Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are famous as The Winchester Brothers. The duo gained popularity from their work in the American dark fantasy television series Supernatural.
The Winchester brothers are in the news again after The CW television network announced that shooting for the finale of the series had started. The final episodes of Supernatural season 15 will start airing from October 8. The shooting had disrupted due to COVID-19.
The duo, depicting the role of two brothers, hunts demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings in the highly popular series. Jensen and Jared, starring as Dean Winchester and Sam Winchester respectively, have worked as the lead cast for the longest-running series since 2005. Moreover, similar to their brotherhood that drives the tv show, their bonding is as good as Sam and Dean in real life.
To know more about The Winchester Brothers, read on.
Short bio of Jensen and Jared
Jared Padelecki and Jensen Ackles are the Winchester brothers from the tv series Supernatural. Their on-screen roles are so etched into viewers’ minds that people find it surprising to learn that they are not biological brothers. To clarify, Jared and Jensen are not real brothers and have individual identities.
Talking about Jared Padelecki, he is an American native, born on July 19, 1982, in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, he was born to Polish descent father, Gerald, and German, Scottish, French, and English ancestry mother, Sherri Padalecki.
Likewise, Jensen Ackles, born as a Jensen Ross Ackles, is an American actor, singer, and director. Furthermore, he was born to Donna Joan and Alan Roger Ackles on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas.
Both of the Winchester brothers are white Americans and their real-life bonding is as good as in the series.
Together since day 1 of Supernatural
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have been working together for the show since 2005. Their partnership as the Winchester brothers in the hit series is ongoing since day 1 in 2005.
Padalecki became interested in the role because he liked the horror series, including The X-Files and The Twilight Zone, which he considered close to the proposed story of the Supernatural.
On the other hand, Ackels was first offered the role of Sam and auditioned for the same. However, the role of Dean fascinated him more after reading the script.
Jensen Ackles explaining on what fancied him about Dean Winchester character said:
“When I read the script, Dean just jumped out at me. With that character there was always a bit more comedy, and a bit more recklessness, and it just appealed to me more. So when I asked to read for that, they were like, “That’s what we’re looking for.” So it was great. I found a character that I really enjoy playing.“
As good as Sam and Dean in real life
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have been at each other’s side after they met in 2005. Since then, through marriages, the birth of their children, and so much more they have been sharing a wonderful bond as friends. Although we love their bromance on the television show, the connection they share outside their work tugs our hearts.
Some of the interesting facts about Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are:
- In early seasons of the show, Jared and Jensen shared their room.
- Both of them have worked together for many charitable causes.
- Their wives are as close as they are.
- They became groomsmen in each other’s wedding.
- They never fail to watch every episode of Supernatural together.
- Both of them currently reside in Austin, Texas.
- As they say, great minds think alike, they share similar dressing sense.
The first meeting of the would-be tv superstars
While the show is what brought them together, their first encounter is something that gave them a memory for life. The duo, in one of their interviews, revealed that their first meeting was their fate stepping in to bring them together.
In the interview, with little humor, Jensen revealed how he felt after seeing Jared. He said:
“I was like, ‘Wow, this guy is really tall and skinny.“
Later, Jensen extended the audition process in the same interview. According to him, unlike ordinary times, where there is a large number of actors waiting for an audition, they were the only two who actually showed up.
Insight into their family lives
Similar to their professional life, Jared and Jensen are living a perfect life, Both enjoying blissful marital lives.
In particular, Jared Padalecki aka Sam Winchester is married to Genevieve Padalecki. Moreover, the couple shared vows on February 27, 2010, in Cortese’s hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho. The couple met for the first time in the set of Supernatural after Genevive was set to replace Katie Cassidy in the fourth season. Besides, the couple is proud parents of sons, Thomas Colton Padalecki, and Austin Shepherd Padalecki, and daughter, Odette Elliott Padalecki.
Likewise, Jensen Ackles is also enjoying a romantic relationship with his wife, Danneel Ackles. Jensen and Danneel got engaged in November 2009, before walking down the aisle on May 15, 2010, in Dallas, Texas. Furthermore, Jensen and Daneel also share three children together; a daughter, Justice Jay born in May 2013, and twins, Zeppelin Bram and Arrow Rhodes, a son and a daughter born in December 2016.