Anne Hathaway’s breakthrough performance in 2001’s The Princess Diaries foreshadowed two decades of exceptional performances from the American bombshell. Hathaway is one of the most profitable stars in Hollywood, with her films raking in over $6.8 billion worldwide.

Hathaway almost always walks the red carpet alongside her husband, Adam Schulman, on her way to award shows and premieres. It’s about as much as we get from Anne in terms of her personal life. She guards her family life zealously, but we have uncovered several exciting truths about Amy’s husband, Adam Schulman, and their relationship. 

Anne claims that he knew that Adam was her soulmate when they first met

Adam Shulman and Anne Hathaway
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Anne and Adam met courtesy of a mutual friend at the Palm Springs Film Festival. She confided in the mutual friend that she was going to marry Adam. However, the aftermath of the end of her previous relationship stood in the way of a fruitful relationship. Anne’s ex-boyfriend, Italian businessman Raffaello Follieri, was imprisoned for fraud in 2008.

He had devised a way to maintain a lavish lifestyle by using money from his charities. Anne was surprised at how well people and the media treated her, but she feared that her personal relationships would suffer after the scandal. However, Anne’s past didn’t seem to trouble Adam. She told Harper’s Bazaar:

“I was just very honest with him. I knew from the second I met him that he was the love of my life. I also knew that I couldn’t have met him at a worse time… I took my trust out for a ridiculous joyride with him… And he had never hurt me.”

Adam and Anne wed in a private ceremony in Big Sur, California, in September 2012. Anne is deeply appreciative of the impact that Adam had on her life. One of her close friends, Emily Blunt, told Elle that Adam is Anne’s greatest achievement. She said:

“He’s sort of home away from the storm of fame that she lives with. Being with the right person has been a major part of her growth, but I don’t think she cares as much anymore.”

Adam and Anne have two children: Jonathan and Jack

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
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Anne insistently spoke about starting a family after marrying Adam. In January 2016, she shared a photo of her baby bump on Instagram. On 24th March 2016, Anne gave birth to Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman. A source speaking to E! News stated that Anne and Adam were overjoyed after the successful delivery.

In July 2019, Anne announced that she was pregnant with her second child via a post on Instagram. In the caption, Hathaway opened up about her fertility struggles. She wrote:

“All kidding aside, for everyone going through infertility and conception hell, please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies. Sending you extra love.”

Jack Shulman came into the world sometime in late 2019. Anne has praised Adam’s parenting skills, telling Entertainment Tonight, “As was to be expected, he is spectacular.”

Anne and Adam use Santa to get Jonathan to behave well. She told Jimmy Fallon that she first used the ‘Santa’ trick when Jonathan refused to give a cracker to his younger brother. Anne explained:

“And then finally, I just have this spark and I go, ‘Okay Johnny, what about Santa?’ His hand shot out straight toward me – I had the entire box of crackers. Suddenly, there was no argument. Adam and I turned to each other and we went, ‘Oh my God, this is so powerful.”

Adam is a businessman, an actor, a producer, and a jeweler

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Anne Hathaway might be the most famous actor in her family, but Adam is no slouch either. He has had roles in films and shows such as Ricki and the Flash, American Dreams, and The West Wing. Shulman is also a producer, and he has collaborated with Anne on films such as Song One and The Shower

In 2011, Shulman and his business partner Heidi Fink formed the jewelry company James Banks Design. Adam inherited his love for jewelry from his grandfather, who was a master jeweler. Shulman handles the designs in New York while Heidi handcrafts them in Northern California. Adam and Heidi combined to make the ring that he used to propose to Hathaway in November 2011.

Adam has made numerous donations to charity

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Adam is a huge believer in giving back to society and helping the less privileged around the world. He and Anne sold their wedding photo and donated the proceeds to same-sex advocacy group Freedom to Marry. The couple also hosted the group’s National Engagement Party and helped raise half a million dollars during the event.

In 2013, Adam used his skills as a jeweler to create a unique pendant for the World of Children Award. The foundation collects funds to advance children’s interests all around the world. Adam talked to People about the pendant design and his appreciation for World of Children. He said:

“We wanted, when people wore it, for it to look like a piece on its own, but the closer you get, you say ‘What is that?’ It incorporates children, worlds. It looks like a flower blooming, but up close it’s another thing. The concept of the key is, you put a key in and it unlocks. The key itself can’t work on its own, you need people – it’s a group effort. That’s what’s so beautiful about this organization, it’s not just one person.”

A TikTok conspiracy theory claims that Adam Shulman is William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare and Adam Schulman

In recent years, TikTok has become a hub of conspiracy theories. One bizarre theory claims that Adam Shulman is famous English playwright William Shakespeare. William passed away in 1616, but some argue that he’s resurrected through Adam Shulman. 

TikTokers ground the theory on the fact that William Shakespeare’s wife was named Anne Hathaway. Furthermore, a closer look at William Shakespeare’s portrait shows that he looks a lot like… Adam Shulman.

The following famous text by William serves as the final nail in the coffin: ‘Life is too short to love you in one, I promise to love you in the next life.’

It seems like William has kept his promise to love Anne in the next life, according to the conspiracy theorists. 

Is Adam Shulman really William Shakespear reincarnated? The resemblance is more than likely a coincidence, but it still creeps some people out. One person tweeted: “William Shakespeare once wrote: ‘Life is short to love you only one, I promise to search for you in the next life.’ Now that’s creepy.”