Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's Relationship Is Peak '90s Romance

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Sorry to all the Aidan fans out there, but there's simply no one more meant-to-be than Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick. These two have been together forever and are one of the few couples to actually make it in the dramatic world of Hollywood romance. Time to take a look back on their super cute 'ship as we all emotionally prepare for the return of And Just Like That...


The year? 1991. The place? Broadway, baby.

SJP had just broken up with her boyfriend (Robert Downey Jr., casual) and got an intro to Matthew through her brothers, who were friends with him. The future couple ended up going out to the movies, but Matthew told The New York Times back in 1996 that "My memory is that literally months passed when I didn't ask her for a date," to which SJP replied, "Your memory is correct."

Matthew would later reveal it was love at first sight for him, saying, “The first time I met her. I saw her walking down the street, and thought, ‘That’s it.’”

February 1, 1992

This is the fated day Matthew finally called SJP and left what she describes as a "very charming, very self-effacing message on the machine. You know, 'Hi, it's Matthew Broderick.' You had to use your last name."

The rest is history! Which we'll be conveniently chronicling below :)

January 21, 1993

Welcome to SJP and Matthew's first official paparazzi moment, aka the 1990s' answer to DeuxMoi's Sunday Spotted.

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Circa 1993

Another appearance from the first, very stylish, year of their relationship. (TBD on the exact date):

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May 2, 1996

No clue what's going on here, but I support it sartorially:

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May 19, 1997

Matthew and SJP marry in NYC! His sister officiates and later muses to People, “I guess it got to be time,” while his mom Patricia says the ceremony was chill, helpfully adding, “They’re not the Kennedys.” (Extra hilarious since SJP once dated John F. Kennedy Jr.)

Sarah later told People, "I never thought about a wedding dress. Never. Had not one daydream about it. At one point I just simply remember thinking, 'God, I really hope he asks me to marry him.' I don't know when or why. It was fairly early on."

August 15, 2002

SJP is pregnant! And Matthew has a pencil thin mustache! It's all happening!

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October 19, 2002

A moment for these outfits:

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October 28, 2002

Matthew and SJP welcome their son, James Wilkie Broderick. They truly ARE American royalty:

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March 5, 2005

SJP has a casual 40th birthday party at The Plaza hotel, and the couple steps out looking all kinds of glam:

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June 23, 2009

Matthew and SJP welcome twin girls, Tabitha and Marion! And they do a cute lil' photoshoot:

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July 12, 2014

Rare family appearance alert!

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May 15, 2019

SJP shuts down claims that she and Matthew are arguing ahead of their 22nd wedding anniversary:

September 10, 2019

Matthew and SJP star in a Broadway play together (normal couple experience):

May 19, 2020

In case you desperately have been wanting pics from Sarah and her husband's wedding, here's a throwback!

May 19, 2022

In honor of their 25-year anniversary—SJP shares the original invitation (swipe!):

September 22, 2022

Time flies! Matthew and SJP's daughters accompany them to the premiere of Hocus Pocus 2.

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May 21, 2023

Sarah celebrates her wedding anniversary with a cute little message to Matthew:

Stay tuned for more updates from these love birds, since they're clearly in it for the long haul.

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