Jerry O’Connell is the husband of the American actress Rebecca Romijn. The Star Trek: Strange New Worlds actress and the Stand By Me actor have been going pretty strong after all these years.
Rebecca and her husband Jerry O’ Connell tied the knot in the year 2007 and they have been together ever since then. Continue reading further to catch more insights about Rebecca’s husband, Jerry O’Connell including his profession and early life.
Here’s everything you need to know about Jerry O’Connell
Just like his wife Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell is well-versed with the world of entertainment as he is an actor, director, and television presenter. He was born on February 17, 1974, in Manhattan, New York City, United States.
Jerry’s mom Linda is an art teacher by profession, on the other hand, his dad Michael O’Connell is an advertising agency art director who is originally from the United States. He is of half Irish, one-quarter Polish, and one-quarter Italian ancestry.
Jerry grew up in Manhattan with his younger brother Charlie O’Connell, who is also an actor by profession. He went to Manhattan’s Professional Children’s School. Then, he studied screenwriting at New York University from 1991 to 1995. He graduated in the year 1995.
When did Jerry O’Connell start acting?
O’Connell kicked off his acting career at a very young age. When he was a child, he did some commercial work for Duncan Hines cookies. He bagged his first feature film soon after he turned 11. He played the role of Vern Tessio in Rob Reiner’s Stand by Me.
Then in 1987, he starred in a commercial for Frosted Flakes. After a while, he landed a part in the Canadian science-fiction sitcom My Secret Identity. During his summer break from NYU, he appeared in the feature film Calendar Girl alongside Jason Priestley and Gabriel Olds.
Jerry has starred in many films and shows
To date, Jerry O’Connell has appeared in many movies such as Jerry Maguire, Body Shots, Mission to Mars, Tomcats, Scream 2, and Kangaroo Jack. He sold his first screenplay for First Daughter, to New Regency in 1999. The movie saw the light of the day in the year 2004.
Along with this, Jerry has also been a part of a few popular shows like Sliders, The Big Bang Theory, Night Visions, Going To California, The Batman, Do Not Disturb, Ugly Betty, Burning Love, Marry Me, Young & Hungry, Billions and Scream Queens.
O’Connell is best noted for his roles as Quinn Mallory in the television series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret Identity, Vern Tessio in the film Stand by Me (1986), Frank Cushman in Jerry Maguire (1996), Joe in Joe’s Apartment (1996), Derek in Scream 2 (1997), Charlie Carbone in Kangaroo Jack (2003), and Detective Woody Hoyt on the drama Crossing Jordan.
How did Jerry O’Connell meet his wife Rebecca Romijn?
Jerry and Rebecca met each for the first time at a Maxim Hot 100 party in Las Vegas in the year 2004. At that point in time, Romijn was newly single. While guest-hosting The Wendy Williams Show in 2019, O’Connell recalled the first meeting of the pair.
Then, The Secret: Dare to Dream star said, “Rebecca was in the VIP section of the party and I was not. I saw you in the VIP section and you were newly single and I was like, ‘I got to get some of that, right there.'”
Jerry went on to say, “It was a pool party, so I took my shirt off, I did some pushups right there and got some oil. I was super flexing. I had met my wife once before that at the time. But through the rope I was like, ‘Hey, Rebecca!'”
Once, Jerry got past the rope, the duo spoke and they exchanged their numbers. Rebecca who joined O’Connell on the show further added, “We had a couple dates in Las Vegas and then I flew home and I needed a ride home from the airport. And I called Jerry and he drove me home and basically never left.”
When did Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn tie the knot?
Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn got engaged in 2005. They walked down the aisle in the year 2007. The two lovebirds got married at their home in Calabasas on July 14, 2007. They exchanged their vows in front of their close friends and family members.
How many kids do Rebecca and Jerry have?
Rebecca and Jerry are proud parents of two kids. The couple shares twin girls. Rebecca gave birth to her and O’Connell’s twin girls in the year 2008. The names of the pair’s daughters are as follows: Dolly Rebecca Rose O’Connell, and Charlie Tamara Tulip O’Connell.
Jerry and Rebecca celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary this year
Yes, you read that right. Earlier this year in July, Jerry and Rebecca celebrated 15 years of marital bliss. This year, the pair celebrated their wedding anniversary in Istanbul, Turkey. At that point in time, they marked the special milestone with sweet tributes on their respective social media handles. O’Connell wished his wife Rebecca a happy marriage anniversary by posting a cute pic of the two lovebirds in the sea.
“15 Years Today! This one puts up with my Mommy Issues, cheapness and is infinitely out of my league. INFINITELY. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Love ya, Babe!” he wrote alongside a beautiful picture of the pair.
On the other hand, when we talk about Rebecca, she also dropped a series of pictures of herself and her husband Jerry on the social media platform Instagram.
Romijn penned a heartfelt caption for the Instagram post that read, “Still smiling after all these years. Happy 15th Anniversary @mrjerryoc Love you!!”
We must say Rebecca Romijn and her husband Jerry O’Connell make for one beautiful couple. Kindly let us know your thoughts on the pair in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.