Inside Sarah Jessica Parker's Romantic History and Her Marital Life

Tue Jun 06 2023
By   tashi

Inside Sarah Jessica Parker's marital bliss: The actress is a mother to three!  

Fans can barely remember to differentiate Sarah Jessica Parker from her onscreen alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw, a role she played for a good six seasons on HBO's Sex and the City, and went on to reprise in two more spin-offs, including the upcoming finale spin-off, And Just Like That...  

During her five-decade-spanning stint on television and mainstream cinema, Parker has collected many esteemed accolades like Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG, while steadily becoming one of the most beloved pop icons. Sarah is SATC's one of the two leading cast members who've led quite a contrasting lives than their onscreen characters.  

Sarah Jessica Parker's Unfortunate Dating History!  

Parker has had an eventful professional journey but the same can't be said about her love. Unlike her extensive and all-around Hollywood credentials, Sarah's romantic history is brief and a little relatable. The Sex and the City alum is happily married with a son now but there was a time when she was head over heels for a fellow A-lister.   

Sarah Jessica Parker is an Emmy-winning actress.
Sarah Jessica Parker is best known for starring in 'Sex and the City.' Photo Source: Instagram

Sarah's dating history may not unveil a lot of names but it had quite an impact on her life. She famously dated Oscar-nominated actor, Robert Downey Jr. for many years. The pair pretty much grew up together and also climbed the steep ladder of fame. Sarah and Robert met on the sets of the 1984 film, Firstborn.  

Both of the rookie actors, both eighteen at the time, were still at the onset of figuring out their identity, let alone reckoning what lay ahead of them. The co-stars quickly delved into a romantic relationship and were living together after a brief dating bliss.   

Sarah Jessica Parker is best known for playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City.
Parker famously dated actor Robert Downey Jr. for eight years. Photo Source: Instagram

The young love birds would often give insights into their uncorrupt live-in relationship. The Emmy-winning actress once shared an anecdote about how she and her then-beau, Downey, would throw balloons at their neighbors, who would also join the friendly fight by hosing down at them.  

While navigating their promising career together, Downey Jr. fell into the pits of drugs and often attracted legal troubles. Sarah tried to bring the Iron Man actor back to his senses until she couldn't anymore. "She tried to help me. She was so miffed when I didn't get my act together," said Robert, years after their split.   

Sarah Jessica Parker dated Robert Downey Jr.
Parker briefly dated John F. Kennedy Jr. after her split from Robert. Photo Source: Instagram

Even Parker concurred with Robert's statement about their breakup and called his addiction the root cause of their split. Downey is currently married to his second wife, producer Susan Downey. It had merely been a year since Sarah's eight-year-long relationship with Downey ended, and the actress was sparking romance rumors.  

The Sex and the City alum was famously linked with the late attorney John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1992. It was later revealed that Kennedy had asked out Parker, who reportedly responded with apt enthusiasm. But the romance fizzled out within six months.  

Sarah later called her time with Kennedy "the Kennedy fiasco", as it brought her a lot of unnecessary media scrutiny. The duo's high-publicized romance boiled to estrange them for good the same year they started dating. 

Inside Sarah Jessica Parker Happy Conjugal Life!  

The third time was really the charm for Parker. The Golden Globe winner was single for a few years after her heavily scrutinized relationship with Kennedy. Parker and her now-husband, actor Matthew Broderick, starred in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, in 1996, the same year they took their relationship public.   

Sarah Jessica Parker is married to Matthew Broderick.
Parker and Matthew got married in May 1997. Photo Source: Instagram

While gushing about her boyfriend-turned-colleague, Parker called Broderick "the funniest fellow" she ever met in her life. The actress lovingly added, "I think he's the most handsome man I've seen in my life. And he inspires me. I'm mad for him, totally." The love birds walked down the aisle on May 19, 1997, at N.Y.C.'s Angel Orensanz Synagogue.  

Sarah and Matthew pulled the sweetest prank on their wedding guests, all of whom were under the presumption that they'd been invited to some fancy party Sarah and her then-beau were hosting, only to realize that it was the most important day of their lives.   

Parker and her husband are raising their kids away from the spotlight! 

Five years after their impromptu wedding ceremony, the couple welcomed their firstborn, son James, in October 2002. Parker and her husband take much pride in raising their kids who will be oblivious to celebrity privilege. The couple welcomed their twin daughters, Tabitha and Marion, in June 2009.  

Parker's twin daughters, soon-to-be 14, were welcomed via a surrogate, and much like their older brother, have remained largely out of the spotlight. In an interview with People, Parker drew a stark contrast about her twin daughters, who, she said, are "devoted to each other," but at the same time, share "different interests."    

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew are doting parents to three.
The couple welcomed their twin daughters via a surrogate. Photo Source: Instagram

Parker's husband of 26 years, Broderick, 61, is a Tony-winning actor. Matthew is best known for his Tony-winning part in the musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Life in Theatre, The Producers, and more. 

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