How Did Gal Gadot Meet Husband Jaron Varsano?

Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress best known for playing Wonder Woman, has just about every attribute to make her the perfect hero: she’s smart, strong, talented, compassionate, and to top it all off, she has some seriously kick-butt combat skills. What Gadot also has, that may be less obvious, is a strong sense of grounding in her family. While many of her Hollywood contemporaries are in tabloids for their famous pairings and splits, Gadot was married long before fame struck, and the story of how she met her husband Jaron Varsano is beyond adorable.

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Jaron Varsano knew he wanted to marry Gal Gadot by their second date

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As part of her cover story interview for a recent issue of Vogue, Gadot and Varsano shared details of how they first met. Gadot was still in the military at the time, and Varsano was a real estate developer whom Gadot described as “too cool for school.” They met in the desert at an event that was part party, part chakra/yoga retreat.

Varsano recalled: “We were in a very unique laboratory—a desert retreat in the south of Israel. And both she and I were at a stage in our lives where we were thinking about what is love and what is a relationship. We started talking at 10 p.m., and we kissed at sunrise, and we held hands on the drive back to Tel Aviv. At that moment, we were just glued together. It was beautiful.”

Gadot said she was already eager for a date when she returned home from the trip, and by the second date, Varsano told her: “I’m going to marry you. I’m going to wait for two years, but we’re going to get married.” Gadot’s response? “Fine.” The two were married in 2008.

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After Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman she made a big decision

In the interview, Gadot explained that after the initial excitement of getting cast, (she called Varsano and they were shouting and screaming) she pivoted the topic of conversation to family: “‘After I shoot the movie? I want us to have another baby.” They already had their eldest daughter, Alma, together at the time.

The decision prompted Varsano to think of Gadot as a kite, the higher she goes, the more she wants to be tied to the ground. This is played out over and over again in Gadot’s humble and down to earth nature.

Things didn’t quite go according to plan with having her second child after filming, however. The story of her pregnancy during shooting is well known now, especially because she had to do reshoots with a green-screened belly while five months pregnant, but during the initial filming of The Justice League she hid it from everyone. After filming wrapped, her second child, Maya was born.

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Gal Gadot and Jaron Varsano are now developing movies together

While Gadot was pregnant and finishing up The Justice League, Varsano and Gadot decided to make the move to LA permanent. He sold all of his real estate properties and needed to figure out what to do with himself stateside when Gadot told him, “You’re a developer. Develop movies.” That’s exactly what they did, and named the company Pilot Wave.

“Pilot Wave will create content that promotes the perspectives and experiences of unique people and produce impactful stories aimed at igniting the imagination,” the couple told Deadline.

The website for the company is just a simple one-page introduction to the company and message statement, as of now, but there are 14 projects reported to be in development. At least three of the upcoming projects, Irena Sendler, My Dearest Fidel, and a yet unnamed limited series about Hedy Lamarr, are all inspired by true stories and will star Gadot.