Geoffrey Arend must be feeling like the luckiest man on the planet right now. Not only has his curvaceous wife, Christina Hendricks, just been named "the best-looking woman in America" by Esquire but, thanks to a dishy interview Hendricks gave the magazine, it also sounds like they are madly in love! The redheaded Mad Men star revealed how Arend wooed her by giving her a thoughtful book and offered up some choice tidbits about what she does and doesn't love about men. Just Married! Christina Hendricks & Geoffrey Arend
When I first started dating my husband, I had this weird fascination with the circus and clowns and old carnival things and sideshow freaks and all that. About a month after we started dating, he bought me this amazing black-and-white photo book on the circus in the 1930s, and I started sobbing. Which freaked him out. I thought, Oh, my God, I mentioned this three or four weeks ago and talked about it briefly, but he was really listening to me. And he actually went out and researched and found this thing for me. It was amazing."
Hendricks isn't timid in offering relationship advice to Esquire's mostly male readership, noting:
We...remember everything you say about our bodies, be it good or bad. Doesn't matter if it's a compliment. Could be just a comment. Those things you say are stored away in the steel box, and we remember these things verbatim. We remember what you were wearing and the street corner you were standing on when you said it."
Clearly, Arend has already learned this lesson, notably defending his wife when a New York Times blogger called her out as a "big girl" at the Golden Globes this year. Driving The Mad Men Wild
"I thought she looked so gorgeous. And that New York Times blogger saying that… It's so ridiculous," he told reporters afterwards.
"I was just thinking the other day, 'Oh gosh, I just want to go home and read a book in bed next to my husband,'" Hendricks said. "And sleep...Oh, I get to do that every day until I die. It's a nice feeling."
Said Arrend: "Having the ring on my finger it makes me realize this is the person I've chosen for the rest of my life. So everything that was a small little problem that could have turned into a fight, just sort of disappeared. We're both very happy."