Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell have only been married since Saturday, July 14, 2007 but the groom has already revealed that they are hoping to expand their family -- he just didn't indicate when.
"We definitely want to have kids," he told ET at a press conference for his new ABC series, "Carpoolers." "Hopefully, they will take after their mother."
Rebecca and Jerry invited 100 family and friends to a ceremony and barbecue in the backyard of their Los Angeles-area home, at which Jerry's brother Charlie served as his best man. "He gave a speech and he got choked up," the former "Crossing Jordan" star shared. "That was the only time I felt like crying. He's my little brother. As he said in the speech, we shared a bedroom for 30 years. I don't think my mother felt the loss, but my brother did."
The couple didn't have time for a honeymoon, because Rebecca had to report to work at "Ugly Betty" at 8 a.m. the Monday after the wedding, but they did squeeze in a day trip to Ojai, where they relaxed and the bride got a massage.
"I do want to admit, though -- and you can make fun of me all you want -- but I got a little depressed after, because the party was over. I wanted everybody to come back and do the party again," Jerry said.
Included on the guest list were Jerry's new castmates -- Fred Goss, Jerry Minor and Tim Peper. Fred, who has been married for more than a decade, was also a calming influence. "I was a little nervous before my wedding," Jerry admits. "I wasn't ready-to-bolt nervous, but for anybody else who has been married, you get nervous right before you do it. I tell you, Fred Goss had some really good words for me right before I got married. He said, 'Don't be worried about the decision. Don't be worried about the day.'"
Original article: ET Online
Newlywed Jerry O'Connell Talks About Life and Love in the 'Carpoolers' Lane
Not only is Jerry O'Connell back to work only a week and a half after his surprise wedding to Rebecca Romijn, but he's already back in front of the press. With a new comedy, Carpoolers, premiering on ABC this fall, O'Connell had to cut the honeymoon short and get back to work.
Carpoolers follows four working stiffs who share a ride to and from work and get involved in hare-brained hijinks in their personal lives. O'Connell plays the ladies' man who won't grow up.
Hollywood.com: It's only been a week, but how is married life so far?
Jerry O'Connell: Fun. Rebecca went right back to work on Monday so that's how it goes. It's great. We are both here at ABC, so…
HW: Have there been any big adjustments yet?
JO: No. Much of the same. I'll tell you, the nice thing is we went to New York last week and everybody on street was like, ""Hey, congratulations!"" I don't think they noticed me, but she is a six foot blonde so people tend to look twice. Then they realize it's Rebecca Rom-i-jin [mispronouncing on purpose]. Or Rebecca O'Rom-i-jin.
HW: Is she hyphenating her name with yours?
JO: It is Rebecca O'Romijn. Rebecca took the ""O""
HW: Are you serious?
JO: I am serious. Rebecca took the ""O"". Look at the credits of Ugly Betty. It is O'Romijn.
HW: So you gave her a big O?
JO: I gave her the O. I bought a vowel.
HW: Was there even a honeymoon?
JO: No, there was no honeymoon. We went to Ojai for the day. It's a town about 30 miles north of [Los Angeles]. They have a spa. Rebecca got a massage. Rebecca had to be at work on Monday at 8 a.m. It's all right. We went on a trip before. We knew that's what was going to happen. It was just a wedding in our backyard. I do want to admit though, and you can make fun of me if you want, but I got a little depressed after the wedding. I think because the party was over. I wanted everybody to come back. I wanted to do the party again. But we are having a lot of fun.
HW: Were your new costars part of the party?
JO: Yeah, and it's funny, with the Carpoolers, I met them a number of months ago and they all came to my wedding. And I was a little nervous right before my wedding. Not like freaked out. I wasn't ready to bolt nervous, but I mean like anyone else who has ever been married, you get nervous right before you do it. I can tell you honestly, Fred Goss had some really nice words for me right before I got married.
HW: What did he say?
JO: He is a guy who has been married for 17 years and he just said, "Don't worry about the decision. Don't worry about this day…" He just gave me good advice. You can ask him. He's over there. I don't want to say it. I'll let him tell you.
HW: Was your brother Charlie your best man?
JO: Yes, he was.
HW: How is he doing?
JO: He's doing well. It was a little emotional. He gave a speech and got a little choked up and it was the only time I actually felt like crying. You know, he is my baby brother. As he said in his speech, we shared a bedroom for 30 years. I don't think my mother felt a loss. I think my brother did.
HW: Have you talked about having kids yet?
JO: Of course. We definitely want kids. You kidding me? Hopefully they will take after their mother.
HW: Does she make you laugh?
JO: She's hysterical. It's great fun. Watch Ugly Betty to see how funny she is.
HW: What does it mean to you to be in a comedy after doing Crossing Jordan for so long?
JO: It's so much fun. I think I'm going to have a good time doing it. I think watching Rebecca on Ugly Betty really sort of whetted my whistle for wanting to do a comedy. Watching her go on there and seeing her hang out with everybody… I saw what a good mood it put Rebecca in and I wanted to go do it.
HW: Do you like the half hour schedule better?
JOM: No, the schedules never bother me. Schedules never really bother me. It doesn't really bother me.
HW: What do you and your guy friends talk about when you are together in a car or otherwise?
JO: I was in a carpool and I gotta say, what is so funny about Carpoolers is you talk about the most random stuff. I think the idea of the four of us being trapped in a car, it really is almost like saving money on therapy. Because you talk about what's bothering you. You talk about what's on your mind. Having friends and having close friends and having a carpool where you are with these guys for an hour and a half every day, literally it does save you hundreds, thousands of dollars in therapy. In therapy, you are basically just talking about what's going on with you in the first place. Anything from sports to your personal life.
You didn't think we'd leave you hanging on that significant wedding advice given by O'Connell's costar, Fred Goss, did you? Hanging around with the other Carpoolers, Goss was happy to reveal the advice that calmed down O'Connell on his wedding day.
HW: What did you tell Jerry at the wedding?
Fred Goss: He was nervous and so he text messaged me. He was like, "Wow, what am I going to do? It's the big day." He was flipping out a little bit. I just texted him back, I said, "If you love her, everything else will fall into place." It took about three minutes and he wrote back, ""hanks." Because it does. It's a silly thing to get crazy on your wedding day. Rebecca's fantastic. She's a great lady. They're a perfect match because he makes her laugh. It was great to see them at the wedding together. It was a nice event.
HW: So this was all over text, not even a face to face, heart to heart?
FG: It was a series of texts where he's like, "Hey, let's go to Mexico." He was kidding of course but he was letting me know that he was nervous. So I finally said, "Hey, man, are you going to be all right there? You love her, right?" Just getting married is a big step and he's a guy, what is he, in his early 30s? It's a big step, even with Rebecca Romijn. You still have to consider it.
Original article: NYPost.com