The couple had a whirlwind romance after meeting on a blind date. They moved in within three months of meeting.
It is very rare that you meet someone and immediately know you are destined to be together. That was the case for actor Kevin James who met his wife on a blind date. Actor and comedian Kevin James, 57, has played many roles in his life but he considers the roles of a husband and a father the most important ones in his life. James and his wife Steffiana De La Cruz tied the knot on June 19, 2004, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Dana Point, California, reports Country Living.
In 2001, they met on a blind date and hit it off right away. It was a whirlwind romance from there, as they moved in within three months and were engaged by the fall of 2003. The Kevin Can Wait actor was 39 at the time of their wedding while his wife was 30. The private couple has had four children since, and go to great lengths to keep them out of the spotlight. The King Of Queens actor often shares adorable posts celebrating his wife and their love. On their 16th anniversary, he posted a photo of them together on Instagram and wrote, "16 years ago today! You're all I need... and the kids... and Friday night pizza... and Sunday pasta... but that’s it... you, the kids, pizza, pasta. Love you...Deo Gratias."
The couple welcomed their first child, Sienna-Marie, in September 2005, and Shea Joelle in June 2007. Kannon and Sistine, their next two children, were born in 2011 and 2015. "I just love being a dad and spending time with my wife and child, and now we're having another girl," James said before his second child was born. "It's incredible," he added.
Talking about his baby daughter, Sistine, who was only three months old at the time, he said, "She’s talented, too, I got to be honest. I got her working on a Robert De Niro impression," according to CloserWeekly. When the devoted father has to travel for work, he makes certain that his family accompanies him. "They travel everywhere with me," he said. "[Sistine]’s the best little traveler. She doesn’t cry — only like her father, she cries when she wants to eat and that’s about it," he said in 2015.
The 57-year-old is a dad to three daughters and a son, and he makes it a point to be very present in all their lives. "My eldest daughter is kickboxing," he said. "I’ve got three daughters and a little boy but [Sienna-Marie]’s the tough one — she's strong," he added. He joked, "I'm not going to lie, she'll put a hurting on you." He cares so much about his family that he chooses projects with them in mind. James chooses PG-rated films for his children, who are now aged six to fifteen. He once joked that he and his wife have been "breeding them for nothing but comedy." According to the actor, his children have inspired many jokes on his show Kevin Can Wait. "Honestly, they all come in with their home runs [jokes]," he told People in 2020. "They don't mean to, but they provide a wealth of comedy. All of our writers have kids, and man, we just draw from it."
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