Staying under the radar Andy SambergAnd Joanna Newsom are notoriously private about their marriage — but fans still think the stars are couple goals.
Samberg first met the harpist when he attended a 2008 show with fellow musician. Saturday Night LiveCast member Fred Armisen. “I was a big fan of his. In fact, the night that I met him … I had just been with my band backstage, like, an hour before, watching Just 2 Guyz,” Newsom recalled during a March 2016 appearance onLate Night with Seth Meyers, referring to an old sketch the comedian had “a tiny part” in. “He plays Steve the c–t. … So when I met him, he was kinda shy, and I said, ‘Oh, my God, you’re Steve the c–t!’ He always says he saw heart bubbles.”
Seth Meyers joked that the story checked out, adding, “Everything I know about him, I know that is the dream way for a girl to greet him.”
Us WeeklyIn February 2013, the couple broke the news that they were engaged after five years of being together. They were married in September 2013 in California in front of a star-studded crowd of friends. Lorne MichaelsTo Nick Kroll.
“Andy’s speech was the perfect mix of comedy and sentiment,” a source exclusively revealed after the ceremony. “Both he and Joanna were crying throughout the speech.”
Newsom later gushed to Larry King that her husband is her “favorite person in the world,” calling the Hot Rod star “the biggest superfan” of her music. “He’s the person I would most want to hang out with at any given moment,” she continued.
The pair’s romance remained low-key over the years, and UseThey quietly welcomed their first baby in March 2017. “It’s going good, she’s 17 years old,” Samberg teased during a Jimmy Kimmel LiveSeptember. “We held off [sharing it] for a long time.”
The Lonely Island performer joked that he had “changed” a lot since becoming a father. “I don’t know if you noticed but I suddenly was gripped with the urge to buy the Steph Curry nurse shoes,” he added, showing off his white Under Armor sneakers. “I was like, ‘My dad instincts are kicking in. I gotta rock these.’ … I went outside and a bunch of dads were like, ‘Yeah!’”
Samberg continued to make dad jokes three years later. “Aside from the beard? I feel like I’m working on a pretty signature dad bod,” he said on Late Night with Seth MeyersFebruary 2020. “I pick her up a lot, so my guns are really rockin’. But I eat all of her bread crust, so my tum’s a little fat. I’ve eaten more crusts in the last two and a half years than in the rest of my life combined. I can’t remember the last time I had a normal bite of a sandwich.”
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