Adam Sandler’s 20-Year Love Story That Can Beat Even the Best Rom-Com Plot
If we think of comedy actors, his name probably comes to mind automatically. Adam Sandler is a Hollywood icon, after starring in movies like Big Daddy or more recent hits like Hubie Halloween, but behind the well-known celebrity, there is a romance that is more tender than any fictional story.
They were brought together by their passion for movies.
Jackie Titone began a career as a model after graduating from high school, but shifted her focus to acting a few years later, in 1999, when she landed her first role. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler was already a well-known and successful actor who rose to fame in the 1990s with roles in films such as Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, and Billy Madison.
They met while filming Big Daddy. The aspiring actress met Rob Schneider while filming a cameo first. He later helped her meet Adam Sandler, one of his closest friends. Eventually, Adam decided to cast her in the movie, which he also produced. Ultimately, she landed the role, and the rest is history.
Although Jackie only played a small role, that works greatly impacted her life. Although she was unsuccessful in the months following the film’s release, she was able to capture Adam’s heart, and they fell madly in love with each other.
They got married only 4 years later.
Following the beginning of their romance, the couple worked on several other films in which Jackie appeared, including 50 First Dates, Just Go With It, and many others. While still actively working together, they decided to be a couple for life and were married on June 22, 2003. In front of a large celebrity guest list, which included Sharon Osbourne and Jennifer Aniston, the couple exchanged vows outside at a Malibu estate.
Crowned their love by welcoming 2 daughters
The happy couple welcomed Sadie, now 16, in May 2006. Shortly after her birth, Adam said, “The baby girl is healthy! My wife is healthy!”. In November 2008, Jackie and Adam’s second daughter Sunny was born. Both girls have also appeared in some of her father’s films, such as Hotel Transylvania and Murder Mystery.
The actor said in some interviews that Sadie and Sunny had really wanted to appear in some of his films because they share their parents’ love of movies. "They were asking me all year, ’Can I be in your next movie, dad?’
Jackie is her husband’s most loyal ally.
Every successful person needs a partner by their side to support and encourage them in both good times and bad ones. Despite his award-winning career and several successful film roles, Adam would not be the man he is today if Jackie had not been there for him.
Adam’s wife is constantly present as he shoots scenes, encouraging him to do his best. Sandler recalled a time when Jackie helped him while filming a kissing scene with his longtime co-worker, Jennifer Aniston. “The only uncomfortable part is hearing my wife say, ’Harder! Harder! Kiss her harder!’” Adam joked.
Without Jackie’s support, Adam may not have taken on some of his biggest projects for fear of being unable to complete them. The actor admitted that his wife pushed him to accept roles he initially thought would be challenging, such as his leading role in Uncut Gems.
“I read it, and I loved the script, but I was afraid to do it. Then I asked Jackie to read it. We do this together, Jackie and I, we discuss what I’m going to do, and she gives me the strength and courage to throw myself into it,” Adam confessed.
Still madly in love after 24 years together
Adam and Jackie have been together for 24 years, but time has not changed anything in their love story; in fact, their relationship has grown to become stronger than ever. When they celebrated their anniversary in 2020, the actor recalled on Instagram how “22 years ago today, we looked into each other’s eyes and fell deeply in love.” Adam wrote, “I love you, my forever girl,” expressing his joy at celebrating 22 years with his wife.
There is only one secret to maintaining such a close bond: trust and affection. Sandler spoke candidly about it, saying, “Just spend time together. Make sure you don’t run off too many times and just hang out together.” He also stresses the value of being open and spending quality time, “just an hour hanging out together gets us vibing again.”
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