Jason Bateman has been married for over 20 years, no small feat in general and one giant milestone in Hollywood. His wife is Amanda Anka, daughter of Canadian singer Paul Anka, who is famous for hits like “Lonely Boy,” “Puppy Love,” and “Put Your Head on my Shoulder.” Like Bateman, his wife is also an actor, though her success has been limited. Anka has 27 credits listed on her IMDb page, but many of them are glorified walk-on roles like “party guest” and “Joe’s wife.” Her career seems to have peaked with three episodes of “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1996.
According to US Weekly, Bateman and Anka met at a hockey game in 1987 but did not start dating until a decade later. They wed four years after that. “I thought, if I only wanted to get married once, I should probably marry a friend,” Bateman told the Daily Telegraph. “I just waited until I found a girl that really was that in my life.” Bateman and Anka share two daughters, Franny and Maple, and Bateman has repeatedly praised his wife in public for the work that she does keeping the family whole. “She’s got a full-time career herself and she’s able to be an incredible mom, and she’s also almost a full-time dad too because I’m out of town so much,” he said backstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2019 (per People).