Bob Odenkirk, a two-time Emmy winner, is celebrating twenty-five years of marriage with his lovely wife, Naomi Yomtov. The pair have formed a close family and enjoy spending time together.
Odenkirk recently made headlines when his son, Nathan, contracted COVID-19. In many interviews, the actor discussed his son’s problems and expressed gratitude for his son’s recovery.
Decades Have Passed Yet There is Still a Long Way To Go
For nearly 24 years, the Better Call Saul actor has been blissfully married to his producer wife Naomi Yomtov. In her interview, the actress admits to having love for Bob since seeing him perform comedy at the Uncaberet in West Hollywood, California, in 1994.
Naomi also revealed to have a gut sense she’d marry Bob one day and told her then-roommate about it.
Her intuition was correct, as the couple married in 1997 and had a son, Nathan, and a daughter, Erin. They are frequently seen together at various red carpet events.
He almost Turned down The role of Saul Goodman
Being the family man that he is, Odenkirk admitted in an interview with Vulture that he had secretly declined the role of Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul. The actor requested his manager to decline the role because it required him to spend four and a half months away from his family.
The actor didn’t think it was fair to his wife and teenage children and refused to ask them about it. However, after learning about the position, his children persuaded him to accept it.
Bob Discusses His Son’s Battle With COVID-19
On one of the episodes of The Late Late Show With James Corden on April 17, 2020, the SNL veteran discussed his son’s health and their struggle while battling Corona. During his appearance on the show, the actor spoke frankly about his fears and concerns about his son’s health, as well as how it felt to be back under the same roof with his children after such a long period.
The comic went on to say that his son was in a lot of discomforts, and his asthma just made matters worse. He also mentioned that he and his family were on high alert and had a terrifying experience during Nathan’s early weeks of acquiring the illness.
Later in the interview, the comic stated that he considers himself extraordinarily fortunate because his son recovered in a matter of weeks. Bob said that, while it was difficult for Nathan, it was a comfort that he got out of it very easily in comparison to other people.
Most Content To Be Under The Same Roof
In the same episode, when asked how he felt about living in the same house with his wife and children, the comic acknowledged with a broad smile that he loved it.
Odenkirk cheerfully mentioned that they didn’t get much time together with his children. But the quarantine had given them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be together under the same roof.
The comic also stated that he and his family feel fortunate to have a large enough home to house all four of them. And went on to thank everyone who was remaining indoors to help combat the illness.
During the shooting, It Collapsed
Odenkirk was transported to the hospital on July 28, 2021, after falling on the set of Better Call Saul. He was transferred by ambulance to a hospital in Albuquerque.
CNN reported the next day that Odenkirk was in stable condition. According to sources, he fainted due to a “heart-related issue.”
Nate Odenkirk, Odenkirk’s son, was also prompted to tweet an update on his father’s condition. The message repeated that Odenkirk would be OK.