Jerry Seinfeld accidentally photobombed his daughter’s prom photos

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Since it’s prom and graduation season here, my Facebook feed has been filled with friends’ kids’ prom photos, and people’s memories of going to prom. If you’re curious about celebrities’ prom photos, People and Us Weekly have shared a bunch. Two weeks ago, Hecate wrote about Sasha Obama’s lovely prom photos, and we also got to see photos of Michelle and Malia that night, but not President Obama. Hecate said that this was probably because Obama was running around, congratulating all the other families on their kids. Commenter Div thought that Obama was keeping it low key and Carmen said Obama didn’t want to make the night about him. Myrtle thought that maybe the former president was the one behind the camera. (Maybe he’s planning on giving Pete Souza a run for his money?)

One father who ended up in his child’s prom photo, though probably not in the way that he intended, was Jerry Seinfeld, who accidentally photobombed a picture that his wife, Jessica, took of their daughter, Sascha, and her date, Jack.

Jessica posted the shot of the couple on Instagram, Friday, with the caption, “I could not resist posting Couple of The Year and Jerry’s Rear. #PromRound2.” Sascha wore a long, kelly-green spaghetti-strap dress, and Jack wore a black tux, white dress shirt, and a black bowtie.

The Daily Mail notes that among the comments on the photo was one from bigspoonroasters: “Comedians in Shrubbery Bending Over,” a nod to Jerry’s Netflix show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Jessica also had posted a picture of Sacha and Jack Thursday, when they were headed to another prom. Sascha wore a royal blue gown, and Jack wore the same tux and bowtie, and a periwinkle-blue shirt.

I’ve lost track of the number of times that I’ve realized after the fact that there was something awkward happening in a photo. While I’m hoping that there are pictures without Jerry’s backside in them (and, even better, ones where he’s intentionally posing with Sascha and Jack), Jessica probably didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to poke fun at her husband when she realized that his backside was in the frame of the second photo. Sascha and Jack look happy, though I also detect a bit of that look people get when they’ve been holding a smile for a while, wondering when the picture is going to be taken, and when they can stop smiling. I hope that they both enjoyed the two proms!

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  1. Gigi says:

    The first photo gave me a giggle.

  2. Aang says:

    Nice to see she looks like a regular young girl going to prom with a kid from her class. Nothing looks ott.

  3. SM says:

    I find it genuinely funny. What is Jerry doing down there? Some gardening? Or is that where he stashes his weed?

    • MrsK says:

      That looks like a garden on the roof of a high-rise – you can see the city skyline in the background.

      Not bad, to be able to afford a suburbs-size garden on a Manhattan rooftop,

      • Granger says:

        They live in the Beresford — the beautiful building across from Central Park and beside the Museum of Natural History that you see in every movie that takes place in New York. A few of the floors have massive terraces, so … yeah, they’re pretty lucky.

  4. Mego says:

    That’s funny!

  5. Sylvia says:

    I’m willing to bet there was nothing accidental about this photobomb.
    I mean, its Jerry Seinfeld, king of 90s comedy jokes. As I recall, photo bombing was a huge thing back in the day and it wouldn’t surprise me if he thought it would be a convo starter to pull some shenanigans so his daughter would get talked about.
    A little extra publicity to ensure his little girl gets the press she deserves.
    Thing is, it worked :)

  6. smcollins says:

    That was no accident, I guarantee it. 😆

  7. Hellohello says:

    Jerry’s daughter looks like Julia Louis-Dreyfus!

  8. Erinn says:

    I love both dresses. Those are some of my favorite shades – gem tones are just so beautiful.

    It’s nice seeing celebrity kids having normal life experiences. I’ve seen some kids going to proms on instagram and they look older than I do – and I’m 29. And it kind of makes me sad – because I was in a rush to grow up at that age, but looking back it’s such a silly thing. There was one son of a famous makeup artist that I saw photos of, and he was at a festival of some sort. He looked like a guy in his mid 20s, he and his girlfriend were barely clothed, I think she had some pasties or a VERY tiny bikini top and a mesh shirt and barely there shorts. I’m not someone who is a prude about clothing. I never ever use that as a way to victim blame – I try to never victim blame as a general rule. I’m all for wearing what you want. But there was that brief moment of “oh my god, you’re BABIES” because I’m hitting a point in life that high schoolers are basically from another planet haha. But at the same time – a lot of these famous kids/kids of famous people live a waaaay more out there life than I do even when I was in college. They grow up sooo quickly.

    I love the somewhat awkward arm from her date, though. It’s sweet.

  9. The Crumpled Horn says:

    I love this story.

    And its such a Dad bum too, poking up in the air like that. My dad would do something like this.

  10. Eliza says:

    Wow, except for higher thigh slits, prom dresses look exactly the same from the 1990s. I’m having flashbacks!

  11. josephine says:

    Not everyone should have blonde hair. Yikes.

    • L84Tea says:

      The sad part is that Jessica Seinfeld had the most beautiful naturally dark brown/almost black hair. I actually used to envy her hair something fierce. I get that she wanted to try going blonde, but it’s just awful on her and always makes her skintone appear gray. The color has never done anything for her, and I can’t believe she does not see that. What was once a very lustrous and shiny mane now looks like brittle straw. I wish so much that she would go back to being a brunette.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Ooooooo, howdy – I had to go back and look! Yeah, blonde is horrid on her, but that’s alright , cuz I don’t like these two. .

    • Esmom says:

      I agree, the shade is not flattering on her at all. She’s much prettier as a (presumably natural) brunette.

    • Chaine says:

      Agreed. And she’s stayed with the blonde for so long now. She must not have any honest friends that will tell her…

    • Tw says:

      She probably did it because it’s easier to hide the gray.

      • L84Tea says:

        Probably, but aren’t there other ways to hide gray without going the full Gwyneth Paltrow? It’s not like JS can’t afford to have her own personal on call hair stylist to make her look amazing. It simply shocks me that someone with hundreds of millions of dollars walks out the door everyday looking so cheap.

      • Esmom says:

        I have a friend who did that and when she told me that I was glad to get an explanation for why she went blond (nt a great shade, tbh) when her dark hair was so lovely. I encouraged her to phase out the blond and go “silver fox” instead and she actually did! It looks amazing.

      • olive says:

        she’d look better grey than blonde!

    • Jen says:

      Totally agree. Of course, when I look at her hair I’m reminded of my own experiments with Sun In. Btw, they still sell that stuff. That is a horrible shade. I have some friends who have gone blonde to hide the gray and it doesn’t look like this.

      • L84Tea says:

        A friend of mine who had brown hair went gray very young and now gets an interesting mix of light brown and blondish highlights to cover her gray and it’s GORGEOUS. It looks a thousand times better than that pile of yellow rope.

      • Lindy says:

        L84tea, I know this sounds slightly creepy but I kinda wish you could send me a picture of your friend’s hair, lol. I’m starting to really get grey and my natural color is black. I have really fair skin so the grey hair against the black just makes me look like Morticia Adams or a vampire bride. So awful. And I’m not ready to go grey yet–I’m 42 and work in tech and already feel ancient most days!

        I am trying to figure out how to get exactly what your friend has–brown and caramel highlights or balayage that help hide grey, but so far my one attempt at the salon was pretty meh.

    • olive says:

      she’s a beautiful brunette but just looks garish and tacky as a blonde

  12. Deanne says:

    She looks lovely in both of her dresses, but she looks like a normal young girl going to prom. No over the top make-up, or dresses that make her look like a real housewife. How refreshing.

  13. Wisca says:

    When Jerry was pushing forty–I believe he was 39– he starting dating a girl the age of his daughter now. I wonder if he’d want a forty year old dating his child right now.

    • Cay says:

      I wonder if he would care. He’s never seemed like a “devoted” kind of guy. He always seems detached. The way he and his wife hooked up was always pretty sketchy to me.

  14. sunnydaze says:

    Am I the only one that was more trying to figure out the skyline? Like, what does Jerry Seinfeld’s house look like, what kind of view is there….Dad bum, so funny but let’s talk real estate!

    • knotslaning says:

      New Yorker here! It looks like he lives in a high-rise building and the outdoor space is overlooking Central Park and the NYC skyline. My guess would be Upper Westside. I’m sure his apartment is like 10,000 sq ft and incredibly amazing!

    • BeanieBean says:

      I was scrutinizing that as well. Certainly next to a park, but maybe a townhouse not a high-rise? They’ve got that garden in the back for him to putter around in.

    • FHMom says:

      Maybe he has an entire floor with a ‘yard’. My brother is in a high rise that overlooks a building that has some lovely outdoor spaces. I think the spaces belong to a single residence and not the tenants as a group. Must be nice.

    • knotslaning says:

      Ok. Did some quick googling and looks like Jerry Seinfeld lives in The Beresford on the Upper West Side with his wife, Jessica, and three kids, in a very renovated $4.35 million duplex apartment. So nice indeed!

      • sunnydaze says:

        Ohhhhhh……..and I’m off!

        Anyone else love to get a little drunk and troll Zillow making judgey comments like “1.5 million for that?! Complete gut job….”

        I’m a bad person.

      • livealot says:

        @sunnydaze. :D Guilty! lol

  15. Originaltessa says:

    My dad’s favorite hobby is picking weeds. He has a professional landscape crew come twice a week, as I imagine Jerry has one full time, but dang if there aren’t always some stray weeds to pull.

  16. Milkweed says:

    I don’t like Jessica’s look at all or that she called her daughter and her date “couple of the year.”

  17. Lisa says:

    Love both looks. Hope they had a great time.

  18. Meg says:

    At homecoming junior year my mother yelled at me that my dress was too low cut, it literally didn’t show my cleavage at all so seeing her with that high slit I would fear getting yelled at for being inappropriate. Nice to see not everyone slut shames their kids. I wore a white tanktop once with again no cleavage at all and I was told I looked like I was wearing a night gown and I couldn’t wear it. Ugh

  19. Miasys says:

    I love the dad jeans photobomb.
    Reluctanct blonde defender here. My natural hair is the thickest, darkest possible brown and i went gray very early. Finally got tired of covering it up and transitioned to natural last summer, only to be horrified by my hairdresser telling me i had to go blonde first. We did it in stages. Hundreds of foils & over 8 hours split across 2 separate visits. Everyone around me loved it, but i didn’t enjoy blonde life. Truly was a testament to my colorist’s skill. That said, girlfriend needs more dimension, a toner & a good purple shampoo. Her color is brassy and flat.

    • L84Tea says:

      I think that’s more my point. She could be blonde and have it look good, but she doesn’t. I find it hard to believe there isn’t a single colorist out there who could make her look amazing, and yet, she keeps on with that dull yellow, box-dye color.

      I have thick brown hair and in college I decided I wanted to be blonde. Rather than go to a salon, since I was a poor student, I went out and bought box hair dye and tried to make my hair blonde. It was the worst thing I ever did. It gave me that same yellow look that JS has, and it stripped all the shine out. I had straw hair. I blame that poor decision on being young and foolish. JS has no excuse.

  20. 2lazy4username says:

    Jessica’s daughter looks fresh and and natural.
    Jessica COULD look fresh and natural: http://www.oprah.com/food/delicious–nutritious
    Instead…. Oh, my.

  21. NYC_girl says:

    I have dark hair and went blond a few years ago, I am 50/50 gray with a white patch in front. I finally grew it out and cut it short. Just turned 50… I miss my dark hair but it’s too much of a hassle covering the grey. Separately, my parents were in Las Vegas many years ago and saw Jerry and Shoshana at the pool, along with possibly her parents. How do I remember these things? LOL