Do you remember the character of Jeff Winger in popular sitcom 'Community'? The actor who essays the character of quick-witted ex-lawyer is none other than popular stand-up comedian Joel McHale.
He is married to Sarah Williams and the couple has a smooth relationship. Unlike other power couples, they have shown no sign of weakness, marital problems, and controversy.
Without further ado, let's read the details of marital status and career.
Joel McHale's Marital Relationship
Joel McHale is married to Sarah Williams since 1996. Their marital life is going really well and is giving serious relationship goals to other couples. Not once have fear of dissension and divorce crept into their marital life.
McHale has neither let his professional life overshadow nor create the problem in his marital life. He even took a break from his professional duty to take care of his family.
The handsome comedian Joel and beautiful angel Sarah met for the first time, one year after Joel's graduation from the University of Washington in 1995.
In an interview, Joel revealed that he initiated the conversation, after calling her friend to ask her out.
"I called her friend and asked if I could ask her out," McHale told Redbook in 2011. "She was like, 'I'll ask, but fat chance, buddy.' But my wife took the chance. I'm sure she was like, 'There's no one else around, so I might as well.'
After dating for some time, the pair decided to tie the knot. They got married in 1996. In July 2018, they will be celebrating the 22nd anniversary of their marriage.
The couple has two sons together: Isaac Hayden McHale (12) and Edward 'Eddie" Roy McHale (9). Their younger son Edward was born with two holes in his heart.
He had to undergo open heart surgery for the treatment. In an interview with WebMD, McHale told that it was a horrible time for the couple as they were worried about the wellbeing of their younger child
He recalls that it is parent's duty to look after their children and how he and his wife were worried a lot when their younger son had to undergo surgery.
Both boys are now doing well and enjoying life with their caring father and mother.
Secret Of The Lasting Marriage between Joel and Sarah
Despite playing the role of a pervy jerk in movies like Ted, McHale is very loving, caring and affectionate person in real life. He feels that being a father, it is very challenging to spend much quality time with family.
And, to do that, he takes hiatus from hosting his show and delaying his shooting schedule.
The couple has been strong together for decades thanks to the immense trust, loyalty, devotion and respectful bonds they have for each other. Both Joel and Sarah haven't been involved in any familial conflicts, controversies, and extramarital affairs.
This unending bond and mutual support between the couple seems to be secret to their lasting marriage.
Although there was a rumor about Joel being gay in social media, he immediately dispelled the rumor in a humorous style and confirmed that he is cent percent devoted to Sarah.
The couple has been seen numerous times together and not once, have they shown sign of weakness that plague the relationship of 'IT couples' in Hollywood. They attend ceremonies, award shows and travel on vacation together. The duo lives in Hollywood Hills, LA, California.
The career of Joel McHale
Joel McHale started his career doing improv comedy and stand-up comedy. He was a part of the local sketch comedy show Almost LIve. He worked as improv comedian from 1993 to 1997. Upon completion of his master's degree, he played minor roles in Will and Grace, CSI Miami, and The X Files.
In 2004, he started to host The Soup on E network. The Soup and Community helped him to rise to mainstream popularity. He has not only hosted program but also won BTVA People’s Choice Voice Award for 'Lego Dimensions' and TV Guide Award for 'Community'.
In February 2018, he signed a deal with Netflix to host his own show The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale.
In February 2018, Joel McHale started hosting his own show on Netflix called 'The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale'. The Show debuted on Feb 18, 2018, on Netflix; blending news, current affairs, pop culture, celebrity guests and comedy sketches.
Quick Facts and Trivia about Joel McHale
- Born on November 20, 1971, in Rome, Italy to father Jack McHale and mother Laurie McHale.
- Has citizenship of America and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Irish, Norwegian, Finnish and English.
- His father was from Chicago, America and his mother were from Vancouver, Canada.
- He lives in $4 million villa in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.
- His zodiac sign is Scorpio and wife Sarah's zodiac sign is Leo.
- He was raised by his parents in Seattle, Washington, and Haddenfield, New Jersey.
- He went to Mercer Island High School.
- He graduated in Bachelor's in History from the University of Washington.
- He holds master's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Washington.
- He was paid around $60,000 per episode in 'Community'
- His networth is estimated to be around $14 million in 2018
- He also played college football, during his college days.
- He was given around $2 million to host 'The Soup'