Lin-Manuel Miranda's Wife Boos When He Kisses Anyone in 'Hamilton'

Amy Mackelden
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Photo credit: Ryan Liu - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda has been married to his wife, Vanessa Nadal, since 2010.

  • The couple now has two sons, Sebastian and Francisco.

  • Miranda and Nadal attended high school together, but didn't start dating until 2005 when Miranda hit up Nadal on Facebook.

If, like the rest of the world, you've been devouring Hamilton since it dropped on Disney+, then you're likely wondering about Lin-Manuel Miranda's marital status.

Fans of the Oscar-winning composer might not realize that Miranda has been happily married for a decade to a woman he went to high school with. Nadal describes herself as an "attorney, engineer, profesora," on her Twitter acount. Here's everything else you need to know about Lin-Manuel Miranda's wife, Vanessa Nadal.

They attended the same high school.

Although they never dated as teenagers, Miranda and Nadal both attended Hunter College High School. Upon the couple's wedding in 2010, The New York Times reported, "throughout his senior year Mr. Miranda could never manage to talk to Vanessa Adriana Nadal, a Latino sophomore he admired." The composer told the newspaper, "She was gorgeous and I’m famously bad at talking to women I find attractive... I have a total lack of game."

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Lin-Manuel Miranda reached out to his future wife on Facebook.

Miranda came across Nadal's profile on Facebook in 2005. He decided to invite her to a Freestyle Love Supreme show, the "popular hip-hop improv troupe, using words audience members threw at them like tennis balls," per The New York Times. She turned up, but according to Nadal, she didn't think Miranda was interested in her, as she told the publication, "It was a huge group so he didn’t talk to me the whole night."

Too shy to ask for it himself, Miranda got one of his friends to ask for Nadal's phone number, so that he could invite her to another show a few weeks later. It was at that performance that Nadal realized that she was falling for him, and told The New York Times, "When he came onstage, I thought, I really like this guy... He’s really, really smart."

They bonded over Grand Theft Auto.

After his show, Miranda and Nadal stood outside and Nadal compared the traffic to the video game Grand Theft Auto, which she loved. As Miranda told The New York Times, "I very coolly said, 'All right, you’re going to come over to my house tonight, and we’re going to play Grand Theft Auto and watch the Jay-Z movie and listen to Marc Anthony... After that, we very quickly gave each other keys to our apartments."

Miranda is Nadal's biggest fan.

The Hamilton star raved about his wife to The New York Times and said, "She knows she’s dope... She’s beautiful but not vain. She’s smart but not arrogant. It’s like, all killer, no filler."

When Miranda won the Best Original Score Tony in 2016 for Hamilton, he performed a sonnet and said, "My wife’s the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one. Our son is her most beautiful reprise."

Nadal boos when her husband kisses anyone onstage.

While live-tweeting the release of Hamilton on Disney+, Nadal revealed, "I always boo when Lin kisses someone else on stage, and people sitting around me look at me like I'm a crazy person. #HamiltonFilm."

In a follow-up tweet she revealed, "'you missed the fourth kiss,' reports Sebastian. He's counting. Thanks, kid."

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