It comes as no surprise to learn that many of the Hallmark Channel's most beloved leading ladies and men found love on set. Take Hallmark co-stars Chris McNally and Julie Gonzalo, the newly-minted couple Katie Cassidy and Stephen Huszar or the rumored romance between "When Calls the Heart" stars Erin Krakow and Ben Rosenbaum. But in the case of Lacey Chabert, the official Queen of Hallmark Christmas, romance is a thing best kept behind closed doors. The "Mean Girls" alum has been married to David Nehdar since 2013.
By year's end, Lacey Chabert will have starred in a whopping 14 holiday movies for Hallmark Channel. After making her Hallmark debut in 2012, she's fronted at least one Christmas movie for the romance-minded network every year since 2014. At this point, she's pretty much the face of Countdown to Christmas. Despite her high profile, the 41-year-old star has kept her relationship with businessman David Nehdar out of the spotlight. There's not a single photo to be found of the man who stole the heart of Hallmark's most successful leading lady. If you ask us, that's pretty iconic.
There are a few juicy details we know about Chabert and Nehdar's life together. The couple wed in California in 2013, and the ceremony didn't exactly go off without a hitch. And while you won't find Nehdar's face popping up on Chabert's Instagram, the actress regularly shares adorable photos of their seven-year-old daughter, Julia Mimi Bella. Read on for everything we know about the famously private couple's relationship and family life.
Who Is David Nehdar?
Chabert and her husband David Nehdar have kept their relationship incredibly low-key since day one, partly owing to the fact that Nehdar is a businessman, not an actor. Chabert waited six months to announce their Dec. 2013 nuptials, telling People in 2014 that their California wedding day was "perfect chaos":
"I didn't want it to feel like an event. I wanted it to be personal. He's not in the business and we like our privacy, and I just think relationships are hard enough without the opinion of strangers. So we try to keep it as personal and private as possible."
Their Near-Disastrous Wedding
One thing Chabert has been open about? Just how insane her wedding day really was. Due to her intense filming schedule, the couple only had six weeks to prepare for their big day. And while everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong, Chabert has said that she wouldn't have had it any other way:
"The caterer quit two days before, my sisters' dresses didn't arrive and one of my shoes broke — crazy stuff like that," she recalled to People. "It was just nuts, but it was perfect at the same time... I think the highlight was having my dad walk me down the aisle."
In the decade since tying the knot, Chabert has shared several snaps of her wedding day on Instagram, only selecting photos that don't feature her husband.
Their Daughter, Julia Mimi Bella
You won't see even the back of David Nehdar's head on Chabert's social media. But the actress regularly posts sweet snaps of their seven-year-old daughter, Julia Mimi Bella, careful never to show the little one's face. Most recently, Chabert posted a heartwarming Instagram tribute in celebration of her daughter's seventh birthday, writing, "You light up our lives with your sparkly spirit. We love you more than words can describe."
While Chabert and Nehdar are committed to maintaining Julia's privacy, the tot has seen some of her mom's filmography. In a 2022 appearance on "The Kelly Clarkson Show," Chabert shared her daughter's hilarious reaction upon watching a few scenes from "Mean Girls."
"[Julia] goes, 'Mommy, I didn't know you were Gretchen Wieners. Did you know that was your name?'" Chabert recalled. "It's so funny even hearing that name come out of her mouth."
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on October 21, 2020.
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