Julianna Margulies feels bad when people objectify her hot lawyer husband

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I doubt I was the only one who noticed Julianna Margulies’ very attractive husband in the audience at the SAG Awards on Sunday. I’ve seen the guy before in candid photos and was impressed, but he’s just so striking on camera. Plus Julianna gave him a shout out by thanking her in laws for “producing the most spectacular human being who I get to call my husband.” Way to make the rest of us look bad, Julianna.

Julianna is a guest on the Ellen show today, and the Ellen people sent us a transcript. She talks about how she met her husband at a dinner party she decided to go to at the last minute, and adds that she feels bad when people “objectify him” because he’s an educated lawyer and is so much more than just a hot piece. I don’t get that dichotomy because this woman is getting the best of both worlds and should just embrace it.

How she met her husband
I met my husband at a dinner party that I wasn’t going to go to through an agent I didn’t sign with…I remembered his [agent] birthday six months later and just texted him, “Happy birthday” and he said, “I’m actually here in the city, come have dinner with us.” I was like, “I’ll come for a drink.” I just started a Broadway show so I didn’t want to stay out late. Famous last words. I went and there was Keith. And Keith had gone to Dartmouth and this agent was his RA and he just happened to be at this dinner.

On thanking her in laws during her SAG acceptance speech
I really meant it. I really love my in laws. And I’m so proud of how they raised their two sons. My husband and his brother are just remarkable, good human beings. And I really meant it.

On feeling bad when people call her husband hot
I feel bad because people objectify him and they’re like “Oh, you’re husband is so hot.” The truth is, he is unbelievably bright and smart and went to Harvard Law.

On her pick up lines
Well, when he came over to me, I said, “Look, I just think you are so handsome. Are you a model or an actor and are you 12 [years old]?”

I said, “Are you an actor?” Because as much as I love you all, I can’t. I’m done.” And he’s like, “No, I’m a lawyer.” I’m like, “Really? Where do you practice?” And he’s like, “I was a Wall Street litigator for six years.” I was like Really? You’re 12.” He’s like, “No, I’m not.” And I’m like, “What’s your name?” And he said, “Keith Lieberthal” I was like, “You’re JEWISH?!”

[From The Ellen DeGeneres show, received via e-mail]

Oh I see – Julianna first noticed that her husband was hot before she was impressed with his career, but she wants other people to know that he’s much more than that. The lucky bitch. There’s no reason to get defensive about it. If someone told me my husband was hot I would just be like “thank you” and give them the stink eye. I think Julianna just feels bad because people assume she got herself a model or an aspiring actor.

Julianna, 44, and Keith (whose age I can’t find) were married in 2007 and have a son, Kieran, who turned two last month.
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  1. meilamon says:

    He is really hot. Wow, good for her. I agree , I wouldn’t mind if chicks thought my man was hot, but those bitches would know their place quick! Nothing wrong with a little stink eye.

  2. the original bellaluna says:

    Yeah, I’d hit it like a house on fire. And I doubt I’d be overly concerned with those who “objectify” his gorgeous ass! (Yeah, yeah; call me superficial. I don’t care.) I’m gonna get mine!

  3. Tiffany says:

    From her interviews to her acceptant speech thanking the union crew on her show, this woman is someone that is approachable and want to have a glass of wine with. Or a shot. Something tells me she would do both. Yes. Here husband is HAUT.

  4. whybenice says:

    It’s probably just me but I can’t stand it when people use the word “like” instead of “said.” I was like, he was like, they were like. Ugh. Julianna, you are a gifted, beautiful, obviously intelligent woman. Drop the like. And yes, Keith is gorgeous. Both of you are very lucky.

  5. malina says:

    I’d say he’s better looking than her… He looks like the star on the pictures…

  6. Lynda says:

    I have a handsome husband and love it when others tell me that. And then I tell him. And then I get happy.

  7. francesca says:

    he’s like a hotter ballet k fed.

  8. devilgirl says:

    I don’t like her. Never have. Don’t know why.

    Her husband is okay looking, but not that hot looking, IMO.

  9. Crash2GO2 says:

    “If someone told me my husband was hot I would just be like “thank you” and give them the stink eye.”

    LOL!

  10. Franny says:

    he is so cute. but i’ve also recently discovered that I have a type, which is tall dark and handsome (like RDJ, Hamm and my boyfriend haha)

  11. guesty says:

    & she’s bitching about this because……

  12. ctkat1 says:

    I think she’s defensive because most of the comment are probably like this: “Julianna Margulies’ husband is HOT! Look at her, getting a sexy piece of arm candy boy toy.” So she’s probably uncomfortable that people think she married a much younger (only 6 years younger, but he looks 10, which is not to say that she looks old, just that he looks really young) aspiring “actor” or “model” or “European gigolo.” And it probably is a bit insulting when you marry this well-educated, professional man and and people assume that he’s a K-fed.

  13. Isabel says:

    would it kill her to do a side part?

  14. TxGal says:

    He looks like 10-15 yrs younger than her.

  15. bluhare says:

    I think he has sort of an Ian Summerhalter (or whatever his name is!), Clive Owen, David Gandy vibe. And Rob Lowe when he was younger.

  16. original kate says:

    well, he is hot – nothing wrong, with that, julianna! also? she looks amazing and that red dress is gorgeous on her.

  17. Tomas says:

    he’s way better looking than her and has to be at least 10 years younger.

  18. alexandra says:

    He is hot. He looks like that soccer player… benny feilhaber. He is just dreamy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pUjk57x9jI

  19. Jeri says:

    She’s hot too! They’re both good looking and hopefully very happy together.

  20. jess says:

    He looks like the lovechild of Benjamin Millionfeet and Kirk Cameron. Would not hit.

  21. TQB says:

    Confirming @t – I looked him up in the magical Dartmouth alumni network and he was class of ’95, so 38 or thereabouts.

    Which means I was there with him, which means I blew it again. Damn.

  22. London Lady says:

    Just one more reason why I love JM. Her show rocks

  23. Sneaky says:

    As for his age, my educated guess is he is 38 (a younger man!). I’m a fellow Harvard alum and looked him up in our directory. Shh!! He graduated from Dartmouth in 1995, which makes him about 38.

    Edited: Doh! TQB beat me to it. Great minds think alike.

  24. jzhz says:

    Hooo boy, he is one foxy lawyer. And she’s gorgeous, too – they seem like a great match in terms of personality and looks. Lovely couple. Nice to see a beautiful woman with a beautiful man, both of whom are age-appropriate.

  25. Megatrona says:

    He is totally my type, he is very hot indeed
    My husband is also very hot (similar type) and I don’t mind when other girls say that at all
    I don’t know who this woman is but I am happy for her and her super hot-successful husband

  26. Yinn says:

    He’s Paul Walker in dark. Nice.

  27. birdgherl says:

    I always wondered why she gave up all that ER money. Looks like God had a plan afterall. She wins.

  28. Mara says:

    LMAO at the ‘you’re 12.’ He is so hot. So is she though so that works. They make a seriously attractive couple.

  29. cagey says:

    “Paul Walker in dark.” I thought the SAME thing!!! Yum.

  30. ChrisM says:

    This man just gets hotter and hotter. Saw him last night on the Emmy’s and he was smokin’ (in a really good way). The age difference is a non-issue as far as I’m concerned if they are happy it’s really no ones business. Not a fan of “The Good Wife” (too dramatic for me) but I do like her as an actress and hope they have a long happy life together.

  31. Rae says:

    They’re both very blessed, attractive and successful people who seem very nice, too. She doesn’t need to worry about people calling her hubby hot–they’re just noticing what they notice and they don’t know him personally.