Julia Child and husband Paul had a ‘My Fair Lady’ romance: ‘She was Eliza Doolittle’

Julia Child is the undisputed star of The Food Network limited series, The Julia Kind Challenge. However, she shared the limelight with her husband Paul Child when they first met in the mid-1940s. Paul was the more urbane of the two, having served first in France as a teacher abroad, followed by a post with the United States government in the Office of Strategic Services. A willing Julia learned about the world and French gastronomy through Paul’s classes. She led a family member to compare their romance to the film my beautiful ladycompares Julia to the character of Eliza Doolittle.

Paul and Julia Child in a photomontage alongside My Fair Lady stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

Paul and Julia Child, Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison | Gerald Martineau/United Archives/Getty Images

How did Julia and Paul Child meet?

Julia and Paul Child met after she joined the Office of Strategic Services, the United States intelligence agency, during World War II. After a brief stay in Washington, DC, Julia made her way to Sri Lanka, where she met Paul, ten years her senior.

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