Sarah Williams: The Beloved Wife of Comedian Joel McHale

Sarah with husband Joel McHale

Most of the actors and actresses often hit the headlines then and again in the entertainment industry. Apart from being in the news for their profession, most of the celebrities are often in the news for their personal life. It’s quite difficult to maintain privacy when one belongs to the world of cameras. But still, there are some celebrities who have mastered the art of hiding their life away. One who comes in such a list is Joel McHale and his wife Sarah Williams. However, Joel is in the limelight following his projects, but his wife is someone who is completely off the radar. So, to meet the curiosity of many, here is a biography dedicated to Sarah Williams. 


Childhood of Sarah Williams

The wife of actor Joel McHale Sarah Williams was born on 10 August 1970. Her father left the world when she was too young. She was raised by a single mother Sally Williams who’s 81 years old now. Sarah never steps back to express how grateful she is to have a mother like her. Even though her father left the world making her mother widow at the age of forty-two, her mother has given her a normal childhood. She left no stone unturned in making Sarah’s and her elder brother Richard Williams’s life a perfect one. Sarah’s mother Sally is suffering from Alzheimer’s and like a  good daughter, Sarah is taking care of her. 

Sarah with mom Sally Williams

Her education details are nowhere near the records like many other chapters of her life. However, her captions on the social media hints she is quite educated and must have got good academic records. 

Whirlwind Romance with Actor Joel McHale

Sarah Williams is off the radar even though she is married to famous comedian Joel McHale. Before her name was dragged in the showbiz industry, she was living a normal life. So, how did Sarah and Joel bumped into each other? 

Sarah's wedding with Joel McHale

It was 1995 when McHale and Williams met for the first time. Joel was a fresh graduate of the University of Washington when he saw Sarah. It was love at first sight for the actor. When he first saw her, he asked her friend if they could go on a date. In 2011, McHale tole Redbook about their first date plan as:

“I called her friend and asked if I could ask her out. She was like, I’ll ask, but fat chance, buddy”.

Luckily, Sarah took the chance and they are one of the most adorable couples of the town at the moment. The couple dated for one year before exchanging the vows on 20th July 1996. The wedding was a secret one as no details are available. They have remained tight-lipped about their wedding details. 

Sarah and her husband Joel McHale are soon going to celebrate the 25th Anniversary. They are happy in their marital life and there are no rumors of breakups and controversies. Together the couple attends different red carpets and award shows. Sarah has been on Joel’s side through every thick and thin. The pair lives in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California together with their two adorable sons. 

Parenting Kids Together  

Soon after tying the knot, Sarah and the comedian gave birth to their first child Edward Roy McHale. But, the story wasn’t a happier one. Her son was born with two big holes in his heart. The little boy had to go through open-heart surgery. Fortunately, everything was under control and the surgery was successful. Her husband stated about their emotional moment in an interview and commented: 

“He was born with two large holes in his heart. It was horrific. We couldn’t believe it. But we just started dealing with it.”

He added:

“Throughout the ward, there were all these kids who’d just had surgery who had gone through things that a kid should never have to go through. It was a dark tunnel, but we came out the other end. For other parents, it’s a tunnel that never ends. Thankfully, Edward is fine now.’ 

Three years later, they again became parents for the second time. They welcomed their youngest son Isaac together. Both of Sarah’s sons are dyslexic. The family of four is often captured having quality time together. Sarah often shares pictures of her adorable sons on Instagram. 

A Devastating Miscarriage

Sarah Williams has dealt with devastating life situations in the past. The mother of two has to go through the pain of losing a child. She hasn’t revealed when the miscarriage took place but has interviewed about how she and Joel have dealt with the situation. As per US Weekly, the couple went to Dr. Drew Pinsky when they lose the unborn baby. Though Pinsky wasn’t their physician, the couple felt comfortable with him as he was a good friend. In the same interview, Joel revealed how he consulted with him again and again when they had a miscarriage. However, they didn’t spill all the beans related to the unfortunate event. 

Who’s Joel McHale?

Joel McHale was born on November 20, 1971, in Rome, Italy. He is an actor, comedian, producer, writer, and television host. He is best known as the host of the show “The Soup” on the E! Television network. Likewise, he is also popular for portraying the role of Jeff Winger on the sitcom “Community”. His credits also include several movies like Spider-Man 2, The Big Year, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. Besides, he has also appeared in a number of TV shows like Diagnosis: Murder, CSI: Miami, and Will & Grace. 

Joel McHale

Further, he has also worked in the comedy group at Unexpected Productions as a comedian. As a host, he has hosted the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents Association in 2014. Also, he has hosted  ESPY Awards in 2015, People’s Choice Awards in 2017, Webby Awards and co-hosted ABC morning show “Live! With Kelly” alongside Kelly Ripa. 

Apart from this, he has also had his own talk show “The Joel McHale Show With McHale” on Netflix that ran for 18 episodes before getting canceled due to low viewership. 

Social Media Presence 

Though Sarah seems to be a notoriously private person, she has a public account on Instagram. She hasn’t a long list of followers and is limited to only 4260 followers despite being the wife of a renowned comedian. She often shares photos of her with her family on Instagram and gives a glimpse of how she is spending her life.

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