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There are instances when celebrity marriages don’t last long – and others when the relationship is meant to be. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are a perfect example of a couple who are destined to be together forever. They may have dated other people in the past, but when the two of them met, the stars aligned.

Broderick and Parker are one of the most famous celebrity couples around, and they have been together for over two decades. It turns out that Matthew Broderick knew Sarah Jessica Parker was the one from the first time he met her.

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker smiling
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker | Bruce Glikas/Getty Images

Broderick and Parker have an extremely strong marriage

It was back in 1997 when Parker and Broderick tied the knot, and neither one of them has ever looked back. According to US Weekly, they are a private couple, but one thing that they can’t hide is their mutual admiration for each other. Why do they keep to themselves all the time? Well, they just really value their time alone and don’t want to be scrutinized by the public. Says Parker:

“When our marriage came up in conversation, it wouldn’t occur to us that we were obligated to respond to allegations or gossip. You have to be a bit circumspect, but you also have to take up a position, and you have to stick to it.”

The couple had known each other for a few years and were practically inseparable by the time they surprised 100 guests on May 19, 1997 at New York’s Angel Orensanz Synagogue when they became husband and wife.

Their friends, who thought that they were going to a party, were ecstatic to witness the marriage, and Parker looked stunning in her black gown. After celebrating well into the night, Broderick and Parker began their lives together, and even after all these years and three children later, they are still going strong.

Broderick had the sweetest thing to say about when he first met Parker

Many people take months or even years to realize that they want to get married, but Broderick knew from the first time he saw Parker that she was the one. In a recent interview, the actor opened up, saying that “I saw her walking down the street and thought ‘That’s it.'”

It can’t be argued that his instincts were spot on, and Broderick also said that her “humor” and “wisdom” were two of the qualities that he loved most about her, also adding that his wife is quite the gift giver. What gift did Parker give to her husband that he will never forget? According to the Broadway star himself, his wife gifted him “a trip one time — a surprise, blindfolded, suddenly I was in the Caribbean.”

How did the couple meet?


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So, how did the former Sex and the City star and Broderick first meet? Insider reports that it was on the Broadway scene in 1991 that they were first introduced after Parker’s brothers started a Broadway theater. The two met while Broderick was directing a play and Parker was fresh off her breakup with Robert Downey, Jr., and they both remember the moment.

Says Broderick: “It’s very unique because I wouldn’t remember most people the first time I saw them. [But] I remember it as clear as day.” Although the actor knew that he would spend the rest of his life with Parker, he didn’t ask her out until months later. However, it seems that it was worth the wait, and the couple formed a relationship that was – and still is – absolutely unbreakable.