Inside Maggie Lawson’s Marriage and The Truth About James Roday

Maggie Lawson was born on the 12th of August in 1980, in Louisville, Kentucky. By the time she was only 8, she was already an incredible actress. Before she was 15 years of age, the budding entertainer took up a job as a youth TV host, anchoring Kid’s Club on WDRB Fox 41. She did this job for six straight years before she returned to acting and made her first film debut in 1996 when she played Madelyn in four episodes of TV show Unhappily Ever After and starred as Kim in an episode of Hang Time.

To date, Maggie has been a part of not less than 55 screen projects spread across a wide range of genres. Beyond her glittering career, what do we know about her love life generally? Especially, what really transpired between her and James Roday. Find out all these details here.

Maggie Lawson’s Married Life

Maggie Lawson wedded her Back in the Game co-star Ben Koldyke on August 8, 2015. The former lovers met for the first time on the set of ABC’s baseball comedy, Back in the Game, where she played Terry Gannon – a single mother and former softball champion. After dating for about nine months, the lovebirds tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony on Ben’s family ranch in New Mexico. Unfortunately, the union didn’t last as friends and well-wishers expected. The couple divorced two years later after Maggie filed for the end of the union in 2017.

Also grounded in the entertainment world, Maggie Lawson’s ex, Ben, was born in Chicago, Illinois, on the 27th day of March 1968, into a high-profile business family. His father was an investment banker and the CEO of Frontenac Company located in Chicago, while his mother is a member of the family who owns one of America’s top investment companies –  Laird Norton Company.

With a degree in English from Dartmouth College, Ben taught as a high school English teacher and football coach in Chicago before pursuing a career in acting. He made his debut appearance in 2009 when he starred in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Aside from Back in the Game and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Ben has starred in several feature film roles. Some of his works include How I Met Your Mother, The Newsroom, The Finest Hours, Mr. Robinson, among others. The actor who currently resides in Santa Monica, California is single at the moment. Likewise, Maggie is believed to be living the single life as she has not been romantically linked to anyone publicly.

Her Romance With James Roday and Previous Relationships

Before her marriage to Ben Koldyke in 2015, Maggie Lawson had a couple of relationships. One of her prominent relationships was the one she had with fellow Psych actor James Roday, from 2006 to 2014.

James and Lawson met in 2006 while filming Psych where they played on-screen lovers. From there, they fell in love and began to date offscreen. After being together for about seven years, they called it quits in 2014 (the same year Psych ended). They were widely considered an exemplary couple while they were together, given the deep bond they shared and expressed. Thus, when they finally broke up, they ended up leaving fans heartbroken. Apparently, their fans thought they would end up at the altar as they did in the TV series.

Maggie Lawson
Maggie and James Roday – image source

Roday, who has a degree in Arts, began his career as a stage artist, appearing in both classical and contemporary plays. He has also starred in several TV films and movies including Don’t Come Knocking, Rolling Kansas, The Dukes of Hazzard, Beerfest, Fear Itself, First Years, Miss Matched, among others. Since his debut in 1999, he has garnered 28 series and movie projects to his credit. He has also directed about 8 television series.

The talented actor has not been spotted with or linked to anyone romantically since his separation from Maggie Lawson. He is probably single and focusing on his career for now.

Also, before her relationship with Roday, Maggie Lawson was romantically involved with Hollywood actor and producer Eric Christian Olsen. Although this is pretty much unknown in the media space, Maggie’s relationship with Eric took off sometime in 2003. It was a whirlwind romance that lasted until 2005 before they broke up without giving any reason why they separated.

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