All About Will Ferrell’s Spouse Viveca Paulin

All About Will Ferrell's Wife Viveca Paulin

Will Ferrell and his spouse, Viveca Paulin, have made a match that lasted by many adjustments of their careers and standing. Regardless of the Barbie star’s success on Saturday Evening Reside and quite a few wildly standard movies, they’ve resisted the tumultuous ups-and-downs of most public Hollywood romances for nearly thirty years.

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The couple first within the ’90s in Los Angeles whereas in the identical performing class, courting briefly on the time. When Ferrell moved to the East Coast, they stayed mates, however he at all times knew she was the “one who got away.”

“Viv and I would talk as friends for two hours, and it would feel like five minutes, and then my girlfriend would call and after 15 minutes I’d be like, ‘God, it’s really late here on the East Coast. I should get some sleep,’” Ferrell to ELLE in a 2012 interview. “For me, Viv was the one that got away.”

On a go to to LA, Paulin confessed she was additionally nonetheless in love with him.

“I was stunned,” Ferrell mentioned. “I didn’t play it cool at all. I went, ‘I just told my uncle that I’m going to marry you one day!’…We started over—after a five-year friendship, we literally started courting each other.”

Here is every part to learn about Ferrell’s spouse Viveca Paulin and their decades-long romance.

Who’s Viveca Paulin?

Like her husband, Paulin has some expertise as a performer, however moved on to work within the artwork world. She has continued to carry out over time, nonetheless, and was the Porsche Woman in Ferrell’s 1998 movie A Evening on the Roxbury and performed Swedish writer Anton Bjornberg’s spouse in Youthful.

The Swedish-born multi-talent was raised in Boston earlier than incomes her bachelor’s in artwork historical past at Pomona School. She went on to work in auctioneering at Butterfield & Butterfield, earlier than shifting on to Los Angeles Fashionable Auctions. She and Ferrell have a fairly intensive artwork assortment, together with work by Ed Ruscha, Richard Diebenkorns, Frederick Hammersely, Karl Benjamin, John McLaughlin, and John Baldessari.

“Being around the auction houses made the transition to collecting an easy one, particularly with prints,” Paulin instructed ArtNews in 2014.

Whereas she grew up within the U.S., Paulin nonetheless has a deep connection to her homeland, and her visits there with Ferrell impressed his 2020 film Eurovision Music Contest: The Story of Hearth Saga.

“We were visiting her family in Sweden and her cousin had asked us for dinner,” Ferrell told the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “It was in the month of May, and my wife asked, ‘Should we sit down and watch Eurovision?’ I said, ‘What is that?’ and she said, ‘You don’t know what Eurovision is?’ It was the night of the final, and I just sat there in front of the TV transfixed as to what was going on.”

They also named their three children Magnus, Mattias, and Axel, inspired by Paulin’s Scandinavian roots.

“My wife was born in Sweden, and we loved the idea of a Scandinavian name,” he told People. “I’ve gotten a lot of flack, ‘What kind of ego do you have to have to name your child the great one?’ That is not it at all.”

How long have Ferrell and Paulin been married?

The pair were officially wed in 2000. In a 2006 interview with People, the comedian shared the story of his proposal.

“It started serious but ended up comedic,” he explained. “I took her to this beach where we had had one of our first dates. She wanted none of it. She was, like, ‘The beach is creepy at night.’ I was, like, ‘Shut up, this is supposed to be really romantic.’”

He continued, “I was trying to think of what I was going to say and it just turned into, ‘So I, uh, really like you and, uh, anyway …’ Then I went down to a knee—at least I think I did—and proposed. So it was kind of funny, but not on purpose.”

They welcomed their sons in 2004, 2007, and 2010.

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Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and extra. Her first e-book, The Lonely Hunter, might be launched by Dial Press in February 2022.

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