Jessica Seinfeld

The wife of Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica is also the author of two cookbooks and the founder of Baby Buggy, a New York-based charity.

Born Nina Sklar-she legally changed her first name to Jessica in 1995-Seinfeld was raised in Burlington, Vermont and studied at the University of Vermont before moving to New York where she worked in PR for Golden Books and Tommy Hilfiger. Jessica first made headlines in 1998: Less than a month after she married Eric Nederlander, the heir to the Broadway theater empire, the tabloids reported that she'd ditched him for comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who she'd met at the Reebok Club on the Upper West Side. Jessica and Jerry married in 1999 and she's since maintained an active presence on the social scene, founded a non-profit (she runs Baby Buggy, which provides clothing and food to struggling young mothers), and authored two books.

In 2008, Jessica published her first cookbook, Deceptively Delicious, which jumped to number one on the non-fiction bestseller list after Oprah plugged it on her show. The debut author was soon mired in controversy when it was revealed that a suspiciously similar book, The Sneaky Chef by Missy Chase Lapine, had been published months earlier. (About 15 of Seinfeld's recipes were nearly identical to Lapine's concoctions.) The federal judge dismissed all claims against Seinfeld, ruling that the two books were very different, though both instructed parents how to hide vegetables in kids' food.

Jerry proposed to Jessica in 1998 over dinner at Balthazar; the couple married on Christmas Day in 1999. They now have three kids-Sascha, Julian, and Shepherd-and split their time between a vast apartment at the Beresford, a compound in Amagansett which they bought from Billy Joel for $32 million in 2001, and a spread in Telluride, Colorado. [Image via Getty]