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Anne Stringfield - More about Steve Martin’s Wife Who Is 26 Years Younger than Him

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jul 04, 2022
06:45 A.M.
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Behind the famous and remarkable TV legend, Steve Martin is his younger wife, Anne Stringfield. Although the pair have managed to remain hush-hush while creating their magical romance, fans are curious to know everything about Martin's younger wife before and after they met.

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Anne Stringfield is the iconic comedic actor Steve Martin's wife. She is also the woman who has maintained the back-burner position (regarding fame) for many years.

But above all, the apt description of the actor's lover remains a skillful writer. Stringfield's creativity has earned her work in different top media firms, including New Yorker and Vogue. She worked as a fact-checker for New Yorker before meeting the Hollywood celebrity.

Martin Short and Anne Stringfield attend Hammer Museum's "Gala in the Garden" sponsored by Bottega Veneta on October 10, 2015 in Westwood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Martin Short and Anne Stringfield attend Hammer Museum's "Gala in the Garden" sponsored by Bottega Veneta on October 10, 2015 in Westwood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Despite a twenty-six-year age difference, they forged ahead in an incredible romance. Their relationship led to a marriage that lasted for more than a decade. The pair also welcomed their only child, Mary. Today, they are one of the industry's power couples and awe-inspiring parents!

While the world is abreast with Martin's buffing resume, including his extraordinary accomplishments as a singer, writer, and producer, not much is known about the woman who has played the award-winning supportive role unnoticed for many years. Get to know untold truths about the reputable writer Anne Stringfield's life.

WHO IS ANNE STRINGFIELD?

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Stringfield is a very private individual, and despite her years of being with the Hollywood legend, she has maintained a low-profile lifestyle. She managed a life away from the media before meeting the actor, who automatically smeared her with the celebrity title.

Anne Stringfield visits the "Late Show With David Letterman" on May 20, 2015 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Anne Stringfield visits the "Late Show With David Letterman" on May 20, 2015 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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The writer, famously known as Martin's wife, was born in Pensacola, Florida, in 1972, but the precise date is yet to be confirmed. However, there is about a twenty-six-year age gap between her and the actor.

She was raised in her hometown, where she also schooled. After completing her high school in Pensacola, she attended Davidson College. Before meeting Martin, she worked as a writer, and many years after their union, Stringfield still holds her job as a writing expert.

ANNE STRINGFIELD'S MARRIAGE TO STEVE MARTIN

Like his wife, Martin is a professional writer who became famous for his brilliance in scripting television comedies like "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," among others. He later became a TV host for "Saturday Night Live" before branching into acting, singing, and producing.

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Writer Anne Stringfield (L) and honoree Steve Martin attend the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Gala honoring Steve Martin on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Writer Anne Stringfield (L) and honoree Steve Martin attend the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Gala honoring Steve Martin on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Even with his years of experience, Martin has stayed humble and is a family-oriented man who met his second wife years after his first divorce. This was during Stringfield's days as a fact-checker for New Yorker in the early 2000s. She had called to check one of his comedy pieces, and they began talking regularly. Martin confessed that they kept the phone conversation for a year before meeting in person.

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In July 2007, the couple exchanged vows in front of less than a hundred guests. Their invitees included big names in Hollywood like Tom Hanks, Eugene Levy, and Diane Keaton. The ceremony was officiated by a former Nebraska Senator, Bob Kerrey.

This wedding was a surprise to the guests, as the couple invited them to a party without disclosing the details. Martin was 61, and this was the second time he would be saying wedding vows. On the other hand, it was Stringfield's first, and she was 35.

Anne Stringfield and Steve Martin attend The 66th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Party at Sardi's on May 26, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Anne Stringfield and Steve Martin attend The 66th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Party at Sardi's on May 26, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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ANNE STRINGFIELD'S FAMILY LIFE

Five years after their surprise wedding, Stringfield became a mother, and this was a first-time experience for the couple. They welcomed their daughter, Mary, in 2012. Since becoming a mom, Stringfield has stepped up to the responsibility and has not lagged in her duties. She has even earned praise from her husband, who described her as a "wonderful wife and mother."

The writer chose to raise her daughter away from the prying eyes of the media, and so far, it has been a success. As a result, little or no details about the family's parenting style or routines with their child are known.

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Stringfield's privacy is airtight, and she has never shared information about Mary on social media. Martin equally gets the memo; he rarely shares anything about their clan. However, there was a rare post in December 2019 when the actor shared tidbits of their family tradition with a food-inspired snap.

 Steve Martin attends Los Angeles Premiere Of "Only Murders In The Building" Season 2 on June 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Steve Martin attends Los Angeles Premiere Of "Only Murders In The Building" Season 2 on June 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Like his wife, the comedian handles parenting well, despite being a father at nearly 70! At the time, Martin revealed that he could not be any prouder than he is now about parenthood, hinting that it came at the right time. In his words:

"I think if I'd had a child earlier, I would have been a lousy father because I would have misplaced my attention on my career."

Additionally, Stringfield's staying out of the spotlight ritual does not affect the time she spends with their child. The writer does not mind being photographed by the paparazzi during outings with her mini-me.

ANNE STRINGFIELD'S PUBLIC LIFE

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As mentioned earlier, Stringfield is a very private individual and has not had much of a public appearance until recently when she starred with her husband in a Hulu original titled "Only Murders in the Building."

Dave Grohl, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield attend the American Museum of Natural History Gala 2021 on November 18, 2021 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Dave Grohl, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield attend the American Museum of Natural History Gala 2021 on November 18, 2021 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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She played an unnoticeable role as Tina Fey's assistant. Seeing these women side by side emphasized their uncanny resemblance; even Fey once observed the similarities.

A few years ago, while delivering her speech at the 43rd American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, the actress jokingly mentioned that Martin "married a woman who is like a younger, smarter, thinner version of her."

Apparently, Fey is not the only actress who looks like Stringfield's twin. Earlier in the year, Kristin Davis clarified a nearly two-decade-old rumor about her dating Martin. This was because of the similarities between the actress and his wife. She claimed that her face was photoshopped with Stringfield's body to fuel the rumors.

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 Elizabeth Rogers, Somers Farkas, Jocelyn Gailliot, Anne Stringfield and Margo Nederlander attend the Central Park Conservancy's 39th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon on May 18, 2021 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Elizabeth Rogers, Somers Farkas, Jocelyn Gailliot, Anne Stringfield and Margo Nederlander attend the Central Park Conservancy's 39th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon on May 18, 2021 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Despite her shy personality and love for privacy, Stringfield has appeared in the headlines. Still, that has not stopped her from supporting her husband when necessary. The writer occasionally tags as Martin's date to star-studded events.

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In the past, she has attended BOMB's 38th Anniversary Gala & Auction, American Museum Of Natural History Gala 2021, Central Park Conservancy's 39th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon, and American Film Institute's 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton - Roaming Show.

While Stringfield has not changed her non-disclosure mode of operation: living under the radar, she is only committed to one thing: being a great mother and dedicated wife.

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