Jerry O’Connell: I Didn’t Know if My Marriage Might ‘Deal with’ Quarantine


Their best check? Jerry O’Connell feared for his marriage to Rebecca Romijn because the couple faced quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve been married for 13 years, and the quarantine has not broken us,” the actor, 46, completely informed Us Weekly on Friday, July 31, whereas discussing his partnership with Bob Evans Farms. “I’m proud to say a giant shout-out to Bob for hooking us up with all their wonderful mac and cheese, which is holding our household collectively.”

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell. MediaPunch/Shutterstock

O’Connell had his doubts to start with. “I’ve to say — I’m going to get in bother for this — when quarantine [began] … I used to be like, ‘I’m undecided how, not solely is our household going to make it, however can my marriage deal with this?’” he recalled. “And dare I say it’s been form of enjoyable. We’d simply make it.”

The Secret: Dare to Dream star quipped that he didn’t notice he could be in such shut quarters with Romijn, 47. “I didn’t know I used to be going to be spending this a lot time with my spouse,” he quipped. “I’d thought I’d be going to work each day. I believed I’d be commuting. I believed possibly, , on the weekends possibly a couple of meals at dwelling — Bob Evans from the refrigerated part. Nevertheless it’s been loopy.”

He added: “Like, nobody is aware of something. Nobody’s carried out this earlier than. And it’s not like we are able to go to our dad and mom or elders and be like, ‘Hey, Mother and Dad, what was it like once you went by quarantine?’”

Regardless of O’Connell’s light-hearted nature in regards to the scenario, he had his eye on the actress lengthy earlier than they made issues official in July 2007. He informed Us he didn’t “need to freak my spouse out” however admitted that he saved a photograph of her in his pockets and “checked out it and studied it 10 years earlier than I met her.”

“Now have a look at us,” he mentioned. “We’ve got been married for 13 years. We go on RV journeys, combating, consuming Bob Evans mac and cheese with the whole family. It’s a good looking, stunning, stunning factor.”

O’Connell — who shares 11-year-old twin daughters Charlie and Dolly with Romijn — and Alfonso Ribeiro have partnered with Bob Evans Farms for the Love at First Chew marketing campaign, creating enjoyable recipes utilizing the model’s dinner sides.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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