Worth the wait! Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris’ love story is reminiscent of a modern-day fairy tale, complete with a dream home and business in Austin, Texas.
The Supernatural alum Jensen Ackles and the Christmas Contract actress Danneel Harris met in the early 2000s, but it wasn’t until they became costars in 2006 that their relationship turned romantic.
Jensen’s role as Dean Winchester on the hit CW series, which ran from 2005 to 2020, however, didn’t always make things easy on the couple, who tied the knot in 2010.
“I often joke with my wife that she’s a single mom of three with a sugar daddy that lives in different country,” the former Dark Angel actor exclusively told Us Weekly in May 2019 ahead of the series’ final upfronts presentation in New York. “It’d be nice to actually be her partner and give her a little help and be a dad and see my family.”
Jensen noted, however, that his wife has a soft spot for his CW character. “Sometimes I’ll say something at home and I’ll say it in ‘Dean voice,’ as it’s known in the house, and my wife is like, ‘Stop using the Dean voice.’ [I go], ‘Alright. Sorry honey,’” he exclusively told Us in July 2019. “But then there’s times where she’s like, ‘Maybe you could use the Dean voice.’”
Following Supernatural’s end, Jensen has been more present at home, having created a production company with Danneel in October 2020.
“Warner Bros. has been my home for the better part of two decades. The relationships I have acquired there are some of the finest and most supportive I could have hoped for in this industry,” he said in a statement at the time. “Danneel and I are thrilled for the opportunity to continue to grow as artists and now as producers under the mentorship and guidance of Peter Roth and the whole WBTV team.”
The couple’s first producing project, The Winchesters, is a spinoff of Supernatural, which Danneel guest-starred on alongside her husband in the past. The show is set to premiere in fall of 2022.
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Danneel confirmed the arrival of the couple’s first child, daughter Justice Jay, via Twitter. “We are happy to announce the birth of our precious baby girl,” she gushed. “She was born happy and healthy on May 30th.”
After meeting in Los Angeles — and with Jensen spending time in Canada while filming Supernatural — the pair moved to Austin, Texas. “We had a heart to heart on where we wanted to raise our family, and we didn’t have to be in California because I was shooting in Vancouver and I could commute pretty much anywhere,” the Days of Our Lives alum told Forbes in May 2018 about the move. “That opened up the idea of living in a different city, and then we started thinking about what cities would fit us and who we are, and Austin pretty much topped the list because it also brought our families closer to us.”
The lovebirds welcomed twins — son Zeppelin Bram and daughter Arrow Rhodes — on December 2. “They were born early yesterday morning. Everyone is doing great! #twinning,” Jensen wrote via Instagram at the time.
“To my wife, my queen, my love, my daily hero … Happy Birthday! You surprise me constantly and inspire me endlessly,” the Rust actor wrote in an Instagram tribute on Danneel’s special day. “The only person I know that would wake up and spend over 3 1/2 hours wrapping presents on her own birthday. (Those kids are gonna be stoked). You deserve the world and I will continue to spend the rest of my life trying to give it to you. I love you, Rel. ❤️ -me.”
“As another Mother’s Day comes and goes … I once again can’t seem to find the words of love and appreciation for all that you do to keep this family strong. Maybe the words don’t exist,” Jensen wrote via Instagram honoring his wife. “But like JDM said … We will continue to look for them. Happy Mother’s Day @danneelackles512 today and every day. We are so lucky and blessed to have you at the controls. And to all the mothers out there…thank you.”
“Happy Father’s Day J … there is no one else I’d rather have in the driver’s seat,” Danneel wrote via social media in honor of her husband. “We love you so much and can’t wait to celebrate when you get home!”
The pair confirmed that their production company would be helming Supernatural spinoff, The Winchesters, at The CW. “We look forward to beginning the journey with these beloved characters, given to us by the one and only Mr. Kripke,” the former One Life to Live actress teased via Instagram. “We are going back to 1972 … cars, music, peace, love and monsters.”
“It was @danneelackles512 birthday yesterday and in keeping with tradition … she gave the celebration to the kids. (Pretty sure she’s secured ‘Sainthood’ status),” the Texas native wrote via Instagram after going to Disneyland for Harris’ special day. “Happy Birthday, DeeDee. ? Love you. ❤️.”
Source: US Magazine