Their biggest test? Jerry O’Connell feared for his marriage to Rebecca Romijn because the couple was quarantined because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have been married for 13 years and quarantine has not broken us,” said the actor, 46, exclusively Us weekly on Friday, July 31, while his collaboration with Bob Evans Farms. “I’m proud to say a big shout out to Bob for hooking us up with all their great mac and cheese that keeps our family together.”
O’Connell initially had his doubts. “I have to say – I’m going to have problems with this – during quarantine [began] … I was like, “I’m not sure how, not only will our family make it, but can my marriage handle this?” He remembered. “And I dare say it was quite fun. Maybe we’ll make it. ‘
The Secret: Dare to Dream star joked that he didn’t realize he would be so close to Romijn, 47. “I didn’t know I was going to spend that much time with my wife,” he quipped. “I thought I would go to work every day. I thought I was commuting. I thought maybe, you know, maybe a few meals at home on the weekend – Bob Evans from the chilled section. But it has been crazy. ‘
He added, “Like, no one knows anything. Nobody has done this before. And it’s not like we can go to our parents or elders and say, “Hey, Mom and Dad, what was it like when you quarantined?” ‘
Despite O’Connell’s lighthearted nature about the situation, he had long known the actress before making things official in July 2007. U.S he “did not want to frighten my wife” but admitted that he had kept a photo of her in his wallet and “looked at it and studied it for 10 years before I met her”.
“Now look at us,” he said. “We’ve been married for 13 years. We go on camper trips, fight, eat Bob Evans mac and cheese with the whole family. It’s a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful thing. ‘
O’Connell – who shares 11-year-old twin daughters Charlie and Dolly with Romijn – and Alfonso Ribeiro partner with Bob Evans Farms for the Love at First Bite campaign and create fun recipes using the brand’s dinner sides.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi
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