Why Brad Paisley's Wife Looks So Familiar

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Any country music fan worth their salt has heard of Brad Paisley. While his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, isn't a country singer, she is just as recognizable as her hubby. Just who is Brad Paisley's wife and why does she look so familiar?

Williams-Paisley may not be a country star, but she is quite a well known actress. You may recognize her from her dozens of film and television appearances. Per IMDb, Williams-Paisley's first acting credit was in 1990 when she appeared on an episode of ABC Afterschool Specials. She followed that role up in 1991 with a role in the film Father of the Bride, which may be one of her most memorable performances. Other major roles include parts in We Are Marshall, According to Jim, NashvilleTwo and a Half Men, and more recently, Williams-Paisley has featured on the Hallmark Channel's Darrow & Darrow mystery series

Father of the Bride played a role in the couple meeting

Paisley was smitten with his wife from the moment he saw her in Father of the Bride, which he went to see with a girlfriend who later dumped him. "He stalked me," Williams-Paisley told Taste of Country of their relationship. "That's the long and the short of it. He says it was love at first sight for him, and for me it was more like love at first month or two."

According to Paisley, though, he pined for his future bride from afar. A few years after first seeing Williams-Paisley in Father of the Bride, he saw her again in 1995's Father of the Bride Part II. "I thought, she seems like a great girl — smart and funny and all those things that are so hard to find," he told Good Housekeeping. Paisley thought of that film for years, and ended up casting her in the music video for his song "I'm Gonna Miss Her." "It felt natural to ask her to be in it" he said. "Even though I didn't know if she was married, divorced, or just out of rehab."

From there, romance quickly blossomed. The pair ended up tying the knot in 2003 and have been happily married ever since.

Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley have two kids

Williams-Paisley and her husband have two kids together: William Huckleberry and Jasper Warren (per The Boot). According to the actress, the kids are very interested in what she does for a living. In 2018, she was working on the third installment of the Darrow & Darrow film series, Darrow & Darrow: Body of Evidence, for Hallmark. "They love being on set and calling action, and they see the edits, because I'm producing," she told ET. "They'll give their notes. I love that they can see what happens. We go from casting to shooting to editing the music. They pay so much attention to how it sounds and the score. They're really interested in it."

She and her husband also have a house full of pets. "I never thought we would have a donkey, but we do!" Williams-Paisley told Southern Living. "His name is Oliver, and he's a sweetheart. We adopted him; he's a rescue donkey. We also have two rescue dogs (Hoot and Annie... Get it?) and a bearded dragon."

Brad Paisley's wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, is an author

In addition to being an actress, Williams-Paisley is also a published author. Her books include children's book Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden, which, according to People, was co-written with her father, Gurney Williams III.

Williams-Paisley also wrote a New York Times bestseller, Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, which is about her mother's battle with primary progressive aphasia — a form of dementia that gradually caused her mom to lose her ability to talk, write, or even recognize her own daughter.

Williams-Paisley told Read it Forward that writing the book was therapeutic for her. "Each time I was faced with writing a new chapter, it was like okay, here is another mountain and this feels really uncomfortable and unclear and gray," she said. "Then I would get to the top of the mountain and suddenly there would be a resolution."

This is the secret to Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley's long marriage

While many celebrity relationships are short-lived, Williams-Paisley and her husband have been going strong for well over a decade. What's the secret to their long-lasting relationship? The couple told Good Housekeeping that they're particularly good at conflict resolution. "She's really good about not holding grudges," said Paisley, while Williams-Paisley said that her hubby is "really good about apologizing."

They also got counseling before they walked down the aisle. "We figured, the odds are against us because we're both in entertainment," said Williams-Paisley. "And we know that it's really rare for couples to succeed. So we wanted to arm ourselves with as many strategies as we could."