Judge Judy and Husband Jerry Sheindlin Have Been Married for 4 Decades - Here's a Look at Their Lives Together

Judge Judy and Jerry Sheindlin have been happily married for a long time. Without a doubt, the couple has one of the world's most inspiring marriages. 

In an interview with Closer Weekly, Judy Sheindlin, known professionally as Judge Judy, opened up about her relationship with Jerry.

"I still like to see him walk into a room. He looks good," she told the news outlet.

Judge Judy Sheindlin at Spring Studios on June 13, 2017 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Judge Judy Sheindlin at Spring Studios on June 13, 2017 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Judy added that her husband had been warned to keep a reasonable physique or else he's out the door. The rule goes both ways, as she explained that Jerry has never seen her without her hair combed or lipstick on.

According to Little Things, Judy met Jerry not long after divorcing her first husband, Ronald Levy.

Judy and Jerry got divorced back in 1990, somewhat due to the pressure that Judy endured after the death of her father that same year. 

Judge Judy Sheindlin and husband Jerry Sheindlin on October 14, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Judge Judy Sheindlin and husband Jerry Sheindlin on October 14, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

In an interview with the LA Times, Jerry remembered that he was talking with a journalist at a bar when Judy drew closer. He said:

"Judy came walking in and put her finger in my face and said, 'And who is this?' I said, 'Lady, get your finger out of my face.' We've been together ever since."

In 1997, the couple tied the knot, and Judy became a stepmother to Jerry's children — Gregory, Jonathan, and Nicole. Meanwhile, Judy was already a mother to two children — Jamie and Adam — from her first marriage to Ronald.

Judge Judy Sheindlin and husband Jerry Sheindlin on October 14, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Judge Judy Sheindlin and husband Jerry Sheindlin on October 14, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Judy and Jerry got divorced back in 1990, somewhat due to the pressure that Judy endured after the death of her father that same year. 

"I just had to come to terms with the fact that men of that generation are different," Judy explained. "They expect, even if they have no right, they expect to be taken care of or catered to."

A year later, the couple reconciled and decided to remarry. Judy told Closer Weekly that she misses Jerry very much.

"I like to have someone to fuss over," she said. "I like to be mated. It's natural for me. I learned the hard way that sometimes what you think makes you happy won't."

Judy and Jerry currently own homes in several states, including New York, Florida, Wyoming, and Connecticut.

In spite of their good and bad times, they still show their affection and a playful sense of humor about their life together.

Judy is one of the highest-paid television stars, according to Factinate.

She received a $45 million (USD) annual contract with CBS in 2012. A year later, it was reported that she earned $47 million per year for her hit show "Judge Judy."

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