“You’re all I need… and the kids… and Friday night pizza… and Sunday pasta… but that’s it… you, the kids, pizza, pasta,” wrote Kevin James on Instagram, in a quirky love-letter to his wife, Steffiana de La Cruz. Together for over two decades, the couple can’t seem to get enough time together, and James has solved that problem by including his wife in some of his projects.
De La Cruz was a model and actor before she met her husband, and he’s taken full advantage of her skills. On her own, she appeared in movies like “Cement” and “Stealing Harvard,” and had a small role in the TV series “Pacific Blue.” Adding to her small screen resume, she was brought in as a guest star to join the cast of “The King of Queens” — four different times. You may also recognize her from her pop-ups in the James-starring movies “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” and “Zookeeper,” and from his most recent TV series, “Kevin Can Wait.”
But James knows his wife isn’t in the relationship just for his connection to showbiz. “You’ve got to be careful in Hollywood,” he explained on “The Ellen Show.” The actor shared how he would test de la Cruz by saying things like, “Just thinking about maybe giving up the show and opening up a candle shop.” He knew she was in it for good when she didn’t even blink at his proclamations. “She loves me for me,” he said.
Post source: The List