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.