How Paul Rudd's Love Story Began With His Wife Julie Yaeger

At one point or another, we've all fallen for Paul Rudd. Whether it be when he starred as Josh in "Clueless," or years later when People dubbed him their sexiest man alive. Rudd's charisma is undeniable and has helped make him one of the most adored celebrities in the industry. With his dashing looks and pleasant personality, you'd think the actor would have gained a reputation as something of a lothario in Hollywood, but that's not the case. Rudd has only had one serious relationship: The one with shares with his wife, Jule Yaeger. The "Ant-Man" actor found his perfect match in the producer, who has been there to support Rudd throughout his career. From his time as an unknown actor to starring in some of Hollywood's biggest films, she has continued to stand by Rudd's side.

There are many compelling stories about how celebrities have first connected with their spouses, but the meet-cute between Rudd and Yaeger was the stuff of fairytales. So, how exactly did the couple meet? Well, we're here to fill you in with all the swoon-worthy details as to how Rudd and Yaeger began their love story.

Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger worked in same industry

Many people meet their significant other at work, but the difference in Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger's meeting is that they just happened to cross paths. Both worked in the entertainment industry, Rudd as an actor and his wife as a publicist. Now, you may think it's obvious the two connected based on their line of work, but their relationship would have never happened if Rudd didn't move to New York, something the "Ant-Man" actor decided to do after his success in "Clueless."

When Rudd moved to New York, he decided to hire a publicist. The actor went straight from the plane to the office where Yaeger was working — luggage and all. Rudd was running late to an audition, which is why he still was still lugging around his bags. Being a kind person, Yaeger offered to drop the luggage off at the home of a friend of Rudd's. Not long after they first met, the "This Is 40" actor asked the publicist on a date.

Rudd shared with Marie Claire UK, "She was the first person I met in New York. We started talking and there was a maturity with her — she had experienced some tragedy in her life, I had too, and the impression I got was, wow, this is a woman. This isn't a girl." The rest was history as Rudd not only found a publicist, he found his future wife.

Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger will be married for 20 years

Paul Rudd and Julie Yeager's relationship is couple goals. The couple married in February 2023 and will celebrate their twentieth anniversary in 2023. The two have shared a few milestones in their careers and personal lives. One is the addition of their son and daughter. Even as Rudd's career grew, the actor has remained level-headed and hasn't let the fame get to him. He told People, "When I think about myself, I think of myself as a husband and a father like I'm that. I just hang out with my family when I'm not working. That's what I kind of like the most." The family man is still madly in love with Yeager.

And it's no wonder why: Yeager even shares Rudd's hilarious sense of humor. After the "Clueless" actor was chosen in 2015 as People's sexiest man alive, Rudd revealed that his wife was "stupefied" by the decision. Rudd even joked that if the choice were up to Yeager, she would have chosen Keanu Reeves. The couple's playful marriage continues to work for them. 

The "Ant-Man" actor even had a swoon-worthy answer after he shared what his "most attractive feature" was. Rudd told Elle UK, "I'd say, my wife." With their evident love for each other, here's hoping the couple has many more years of happiness to come.