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Who is Kevin Smith's Wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith? Details of His Married Life

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Who is Kevin Smith's Wife Jennifer Schwalbach Smith? Details of His Married Life

Find out all the details on the married life of American filmmaker, actor, comedian, public speaker, comic book writer, author, and podcaster Kevin Smith with his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith.

Kevin Smith has one of the funniest stories to tell on how he met his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach, for the first time. The producer of 'Clerks' and 'Mallrats' had a rather unusual first impression of his wife during the initial encounter: he mistook her for a hooker for a moment.

Jennifer, if you didn't know, used to work as a reporter for USA Today. She later went on to have a career as an actress too, but that was after she met Kevin. And Jennifer & Kevin's first encounter seems like the two were predestined to be together.

Jennifer Schwalbach First Met Kevin Smith When She Was Assigned to Interview Him

Kevin Smith and Jennifer Schwalbach met for the first time in 1998. Jennifer, a reporter for USA Today at the time, was assigned to interview Kevin Smith. Kevin, on the other hand, was in Los Angeles celebrating the release of the 'Clerks' comic book.

Kevin Smith and Jennifer Schwalbach first met in Los Angeles.

Kevin Smith and Jennifer Schwalbach first met in Los Angeles.
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Actor Chris Rock was also in L.A. at the time for his shooting of 'Lethal Weapon.' So Kevin and Chris made some time to meet at the Bel Age Hotel and rehearse his 'Rufus' role in Smith's upcoming movie 'Dogma.' An article mentions what happened next was the reason that led him to mistake Jennifer as a sex worker. 

Kevin writes, "So [Chris] Rock and I rehearse and as he's leaving, I tell him I'm doing an interview with USA Today next and that I feel weird that it's in my hotel room. Rock jokes, 'Better here than the bar downstairs. It's filled with hookers!' Ten minutes after Rock left, there was a knock on my door. When I answered it, a stunning young woman roughly my age was standing there. And because up to that point, anyone I'd ever been interviewed by USA Today has been in their late 40's, the first thought that ran through my head when I saw the face of my future wife was 'Oh no! Chris Rock sent a hotel bar hooker to my room!' "

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But soon, Kevin realized his mistake, and the interview went well. The interview was based on rumors that he was the real author of 'Good Will Hunting.' But the meeting is one of the most special memories for the couple, as it turned later to dating and to marriage ultimately.

Kevin Married Jennifer in a Hoodie and Now He Regrets It

Kevin and Jennifer married on April 25, 1999. While it may be one of the happiest days for Kevin, he does regret one thing, though: his wedding dress-up. While marking their 20th wedding anniversary on his Instagram post, Kevin revealed it to be 'the worst mistake of his life.'

Kevin wed Jennifer wearing a sweatshirt, sneakers, and a pair of jeans pants.

Kevin wed Jennifer wearing a sweatshirt, sneakers, and a pair of jeans pants.
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The Instagram picture showed Kevin taking Jennifer's hands and taking vows while wearing a sweatshirt, sneakers, and a pair of jeans pants. On the post, "20 years ago today, I made the worst mistake of my life: I married my beloved bride @jenschwalbach in a hoodie," he wrote alongside photos of the pair tying the knot at Skywalker Ranch in 1999, while the director was working on 'Dogma.'

Jennifer was already pregnant at the time. After two months, on June 26, 1999, Kevin and Jennifer were blessed with a baby girl who they named Harley Quinn Smith. Kevin, being a huge comic book fan, named his daughter after the character from 'Batman.'

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In 2003, Kevin bought a house in Hollywood Hills from his longtime friend Ben Affleck. Kevin and Jennifer have lived there with their daughter Harley since then to this day happily.

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