Julia Garner and Mark Foster love story: How couple went from quiet Christmas dates to celebrating Emmy win

Garner expressed how Foster is the 'love of her life' during the acceptance speech in the Emmy 2019 Awards ceremony. This year too, we could spot him alongside her when she accepted her award


                            Julia Garner and Mark Foster love story: How couple went from quiet Christmas dates to celebrating Emmy win
Mark Foster and Julia Garner (Getty Images)

When Julia Garner took home the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in Drama series for ‘Ozark’ on September 20 she was shocked before being elated. To soothe her and be constant support was her husband Mark Foster sitting right beside her when she made her acceptance speech. During the virtual award acceptance speech that aired on ABC on Sunday night, September 20, Julia felt gracious and surprised at the same time. She said, "First, I am shocked, to be honest. I want to show gratitude to all the women in this category. You are the reason why I'm acting in the first place. So thank you." 

Thanking the show writers for "setting the tone for Ozark," she said, “Thank you to Chris and everybody in the writers' room. And just setting the tone for Ozark," she expressed. "Thank you, Jason [Bateman] and Laura [Linney]. Laura, I love you so much for bringing me under your wings, teaching me to be a better person. And Netflix, and everyone!" She added in hope, "Let's try to make this world better. There will be a light at the end of this tunnel. Thank you so much."

Mark Foster, Julia Garner, Michael Kelly and Karyn Kelly attend the 2019 Netflix Primetime Emmy Awards After Party at Milk Studios on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

While she was excited, her musician husband grabbed the attention of the Internet. Foster was seen smiling at his wife's win as he watched her soak in her special moment. This got the Internet talking as they pondered on Foster and how lovingly he was sitting beside Julia. A user wrote, “Julia Garner won an Emmy for Ozark. Sitting next to her is husband Mark Foster of ‘Foster The People.’” Another concurred, “Mark looks so happy! Congrats to Julia Garner Emmy.” 



 

 



 

 

This makes us wonder how the pair met and what’s their love story that is amply visible in the photos on the Internet. 

Julia Garner and Mark Foster's love story

Foster has garnered fame as a musician. He is the lead vocalist and founding member of the band ‘Foster the People.’ He put Foster the People together with friends Mark Pontius and Cubbie Finkin 2009. The band is known for its alternative pop style music. The band is known for its hits like ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ and first studio album ‘Torches’ that yielded them great success. ‘Torches’ earned the band top spots on Billboard music charts along with three Grammy Award nominations. Later the band also released hits like ‘Supermodel’ (2014) and ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ (2017). 

While Foster was on his musical journey he met Julia. The pair met for the first time at the popular Sundance Film Festival, just outside of the Eccles Theater. “In our first conversation, we realized that my grandmother lived in the same small town that his dad lives in, just outside of Cleveland,” Julia said as reported by Vogue. The two kept meeting one another in Cleveland on Christmas, as years passed by like a “tradition.”

Mark Foster and Julia Garner attend Netflix 2019 SAG Awards after party at Sunset Tower Hotel on January 27, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

They dated several months before Foster finally proposed to Julia in 2019 on their May trip to Yellowstone National Park in Montana. There the couple spent some quality time together despite their busy schedules “Both of us had a few weeks of quiet before I had to leave for Atlanta to start shooting season three of ‘Ozark’, so we rented an RV and took a road trip up to Montana to get away from the city and just be together,” Julia reportedly said. Talking about the special moment when Foster proposed to her near Flathead Lake in Montana, she said, “He read me a poem he had written to me, and when he finished, he dropped to a knee and asked me to marry him.”

(L-R) Julia Garner and Mark Foster attend the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 4th Annual Patron of the Artists Awards at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 07, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

After accepting the proposal, the two debated on how and where to have a wedding. Finally, they chose New York's City Hall—as their wedding destination in 2019. “I love pants suits, and I always thought that if I were to get married in a courthouse, I wanted to wear one,” Julia said as Vogue reported on her wedding dress. “I wanted a Carrie Bradshaw moment. But of course, for the party, I wanted something more soft and feminine”, she said on the kind of wedding dress she desired to wear. 

Julia Garner (R) and Mark Foster attend Netflix 2019 Nominees Toast at Private Residence on January 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Even their intimate wedding was very graceful and adorable. The newlyweds’ danced to 'Lovers in a Stream.' Narrating about how she felt at her wedding day, the actress said, “Mark wrote, produced, and sang it. It was very surreal, and the most beautiful present I’ve ever received. It felt like I was floating up in the air—it was the most magical moment I’ve ever had. The only people who heard this song were at the wedding, but it will come out soon. It’s a beautiful love song, and I’m excited for the world to hear it.”
 
While the two have since kept their relationship private, Julia did express how Foster is the "love of her life" during her award acceptance speech in the Emmy 2019 Awards ceremony. This year too, Foster proved at the Emmys why she would say so. 

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