David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman, 18-Year Age Difference

David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman Relationship

David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman RelationshipYou prob­a­bly know David Schwim­mer bet­ter as Dr. Ross Geller from the TV sit­com Friends. The actor landed the role at the start of the series in 1994 and held on to it till the final episode in 2004. Friends—which also starred Courteney Cox, Jen­nifer Anis­ton, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry—was a huge suc­cess, earn­ing 63 Emmy nom­i­na­tions among a slew of other awards. The rat­ings were a hit from start to fin­ish and the show was named one of the 50 great­est TV shows of all time by TV Guide.

If you’ve ever fol­lowed Friends, it’s prob­a­bly hard for you to imag­ine Schwim­mer being with any woman but “Rachel” (Aniston’s char­ac­ter on the show)—the on-again-off-again rela­tion­ship between Ross and Rachel was arguably the under­pin­ning of the series. But in real life, Schwim­mer is hap­pily mar­ried to Zoe Buckman.

Schwim­mer and Buck­man, a part-time pho­tog­ra­pher, first met in 2007 while he was in Lon­don direct­ing the movie Run Fat­boy Run—she was work­ing as a wait­ress at a restau­rant he vis­ited. They started dat­ing shortly after, and Buck­man report­edly moved from Lon­don to L.A. just to be with him. While Schwim­mer had been with younger women before, the gap had never been as large as 18 years. When they tied the knot in 2010, Buck­man was 25 and Schwim­mer was 43.

The celebrity cou­ple wel­comed their first child, a baby girl named Cleo, in May 2011. Schwim­mer has said that becom­ing a fam­ily man saved him from let­ting the celebrity sta­tus take over his life, admit­ting that at one point—before he met Buckman—he did get too caught up with being famous. “Dur­ing those years there were times when it came to women and dat­ing when I let celebrity get the bet­ter of me and I lost respect for myself,” he told Seven Mag­a­zine, adding, “Hav­ing a child has added a whole new dimen­sion to my life.”


“David Schwim­mer – Becom­ing A Dad Saved David Schwim­mer,” Con­tact­mu­sic web site; http://goo.gl/4NxeI, last accessed June 19, 2013.