Jerry Seinfeld Was On Fallon Last Night with His Slightly Annoying, Slightly Adorable Wife, Jessica
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Jerry Seinfeld Was On Fallon Last Night with His Slightly Annoying, Slightly Adorable Wife, Jessica

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | October 11, 2013 | Comments ()

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It’s not like Jessica Seinfeld has been kept hidden for the entirety her 15-year marriage to Jerry Seinfeld. She’s made several talk-show appearances, mostly to discuss her three cookbooks (the first of which attracted a lawsuit for copyright violations, which was quickly thrown out), and a decade ago, she and Jerry even did an extensive interview explaining the circumstances surrounding Jessica Seinfeld’s short-lived first marriage (she had met Jerry Seinfeld several months before she got married to a man named Eric Nederlander, but then shacked up with Seinfeld right after her honeymoon to Nederlander, and divorced him five months later). Besides a few pictures, however, I’d never actually see Jessica Seinfeld on television.

Who does a guy like Jerry Seinfeld marry, anyway? Well, she’s 17 years Jerry’s junior, which might have felt like a bigger deal in the celebrity media world when she was 25 and he was 42, but now that she’s 42 and he’s 59, it doesn’t seem like an issue at all. She’s attractive, but she’s also kind of annoying. She’s like Sarah Silverman, crossed with a nasal sorority girl. Or a really toned-down version of Janice Litman Goralnik, née Hosenstein.

She was on Fallon last night to talk about that new cookbook, and she brought out her husband to help make chicken parm. Because I am human, and interested in how celebrity married couples interact, the segment was captivating.

Check it out.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • dizzylucy

    I really soured on both of the during the whole book lawsuit thing. It always struck me as a David and Goliath situation.

  • bastich

    If Fallon makes his musical guests play with Fisher-Price instruments, then he should make his culinary guests cook with an Easy Bake Oven.
    It's only fair.

  • Ian Fay

    Given that Jerry once dated a 17 year old, 25 was positively an old maid.

  • JenVegas

    She knows that's not chicken parm, right? That's just chicken cutlets. Parm implies cheese. Delicious, fatty, melted cheese. Nice garnish on those plates though.

  • Steve Ward

    My favourite part is when Jerry, when not monitored, totally screws up the "flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs" formula. And then covers for it and doesn't mention it.

    Back to chicken pounding duty, Jerry.

  • Jeebus. She looks and sounds like she's 19 years old. Way to moisturize, Janice.

  • Lotney

    Way to moisturise him too... Jesus.. 59? Must be that rejuvenation machine made our of money he has.

  • BWeaves

    I still can't get over the "marry someone, come back from the honeymoon and leave him for a megarich star" thing. In Victorian times that would have gotten you some major shunning, not a book deal. I realize I'm old, but there are some things that you just don't do and that is one of them.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Since she was married to a Nederlander, her first husband wasn't exactly broke. I'm halvsies with you & Mrs. J - messy messy beginning, clearly handled badly, but at least it wasn't for nothing. [does it mitigate things that her ex-husband has had several dealings with court due to threatening/violence toward both his second wife and his recent ex-girlfriend?]

  • Mrs. Julien

    Pffft. Stuff happens. They've been married for 15 years now. It might have been messy, but it looks like it was the right decision.

  • BWeaves

    Given the timing, I think she should have called off the first wedding. Even saying, "No" at the altar would have been preferable to having the big dream wedding and honeymoon, and then dumping the husband right after. I don't care if everything is paid for, and guests have already sent their gifts, etc.

  • Mrs. Julien

    There's no doubt it was handled badly, but it was 15 years ago.

  • BWeaves

    I know it was 15 years ago. Some things just don't have a statute of limitations in my book. If the rest of you are fine with it, then fine. I'm not. That's all I'm saying. You don't have to agree with me.

  • ami

    .... Who cares if you are fine with it? It's not your business.

  • BWeaves

    I'm not fine with it. That's my point.

  • Mrs. Julien

    None of this is any of our business, fine with it or not.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • BWeaves

    I love you Mrs. Julien.

  • Mark Maloney

    "but it looks like the right decision".....I guess if you look at things totally from a worldly, ends-justify-the-means perspective and conveniently disregard the the wreckage along the way (and for eternity). Says the guy on his 3rd marriage. Just makes me sad to see that we've reduced marriage to being an arrangement that makes sense only as long as it "works for me".

  • kirbyjay

    Why would anyone stay in a marriage that doesn't work? Why spend your life with someone that you don't love?
    Life is too short to be miserable. I don't advocate multiple marriages ot not trying to work out differences but staying in a marriage because "society" or some religion says you should? $%&# that.
    I always say that if you're going to marry someone, love is fine, but you better damn well like them.

  • BWeaves

    I agree, don't stay in a marriage that doesn't work. My point was, she left him right after the honeymoon for another man she met before her marriage. That's not exactly giving it time to work.

  • DeltaJuliet

    How do you know a marriage won't work as you are returning from your honeymoon? Unless you never met your groom, that really seems like a something-better-came-along situation. That's how it seemed at the time anyway. the argument could be made that maybe they shouldn't have gotten married to begin with, though.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I would suspect she realised she was in love with someone else/falling in love with someone else as she was getting ready for her wedding, but tried to do the "right thing" and failed.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Sometimes life is messy and people are stupid and behave badly. It doesn't mean they are awful human beings, or irretrievably, irredeemably awful, it just means that we don't always handle things in a way that makes ourselves proud. In this case, it's been 15 years. She made a mistake, she made a mess fixing it, and it would seem that the final result is stable.

  • Wigamer

    I would like to visit you and tell you all of the stupid things I've done, and have you say very wise things like this to me. I sometimes say them to myself, but it's just not the same.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Come on over. I'll make cookies.

  • Wigamer

    It's a date. I'll bring my Tombstone DVD. Cowboy Sam Elliott is my favorite Sam Elliott.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I think the cowboy is would be given, even if he was playing a Latvian cellist.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    As a woman who has made her share of messy mistakes, I say thank you on a day which is otherwise depressing to me.

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