William Zabka may have unwittingly built a reputation as one of the biggest jerks in Hollywood movies, but he is a nice guy in real life. Several fans who have met the Karate Kid star in real life can attest to this. Another person who will readily sing Zabka’s praises is his wife of over a decade, Stacie Zabka. Stacie and William have a flourishing romance as a couple, and their joy has been further enhanced by the two children that their union had been blessed with. Though they rarely court the spotlight, there is no doubt that this family is very much in sync with each other.
William Zabka is Married to California Native Stacie Lynn Doss Zabka
While William Zabka is a product of the U.S. east coast, his wife is the opposite as she hails from the west coast. Stacie Zabka is originally from California and was born in 1974, making her five years younger than her husband. Her name before marriage was Stacie Lynn Doss, which gives us a brief idea of her family background. Asides from that, not many details exist about Stacie’s parents or any potential siblings she may have. Her educational background is also unknown, but it is reasonable to tell that she has at least a high school diploma or even a college degree, given how well-spoken she is. It is difficult to tell what Stacie Zabka does for a living, but there is no doubt that she is actively occupied both at home and in her career.
The Couple Tied the Knot in 2008 and Has been Inseparable Since Then
Hollywood is notorious for its high divorce rate (10% higher than the rest of the United States). Still, some couples have not only managed to avoid this path but have also built an exemplary union in the process, and one of such is Stacie Zabka and William Zabka. It is unknown how the two lovebirds met or when they began their relationship, but we know they bumped into each other in the early 2000s. At that time, William had already achieved fame with the 1984 blockbuster movie Karate Kid, but he never really became a global superstar.
His career was just steady, but Stacie liked him for who he was and nothing else. They began dating in earnest and went steady for some time before they got engaged. Stacie Zabka and William Zabka got married on the 29th of June 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The ceremony featured their closest friends and family members. Stacie’s relatives and friends were giddy that she was getting married to a Hollywood actor.
Still, they comported themselves and got through the ceremony, and the couple settled down to family life. Stacie and William have now been married for more than a decade, and there is no sign of trouble in their paradise. There are no nasty rumors surrounding their union, neither have the couple been involved in any controversy.
Stacie and William Zabka have Wowed on the Red Carpet Over the Years
Zabka and her husband make their home in Los Angeles and maintain a low profile. They, however, step out in an impressive manner for any of William’s big occasions. For instance, the duo walked the red carpet together during the Los Angeles premiere of the sci-fi movie Hot Tub Time Machine in March 2020. William made a cameo appearance in the film and wore a black suit and shirt for the premiere. Stacie, on the other hand, looked delightful in a short navy blue sleeveless gown. Another movie premiere that Stacie Zabka and William Zabka attended together in 2010 was the premiere of the remake of Karate Kid, which featured Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.
While Stacie’s husband was not in this movie, they still turned out to support a movie franchise that had given him his breakthrough. William wore another black ensemble for the occasion, while Stacie chose stunning white pants and a black blouse. Another event when Stacie Zabka stepped out to support her husband’s career was during the 2018 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, where his hit series, Cobra Kai, was premiered. In the original Karate Kid, William had portrayed the main antagonist, a teenage bully named Johnny Lawrence.
However, in Cobra Kai, he got his chance for redemption as a down-on-his-luck guy who decides to mentor a group of underdog teens in Karate. Such a premise proved a big hit with fans, and Cobra Kai was one of the most talked-about projects going into the Tribeca movie festival. William and Stacie, therefore, turned up in an impressive manner. The actor looked dashing in an ash suit and sky blue shirt while Stacie dialed things up with black pants, a camisole, and a sheer blacktop.
The Couple Has Two Kids, and Their Dad Has Revealed He Doesn’t Want Them to See the Karate Kid Just Yet
Stacie Zabka and her husband share two Kids between them, and they guard their privacy jealously. As such, the names and sexes of their children are not a matter of public knowledge. We can guess that their first child was born in 2011 while the second one was born in 2014, given that their father stated in a May 2021 podcast that they were respectively 10 and 7 years old then. Stacie’s husband also used that opportunity to reveal to podcaster Marc Maron that his Kids will not be watching Karate Kid anytime soon.
According to him, if he had played the good guy in the movie, then he would have wanted them to see it. Alas, since he played a big bully who gets a well-deserved crane kick in the end, he isn’t too eager for them to see him being mean and kicking someone against the fence. It seems that the actor’s kids are in perfect sync with him as they never suggest Karate Kid during family movie nights. This is despite the fact they have visited the sets of Karate Kid and Cobra Kai.
The children have also seen some of their father’s movie posters, and he has admitted that it is inevitable that they will eventually watch it one day. However, he hopes to delay it as long as possible, possibly until they are mature enough to know that beating up someone is not cool. William Zabka has meanwhile revealed that fatherhood has been a big learning opportunity for him. The actor previously thought it was something he would see as time-sapping, but the opposite has been the case since he and Stacie had their Kids.