Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Wife Hilarie Burton Are One of Hollywood's Most Enduring Couples—Inside Their Sweet Love Story

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has seemingly been around forever, but playing Negan on AMC's The Walking Dead made him a household name. While the Big Bad character became the ally of the survivors, in real life Morgan is a sweet family man who absolutely adores wife Hilarie Burton.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton have been together for more than a decade and they're still going strong. Find out how they met and more cute couple details about the cute couple.
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How did Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan meet?
Burton and Morgan met in May 2009 through his Supernatural castmate Jensen Ackles and Ackles' wife Danneel, who they set up on a blind date.
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"Twelve years ago today @jensenackles and @danneelackles512 got me going on a blind date," Burton wrote on Instagram in 2021. "The smoking hot @jeffreydeanmorgan showed up and it was game over the country, giving birth to two look-alikes, turning gray hair and still being totally inappropriate... together. #timmynolan's #firstdate.
Morgan recalled in a post of his own, "12 years ago...I met this one. blind date @jensenackles just knew he had the girl for me. Since that night he's with her later...an 11 (count THAT!) finally married...and could never have imagined that kind of happiness.
Are Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton Still Married?
Morgan and Burton are still happy as ever! The couple tied the knot in October 2019 after 10 years of dating. Burton wrote on Instagram at the time that her wedding was "everything she dreamed of," noting, "This past weekend was the best of my entire life. Jeff and I just want to say WE ARE MARRIED! For real. We've been living as husband and wife for a decade. We built a family and a farm and established our community.”
She later told PEOPLE about her decision to tie the knot: "We had built this life together. We had children together. I think there comes a point where you just don't want to go another day by not being authentic.
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See also: Hilarie Burton on Jeffrey Dean Morgan and her Mischief Farm
Is Gus Hilarie Burton's son?
Burton is actually the mother of Morgan's son, Gus. He is their first child together. Morgan has described the important lessons they taught Gus (full name Augustus).
Hilarie Burton, Augustus Morgan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan attend the 'Mary Poppins Returns' hosted by The Cinema Society at SVA Theater on December 17, 2018 in New York City.
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"Everybody's the same - we all love each other and that's so important for a little 7-year-old [to know]. It's sad that we have to make sure he's aware of that... But I think at this point in time and [with] what's going on in the world, make sure your kids are raised to be all too love,” he told PEOPLE. Morgan also noted that Gus is "smarter than" him and that the boy "gets that from his mom." Cute!
Does Jeffrey Dean Morgan have a daughter?
Morgan and Burton share a daughter named George. She was born in March 2018. If photos are any indication, she's a spitting image of her One Tree Hill star mom!
What is tattooed on Jeffrey Dean Morgan's ankle?
Morgan's knuckle tattoos are cute tributes to his and Burton's children. On the one hand, "GUSY" for son Augustus was written on his knuckles.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan speaks onstage during The Walking Dead panel at New York Comic Con 2019 Day 3 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden on October 05, 2019 in New York City. You can see his knuckle tattoos that say "GUSY" on his left hand.
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Morgan's left hand has knuckle tattoos that read "XOGV" for "Hugs and Kisses, George Virginia." How sweet!
Jeffrey Dean Morgan signs autographs on January 24, 2020 in Park City, Utah. You can see his "XOGV" knuckle tattoo on his right hand.
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See also: Jeffrey Dean Morgan on fatherhood and living in a log cabin
What is the age difference between Jeffrey Dean Morgan and his wife?
Morgan was born on April 22, 1966. Burton's date of birth is July 1, 1982, making him 16 years older than Burton.
Does Jeffrey Dean Morgan have a child with Sherrie Rose?
In 2009, Morgan learned he had a four-year-old son with ex Sherrie Rose. A source said Morgan was "shocked and surprised" by the news but wanted to be a part of the boy's life.
Next, celebrate Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan and check out the best zombie movies of all time.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
US-American actor
Hilari Burton
American actress

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