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Jennifer Esposito Is Ice-T's TV Love — What We Know About Her Off-Screen Love Life

Laura Beatham
Jan 31, 2022
12:00 P.M.
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Not so long ago, "A Star Is Born" actor Bradly Cooper's ex-wife, Jennifer Esposito tied the know to her third husband. The actress shared an inside look into her wedding two years ago. 


Jennifer Esposito is most known for her roles in "Blue Bloods," "Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens," "NCIS," "Spin City," and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit."

Esposito portrays Ice-T's character, Sergeant Odafin "Fin" Tutuola's love interest, Phoebe Baker. The fictional characters celebrated their love in front of family and friends in season 22. 

Jennifer Esposito and Bradly Cooper at the TNT Broadcasts 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards [Left]. Ice T as Odafin "Fin" Tutuola, Jennifer Esposito as Sergeant Phoebe Baker in season 20 of "Law and Order: SVU" [Right] | Photo: Getty Images


Baker entered the show in season 20 when she and Tutuola started dating. They broke up later but reconnected, and he proposed to her in season 22. After a few arguments about the wedding, the couple ends up having a non-legally binding ceremony with their loved ones. 

A few months before Esposito's character metaphorically tied the knot, she married her third husband, fitness trainer and windsurfing champion, Jesper Vesterstrøm. 


The couple kept their nuptials low-key on the beach with a celebrant. They also kept their wedding looks causal as Esposito opted to wear a yellow sundress and denim jacket while Vesterstrøm wore a location-appropriate wetsuit. 

Although Esposito seems happy and in love now with Vesterstrøm, she has not always been lucky in love as she has been married and divorced twice. She was also engaged to a different man between her two marriages. 


The "NCIS" alum first married Bradly Cooper in 2006. However, they were only married for four months before filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. According to Cooper's rep, the breakup was mutual.

Esposito has not directly spoken about their marriage, but Cooper has touched on it during various interviews over the years. In 2011, he told Howard Stern that the relationship was "just not right," although it was "interesting."

Jennifer Esposito and Bradley Cooper at the premiere of "Babel" held at the FOX Westwood Village theatre, 2006, Westwood, California. | Photo: Getty Images


Following their divorce, Esposito got engaged to Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis. However, the couple broke their engagement and went their separate ways before walking down the aisle. 

In 2014, the "Blue Bloods" alum married Louis Dowler, and the two went into business together by opening up a gluten-free bakery called Jennifer's Way. 

Louis Dowler and Jennifer Esposito attend the Metropolitan Opera Season Opening at The Metropolitan Opera House, 2014, New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


Esposito got the idea to open her gluten-free bakery because she struggled with Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming foods containing gluten.

Unfortunately, the bakery did not pan out as Dowler or Esposito wanted and hoped. In 2016, the actress was involved in a nasty legal fight with her husband and investors, Lawrence Wenner and David Drake. 


Wenner, Drake, and Dowler filed a $43 million lawsuit against Esposito and claimed she had "instilled and promoted a.. false sense of fear that the very same products... that she once stood behind, are now unsafe to consume."

As for Esposito, she claimed her business partners pushed her out of her company. She stated she filed for divorce from Dowler in court documents because he treated her cruelly and inhumanly.