A married life that has lasted over 10 years is certainly admirable, especially among Hollywood celebrities where the divorce rate is extremely high. Julianna Margulies was initially skeptic about the idea of marriage - this was until she bumped into her soulmate.
Marguiles is in a blissful married life of well over a decade. The actress was previously in a long-term relationship during her younger years with a different guy, but Julianna let him go after the realization she was yet to met the true love of her life. And how right she was!
Julianna Margulies' Married Life
Julianna Margulies is married to her attorney husband Keith Lieberthal who is six years younger than her. The couple tied the knot on 10th November 2007 in Lenox, Massachusetts.
At their wedding, Margulies wore a white Narciso Rodriguez gown and Lieberthal wore a black Armani suit. The actress' father told People, it was all traditional and very touching, while his daughter looked radiant and beautiful.
Apparently, the duo had no time for a honeymoon and the pair flew back to California where Julianna was working on her new TV series Canterbury's Law at the time.
Earlier, the couple first met at a party. Speaking to Redbook, the actress said:
"I didn’t get married until later for a very specific reason: My parents were divorced and I never wanted to put a kid through that. I definitely met the right person, but I also think part of it is timing."
"I wouldn’t have been ready for the life I have now when I was 30. It’s easy to have the chocolate and poems in your life, the whirlwind romance. The hard part of life is being the person who shows up for the parent-teacher conference."
When they met, Julianna thought he was an actor and she was convinced their relationship won't get really serious. Talking to Good Housekeeping, she said:
“I said to him, ‘Listen, I’m going to be leaving in 10 minutes because I’m sure you’re an actor and I have sworn off [your type]. And he said, ‘Well, that’s good. I’m a lawyer.'"
The couple shares a son named Kieran Lieberthal. In fact, Margulies was seven months pregnant when the pair shared wedding vows. They subsequently welcomed their baby boy just 2 months after their wedding on 17th January 2008.
The actress told Redbook, being a mother has made her more patient and more hyper-aware. She wasn't someone who enjoyed the company of kids before she had her own. However, Julianna now sees the world through their eyes.
Shortly after her engagement, Margulies found out she was pregnant. Julianna told Good Housekeeping, the best day of her life was her wedding day and she believes it is so much down to the fact that she had their unborn son with her and the rabbi blessed him.
Apparently, the actress was initially hesitant against the idea of marriage. The reason was her parents getting divorced when she was just a year old. Julianna admitted she was 'not the marrying kind' until the arrival of Lieberthal in her life.
Meanwhile, Marguiles is glad that she waited to marry. She said:
"I feel very grateful that I had the courage to say no when I did and say yes when I could, that I waited to find the right mate and to have this little family. There's something about this time in my life where I feel like it's never going to get better."
The family of three currently resides in Manhattan. There has never been any rumors of a conflict between the pair as they are living a blissful married life of over a decade.
Julianna Margulies' Past Affairs
Back in 1991, Julianna discovered her passion for acting and soon began to attend acting classes. There, she met an aspiring actor named Ron Eldard. The couple started to date soon after in the same year.
The duo's young love turned into a pretty long relationship. However, despite their commitment to one another, Margulies had no intention of exchanging vows with Ron.
The duo subsequently split after 12 years of relationship in 2003. Earlier, the actress was also rumored to have dated American actor Matt Czuchry.
Julianna Margulies: Quick Facts
- Born on 8th June 1966 in Spring Valley, New York.
- Her birth sign is Gemini.
- Her parents are Francesca Gardener and Paul Margulies.
- Her father was a writer, philosopher, and Madison Avenue advertising executive, while her mother was a ballet dancer and eurythmy teacher.
- She is the youngest of three daughters.
- She went to Green Meadow Waldorf School and later received her high school education at High Mowing School.
- She graduated with a BA degree from Sarah Lawrence College, where she appeared in several campus plays.
- Her stardom rose after playing the role of Nurse Carol Hathaway on the TV drama series ER.
- She won a Golden Globe Award for her performance on The Good Wife.
- Her first major role in the big screens was Out For Justice (1991).
- She made the record for most career Screen Actors Guild Awards with eight, which was later tied by Alec Baldwin.
- Her net worth is estimated to be $22 million.