Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann’s family album with daughters Maude, Iris
One big happy family! Over the years, Judd Apatow and Leslie Man documented their adventures with their daughters: Maude and Iris.
The couple started dating in 1996 after meeting on the set of cable guy. After their first date, Apatow and Mann knew the other person was The One.
“I slept, but nothing happened. We just kissed a lot. But I remember coming home feeling so happy and I felt like I was already in love,” explained the actress in an interview with She in 2012.
The director, for his part, said he felt he would marry Mann as soon as he saw her. “‘Here’s the future Mrs. Apatow,'” he remembers thinking to himself. “I had a soul connection instantly. That’s what I meant. That’s why I remember it.”
Following their nuptials in June 1997, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Maude, later that year. They expanded their family again with daughter Iris in 2002. The family of four have since collaborated on-screen in such projects as knocked up, funny people and It’s 40.
In 2020, Apatow reflected on keeping her marriage interesting after two decades. “You must be very inventive because you have gone through all the right concepts for gifts and activities,” said the Forget Sarah Marshall producer said exclusively We Weekly. “At some point you’re like going rafting or getting mariachi bands because nothing’s off limits.”
The duo then decided to commemorate their relationship with a celebration in honor of their 25th anniversary.
“We are planning to throw a party,” Mann said during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in March 2022. “We married alone, just the two of us in Hawaii – and a banjo player and a minister. It was low pressure and then we promised ourselves that we would throw a party with our friends and family on our fifth anniversary. [and] we didn’t, so we said 10 years and we forgot, and 15 and 20 we didn’t. I think we are afraid that people won’t come to our party.
Four months later, Apatow took to social media to talk about his wife on their special day.
“I cherished every moment with you. People ask what the secret is and we always make jokes, but the truth is you are a very special person who I feel lucky and blessed to be able to share my life with every day. days,” he wrote via Instagram in July 2022. “There is no one like you. You are the greatest mom, the most inspiring muse, a brilliant artist, and a kind, hilarious, beautiful, and magical person.” I love you forever.”
Scroll down to see photos of Mann and Apatow’s growing family over the years: