Who Is Emily Ratajkowski's Husband? All About Sebastian Bear-McClard
Get to know Emily Ratajkowski's husband.
Sebastian Bear-McClard may be married to one of the biggest supermodels in the industry, but the actor and producer is no stranger to the entertainment scene himself.
Born to an artist father and filmmaker mother, the New York native grew up in a creative environment since he was young.
Bear-McClard has pursued a similar career path to his parents, having produced a number of hit films such as 2019's Uncut Gems and 2017's Good Time. He's also directed a couple of shorts and accrued a few acting credits as well.
Due to Bear-McClard's involvement in the entertainment industry, he and Ratajkowski ran in the same circle of friends prior to romantically linking in 2018. After dating for only a few weeks, the model and producer tied the knot in a surprise ceremony that year.
Since then, the married couple welcomed their first baby together, son Sylvester Apollo, in March 2021.
From his creative background to his filmmaking career, here's everything you need to know about Bear-McClard.
1. He's an actor and producer
Bear-McClard produced the 2017 film Good Time starring Robert Pattinson. He has also worked on several indie films including Heaven Knows What in 2014 and Still Life in 2006.
In 2014, Joshua and Ben Safdie, a New York-based writer/producer/director duo, launched Elara Pictures with Bear-McClard and producer Oscar Boyson as partners.
Bear-McClard has been nominated for multiple Gotham Independent Film Awards, including Best Feature Film for Good Time. He was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 2014 for Heaven Knows What.
2. He had an integral role in the making of Uncut Gems
While the movie centers around Sandler's Howard Ratner and his dangerous mission around NYC's diamond district, Bear-McClard embarked on a similar quest in search of the most perfect prop.
"We had trouble sourcing a real one and trouble figuring out how to get the art department to build what was in our heads," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "So, I ended up taking over the design and execution."
It turned out to be quite the task as he went to great lengths to replicate the iconic opals, undergoing much research and collaborating with the artists. He even schmoozed industry experts!
"In the middle of the night after a shoot, I had to wine and dine some opal traders who were visiting from Australia to convince them to lend us their very special opals that ended up being little pigments in our larger rock opal," he told the outlet.
3. He comes from a family of artists
Bear-McClard's dad is an artist who moved to New York after graduating from the San Fransisco Art Institute.
"Michael was a teen rebel in the 60's and decided he was an artist and graduated with honors from San Fransisco Art Institute and moved to New York," Peter McClard, Bear-McClard's uncle, told PEOPLE. "He is an amazing artist. Some time in the '70s he met Sebastian's future mother, Liza Bear, a filmmaker and co-founder of Avalanche, an art magazine."
Because of his parents' involvement in the NYC art scene, Bear-McClard grew up going to galleries and industry parties.
"Sebastian was a great, totally New York-bred kid and spent his youth being dragged to cool art events, parties and surrounded by the hippest of the hip New York art scene in the 80s and 90s," Peter continued.
4. He is friends with the founder of the Fat Jewish meme account
Josh Ostrovsky, founder of the famed Fat Jewish meme account, served as a witness at Bear-McClard's wedding ceremony, but the two go way back.
"In high school or shortly thereafter he met some friends and they had a rap group called Team Facelift and Sebastian was their official videographer," Peter McClard tells PEOPLE. "They were hilarious and talented and their frontman was the Fat Jew."
"Quarantined together so why not marry our children? They love each other so much. Congrats Happy and Colombo 💍🎩✨5.2.20," Ratajkowski captioned the since-deleted post.
5. He kept his relationship with Ratajkowski low-key in the beginning
Rumors began swirling that Bear-McClard and Ratajkowski were an item after they were spotted showing PDA on Valentine's Day in 2018. The two had yet to go public until their wedding announcement.
Since then, the model and producer have made public appearances at several events and have even posed together for cute social media snaps posted to Ratajkowski's Instagram.
6. He has his family's support
"We're proud of him for settling down with Emily and what he's done and about to do in his film career," Peter McClard tells PEOPLE. "He's a good, caring guy and a great listener and people love working with him because he gets things done. Apparently, Emily loves him too."