The co-authors of Barbie raised a large celebration for the film’s milestone year. After being together for a while, director/writer Greta Gerwig and co-writer Noah Baumbach have recently formally tied the knot, a spokeswoman for the pair told PEOPLE. Evidently, they would have chosen to party at Mojo Dojo Casa House or a pink Dreamhouse, not at New York City Hall.
Once Gerwig was chosen for Baumbach’s 2010 film Greenberg, the two first got together. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, to whom Baumbach was still married at the time, petitioned for separation in November of that year, and it was eventually settled in 2013. It is conjecture as to whether the narrative of Baumbach’s 2019 separation movie Marriage Story and these events are comparable, although the filmmaker has stated that his ex-wife enjoyed the Oscar-winning picture “a lot.” The 2018 Golden Globe Awards marked Gerwig and Baumbach’s formal couple red carpet debut.
The artistic partnership between Gerwig and Baumbach deepened in his next film, Frances Ha, which she contributed to and performed in as the lead role. They repeated the process with 2015’s Mistress America, and with 2017’s Lady Bird, Gerwig launched her filmmaking vocation on her own. Barbie is the initial movie that Gerwig and Baumbach co-wrote and helmed. “I kind of blocked it for a while and every time she’d bring it up, I’d be like, ‘You’ve gotta get us out of this,'” Baumbach remarked. “And then the pandemic happened.”
Throughout the years of COVID-19 lockdown, Baumbach began to embrace Gerwig’s method while the two toiled on the script. Now that the outcome has been achieved, he is proud, describing it as “the most fun I think either of us have ever had.” Furthermore, the couple recently welcomed their second child.