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 on the big screen for more than three decades. But what many people don’t know is that for the past 22 years, Adam Sandler has enjoyed an unshakeable romance with his wife Jackie Sandler, formerly Jacqueline Samantha Titone.
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Over the years, the couple has worked together repeatedly, sharing a number of sweet love moments on 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 Adam Sandler’s Wife, Jackie Titone 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.
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Born in Coral Springs, Florida, Jackie got her start in modeling after graduating from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where she was a cheerleader. However, her destiny didn’t lie in Coral Springs. After earning a good living as a fashion model, she decided to pursue a different path: acting.
How Did Adam Sandler Meet His Wife?
Jackie’s very first film role was in 1999’s Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Although it was only a small part (she played Sally), it was one that changed her life forever.
The aspiring actress caught the eye of the film’s star, Rob Schneider, who soon put in a good word with his friend, Adam Sandler. That led to Adam casting Jackie in his 1999 movie Big Daddy. Although it was another bit part (she was credited as “Waitress”), it led to something major: marriage.
From ‘Big Daddy’ to a Happy Marriage
Big Daddy was released in June 1999, and while it didn’t help Jackie Samantha Titone’s career to blow up, it certainly changed her life. By the time the movie hit theaters, Jackie and Adam had already begun dating, and they didn’t waste any time looking to the future.
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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 modeling career. She was now taking on a new, more permanent role — that of Jackie Sandler. Her conversion to Judaism obviously meant a lot to Adam, who is 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 in 2003 at Dick Clark’s Malibu estate, they switched their focus to family. They welcomed their first child together, daughter Sadie, in 2006. Daughter Sunny followed in 2008.
How Fatherhood Changed Adam Sandler
You may not be able to picture the Happy Gilmore actor as a dad, but, as he once told The Huffington Post, family means everything to him. “My kids give me the most joy, but there are life adjustments,” Adam said. “I don’t go out to meet anyone after 9:30 at night. I eat dinner at 6 or 7. If someone makes me stay out until 10:30 at night, I’m angry the entire next day because I’m exhausted.”
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Adam revealed that he’s “a worrier.” “I’ve learned in life now that when your kid is upset you’re rocked until they’re not upset anymore,” he said. “Even when they’re not upset, you’re rocked.”
“You’re always nervous because you want your kid to be happy” he continued. “Now, I understand why my folks were always saying, ‘Be nice and be safe. Make sure everyone in the family is OK. 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’s Support of Adam Is Unconditional
While Jackie’s film career may not match her husband’s, she’s never allowed his success to drive a wedge into their relationship. In fact, she has offered her husband nothing but support — even when it comes to kissing other women onscreen.
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In fact, Jackie encouraged Adam in his sometimes-steamy scenes with longtime friend, and frequent rom-com co-star, Drew Barrymore. “The best thing is that my wife likes Drew so much that she, like, encourages me,” he told Ellen DeGeneres. “There’s no jealousy at all. She’s just like, ‘Get in there.'”
The funnyman, who is 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 – OK, 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!”
Sometimes Jackie Can Be a Little TOO Supportive on Set
Adam shared a similar anecdote during the promotion of 2019’s Murder Mystery, in which he and Jennifer Aniston play a married couple. True to form, Jackie had a cameo, this time as a Flight Attendant. When asked about working with his real-life wife and his onscreen wife at the same time, Adam told the The Associated Press, “The only awkward part is hearing my wife on the side going, ‘Harder! Harder! Kiss her harder! Deeper!’”
But Jackie’s support goes well beyond encouraging her husband’s romantic portrayals. As the actor told Ellen in 2019, she also gives him the 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 Adam & Jackie Sandler’s Marriage
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. Love you my forever girl.”
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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 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 comedies 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!