From the last year, Hollywood has been taken by a storm by one leading lady
more than any other: Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot. Ever since the
blockbuster hit wowed audiences around the world, netting nearly a billion
dollars in the process, the world has fallen in love with Gadot, for her talents
and personality both. Long before Hollywood would fall in love with the 32-
year-old Israeli actress, however, Israeli real estate developer Yaron Versano
would fall in love with her, almost at first sight, as Gadot recalls it. The couple
have been adorably open about their relationship on social media, and
whenever they attend a red carpet event together, it’s hard to look anywhere
else but at the stunning and clearly deeply in love couple. As Gadot’s star
continues to rise and shine brighter than ever before, it’s only natural to
wonder more about the private side of her public life. With that said, here are
the 12 Crazy Secrets about Gal Gadot’s Marriage.
12. THEY’VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 10 YEARS AND TOGETHER FOR 12 YEARS
The longevity of a relationship in Hollywood is something that seems to be
rapidly dwindling. It’s bad enough that couples who are merely dating seem to
be splitting left and right at a speed faster than ever before, but it’s even worse
when you notice the likewise shocking rate of divorce and the shrinking length
of marriage to go with it. These numbers seem dramatically changed, however,
when couples are married before they’re lucky enough to become famous.
Gadot and Versano’s relationship attests to this fact. Per Gadot’s recollection,
they met in 2006 in Israel and became an item soon afterward. By the fall of
2008, the couple were married, and will therefore soon be celebrating ten
years of wedded bliss a rare feat in Hollywood, these days.
11. THEY MET VIA MUTUAL FRIENDS
Cute stories about meeting for the first time are common for a lot of
Hollywood relationships, but not every couple can brag about having as quirky
and truly unique a meeting story as Gadot and Versano has. Certain celebrity
couples talk about how fellow famous friends set them up with one another, or
how they met through a project they were both attached to. However, few
couples can boast about meeting purely by chance. In a March 2016 interview
with Glamour while promoting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gadot
explained their meeting: “We met nearly 10 years ago through mutual friends
at this very strange party in the Israeli desert. It was all about yoga, chakras,
and eating healthy—we didn’t exactly find ourselves there, but we found each
10. UNTIL 2015, THEY RAN THE VARSANO HOTEL IN TEL AVIV
Versano is something of a real estate mogul. Until 2015, Versano, Gadot, and
Yaron’s brother ran The Varsano Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel. The hotel has been
wildly successful and highly rated for many years, showing that Gadot isn’t the
only successful one in the family. Gadot herself has claimed in the past that the
family was involved in the daily running of the hotel, rather than merely
behind the scenes owners who were removed from the goings on at their
property. She even went so far as to note that she herself was responsible for
changing the bed sheets in the highly-rated hotel. In 2015, however, the
Versano brothers sold the hotel to billionaire and Chelsea Football Club owner
Roman Abramovich for 100 million Israeli New Shekel — or, at the time, $26
million US dollars.
9. VERSANO IS 10 YEARS OLDER THAN GADOT
Age differences in relationships in Hollywood are fairly common, so it’s no real
surprise that the gap between Gadot and Versano is ten years. If anything, by
Hollywood standards, that’s a fairly reasonable age gap. Gadot was born in
1985 and Versano in 1975. When they met, Gadot was in her early 20s and
Versano in his early 30s, which Gadot credits as being a reason that Versano
was able to be more serious and forward-thinking about their relationship
from the very beginning. While she admits that she was too young to
understand things at the start, she also acknowledges that he knew what he
wanted right from the start, which helped their relationship to grow and truly
flourish as well as it has in the twelve years since then.
8. VERSANO WAS INSPIRED TO DESIGN THE HOTEL BASED ON TIME SPENT IN CALIFORNIA WITH GADOT
As it turns out, Gadot’s involvement in The Varsano Hotel went a whole lot
further back than just helping the brothers to run it. In fact, had it not been for
Gadot’s connection to the family, the hotel very well could never have
happened at all. Gadot explained this surprising story in a 2011 interview:
“After I shot Fast Four, my husband Yaron and I started travelling back and
forth from Israel and the US, which was hard.” She continued: “We found
ourselves staying in hotels all the time. We wanted to feel at home, which is
when we discovered these apartments within a hotel in Los Angeles. It became
the inspiration for Yaron’s hotel, The Varsano.” Explaining their partnership
further, she went on to add, “I think that Yaron and I make a really good team.
I understand his career and he understands mine. We help each other progress
in all areas of life. We’re both very career driven.”
7. THEY HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS
It’s not just Wonder Woman who has a real soft spot in her heart for children.
Gal Gadot and Yaron Versano have welcomed two young daughters within the
last few years. Daughter Alma was born in 2012, and newcomer Maya was
born just last year. Adding to Maya’s fame is a fun fact that enhances the
appreciation audience members should have for Gadot’s performance in
Wonder Woman, and for the movie itself. During the re-shoots of certain
scenes for the touch up portion of the movie, Gadot was pregnant with Maya.
“It didn’t hinder the process, I could still do the action stuff and the physical
scenes,” Gadot explained. “And now, it’s nice to look at the movie and know
that Maya is in the movie with me in some way. And I love that.
6. THEY SPLIT THEIR TIME BETWEEN ISRAEL AND CALIFORNIA AS MUCH AS THEY CAN
Traveling is an inevitably guaranteed part of life for celebrities, whether it has
to do with filming on location for a role, taking part in promotion, attending
awards ceremonies, or any other of the many intense aspects of the day to day
life of the rich and famous. For Gadot and Versano, however, it’s always been
important to remain grounded, which they try to do as much as possible by
splitting their residential time between California and Israel. As Gadot
explained in a 2011 interview, “At the moment, my time is split between Israel
and Los Angeles. Although the travelling can sometimes be tough, it means
that I get to enjoy both worlds. It’s really important for me that I continue
working on features and dramas in Israel while also working in the US.”
5. THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER IS TOTALLY UNFAZED BY FAME
While Maya may have become a star without even knowing it, it turns out that
her older sister, Alma, isn’t exactly fazed by any part of the Hollywood lifestyle.
In an October 2017 interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,
Gadot had some fun relating Alma’s point of view about celebrity. “Alma, she’s
like the best thing ever to me. She’s my daughter. But whenever people talk to
me about Wonder Woman, she completely takes over the conversation,”
Gadot explained, before getting into a bit of an impression of her daughter.
“And she’s like, ‘Listen, we’ve been to London. It was amazing. I was working
on set, too, It was cold. And they dressed me like a poor girl, and I didn’t want
to do it because I don’t want to be famous. But honestly, every woman is
Wonder Woman. My mom is just the biggest one because she does the
4. VERSANO USES HIS INSTAGRAM TO ADORABLY EXPRESS HIS LOVE FOR GADOT
Social media has its many pros and cons, especially more than ever now.
However, one way in which people seem to be fond of using it is to share
snapshots of their relationships and their families, especially when it comes to
praising what they love so much about one another. And in a clear case that
really does show that celebrities are just like us, Yaron Versano’s Instagram
may be one of the cutest things on the internet you’ve seen in quite some
time. Under the Instagram handle @jaronvarsano, Versano almost exclusively
posts effusively proud and loving messages about his wife and their daughters,
and has been doing so for many years now. Whether it’s reflecting on an
exciting event he and his wife were able to attend, or showing his gratitude for
the quieter things in life, Versano’s Instagram is truly a wonderful example of a
grateful husband and father.
3. RECENTLY, THEY’VE BECOME MORE PRIVATE ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN
Social media has a lot of benefits, especially for your everyday average people
who use it to connect with family and friends. However, when sudden fame is
thrust upon someone who had been a lowkey celebrity, and now becomes a
worldwide phenomenon, social media suddenly gets a whole lot trickier.
Therefore, it’s easy to understand why, in recent months, Gadot and Versano
have become a whole lot more careful about what they post about their family
on social media. Gadot has even deleted old Instagram posts that had featured
photos of her daughters. In some recent posts, children’s faces have been
covered, or they have been artfully taken so that you can tell a child is present,
but their face is obscured. It’s hard to be private as a celebrity in this day and
age, but it’s a great sign of integrity and responsible parenting that the couple
are now taking these steps.
2. VERSANO CONVINCED GADOT THAT BEING A WORKING, TRAVELING MOTHER WAS WORTH IT
Deconstructing the myth of the perfect work-life balance is something that has
been the forefront of many feminist movements. So it isn’t really a surprise
that even for Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman in the flesh, feelings of anxiety
regarding traveling for work and tending to a young child were quite common.
However, Gadot was lucky enough to have her husband’s full support on the
matter, as well as a particularly inspiring perspective of things. “When Alma
was around two, I was really anxious about how to travel with a child, moving
her from one country to the other, all the different languages,” Gadot
explained in her interview with Glamour. “It was my husband who told me:
‘Gal, think about what kind of a role model you want to be. If you want to
show Alma that she can follow her dreams, that’s what you should do, and we
will figure out the logistics,'” she said.
1. BOTH VERSANO AND GADOT ARE OUTSPOKEN FEMINISTS
Wonder Woman is nothing short of a feminist icon. She certainly always
has been, but in the wake of the success and impact of the 2017 movie
in which Gadot starred, her feminist power has been stronger than ever.
It’s only natural, then, that Gal Gadot has become quite the outspoken
feminist herself. On social media and in the press, she advocates for
equal pay and is a part of the Time’s Up movement that has been
sweeping Hollywood, among so many other crucial social issues.
Likewise, her husband, Yaron, has used his platform on Instagram to
express his support for feminist causes, especially through his wife’s
platform. On International Women’s Day, he even shared a post in