Will Ferrell Has Acting to Thank For His 20-Year Marriage to Viveca Paulin
Will Ferrell‘s most recent comedic role is an Icelandic singer named Lars Erickssong in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, but if it wasn’t for his Swedish wife Viveca Paulin and her family introducing him to Eurovision, we likely wouldn’t have the movie at all. Will and Viveca met in Los Angeles in 1995, after they both attended an acting class. The pair dated briefly, before eventually breaking up when Will landed Saturday Night Live and left for New York City. Though they stayed friends, Will regarded Viv as “the one that got away.”
During an SNL hiatus five years later, the couple reconnected and eventually got married in 2000. They now have three sons: Magnus, 14, Mattias, 11, and Axel, 8. While Viveca is more well-known for her career as an art auctioneer, she can be seen as Porsche Girl in A Night at the Roxbury, the voice of the Auctioneer in Ralph Breaks the Internet, and as Annika Bjornberg on Younger. As for what Will loves most about Viveca, it’s the fact that she was “very simple” and “totally got my sense of humor.” See some of their cutest moments over the years ahead!