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Who is Lisa Kudrow’s Husband? All About Michel Stern
Lisa Kudrow is best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the classic ’90s sitcom Friends, but she admits that she finds it tough to see herself in the series today. Her husband of nearly three decades, Michel Stern, though, enjoys watching Kudrow in the series.
“He enjoys them more than I do,” the actress admitted in 2021 during the Friends reunion event. “Because I’m ashamed of myself.” The couple met in France in the 1980s but did not begin dating right away. They married in 1995 and had their son Julian Murray Stern in 1998.
Everything you need to know about Lisa Kudrow’s spouse, Michel Stern. He is an advertising executive. Lisa Kudrow and Michel Stern arrive at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States for the HBO Los Angeles Premiere of “The Comeback.”
According to The New York Times, Stern was born and raised in France. He traveled to the United States to pursue a career in advertising and has found success. Stern’s job history is unknown since, despite being married to Kudrow, he has managed to keep his life absolutely quiet.
He allegedly met Kudrow while dating her roommate. Lisa Kudrow and his husband Michel Stern attend the Los Angeles Premiere of “The Opposite of Sex” at Laemmle Monica’s 4Plex in Los Angeles, California, United States. Kudrow was living with a roommate when she met Stern, who happened to be her roommate’s boyfriend.
“I was living with a French girl, and he had just moved here, and they were dating when we first met, but I’m freakishly polite, so I saw him and thought, ‘Well, he’s the perfect man, and it’s all ruined because now they’re together, and I can’t (make a play for him),” Kudrow said, according to The Daily Mail.
“I thought that flirting isn’t pleasant, but the minute I saw him, I thought, ‘Well, that’s it, there he is,'” she recalled. Stern and Kudrow’s roommate’s romance ended, and the actress and the ad executive later reconciled. The couple married in 1995.
He and Kudrow have one child. During P.S., Lisa Kudrow, his son Julian, and husband Michel Stern ARTS and Old Navy Invite Celebrities and Their Families to a Creativity Street Fair Benefiting Arts Education on Market Street in Venice, California, USA.
While Kudrow was still working on Friends, she and Stern found out they were expecting a child. Phoebe was a surrogate for her brother Frank and his wife, and her pregnancy was put into the script. In a 2018 interview with PEOPLE, Kudrow discussed becoming pregnant on set.
“When I was pregnant, they’d say, ‘Have a fantastic show, love you love you — love you, little Julian!’ Because we knew it was a boy and that was his name,” she explained, adding that it was “very sweet” that her kid was featured.
Julian Murray, the couple’s son, has reached adulthood. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2021. Kudrow wrote an Instagram photo from Julian’s graduation ceremony, “Happy proud HAPPY. And a little sobbing. By me not him… @juls.”
Kudrow rarely posts family images on Instagram, although she has made an exception for big occasions like graduation — or a birthday. Kudrow tweeted a snapshot of her son’s impromptu birthday celebration on May 7, 2020. “Happy birthday, my wonderful son! @juls Thank you @bakeditmyself,” she captioned the photo, which depicted all participants socially distancing themselves and wearing face masks.
During the pandemic, he and Kudrow were separated for weeks at a time. Kudrow admitted in a remote interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live in May 2020 that she hadn’t spent much time with her husband throughout the outbreak. When host Jimmy Kimmel inquired who she was quarantining with, Kudrow said, “occasionally” with her son and husband. “We were all together in the desert because we have a house there,” the Comeback actor explained, “and then there was the lock-in, so we just stayed put.”
“But that house needed work,” she said, “and then it became hotter, as it does in the Palm Springs area, right? So it was too hot for me.” Kudrow and Stern celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary during their time apart. “We’re so used to not being able to spend our anniversary together that we were like, ‘Oh, well. Does it matter? I love you. Do you still love me? Yeah. Great. We’re good,'” she told Kimmel.
He’s walked the red carpet with Kudrow several times. Lisa Kudrow (right) and his husband Michel Stern arrive at the Shrine Auditorium for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Although Kudrow and Stern like to keep their relationship discreet, they have been seen together at a number of events throughout the years. Stern and Kudrow were photographed together at the premiere of HBO’s The Comeback in 2005. The two looked stunning together on the red carpet at the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards the year prior. They are “committed,” according to Kudrow.