James Cordens family life as Gavin and Stacey star turns 44
James Corden shot to fame following his role as Smithy in BBC hit sitcom, Gavin and Stacey.
He penned the series alongside comedian Ruth Jones and it has gone on to win major awards including the Audience Award at the BAFTAs and the British Comedy Award's Best TV Comedy prize.
Since his time on Gavin and Stacey, which ran for three seasons alongside multiple festive specials, the actor moved to the United States with his family to host American late night talk show, The Late Late Show With James Corden.
However, the 44 year old announced that he would be stepping away from The Late Late Show earlier this year, with his last episode set to air in 2023.
The talk show host said that he was quitting the show to take up "new opportunities" and he is sure to spend more time with his family once his time as a late night talk show host comes to an end.
As the comedian celebrates his 44th birthday today (August 22), take a look inside his family life away from the cameras.
Who is James Corden's wife?
The award-winning actor was introduced to his future wife, Julia Carey, through his former flat mate and The History Boy's co-star, Dominic Cooper, at a Save the Children charity event in 2009.
In June 2018, James told People about the first time he met Julia.
He said: "I said, ‘Hi, Jules. You might be the most beautiful woman in the world.
“She said, ‘Well, thank you very much. That sounds like something you say a lot.’ And I said, ‘I’ve never said it before in my life.’ That was it. That was it, really. I was in. And by an absolute miracle, so was she.”
Later that night, they sat together and jokingly planned out their futures together.
James continued: “I remember saying to her, ‘Well, what about on Friday we could do nothing together? You could come over and we could just do nothing.
“And then maybe we could do nothing on the Saturday, and we could do nothing on the Sunday.
"And if our evenings are enough of nothing, then maybe this would become something.’ And she said, ‘That sounds like a fun idea."
The 44-year-old proposed to Julia on Christmas Day 2010 in the Maldives and they tied the knot two years later.
The couple tend to keep their relationship out of the spotlight, however, James sometimes mentions his wife in his acceptance speeches.
In his Tony Award acceptance speech for his play One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012, just before the couple tied the knot, James praised his then-fiancée who had recently given birth to their first child.
He said: “My girlfriend Julia gave birth to our son like five days before we started rehearsals.
“She’s my baby mama, and I can’t wait to marry her. Seriously, I would not be holding this if it wasn’t for her. She makes me say ‘us’ instead of ‘I’ and ‘we’ instead of ‘me,’ and I love her.”
How many children does James Corden have?
James and Julia have three children together – Max aged 11, Carey aged seven and Charlotte aged four.
Shortly after the birth of their daughter Carey, the Cordens moved to the United States for James' new job as The Late Late Show's host.
He previously credited his wife for agreeing to move to across the pond to make his dreams come true.
During an appearance on Lorraine, James said: “All credit to my wife, who agreed to move when our daughter was five weeks old and our son was three."
The Corden family now live together in a stunning $10 million (£7.5m) mansion in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
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