Sarah and Matthew’s story…
Sarah Jessica Parker met actor Matthew Broderick in fall of 1991 at an off-Broadway play he directed, starring her brother Toby. The two begin dating. She says to the Los Angeles Times, “He’s probably the funniest fellow I’ve met in my entire life. I’m mad for him, totally.”
On May 19, 1997 Sarah Jessica and Matthew Broderick got married in an out-of-use synagogue in lower Manhattan. “I wore black on my wedding day, and I really regret that,” Parker says to Marie Claire. “I was too embarrassed to get married in white, and both Matthew and I were reluctant to have people pay so much attention to us. Which is ridiculous, because that’s when you can relish the attention, when it’s natural.”
In 2002 Sarah and Matthew welcomed their first child, James Wilke Broderick. He was named after Broderick’s father James, and after Wilkie Collins, a favorite writer of both parents. “We want to have it all, but it usually feels like something gets the short end of the stick,” Parker tells In Style. “Happily, that’s not ever going to be my child.”
In 2009, the couple welcomed twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, via surrogate.