In TV land, Jenna Fischer is happily married to the lovingly goofy Jim Halpert, but Fischer’s love life that isn’t Pam/the real world looks very different.
Here’s a look at Fischer’s relationship timeline, including who the lovable actress is married to now (hint: it’s not John Krasinski).
Jenna’s first marriage: an out of this world experience?
Fischer has really only had two high-profile relationships. The first came down the aisle, when Fischer married her first husband, Guardian of the Galaxy director James Gunn, in 2000. The couple met through Gunn’s brother Sean, a fellow actor and friend of the family. childhood of Fischer, who was also one of the first people to help the aspiring actress when she moved to Los Angeles
The duo eventually split in September 2007 and divorced in 2008, but are reportedly still on good terms, so much so that Fischer was the one who encouraged her ex-husband to cast Rainn Wilson (aka Dwight Schrute) from The Gunn’s Office in 2010. super comedy.
After her divorce, Fischer found herself with loose ends, but dating in Los Angeles wasn’t as easy as she’d hoped. As the Splitting Up Together star says, most men were nice, but not “the one.”
“I remember dating a cute, fun guy. I thought, ‘We could have a really fun eight months, but that’s eight months I’m taking off to find the perfect man.’ I can’t afford that. So I finished it.”
As he struggled to find his footing, Fischer received some sage advice from his friend and colleague Paul Lieberstein, who played Toby on The Office and also executive produced the show. Lieberstein advised her on-screen crush: “Finding love isn’t as difficult as choosing the right person to spend the rest of your life with.” Fischer took it to heart, skipping potential relationships when he realized that “agitated feelings aren’t enough… You have to ask yourself, ‘Do we have the same goals?'”
Fischer finally meets his protagonist
Many Hollywood couples are first introduced through work, and this is exactly how Jenna Fischer initially connected with her current husband, film director Lee Kirk. Fischer presented Kirk with an idea for a movie in 2008. Although Kirk wasn’t interested in Fischer’s plot, he in turn gave Kirk three of his own ideas to consider, and the two struck up a discussion. purely professional relationship while creating the independent drama The Giant. Mechanic man. Kirk directed and Fischer produced and starred alongside co-stars Chris Messina, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman, Bob Odenkirk and Fischer’s former brother-in-law Sean Gunn.
Soon the sparks flew, and Fischer and Kirk announced their engagement in June 2009, marrying just over a year later in a ceremony officiated by Survivor host Jeff Probst. The couple now have two children together: Son Weston Lee was born in 2011 and daughter Harper Marie came into the world in 2014.