The two stars renewed their wedding vows at 11.11am today (11.11.11) at the point where 11th Street and 11th Ave meet in New York.
For Rebecca and Jerry, parents of daughters Dolly and Charlie, who turn 3 next month, the number 11 turns out to have a special significance.
“If we happen to look at our phone and it’s 11:11 , one of us always texts the other,” O’Connell told People. “There’s two of us – Rebecca and I – and the two of our kids,” explains the actor, 37.
So how did they come up with making 11/11/11 a day of celebration?
Jerry explains: “A couple of nights ago, I said to Rebecca, ‘We should renew our vows at 11:11 and 11 seconds on 11/11.’ And she said, ‘We should do it at 11th Street and 11th Ave. ‘”
“I didn’t think [renewing our vows] was gonna be so emotional, but it was … I think I was more emotional than my wife,” he admits.
And while the “ceremony” wasn’t in any way sumptuous, Rebecca did have one special request: to wear vertical lines somewhere in their clothing so it looked like the number 11.
“She wanted us to wear corduroys somewhere,” O’Connell says. “It’s the fabric of 11/11.”