Julianna Margulies feels bad because people are always saying her husband is hot

This is just a little throwaway blurb from US Weekly, but it cracked me up since we do it here, too. Julianna Margulies’ husband is so pretty-hot that whenever we cover a story on the two of them at an event, we just can’t NOT mention it. The guy is lovely. He’s the type of dude that you see and do a double-take for while trying not to look obvious. You wait a beat, try to act like you’re interested in something else in his general area, and look back. (Why is it that women are so good at this but men are so obvious when they check something out? I’ve learned to never say to my husband “don’t look now, but…” since he looks right at that moment.)

Anyway Julianna wants us to know that people regularly tell her to her face that her husband is incredibly hot. She probably gets flattered, but it’s not like she’s going to admit that. She said that it makes her “feel bad” since her man is also a lawyer who got his degree from Harvard, and he’s not just gorgeous. So is that a humble brag? Yeah, my man is perfection and he’s a lawyer too. Here’s more, from US:

Julianna Margulies wants to world to know that Keith Lieberthal is more than just a pretty face. “I feel bad because people are like, ‘Oh, your husband is so hot,’” the Good Wife star, 46, has sad. “Truth is, he is unbelievably bright.”

Not that she can blame too much. When the pair met in 2006, she was drawn to his looks. “I said to him, ‘I think you are so handsome,’” she admitted. Once she learned the Harvard-educated lawyer, 40, was Jewish, she was smitten. “It kept getting better!” she’s joked.

[From US Weekly, print edition, February 18, 2013]

Aw that’s sweet! And these two have that “lookalike” thing going on that I wrote about in that recent post on Leighton Meester and Adam Brody. They just look like they should be together. Gah I’m such a sap.

Julianna and her man are shown at the Producers Guild Awards on 1-26-13 and also at the Primetime Emmy Awards on 9-23-12. She’s shown yesterday at an event co-hosted by LEGO at a Barnes and Noble in New York called ‘Read, Build, Play.’ Those photos are so cute! Credit: WENN.com

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  1. Esmom says:

    They are a cute couple, although I still imagine her perfect guy as Clooney in his Doug Ross days.

    I have a friend with a gorgeous husband and people are always commenting on it — and I think what people are really saying is that they are surprised that she (who is not exactly traffic stopping) could manage to land someone so hot.

    • bella says:

      is THAT what people mean when i’m told repeatedly how handsome my husband is?
      they’re saying i’m a dog?
      now i feel terrible…

      • Jen34 says:

        Nah. Sometimes a complement is really a complement. I would never tell someone their husband was hot, but I have told women that they were very pretty. I think we women always appreciate a complement.

      • Esmom says:

        NO! Don’t feel terrible :) This situation, I think, is very specific to this one particular friend.

      • Stellax2 says:

        @Jen and Bella

        I often give women compliments. I don’t want to sound goofy but I believe in the power of sisterhood? or word that translates better?
        I’ve never understood why some women can be so vicious towards other women. I can’t even get started with children, tweens and teenagers. I’ve witnessed and experienced nastiness from my peers when I was kid. It was an awful experience.
        My husband is 12 years older than me. He’s in his early 50′s. I look a bit younger than my age (it’s just genes) and I will get the side eye from women and men.
        I would never tell a woman how hot or handsome her husband was..I would compliment the beautiful, intelligent couple.

      • Bookworm mommy says:

        I hate that!!! I get told how handsome my DH is all time, then they finish it off w/you guys don’t match!!! Grrr!!!!

    • bella says:

      i know.
      i’m very careful to say if i think someone’s husband is handsome.
      i would always say that they made a beautiful couple or that i’m not surprised given how lovely SHE is…
      but i do sometimes get the feeling that people are saying that they are surprised at how handsome my husband is because i’m not up to snuff…
      but my name is “bella” after all…so that can’t be it ; )

  2. Ms Kay says:

    Haha whilst reading the story I can’t help but it takes me back to the SATC episode where Miranda went on a date with the super hot detective and all the women where staring at them in the restaurant then Miranda drank to death and the detective left a note the next morning with a AA contact number :-D

    Love the pics of her and the little girl, they look adorable.

  3. Kiki says:

    She should be more concerned about whether he’s straight. My gaydar is pinging by just looking at the first pic. But as long as they are happy.

  4. Post-It's says:

    If Matt Bohmer and Paul Ryan had a baby, it would look like her husband.

    • Jill says:


      She’s said this before. I remember reading another article with her going “Oh, he’s so hot. It’s so hard for him/us because no one knows that he’s a HARVARD educated (I think lawyer), too. Blah, blah, blah. Yeah, he’s cute. Enough already. It seems pretty egotistical to keep bringing it up in interviews and then always making sure you mention where he went to school, too. I know I’m being bitchy, but I guess I’m one of the few people who doesn’t watch her show and isn’t that enamored of her or her husband.

      However, I will say she was very good in the Andy Garcia film City Island.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      lol…you are soooo right!

  5. hoya_chick says:

    They kinda look related no? Lol. He is very good looking, I don’t like his hair cut though. I didn’t realize she was older than him. I secretly love it when other people tell me my guy is cute or hot. I act all, oh really? Thank you. But I’m really thinking, I know! And I get to go home and do dirty things to him and you don’t. Ha.

  6. Gracie says:

    *blank stare* srsly u guys? Srsly? I don’t see the beauty or the hotness in either of them, but eh, you like it I love it.

  7. marie says:

    she looks about 10 years older than him

  8. Micki says:

    Yes, it’s a humble brag.She makes it sound as if being hot excludes having a brain. That won’t explain the models with millions. I guess their agencies forced them to take the money.
    Plus I fail to see his hotness. I’m sure I’ll be more impressed by his brain.

  9. annabelle says:

    She looks incredibly happy. Can’t say I blame her.

  10. Cathy says:

    She can keep him. I don’t think he’s that hot. He does have nice eyes, but that’s about it.

  11. Jen34 says:

    I am more impressed by the Harvard law degree.

  12. Cody says:

    I find it interesting that to make him legit for being good looking, that she has to throw in that he went to Harvard law school and is a partner in a law firm. So that is why she married him for his kindness and brains. My husband is a nice looking guy, a partner in a law firm, but never went to Harvard law and some of the biggest jerks in his law firm went to Harvard Law school. So this means nothing for me. Harvard Law accepts a lot of students whose parents are alumni and have money.

  13. Swax says:

    Totally thought top pic was accidentally loaded as Fran Drescher

  14. Melissa says:

    What has she done to her face?

  15. Yup, Me says:

    It’s nice to have a gorgeous honey but the other side of that is that others will notice and sometimes comment or even touch. While out with my own gorgeous guy and our gorgeous son, I once had a woman, clearly drunk in the middle of the day, come over to us in a restaurant and exclaim, “Oh! My! God! You are so freaking HOT. You should be a model because you are FINE! And your son is beautiful too.” Then she looked at me and was like “And you’re a very lovely mother but HE is HOT.” It was so funny and brutally honest, I almost burst out laughing in her face, but I managed to just smile and say, “It’s true. He is.” Because he is. Freakishly beautiful.

  16. aston martin says:

    Hmmm. My gaydar is not at all pinging. He just is … pretty. Doesn’t seem to feel he needs to paste on the brawn to prove he has a worthwhile size penis.

    I looooove Julianna. That show and Scandal are two of my reasons for living. She looks far less tweaked in the show than in these pics. Hate her dark matte lips in the show, though.

    She and Will need to have some hot elevator sex soon. She and her husband are fun to watch, but, well, ya know.

  17. jess says:

    I don’t get his appeal…I actually think he looks pretty effeminate. meh.

  18. Tig says:

    I love them as a couple, and always enjoy seeing them at awards shows. He always has this look like “This is fun” and never appears to begrudge his wife her success.

  19. boredsuburbanhousewife says:

    How did the two of them meet in the first place? Is he an entertainment lawyer?

  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    My ex husband looked like Steve McQueen, and people commented on it all the time; I just figured it was part of the package. I do think her husband is hot , though…I love the clean cut look. I thought she was Fran Drescher, too.

  21. april says:

    To me he doesn’t look hot. He has a baby face. What makes him hot is his occupation, intellect, and ivy league school. He is very successful. That can definitely make a man hot.

    Looks wise, I think she looks hotter than he does.

  22. Grace says:

    No matter how hot the man or woman, there is always someone somewhere who is sick of their BS :) I don’t tell women their husbands are hot because that’s rude. The topic should never have to come up.
    I would side-eye(or get rid of) anyone who pays too much attention to my hubby’s looks.

  23. loop says:

    Everytime i see her at an award show, i always do a double take (rewind, pay closer attention, try to get a better peak) on him, he is so pretty.