What Is the Age Difference Between ‘Ant-Man’ Star Paul Rudd and His Wife, Julie Yaeger?

While Paul Rudd is well known for starring in some of the most famous comedies of the last few decades — Clueless, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Knocked Up, and This Is 40 — he is currently best recognized as the petty thief turned superhero / Captain American admirer, Ant-Man. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) star will likely appear in another Ant-Man movie before bidding the franchise farewell. Who knows, maybe starring in the movie has earned the actor some brownie points among his 14 and 10-year-old children. 

MCU and Ant-Man star Paul Rudd
Actor Paul Rudd and wife Julie Yaeger arrive for the Premiere Of Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ }| Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Paul Rudd has been married to Julie Yaeger since 2003, and the couple has two kids together — Jack Sullivan Rudd (14) and Darby Rudd (10). Julie Yaeger also works in Showbiz yet, unlike her on-screen hubby, she operates behind the scenes. Yaeger is an American producer and former publicist known for working on Mr. Jealousy and Men in Black. So, how did the two meet, and what is the age difference between the couple? How much older is Paul Rudd — the man who never seems to age? 

Inside Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger’s relationship 

As Heavy.com notes, Paul Rudd met Julie Yaeger soon after his breakout role as Josh in Clueless. After Clueless, Rudd moved to New York City and landed himself a new publicist — Luke Crissel. However, his future wife worked at the same publicist’s office. Yaeger offered to hold onto and deliver Rudd’s luggage while he went on an audition his very first day in the city. A few days later, as Heavy notes, Rudd asked Yaeger to have lunch and the rest is, as they say, history. 

Paul Rudd and Yaeger have a pretty classic love story. Like meeting in a grocery store aisle, meeting at a publicist’s office seem so natural and unforced — these two pulled off a simple love story before the age of Tinder took rise. But, how much older is Paul Rudd than Julie Yaeger? Was he robbing the cradle when he asked out his future wife, or are they rather close in age?

How much older is Paul Rudd than Julie Yaeger? 

Paul Rudd was born on April 6, 1969, making him 50 years old. On the other hand, Julie Yaeger was born in 1975, making her 45 years old. Thus, there is a modest five year age difference between Paul Rudd and his wife. Considering many Hollywood couples boast age differences of ten to twenty or even thirty years, their age gap is quite small when compared to other Tinseltown love stories. 

Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger have also managed to stand the test of time in an industry that can be hard on a marriage. Married in 2003, the two have been together for seventeen years, and their relationship doesn’t make it to the tabloids very often. They seem to be growing strong with two happy children in the home to keep them busy.