Jackie Sandler (Adam Sandler’s Wife) and the Story Behind Their 22-Year Romance
Adam Sandler has been married to his wife Jackie Sandler since 2003. Their long-lasting marriage teaches much about love and commitment.
Most people know that Adam Sandler has created a massive career and net worth (think $420 million) entertaining audiences on Saturday Night Live and the big screen over the past few decades. But what many people don’t know is that for the past 22 years, Adam Sandler has enjoyed a strong, unshakeable romance with his wife Jackie Sandler, nee Jacqueline Samantha Titone.
Over the years, the couple has worked together repeatedly, sharing a number of sweet love moments on a variety of red carpets. However, for the most part Jackie keeps a pretty low profile. If you want to know more about Adam Sandler’s wife Jackie Sandler, you’re in the right place. Read on for everything you need to know about her, as well as the secret to the couple’s long-lasting relationship.
Who is Jacqueline Samantha Titone (a.k.a Jackie Sandler?)
Even if the name Jacky Sandler doesn’t immediately ring a bell, if you’re a fan of Adam Sandler’s films, there’s a high likelihood that you’ve seen his wife on the big screen.
Born in Coral Springs, Florida, Jackie got her start in the modeling world after graduating from Stoneman Douglas High School, where she was a cheerleader. However, her destiny didn’t lie in Coral Spring, Florida. After earning a good living as a fashion model early on, she eventually decided to pursue a different avenue altogether: acting.
Jackie’s very first movie role was in 1999’s Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Although it was only a small part (she played Sally), it was one of the movies that would change her life forever. The aspiring actress managed to catch the eye of the film’s star, Rob Schneider, who soon put in a good word with his friend, Adam Sandler. This led to Adam casting her in his 1999 movie Big Daddy, and although it was another bit part (she played the minor role of Waitress), it ended up leading to something major: marriage!
Adam Sandler, the lucky man: one encounter can change everything
Big Daddy was released in June 1999, and while it didn’t help Jackie Samantha Titone’s career blow up, it certainly changed her personal life. By the time the movie hit theatres, Jackie and Adam had already begun dating each other, and they didn’t waste any time looking ahead to the future.
The following year, Jackie converted to Judaism, and at this point the daughter of Joseph Titone and Lila Titone had moved far beyond her early modelling career, and was now taking on a new, more permanent role: that of Jackie Sandler. Jackie’s having converted to Judaism obviously meant a lot to Adam, a man unabashedly proud of his Jewish roots.
Since then, Jackie has appeared in many of Adam’s films, including 50 First Dates, Just Go With It, Little Nicky, Grown Ups, and Grown Ups 2. After the happy couple tied the knot in a Jewish ceremony at Dick Clark’s Malibu estate in 2003, they switched their focus to family and welcomed their first child together, daughter Sadie, in 2006. Daughter Sunny followed in 2008.
Parenthood changes you — and that’s ok
You may not be able to picture Adam Sandler as a dad, but as he once told the Huffington Post, family means everything to him. Sadie and Sunny “give me the most joy, but there are life adjustments,” he told the outlet.
The comedian went on to reveal that he’s “a worrier,” sharing, “I’ve learned in life now that when your kid is upset you’re rocked until they’re not upset anymore. Even when they’re not upset, you’re rocked.”
“You’re always nervous because you want your kid to be happy. Now, I understand why my folks were always saying, ‘Be nice and be safe. Make sure everyone in the family is OK.” He continued: “That’s the most important thing. Making sure everyone in the family is OK is the most important thing. If the family hurts then you hurt.”
Jackie Sandler knows support is unconditional
While Jackie’s career in the movies may not exactly match her husband’s in terms of on-screen star power, she’s never allowed his success to drive a wedge into their relationship. In fact, she has offered her husband nothing but unconditional support – even when it comes to kissing other women in his films.
When Ellen DeGeneres asked Sandler how his wife feels about his multiple rom-coms with Drew Barrymore (more specifically, about him repeatedly kissing the actress), he shared that “it’s like the best thing that my wife loves Drew so much that she encourages me! There’s no jealousy at all. She’s just like, ‘Get in there!’” he laughed.
The funnyman, who is a bit of a hopeless romantic, went on to reveal that once on the Blended set, while filming a love scene, he was sure he was doing a good job, “like – Okay, moving on, let’s go, that was great, Drew. Good job.” That was until Jackie told him otherwise. “And I’m walking away and I just see my wife like shaking her head, and she says, ‘Just please, for the sake of women, get in there and just look a little more alive!”
Adam shared a similar anecdote during the promotion of 2019’s Murder Mystery, one in which he and Jennifer Aniston play a married couple. True to form, Jackie had a cameo as a (great looking) Flight Attendant. When asked about working with his real-life wife and his on-screen wife at the same time, Adam told the Associated Press that “the only awkward part is hearing my wife on the side going, ‘Harder! Harder! Kiss her harder! Deeper!’” It’s obviously always a joy for them to work with each other, both his co-star and his wife!
But Jackie’s support goes well beyond encouraging her husband’s romantic portrayals. As the actor told Ellen in 2019, she also gives him courage to take risks. Speaking about his decision to take on a role outside his comfort zone and portray a gambling addict in crime drama Uncut Gems, he revealed, “I read it, I loved the movie, but I was scared to do it. Then I asked Jackie to read it.
“We do this together, me and Jackie, we discuss what I’m going to do, and she gives me strength and courage to jump into this stuff,” he admitted, adding that Jackie loved the script and was the one who pushed him to accept the role.
The secret to their happy union is simple
Adam and Jackie Sandler have been together for 22 years and their bond is as strong as it’s ever been. Celebrating their wedding anniversary in July 2020, the actor recalled on Instagram how “22 years ago today we locked eyes and fell deep. Look forward to the next 22, young lady,” he continued, gushing, “Love you my forever girl.”
Opening up about their secret to wedded bliss, Sandler told Closer Weekly that it’s as simple as it gets. According to the comedian, it’s “just getting time together. Making sure that you don’t run off too long and hanging out together and telling the truth and that kind of thing’s good,” he explained.
He also noted the importance of being honest and spending time together while chatting with ET Canada, saying that, when you share a deep connection, “you know when your wife’s not the happiest she’s ever been, or husband, and it’s good to [talk it out]. Just an hour hanging out together makes us rocking again.”
If I feel the energy of ‘I can’t stand you Adam,’ I say ‘Come on, let’s head down the road, let’s get you something’ and we’re sitting, just talking. I’ll just listen to [Jackie] talk about anything [she] wants to talk about.
There are multiple facets to every personality and just because Adam Sandler has made a name for himself in the movies showing off his silly side doesn’t mean that’s all there is to him. The actor’s 22-year relationship sure proves that, as does his down-to-earth approach to marriage and his devotion to his family. Making a union work doesn’t require huge gestures or magic. As Adam and Jackie Sandler show us, something as simple (and underrated) as carving out ‘us time,’ talking every day and listening to one another can make all the difference. Falling in love at first sight doesn’t hurt either!
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