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Who Is Anne Hathaway’s Husband? All About Adam Shulman

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It was love at first sight for Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman.

“I knew from the second I met him that he was the love of my life,” the actress told Harper’s Bazaar UK.

After four years of dating, the couple wed in September 2012 during a scenic Big Sur ceremony on the California coast.

Hathaway told USA Today that she and Shulman enjoy a low-key, laid-back lifestyle.

“We have house parties and dinner parties and just hang out,” she said. “I’m so delighted by [Adam]. He’s all the things you want a partner to be. I find joy in his presence.”

So, who is the man that stole Anne Hathaway’s heart? Here’s everything you need to know about Adam Shulman and his sweet relationship with the actress.

He’s an actor

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Back in 2005, Shulman had a five-episode stint on the early aughts TV series American Dreams. He also played Deputy Enos Strate in the TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning circa 2007.

West Wing superfans may also have spotted him as “Youth Voter #1” in the 2006 episode called “Duck and Cover.” In addition to his acting chops, Shulman graduated from Brown University in 2003 with a degree in theater.

He’s a jewelry designer and designed Hathaway’s engagement ring himself

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Adding to his list of talents, Shulman is also a jewelry designer. He co-owns the jewelry company James Banks Design with designer Heidi Nahser Fink, who he first met on the set of Hathaway’s Alice in Wonderland (Nahser Fink designed jewelry and props for the film).

Shulman sent Nahser Fink his ideas for a lightbulb-shaped pendant he dreamed up with Hathaway, which led to their collaboration. “I said, Adam, you should be a jewelry designer!” Nahser Fink recalled to PEOPLE. “I just couldn’t believe how visual he could be with just words.”

Shulman also designed the engagement ring he presented to Hathaway back in 2012 with the help of the diamond jewelry company Kwiat. “He had a very strong vision for what he knew Anne would love,” owner Greg Kwiat told PEOPLE.

He’s a native New Yorker

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Both Hathaway and Shulman are native New Yorkers, and the couple have spent plenty of time in the city together throughout their relationship. In fact, the pair first sparked engagement rumors in 2011 when the actress was spotted wearing an engagement ring while walking with Shulman in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park.

Prior to their wedding, they were also frequently seen walking Hathaway’s chocolate lab, Esmeralda.

In September 2022, the pair enjoyed a night at the U.S. Open with fellow celebrities Zach Braff, Angus Cloud, Andy Cohen and James Marsden. Hathaway was photographed in a white button-down and a yellow skirt while Shulman wore a blue sweater.

Most recently, Hathaway and Shulman attended fashion writer and socialite David Blasberg’s birthday party at EN Japanese Brasserie in the West Village.

He married Hathaway in September 2012

On Sept. 29, 2012, Shulman and Hathaway kept things low-key with a nature-inspired wedding in Big Sur. The Les Misérables star wore a custom Valentino gown and minimal accessories, including a vintage-inspired headband and a simple veil.

As for the guest list, the couple welcomed over 150 guests for the wedding weekend – but none of Hathaway’s A-list companions were in attendance.

“It was just friends and family,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. “No movie stars. There were only a few people in the business there, like her stunt double.”

In September 2023, Hathaway and Shulman celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary. The couple’s plans were derailed by heavy rain in N.Y.C., so they decided to spend the evening watching one of their favorite TV shows.

“You know I had a moment when I was curled up on his chest and we were watching hour three of Abbott Elementary and I was like, ‘I’m so happy.’ This is the right guy for me,” Hathaway shared during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

He loves being a father

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Shulman and Hathway welcomed their first son Jonathan Rosebanks in 2016, followed by his brother Jack in late 2019.

The jewelry designer told PEOPLE after the birth of their first child that he actually enjoys every part of fatherhood — even the dirty work of changing diapers. “Every aspect of it is amazing,” he said, adding that Hathaway continually “amazes” him as a mother. “Every day makes me appreciate her more.”

He keeps Hathaway grounded

Anne Hathaway (L) and Adam Shulman in 2017.
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Hathaway has taken on a few heavy roles, including her starring part in the 2019 film Serenity. The actress played a domestic abuse victim alongside Matthew McConaughey in the dark thriller, and credited Shulman with helping her keep the character and her personal life separate.

“I thought I was doing a good job of keeping myself safe and in my life,” Hathaway told PEOPLE at the film’s January 2019 premiere. “And then by the end, it had just taken over. I’m just really grateful I had my husband there to remind me where our life ended and where she began and helping to keep that clear for me.”

They like working together

Shulman’s easy-going nature seemed to come in handy when the couple collaborated on the indie drama Song One in 2014. Hathaway starred in the film while her husband took on the role of co-producer.

The actress later told PEOPLE she initially wasn’t sure how the experience of working with her husband would go. “People always say don’t work with your spouse,” she said. “But I loved working with him. He’s really good at this, and he’s a wonderful producer. And I feel like I actually learned a lot from him in the process.”

Hathaway’s costar Johnny Flynn also spoke of Shulman’s positive presence on set, telling PEOPLE, “It was lovely, him being there.”

He changed Hathaway’s perspective after her high-profile breakup

Hathaway’s relationship with Italian property developer Raffaello Follieri ended in the summer of 2008, shortly before he pleaded guilty to 14 counts of money laundering, conspiracy and wire fraud.

After the highly publicized split, Hathaway told Vogue she hated talking about the breakup because she didn’t want it to define her, but admitted it caused “a lot of lingering trust issues.”

It wasn’t until Shulman came along that the actress was able to regain her sense of trust in others. “He changed my ability to be in the world comfortably,” Hathaway shared with Elle in 2017. “I think the accepted narrative now is that we, as women, don’t need anybody. But I need my husband. His unique and specific love has changed me.”

He and Hathaway have walked several red carpets together

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In January 2023, Hathaway and Shulman made a rare red-carpet appearance at the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2023 fashion show in Paris. The Princess Diaries star wowed in a skintight leopard-print mini dress and matching tights, while her husband looked handsome in a structured gray coat.

He and Hathaway have matching tattoos

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During an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Hathaway revealed that she and Shulman have matching “M” tattoos.

“The idea is that individually we’re whole but together we’re more,” the Ocean’s 8 star explained. “I don’t expect him to complete me and he doesn’t expect me to complete him. I’m my own person. He’s his own person, and we choose to be together because we believe we make each other better.”

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