SJP Addresses Gossip Surrounding Her Marriage

Harper's Bazaar

Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her portrayal of one of the most beloved single women on television, Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, but in real life, the actress has been married to actor Matthew Broderick for over 15 years. Now, three kids later, the 48-year-old actress is opening up about the rumors surrounding her marriage.

"Matthew and I come from a different time and place. When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn't think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream. It was to work in theater, to be around those people whose work I was in total awe of," she tells Harper's Bazaar magazine, on newsstands Aug. 20.

"I never saw the trappings; nobody talked about being a celebrity. So when our marriage came up in conversation, it wouldn't occur to us that we were obligated to respond to allegations or gossip. You have to be a bit circumspect, but you also have to take up a position, and you have to stick to it."

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The actress is quick to add how happy she is to have made a family with Broderick. "There's also the reality of your life. I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We're very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love."

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As for her public persona, SJP admits, "I don't think I've ever spent 10 minutes calculating my image. I can’t even recall a conversation."