She is one of the most successful actresses of her generation. He remains a question mark for most people. How did this kind-faced man get inside the heart of one of Hollywood’s most prominent stars? The story of this fairy-tale love and his full profile is what’s coming next, so read on and find out everything you want to know about Adam Shulman, Anne Hathaway’s husband.
And so the story starts in Palm Springs
Like many Hollywood love stories, it started in beautiful Palm Springs. Hathaway and Shulman were introduced by common friends at the city’s Film Festival back in 2008. According to Anne, it was enough with one look at Adam’s eyes to know she wanted to be with him. They got along well but it wasn’t until later that Hathaway invited her future husband on a first date.
Love at first sight?
Although she didn’t go for it that night at the Palm Springs Film Festival, the Academy-Award-winning actress told her circle of trust that she was going to marry him one day. Throughout her career, Anne Hathaway told journalists that she had been honest about her feelings with Adam Shulman since day one. This means she openly told him from the very beginning he was the love of her life, so it seems that she found a heart that was as willing as hers on the other side.
Soulmates out of the storm
Although the way they met seems part of a fairy tale, it happened during Hathaway’s turbulent breakup with her former boyfriend Raffaelo Follieri (Italian businessman) amid a legal case that ultimately sent him to prison. According to her, even though the timing was far from perfect, she knew Adam Shulman was The One. Shortly after the Palm Springs meeting, and after some friends canceled their participation in a New Orleans trip, she invited him to tag along. The rest, as they say, is Hollywood.
Big Sur, small wedding
Four years after the quick trip to New Orleans, the couple got married. The wedding ceremony, held in Big Sur, California, was intimate and delicate. Hathaway wore a Valentino white gown made especially for her to wear on that occasion. The total attendees were not more than 150 people and the sweet Californian breeze helped the loving couple say “I do”. The event took place almost entirely outdoors. According to the fortunate few present, there was a marquee set up for the occasion surrounded by old, tall pine trees.
The newlyweds’ new life started right away and, according to friends, family, and Hathaway herself, the positive impact of Adam Shuman in her life was huge. She repeatedly stated during interviews that she needs her husband’s love for being unique. Out of the storm, she suddenly found a love to last for, maybe, a lifetime.
Little Jonathan and little Jack
The year was 2016 and this fairy-tale couple was changing from a duo to a triplet with the birth of Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman in March. According to close sources to the couple, they were having a blast with their new parenthood while keeping it behind closed windows. It is very rare to see any footage of their quotidian life in social media with rare exceptions by Hathaway. Three years later, at the end of 2019, the couple received Jack Shulman to strengthen their bond even further.
Jewelry, philanthropy, and acting
Most men go down on one knee, look their partner in the eyes, and make a proposal. But few men can afford to kneel holding a 6-karat diamond engagement ring. Even fewer, including Shuman, can help design and build their fiance’s engagement ring with a 6-karat diamond. If that was a surprise for you, buckle up, because Adam Shuman is a man of many talents (maybe that’s why Anne Hathaway loves him so much?).
James & Banks
Along with Heidi Nasher Fink, Adam Shuman founded James & Banks a high-end, luxuriously retro line of jewelry crafted with high skills and innovative ideas. The pieces are not on the cheap side and the vocation as a jeweler (his grandfather was a master) really shows in the style and the quality. This is one of Adam Shuman’s most profitable businesses. In fact, many people don’t know this, but according to Anne Hathaway, it is Shuman who supports her when she is not performing a role in any movies.
Adam Shulman’s film and television career
Adam Shuman got a B.A. degree from Brown University with a theatre major in 2003. He pursued a career in the big and small screens as an actor and also as a producer. He played roles in The West Wing, American Dreams, Dukes of Hazard: the beginning, Ricki and The Flash, and The Gold Lunch.
He also produced Song one (along with Hathaway) in 2014 and Defending Jacob in 2020. His last time as an actor on the big screen was in 2015, and after producing two pieces successfully, it all indicates that this is where his career might be shifting towards.
When Adam Shuman and Anne Hathaway got married, that marriage photo became a priced good. Thus, the couple decided to donate it to raise funds for a same-sex advocacy group Freedom to Marry.
A year later, in 2013, Adam decided to create and handcraft a unique piece using his skills as a jeweler. He created a pendant. This one-of-a-kind creation went to The World Children Awards, a foundation dedicated to collect funds for fostering the dreams of children around the world.
Adam Shuman is a father, a loving husband, a businessman, producer, actor, jeweler, and the happy husband of Anne Hathaway. This man of many skills and talents haunted the red smile of the award-winning actress with the simplicity of his low-key giggle, talented hands, and tender approach. This is the man behind the mystery, this is Adam Shuman; one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets revealed.