Jack Black has been a Hollywood stalwart for over two decades. In 2018, he deservedly earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. A little-known fact is that Jack Black is a Grammy Award-winning musician. Black and his long-time friend Kyle Glass form a comedy rock duo known as Tenacious D, whose cover of The Last Line won a Grammy for best heavy metal performance. Black walks the red carpet arm-in-arm with his wife Tanya Haden. Occasionally, the couple’s two sons follow suit. Jack and Tanya enjoy somewhat of a secret relationship.
Read on to discover some facts about Jack Black’s wife and her relationship with Jack.
Who Is Jack Black’s Wife?
Tanya Haden was born in New York City, New York, on 11th October 1971. She is a skilled cello player who inherited her musical prowess from her dad Charlie Harden. Charlie was a double bass player who drew artistic inspiration from his parents. Tanya’s paternal grandparents were folk singers, and they hosted a radio show called The Haden Family Radio Show.
Tanya and her sisters Rachel and Petra started singing and playing instruments at a young age. However, Tanya quit music in high school to pursue art. Her sisters went on to form a band known as That Dog alongside Anna Waronker and Tony Maxwell. Petra played the violin while Rachel worked on the bass guitar. Haden played the Cello for That Dog, but she didn’t tour with the band. That Dog dissolved in 1997, and it allowed the sisters to work together. In 2014, The Haden Triplets released their first album. Ry Coder produced the album, and it featured the sisters playing their respective instruments. Tanya talked to Rookie Mag about the album:
We’ll just start singing a song and we’ll naturally fall into certain harmonies. When we were little we would spend the night at our grandparents’ house on our mom’s side, which was really fun for us because we’d share a room and sing in harmony before we went to bed.
Tanya and her sisters enjoy working together, but they admit to fighting a lot, especially when one of them gets out of tune. It’s a dream come true for them to make music together.
Jack Black Got Married To Tanya Haden in 2006
Tanya Haden and Black first met when they were students at Crossroads School in Santa Monica. Black was attracted to Tanya, but he didn’t dare to ask her out. The opportunity presented itself 15 years later when they both attended a mutual friend’s party. Jack finally asked her out, and she agreed. Black is happily married now, but he feels like he lost 15 years of happiness. Tanya and Black eloped and got married in Big Sur, California, less than a year after they started dating.
I wish I’d had more courage to ask out Tanya Haden, the woman who eventually became my wife. We met at school at 18 and I wasted 15 years waiting for my chance. She was everything I could wish for. Talented, beautiful and a wonderful performer on stage. She was part of a band called The Haden Triplets. We first worked together on a student film but we did not date.
Jack Black And Tanya Haden Have Two Sons Together
The couple’s first child, Samuel Jason, was born in June 2006 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Their second son, Thomas David, was born on 23rd May 2008. Tanya’s kids have taken an interest in her art as well as in acting. Samuel played a voice role in Kung Fu Panda 3. Now 15 and 13, the boys spend a lot of quality time with their Hollywood dad, who admits he sometimes lets them watch movies they shouldn’t. On an Australian radio show in 2019, he joked,
I win the bad parent of the year award, occasionally. As long as you have the remote in hand so if something gets out of control, you can pause and have a little talk. As long as you’re there and aware of what’s going on and you’re ready to talk to them or ready to leave if it’s too intense.
They’ve been super creative lately. They both have made cool little short films on their iPhones. I [am] so proud and grateful for my family.
Well! Just like the popular saying “ Destiny cannot be denied but delayed” for Jack Black and his wife, Tanya, their love was delayed but not denied. While this is a major win for Jack who got lucky to reunite with his love after 15 long years, we strongly advise against it. Tell that person you love them today, delay is sometimes dangerous.