Paul Rudd got his first breakout in 1995 with his role as ‘Josh’ in the movie Clueless. The consequences Paul had to bear after the movie got released were all positive. The movie brought him the success he always wanted and opened many offers in his way. As he was climbing the ladder of success, he moved to Newyork for better opportunities. The actor’s life drastically changed when he landed in Newyork. The city was completely unknown to him and he knew no one in the town. Fortunately, he met a lady who helped him out and looked after all his belongings.
Call it destiny or fate, the actor ended up marrying the first lady he met in Newyork. And she was Julie Yaeger- a publicist at that time. So, what’s the inside story of actor Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger that has been unheard of over the years?
Julie Yaeger is an Accomplished Academic
Born in the early 1970s in the United States of America nothing much is known about her early life including the details about her family. But, we do know about her academic journey. Julie got her advanced schooling from Whitesboro High School in 2006. After completing her high school level, she joined Saint John Fisher College. She graduated from the college with a bachelor’s degree in Science, Marketing, and Strategic Communication in 2010 with good grades.
After completing her studies, she worked as an intern in organizations like ‘Bella’s Event Planning’, ‘Our Lady of Mercy’, ‘Tipping Point Communication’, and so on.
Yaeger’s Career Achievements
Yaeger has had a quite good career and achieved a big success in her active years. She began her career as an intern in the media and events company named ‘Bella’s Event Planning. She is mainly known for her work as a Publicist in the movies like ‘Mr. Jealousy’ and ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Niagara, Niagara’.
Likewise, Julie has served in various television series and shows with a different production team. In 2005, she worked as an executive producer for a documentary series named ‘The Suite with Dave Karger’. Further, she started serving as a counselor and coordinator for a company named ‘McDougall Communications’ in 2014. Later, after one year, she left the company and joined ‘Good Way Group’ where she was employed for the position of Digital Media Coordinator.
In an interview, Paul Rudd mentioned that Julie has an eye for screenwriting and often helps him with his screenplays. So, she served as a screenplay writer and played a cameo role in the 2017 comedy movie ‘Fun Mom Dinner’ which was directed by Alethea Jones. Though the movie didn’t gain much attention at the box office Julie and the other leads were really appreciated for their works.
How did Julie and Paul meet?
Their story dates back to 1995 when Paul moved to Newyork after shooting for his breakout role as ‘Josh’ in the movie Clueless. As per website Luke Crisell’s website, Paul knew no one in the city and he went to the publicist’s office. As he was a bit late for the audition, he went straight to the office with all his luggage. There he needed someone to look after his luggage and that’s when he met Julie for the first time when she offered help to look after all his belongings. And that was the beginning of their decade-long love story.
Talking about his first meeting with his love Julie, the actor told:
“I met Julie in New York City in 1995, after my agent wanted me to have a PR team. She was a publicist at the company we had hired. I arrived late in her office but she took it quite nicely offering me her help to dislodge my belongings. From there we just hit off!”
Paul Married the First Woman He met in Newyork
Julia was the first woman Paul encountered when he moved to Newyork for the first time. Their story which had a normal beginning has passed through many twists and turns by now. The duo after dating for almost eight years got married on February 23, 2003. Unlike most of Hollywood’s grand weddings, their wedding was a private affair attended by only close friends and family.
After three years of getting married, Julie and Paul gave birth to their first child Jack Sullivan Rudd in 2006. They again welcomed their second child Darby Rudd in 2010. The family of four currently resides in Greenwich Village, Newyork keeping their life away from the glitch and glam of Hollywood.
Julie has never left any moment to be a part of Paul’s special moment. Whether it’s the Hollywood Walk of Fame or a premiere of his upcoming movie, Julie has always been on his side. That’s one of the most beautiful aspects of their relationship.
Secrets to their Long-lasting Marriage
In the world of Hollywood where marriages are fragile, Julie and Paul have stood out among all the odds. Julie and Paul have entered into 18 years in their marriage and yet are still going stronger. They are regarded as one of the most Un-Hollywood couples though both of them are part of the industry. Julie and Paul prefer keeping things private and that’s what has held them together for this long.
In an interview with Elle in 2011, Paul explained how he and his wife keep things normal. He said:
I don’t think I am going to sell a lot of tabloids. My wife and I have been together for 16 years. My parents were married my whole life until my father passed away a few years ago.
Paul doesn’t like showcasing his personal life in public and neither does Julie. However, they do attend public events together. On July 1, 2015, Paul and Julie along with their kids were seen at the Hollywood Walk of Fame where the ‘Ant-Man’ actor, Rudd got a star, making him the star on Hollywood Boulevard. Besides walking on the red carpets together, they have worked together in the project named “Fun Mom Dinner” where Julie served as a producer and writer and Paul as the executive director.
Julie and Paul have a common rule and that’s ‘family over everything’. And that’s the little secret to their happy marriage as per them.
How Rich is Julie Yaeger Rudd?
Julie has worked as an American Television Producer and a Publicist for years. Hence, she must have gathered a massive amount. As per multiple sources, her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. However, the genuine information regarding her net worth hasn’t been totally disclosed yet. Meanwhile, her husband Paul has gained a handsome net worth of more than $70 million as of 2021.
Julie and Paul’s Take on their Parenthood Journey
Julie and Paul have been awesome parents. They have raised their kids away from the limelight. Paul has always talked about his family in various interviews. He has talked about how their kids giggle listening to his jokes, how he reveals he was playing the character Antman and how his kids weren’t happy.
He has also been vocal about how his life changed after becoming a father. As per him, he and Julie became more sensitive after becoming parents. Further, he has revealed how he got nervous when he took his son for the first time for his premier. In an interview, he said:
This is the first film of mine that he’s seen and it makes me proud and nervous at the same time. I took him to the premiere. He had never been to a premiere, and that was a very moving experience for me. The best thing about anything is sharing it with your kid. Well, if I could now get a job playing with the Kansas City Chiefs or Man City, then I’d be really cool to him.