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Meet Anne Stringfield: Age gap with husband Steve Martin explored

Amber Peake July 1, 2022
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Only Murders In The Building season 2 is here, although some fans seem to be more curious about Steve Martin’s love life off-screen. 

The first two episodes of the latest season dropped on Hulu on Tuesday (28 June), and sees Steve Martin back alongside Selena Gomez and Martin Short. 

While the actor is much-loved for his work on-screen over many years, he prefers to keep his family life out of the spotlight. 

We get to know Martin’s other half, Anne Stringfield, including her age and career and how their romantic relationship began. 

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Get to know Steve Martin’s wife

Despite her husband’s huge fame in the world of TV and film, Anne Stringfield prefers to keep a low profile. However, Stringfield has worked in the spotlight as part of the media and is a former staffer at The New Yorker. 

She worked there as a fact-checker and has also written articles for the publication as a contributor. Stringfield’s work is also said to have featured in the pages of renowned fashion magazine Vogue

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Steve Martin and wife Anne Stringfield’s age difference explored

Only Murders In The Building star Steve Martin was born on 14 August 1945, meaning he is 76 years old. He’s set to celebrate his 77th birthday next month.

Martin’s wife Anne Stringfield is 49 years old and will celebrate her 50th later in 2022. When the couple tied the knot in 2007, Martin was 61 years old while Stringfield was 35.  

That would mean the couple have an age difference of almost three decades, 27 years. 

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They talked via phone for a year before meeting in person

Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield first crossed paths when Stringfield was working as a fact-checker for the New Yorker. Martin is a long-time contributor to the publication, having written various articles since the 1990s. 

During Stringfield’s time at The New Yorker in the mid 2000s, she was assigned to check one of Martin’s comedy pieces and the rest, as they say, is history. 

As explained by Martin in a 2017 interview with AARP Magazine, after that initial call they went on to correspond via phone for a year before they eventually met in person. 

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Martin and Stringfield have been married almost 15 years

Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield dated for about three years before they wed in 2007. The couple held their nuptials at Martin’s Los Angeles home in a surprise ceremony where they were joined by celeb pals including Tom Hanks and Diane Keaton. 

In 2013, almost six years after they married, it was announced the couple had welcomed a daughter, who they named Mary. She was born in December 2012, meaning she will turn ten this year. 

Martin and Stringfield are set to celebrate 15 years of marriage at the end of this month – on 28 July. Looking back on their relationship with People in 2015, the actor gushed about such an “important episode” in his life story. 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.