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Her life and love affair with the ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ star

Mark Wilkerson and his wife Melissa Joan Hart. | Source: Getty Images

Melissa Joan Hart’s husband, Mark Wilkerson, inspired her to be the happiest woman and best mother she could be to their three children. It’s no surprise that Hart is very proud to have him as a life partner.

Melisa Joan Hart became known as Sabrina Spellman in the 1996 series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” She began her career as a commercial model at age four, then became a stage actress in New York before moving to Hollywood.

Among the actress’ early acting inspirations are Shirley Temple and Audrey Hepburn. Meanwhile, Hart’s marriage to longtime husband Mark Wilkerson has brought him as much happiness as his successful career.

Mark Wilkerson at Ben Kitay Studios on October 22, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Who is Melissa Joan Hart’s husband, Mark Wilkerson?

Wilkerson is an actor born in Enterprise, Alabama on September 6, 1976. He has appeared in films such as “Nine Dead” and “Satin.” He was also featured in the video game “Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2”.

In addition to acting, Wilkerson is the lead singer and guitarist of the alternative rock band Course of Nature, best known for their many hit songs “Caught in the Sun”, “Wall of Shame”, and “Memory of You”.

Moreover, he is a gifted songwriter. Wilkerson co-wrote the famous track “It’s Not Over” with Chris Daughtry, which became one of the top songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for rock band Daughtry.

Mark Wilkerson and his band Course of Nature perform at Music Midtown 2002 on May 4, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia.  |  Source: Getty Images

Mark Wilkerson and his band Course of Nature perform at Music Midtown 2002 on May 4, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source: Getty Images

When did Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Wilkerson meet?

In 2002, Hart and Wilkerson first met at the Kentucky Derby. Shortly after their first meeting, the TV actress revealed to her mother that she already knew the perfect boy she would marry in the future.

The two seemed destined to be together, as Wilkerson also told his family that he met a girl at the same event. Wilkerson’s sister, Sally, was excited when Hart asked for her brother’s phone number.

Sally revealed her brother knew who Hart was, but he kept his cool when he met the dazzling actress. Wilkerson eventually gave Hart his phone number.

When Hart and the musician went to Alabama to see the rest of Wilkerson’s family, Sally met them at the airport. The couple had been looking forward to seeing them for a long time. Sally said:

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, Sabrina, the teenage witch, come along! I made her sign everything. Mark said, ‘You don’t dare.’ “

Hart won Wilkerson’s affection. The couple eventually married in Florence, Italy, in July 2003. The ABC Family even broadcast the couple’s wedding through the “Tying the Knot” miniseries.

When Hart recalled the day she got married to her husband, she said Wilkerson cried so hard as she bowed her head and exchanged vows that her nose was blocked.

Hart gave her tearful husband her grandmother’s handkerchief which she slipped into the neckline of her wedding dress. Several guests laughed as they looked at them.

According to Hart, this part of the ceremony was undocumented but was the most memorable for her. Since then, the sweet couple have started their own family.

How many children does Mark Wilkerson have with his wife?

The couple share three children. Their eldest son Mason was born in 2006 and they had two other sons, Braydon, born in 2008, and Tucker, born in 2012.

Wilkerson said having time away from their kids and going to the gym has allowed him and his wife to spend more time together.

Hart’s sons have grown up before her eyes, and as the year passes, she faces new challenges as a parent. When their children were babies, she and her husband had to deal with numerous diaper changes and feedings. She says:

“And now…they say the bigger the kid, the bigger their problem. That’s right. Now my kids are getting into dating girls and school stuff, school drama , and want to be social and, ‘Mom, you’re not cool.’ “

In addition to these parenting challenges, Hart also revealed that she taught her teenage son Mason how to drive a car, as he will soon be getting his driver’s license.

The family moved from Connecticut to Nashville, Tennessee in October 2020. Despite the pandemic, Hart’s adorable children have adapted well to their new home.

The children began to attend school. Hart said she feels lucky to have children who adapt to changing situations and have no difficulty forming friendships with others.

Hart praised Wilkerson for all the hard work he has done for their family. She recently marked Father’s Day with a sweet post on Instagram and described her loving husband as the “best dad in the world”.

How does Mark Wilkerson help his wife stay in shape?

Besides being the best dad her kids could ask for, Melissa Joan Hart is grateful to Wilkerson for teaching her the importance of good health. The longtime pair go out regularly while working out at the gym.

Wilkerson said having time away from their kids and going to the gym has allowed him and his wife to spend more time together. As a support system for his wife, he maintained her weight at 40 pounds.

Hart appreciated how her fitness-loving husband encouraged her to maintain her fitness. Her sister-in-law, Sally, also inspired her to live healthier.

Sally quit eating fried foods, drank gallons of water instead of sweet tea, and started exercising until she lost 136 pounds. She is now a certified yoga instructor and sets a great example for Hart.

Hart admired Sally’s self-discipline and the fact that she never deprived herself of her favorite food and knew how to enjoy it in moderation. She also stated that her supportive sister-in-law is her marriage counselor.


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