By Molly Jacob andÂ Melissa Tierney
It’s time to light the Menorah and get ready for gifts from Hanukkah Harry, and celebrities are no exception. These famous couples are embracing their roots by participating in Jewish traditions together. Â Here are five of our favorite celebrity couples who are spinning their dreidels this Hanukkah:
1. Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor:Â The Secret Life of Walter MittyÂ star enjoys embracing the Hanukkah traditions every year with his wife and their two children, daughter Ella Olivia and son Quinlin Dempsey. They’re all ready to light the candles on the Menorah in hopes for another healthy and successful year.
2. Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied: The superstar and her French-born dancer and choreographer husband met on the set of Black Swan and married a few years later. MillepiedÂ announced last January that he would be converting to Judaism, so the dynamic duo will surelyÂ be together for a holiday that is important toÂ Portman: Hanukkah. The Israeli-born actress has even been quoted as saying her heart belongs in Jerusalem.
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3. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: The fashion trendsetter and her actor husband sure have their plate filled. Â Between building a fashion and movie empire and raising their children, the couple still has time for the important things, like celebrating the holidays. Â Of course,Â the Sex & the City starÂ most likely has a pair of Manolos for each of the eight days of the Celebration of Lights.
4. Adam Sandler and Jackie Sandler: As if it weren’t already obvious, the actor and comedian is all about Hanukkah tradition at his house. The funny man loves getting together with his family and embracing the holiday season. He even wrote a song about the Jewish holiday called “The Chanukah Song” for Saturday Night Live.
5.Â Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey: The bad boy actor may be a trouble maker in Hollywood, but when it comes to celebrating the holidays, he’s all warm and fuzzy inside just like everyone else. This couple needs to take a break from their acting, producing and film making to sing some Hanukkah songs and celebrate their good fortune.
What other celebrity couples do you know who are lighting the Menorah this holiday season? Â Share your thoughts below.