How Does Julia Louis-Dreyfus Stay Happily Married?

Every once in a while, there’s a Hollywood couple that totally defies the stereotypes and expectations, and becomes a great example for how wonderful marriages can be!

One such couple is Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall, who have been happily married for 27 years!

The couple met in college at Northwestern University, where Julia was the only female member of an improv troupe Hall was running. In 1982, they were both hired by Saturday Night Live, and their combined work/love life continued to draw them closer and closer together. They were married in 1987.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus transcends the norm with the longevity of her Hollywood marriage.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus transcends the norm with the longevity of her Hollywood marriage.

With two kids (both grown now) and busy Hollywood careers, people often wonder what their secret is for keeping their marriage happy and vibrant.

According to Julia, she simply “chose the right man,” but we think there’s a little more to it than that. For starters, the couple has been together since long before their major Hollywood success – before SNL, before Seinfeld, before Julia’s Emmys and before Brad’s success as a television writer.

This means that they’ve acclimated to the Hollywood lifestyle together (though they certainly aren’t the typical young partiers or paparazzi fare). This has likely helped them stay grounded and connected to each other and their more humble beginnings.

It also seems pretty apparent that they share very similar goals and interests. Both being involved in the entertainment industry, particularly comedy, means they have a deep personal interest in each other’s careers and inspirations, and likely enjoy many of the same events. They are invested in each other’s lives personally and professionally.

In that same vein, the couple has worked together on several projects, and while that can spell disaster for some couples, it is possible to keep work and personal separate so disagreements on the job don’t turn into arguments at home.

As we’ve said before, simply keeping a healthy sense of humor can make a massive difference in a marriage as well. These comic veterans are certainly able to laugh off some of the stress that comes with parenthood, celebrity, and all of the business-side parts of comedy that aren’t so fun.

Healthy couples work together to make their marriages great. Julia and Brad couldn’t be better proof of this concept.

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rhonda 9 years ago

My husband has these moods that he'd get into all of the time. One minute i'm feeling like we are in marital bliss and then 3 or 4 days later he just stops engaging. and then when i call him out on it, he says that i'm crazy and that he isn't acting a certain way. we would be all in love talking, laughing, joking and then all of a sudden there's nothing.

tammy 9 years ago

My Husband had an emotional affair just over two years ago. It lasted a couple of months. We reconciled but there was no heavy lifting on his part. I guess you can call it rug-sweeping. I have had a bitterness in my heart this whole time. What can I do?

Mike_Olsen_SMN 9 years ago

Hi Rhonda - Try opening up the lines of communication between you -

Mike_Olsen_SMN 9 years ago

Hi Tammy- If you feel he needs to make more of an effort in your marriage, talk to him about it.

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