James Corden often talks about family life on The Late, Late Show, and has previously said it was love at first sight when he met his wife Julia Carey in 2009. The couple have now been married for six years and have three children together – Max, seven, Carey, three, and Charlotte, eight months. But who is Julia, and how did the couple meet? We've got all the details you need to know.
Who is James Corden's wife Julia Carey?
Julia Carey is a television producer who started her career as an actress, featuring in TV shows like Wings, A Bunch of Fives and Enemy at the Door. The mum-of-three previously worked for Save the Children in London, which is how she met her now-husband at an event hosted by the charity in 2009.
James Corden and Julia Carey have been together since 2009
How did James Corden meet wife Julia Carey?
James was living with fellow actor and close friend Dominic Cooper at the time, and had resigned himself to spending nights watching TV on the sofa until his housemate convinced him to attend the party. While there, Dominic introduced James to Julia, and they hit it off straight away. "I said 'Hi Jules. You might be the most beautiful woman in the world,'" James recalled in an interview with People.
"She said, 'Well, thank you very much. That sounds like something you say a lot.' And I said, 'I've never said it before in my life.' That was it. That was it, really. I was in. And by an absolute miracle, so was she," James added. The multi-talented star said they spent the rest of the night jokingly planning their future together, and they have been together ever since.
The couple have been married since 2012
When did James Corden marry Julia Carey?
James proposed over Christmas in 2010, when Julia was expecting their eldest child Max, and the couple married at Babington House in Somerset on 15 September 2012. Daughters Carey and Charlotte followed in October 2014 and December 2017.
James paid tribute to his wife when he won a Tony award for his role in One Man, Two Guv'nors in 2012, telling the audience: "My girlfriend Julia gave birth to our son five days before we started rehearsals…She's my baby mama and I can't wait to marry her. Seriously, I would not be holding this if it wasn't for her. She made me say 'us' instead of 'I' and 'we' instead of 'me' and I love her. Thank you very much."
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The talk show host has since publicly praised Julia for being so supportive of his career and relocating to Los Angeles with him for his talk show role within weeks of the birth of Carey in 2014. "All credit to my wife, who agreed to move when our daughter was five weeks old and our son was three," he said during an appearance on ITV's Lorraine.
Where do James Corden and Julia Carey live?
The couple appear to have taken to LA life following their move, and they have settled into a lavish £7.5million mansion in the star-studded neighbourhood of Brentwood, Los Angeles, complete with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The couple bought the property in October 2017, just weeks before the birth of their third child.
The couple attended the royal wedding together in May 2018
Baby Charlotte arrived unexpectedly early in December, leaving the couple's close friend Harry Styles to fill in for The Late, Late Show presenting duties at the last minute. James returned to work just a few days later, and shared a candid story about his wife's labour. "After the baby was born, I was crying my eyes out, the wife was crying, the baby was crying, and the doctor asked about a name and I don't know why I said this, but I looked at the doctor and said, 'we're going to call her Beyoncé.' My wife did not think that was funny," he said.
Although Julia largely stays out of the public eye and isn't on social media, she does tend to support James at high profile events, and was most recently seen attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in May. The 41-year-old looked elegant in a blush dress and matching fascinator, and appeared in good spirits as she entered St George's Chapel alongside her husband, who was given the honour of serving as a compere at the newlyweds' wedding reception.