'Westworld' Season 4 on HBO: A look at Aaron Paul and wife Lauren Parsekian's fairytale love story
Aaron Paul is well-known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in 'Breaking Bad' and Caleb Nichols in the currently airing HBO series 'Westworld'. But did you know that he is happily married to the love of his life -- Lauren Parsekian?
With the Emmy-winning 'Breaking Bad' alum garnering applauds for his portrayal of a war veteran in Season 4 of 'Westworld', let us take a look at his love life, right from meeting his wife to the birth of their second baby.
How did Aaron Paul meet his wife Lauren Parsekian?
According to the Sun, Parsekian, 35, is a director and actress who has worked on numerous TV shows. Some of her work includes the movie 'Finding Kind', 'NCIS: Special Agent DiNozzo', and 'Dr Phil'. Paul and Parsekian first met at the famous Coachella music festival in 2009. Although, it was not until a year later that the couple got together at the same music festival and had their first kiss on the iconic Ferris wheel.
When did Aaron Paul get engaged to Lauren Parsekian?
According to People.com, Paul and Parsekian officially announced their engagement in October 2012. In an old interview with People, the 'Westworld' star said, “I am the luckiest man on the planet. It doesn’t make sense to me. The way she looks at me … she has that magical glow about her.”
On how he proposed to his then-fiancée Parsekian in Paris, Paul said, “We got engaged over New Year’s and I walked from the Eiffel Tower to St Germain and I went to the stoop, the little step where I proposed to Lauren – and I took a picture of it and I sent it to her. It’s just this little courtyard outside of this hotel, and we were just dancing to édith Piaf by ourselves on New Year’s and then I begged her to marry me.”
Paul and Parsekian’s Malibu wedding
According to People.com, the couple tied the knot in May 2013 at the Cottage Pavilion at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, in presence of 250 people. Talking about the wedding, Parsekian said, "The first moment I saw Aaron will forever be the most perfect visual snapshot of my life."
After their first dance to 'La Vie en Rose' which was the song playing when Aaron had proposed, the couple and their guests enjoyed a performance by the indie band ‘Foster the People’.
“Everything was perfect. It was pretty magical,” Paul said about his wedding. Paul’s former 'Breaking Bad' co-star Bryan Cranston served as a groomsman.
When was their first child born?
The couple welcomed their first child together five years after their wedding in 2018. Their daughter's name is Story Annabelle Paul. The actor is extremely protective of his daughter's privacy. In December 2021, they announced that Parsekian was pregnant with their second child. The actor keeps dropping cute pictures with his daughter on his Instagram.
When was their second baby born?
The couple welcomed their second child in April. The actor confirmed the news to Jimmy Fallon on the April 19 episode of 'The Tonight Show'. "His name is Ryden and I love him," he told the host before revealing that his former co-star Bryan Cranston is Ryden's godfather.
The 'Westworld' actor also shared the happy news on his Instagram with a photo of his baby boy and a caption, “My little man. Ryden Caspian Paul. So happy you are out in this world, you beautiful boy. I promise to make you proud little guy. We have been absorbing this baby boy for the last month and feel it’s time to finally share the news of his arrival. We love you endlessly.”