Hailing from London, England, James Corden has made quite the name for himself as the host of The Late Late Show since taking over for Craig Ferguson in December 2014. The 37-year-old comedian continues to entertaining viewers on his variety show which features a well-known segment titled carpool karaoke where he invites various recording-artists to recite their own music off the radio.
Unbeknownst to many, Corden is a happily married man with a personal life that’s equally as vibrant as his booming career. He tied the knot to his wife Julia Carey on September 15, 2012 and the couple have two children together.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Couple Has Two Children Named Max & Carey
As mentioned above, Corden and his wife have two children together. The first child — born out prior to their marriage — is their son Max, who came into the world on March 22, 2011. A few years later, the couple’s daughter, Carey, was born on October 27, 2014.
The Corden family initially residing in the UK, made the move to the US when Corden landed his position on The Late Late Show. Although Corden cannot make any promises that his broad will live in America permanently, he knew it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.
Corden spoke to The Big Issue on December 21, 2015 about the long distance move and how it’s impacted his family. However, although he acknowledged that distance from his relatives can be tough at times, he’s home more often than he would be making movies.
“We are a long way from grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends. It’s tough. But I am home much more than if I was making a film.”
The Late Late Night host added — with complete confidence — that he don’t foresee either of his children having any daddy issues.
“I feel very conscious that my children are only going to be young once. And, as far as anyone can tell, no one ends up on a therapist chair saying: “May dad was around too much giving me too many cuddles. My big worry is for my daughter. I worry she is not going to know life in Britain.”
2. Corden & Carey Were Introduced to Each Other By Actor Dominic Cooper
In September 2009, Corden and Carey were introduced by Corden’s former housemate, Dominic Cooper and continued hitting it off from that moment on.
According to a Daily Mail source on January 18, 2010, Corden seemed very happy when he first began Carey after a recent breakup. Prior to meeting his future Mrs., Corden split with actress Sheridan Smith.
“It’s obvious he has a type. Sheridan and Julia look very similar. They’re both pretty blonde girls. Things are going very well. James seems really happy again. Julia works in TV so she doesn’t think it’s a big deal that James is a star. She just likes him for who he is.”
The site reported that Corden’s “string of dates” with Carey in the early months helped power him through his heartache.
3. He Credited His Wife for His Tony Awards Win
After accepting a Best Actor Award for his role in the Broadway play One Man, Two Guvners, Corden — while holding back tears — made it no secret as to who he felt was responsible for his success.
“My girlfriend Julia gave birth to our son five days before we started rehearsals. She’s my baby mama and I can’t wait to marry her. Seriously, I would not be holding this if it wasn’t for her. She made me say ‘us’ instead of ‘I’ and ‘we’ instead of ‘me’ and I love her. Thank you very much.”
4. They Married in a Lavish UK Wedding With Several Celebrity Guests
On September 17, Corden and Carey sealed their holy union at Babington House — pictured above — in the UK., a 32-bedroom state home-turned into a private hotel. Carey — with her blonde locks up with a veil — donned a lace Monique Lhullier gown and Corden sported a dapper navy suit by Spencer Heart along with a white rose on his left lapel. The groom arrived in a helicopter.
Corden and Carey were serendaded by Snow Patrol’s lead singer, Gary Lightbody. Former radio DJ Chris Moyles and hip-hop artists Rizzle Kicks also performed for the couple.
Interesting enough, Daily Mail reported that “a handful of regulars” at Babington were left upset when they were informed they weren’t able to use the facilities due to the star’s wedding.
5. They Sought Advice From David Beckham On How to Raise Their Kids in LA
Although they had lived in New York, Corden — in a video above on friend David Beckham Instagram page — and his family were forced to leave the UK once again in order for him to host The Late Late Show, which he took over from Ferguson in March 2015.
In December 2014, James told The Sun that he and his wife sought advice from their close pal Beckham on how to bring up their children in LA while maintaining their “British sensibility.”
James was also looking forward to living closer to his pal, Lightbody.