Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has always kept the subject of marriage away from interviews, even though she was always willing to talk about other aspects of her life, such as her acting career, her fashion line and even her kids. In the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the “Sex and the City” star opens up about why she never spoke about her relationship with her husband of 16 years.
On a professional level, Sarah Jessica Parker is very busy at the moment, preparing for the launching of her new line of shoes, in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, which will be out in February. The actress, who became a fashion trend setter after the series “Sex and the City”, has been an open book when it comes to fashion and acting, but it is probably her marriage of 16 years with actor Matthew Broderick that is her most creative, most complex work. Still, the 48-year-old wouldn’t talk about it. Until now.
“People have asked me about my marriage, ‘How do you make it work,’ and I say, ‘We don’t talk about it’. That’s not really true. It’s sort of a nasty response”, she told Harper’s Bazaar. In reality, she explains, they never felt the need to respond to speculation about their relationship. “We didn’t think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream”, says SJP, whose dream was to work in theater and be in the entourage of “those people whose work I was in total awe of”. They never set a goal celebrity-related. “So when our marriage came up in conversation, it wouldn’t occur to us that we were obligated to respond to allegations or gossip.”
Parker says she loves her life with her hubby and their marriage could not be any other way. “I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”
The couple tied the knot in 1997. They have three children: son James Wilkie Broderick, born in 2001 and twin daughters Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, born in 2009.