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A Walkthrough of America Ferrera and Husband Ryan Piers Williams' Married Life

Sea Published On Fri Apr 24 2020   Modified On Mon Jun 01 2020
A Walkthrough of America Ferrera and Husband Ryan Piers Williams' Married Life

Emmy-winner America Ferrera is getting ready for her second child already, and things have never been better for her in terms of her family life, vis-à-vis the romantic side of things.

Ferrera met her husband, Ryan Piers Williams, in college over 15 years ago and has never had to look elsewhere for a soulmate. Because he's also part of how she learned self-acceptance that she struggled with in spite of her image as a model for curvy figures.

America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams have been married for almost nine years.

America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams have been married for almost nine years.
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For now, the actress and, if you didn't know, the filmmaker (in general) have their feet high up in the air. And she's more kind of a busy one as the husband rarely takes part in many projects.

America Ferrera Met Husband Ryan Williams When He Cast Her in a Student Movie in College

America Ferrera's been acting her way up since her high school days, and sure, there were a lot of naysayers in her past too, that included her family members too. Waiting tables and babysitting were the ways she paid for those acting classes and even her college fees.

Of course, she enrolled in the University of Southern California to study something else (international relations). Her second major, and probably the one she put more effort into, was in the theatre department, and that one is a pretty renowned film school.

'Ugly Betty' star America Ferrera, aka 'Betty Suarez', enjoys some downtime with her boyfriend Ryan Williams in Silver Lake, Calif. on Saturday, December 1, 2007..

Ferrera and then-boyfriend in 2007.
Photo Credit: David Buchan/Gaz Shirley PacificCoastNews

And that's where she met the man of her forever future. Ryan Williams cast her in a student film, most presumably the short video 'Muertas', his first major work as a producer, director and actor, which was released in 2007. But yeah, Ferrera's career had already taken off as she was a part of her big breakthrough, 'Ugly Betty', and on her way to receive an Emmy.

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"We kind of connected from the get-go on that professional level and that was something that really drew us to each other, a shared passion for what we do and our work," she shared after the engagement in 2010.

But yeah, since meeting, the two started dating from mid-2005, believe it when she celebrated the 12th anniversary of being together in mid-2017. Oh, and she left college when her career took off as she'd already starred in several projects before meeting Ryan. But he didn't take her away from her study; she later rejoined college to graduated her Bachelor's Degree in International relations in May 2013.

Getting Engaged and Married within a Year, While Making a Baby (Not Literally)

The dating period was smooth sailing as they never had a problem in their relation, and so, it was time to take it to the next level. They were confirmed to have been engaged in mid-June 2010 as she sported her shiny engagement ring on the red carpet at the Edinburgh Film Festival screening of The Illusionist in Scotland.

America Ferrera on the red carpet at the Edinburgh Film Festival screening of The Illusionist in Scotland.

That ring on her engagement finger sparked her relationship status with Williams, which was confirmed by their representative.
Photo Credit: David Moir, Reuters

However, the engaged-period was not full of wedding-planning for the couple. Williams had written and produced a movie featuring Ferrera, The Dry Land'. And it was based on war-veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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The movie became a personally close one for Ferrera as it was "certainly is his baby, and I feel like I've been here to get to witness it." She revealed to People during the premiere of the movie in July 2010 that they went to Iraq the very next day they were engaged.

It's a little bit like he had the pregnancy and I'm holding his hand through Lamaze.

Despite the low time of preparation they gave for the wedding, they didn't stop their plans to get married. Then on June 27, 2011, America Ferrera married husband Ryan Piers Williams in an intimate, private ceremony. Guests included her former 'Ugly Betty' co-stars Vanessa Williams, Rebecca Romijn, her husband Jerry O'Connell and her 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' co-star Blake Lively, as she wore "a dress by Amsale Christos label and Fred Leighton earrings."

Ferrera's 2018 Triathlon Training Halted with Her First Kid on the Way; Now There's Another

America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Williams on their wedding day in their wedding dresses.

Only friends and family got to witness them say their vows.
Photo Source: Jami Saunders

As discussed already (in her weight loss journey page), Ferrera's husband has been a rock for her. He is pretty outdoorsy as it was he who inspired her love for hiking, biking & camping activities that she thought she would never like. Sure she had those voices in her head to get over during the first few weeks of her adventure of training for the 2016 triathlon.

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The 36-year-old continued to train for the next triathlon with her husband as she completed the first one with utmost confidence. And after participating in her second triathlon, she continued still. But in time, the moment of starting family came with a surprise, and she stopped exercising despite being in her triathlon shape.

On New Year's Eve 2017, the couple announced they were celebrating New Year 2018 by getting ready to welcome their first little one to their family. She was holding a baby shirt in the announcement Instagram photo.

Ryan Piers Williams with wife America Ferrera who's holding a baby shirt.

They were ready and ready for the baby.
Photo Source: America Ferrera, Instagram

'Sisterhood of Traveling Pants' stars celebrated her pregnancy as the baby shower welcomed her 'Ugly Betty' and 'Superstore' co-stars. Her pregnancy as even featured in the latter's episodes. And then came the moment. Their first baby, son Sebastian Piers Williams, was introduced on May 29, 2018. But as far as we know and they are concerned, they've never intentionally shown their little boy's face, covering it with an emoticon even on his Christmas Eve.

America Ferrera's post showing her baby's legs during the birth announcement.

They would like the baby to be exclusive, with the face not be revealed.
Photo Source: America Ferrera, Instagram

During another New Year, there was another baby announcement for the family of three. On January 1, 2020, Ferrera posted a photo of the three tell the world of their baby number 2, with Sebastian face facing the other way this time two.

America Ferrera standing pregnant with husband Ryan Piers Williams and son, Sebastian.

Another bundle of joy is still to come.
Photo Source: America Ferrera, Instagram

The romance seems to never stop for the happy-go-lucky couple as they have the same enthusiasm for their relationship as day one of their love. And amidst this nationwide lockdown, she's making sure everyone knows it's safe inside than outside.

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