prichett is married to his second wife Gloria, who is played by Sofia Vergara. While he is married to the Spanish beauty on the show, the actor has been married in real-life since 1986.


Catherine Rusoff

Ed O’Neill has been married to fellow actress Catherine Rusoff since 1986, and the couple shares two daughters – Claire and Sophia. The couple had actually separated in 1989 but reconciled in 1993. Rusoff has appeared in numerous television and film roles, and she also made an appearance on the sitcom Married… With Children after the couple wed. However, she only appeared twice in the complete series, and as two different characters. She was Moana Squab in season two and then Betsy in season six.


Steve Carell

Steve Carell is a well-known American actor, who starred in America’s version of The Office from 2005-2011, and again in 2013. Alongside his long-term stint on the sitcom, he has appeared on highly popular films such as Crazy, Stupid, Love, and The Big Short. The award-winning actor has had his fair share of ladies to share an on-screen romance with but, while sporting these roles, he has had a supportive wife behind the scenes along for the journey.


Nancy Carell

Carell met his wife, Nancy Walls, when he was a student in an improvisation class that he was teaching in Second City. The comedic actor married the Saturday Night Live alumna on August 5, 1995, and the couple shares two children – Elisabeth, born in 2001 and John born in 2004. Nancy worked alongside Steve on The Daily Show and in The Office, playing his short-lived girlfriend, Carol Stills. Together the couple also created the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, which premiered on January 17, 2016.


Jon Cryer

He is the unlucky in love star on the hit series Two and a Half Men, but Jon Cryer has had a very successful acting career since being cast for this role. Away from playing Alan Harper, which he played since 2003, Cryer’s breakthrough role was when played “Duckie” Dale in the film Pretty in Pink in 1986. However, after a string of unsuccessful TV projects, CBS executives cast Cryer for Two and a Half Men since he was a friend of Charlie Sheen, which won him two Primetime Emmy Awards.


Lisa Joyner

Cryer was married to British actress, Sarah Trigger, and the former couple welcomed a son named Charlie Austin. After marrying in 1999, the pair divorced in 2004, and three years later he announced on that he was set to wed once again. In June 2007, Cryer married entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner in Mexico and on September 29, 2009, they adopted a daughter who they named Daisy. Joyner is an adoptee herself, and she hosted the US version of Find My Family, which reunited adoptees with their birth families.