Rob Schneider and Patricia Azarcoya: How They Met and Fell in Love

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One of the most renowned veterans of the beloved NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, Rob Schneider, has established himself as a highly talented and humorous figure in the entertainment industry. He has achieved a commendable net worth of approximately $8 million.

Best known for starring in the comedy films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Animal, The Hot Chick, 50 First Dates, The Benchwarmers, Necessary Roughness, and Grown Ups, he is an accomplished comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter.

Throughout his career, Rob has had his fair share of time in the spotlight, bringing to light his personal life.

Rob Schneider was 37-years-old when starring as police evidence clerk Marvin Mange in the 2001 American comedy film The AnimalRob Schneider was 37 years old when starring as police evidence clerk Marvin Mange in the 2001 American comedy film The Animal (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Adam Sandler’s best friend has been married three times, most recently to his current wife, Patricia Azarcoya, in 2011. Let’s explore how Rob Schneider met his wife, Patricia!

Rob Schneider’s Past Relationships and Failed Marriages

In addition to his marriages, Rob Schneider has been in relationships with three women: Nicola Tappenden (2004), Jill Barron (1995), and Julia Sweeney (1991-1994). He is also rumored to have hooked up with Alycen Rowse.

Rob was married twice before meeting his third—and current wife–Patricia. His first marriage was to London King, an American actress and model.

Rob Schneider's daughter Elle King and his ex-wife London KingRob Schneider’s daughter Elle King and his ex-wife London King leave “The Late Show with David Letterman” at Ed Sullivan Theater on August 22, 2012, in New York City (Credit: HRC / WENN)

They married in 1988, and their daughter Tanner Elle Schneider, known professionally as Elle King, was born on July 3, 1989. The couple’s marriage was short-lived; they got divorced in 1990.

Earning two Grammy Award nominations for her 2015 debut studio album Love Stuff, Elle King is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, television personality, and actress.

Her second studio album, Shake the Spirit, was released in 2018 and received positively by critics.

Elle King and Dierks Bentley performed their country hit "It's Different for Girls" at the 50th annual CMAs in Nashville on November 3, 2016Elle King and Dierks Bentley performed their country hit “It’s Different for Girls” at the 50th annual CMAs in Nashville on November 3, 2016 (Credit: Judy Eddy / WENN)

“I was born out of a Vegas marriage: My parents got married three days after they met,” Elle told Billboard back in 2015.

“Soon as I was 18, I took on my mom’s last name because she raised me, and I wanted to be my own person,” the blues-pop singer added.

Rob’s second marriage was to Helena Schneider. They dated for about two years and got married in 2002. During the couple’s relationship, the pair appeared at many industry events. However, not much else is known about Helena. They divorced in 2005.

Patricia Azarcoya Schneider: Meet Rob Schneider’s Wife

Known professionally as Patricia Maya Schneider, she was born Patricia Azarcoya Arce in Mexico on March 6, 1988.

Not much is known about her childhood life because she has kept most of her background private. While born in Monterrey, Mexico, she is of Filipino descent.

Rob Schneider’s mother, Pilar Schneider, is also half-Filipino. Pilar’s mother married Rob’s grandfather, a white American army private, while he was stationed in the Philippines. Aged 91, Pilar Schneider died in January 2021 at her home in Pacifica, California.

“Pilar spoke often of joining her beloved husband of 39 years, my lovely father Marvin Schneider,” Rob wrote in a statement after the death of his mother. “That day has come for them to be together. I am proud to be able to say that I am the son of Pilar Monroe Schneider.”

Producer Patricia Maya Schneider attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Only the Brave"Producer Patricia Maya Schneider attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures’ “Only the Brave” at Regency Village Theatre on October 8, 2017, in Westwood, California (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

“I would have to say though, you know, you never see any Asian homeless people. They’re all working, they’re family, they’re taking care of each other. I remember like in my house, Filipinos were coming through, and literally, sleeping in the same bed with me until they get their own place,” Rob said in an interview with The Philippine Star in 2012.

“We had people coming in, like relatives from Manila, from Baguio, coming straight in, staying in the house, getting a place. You know, they’re hardworking people, but family is the most important thing to them.”

Patricia got her start in Hollywood in 2007 when she produced a TV series called El Monchis. After that, she continued to work on films like CuéntameLove and Guerra De Chistes as a producer.

How did Patricia and Rob Meet?

The couple met in 2007 on a show that Patricia was producing. Although there is a 25-year age difference between them, this didn’t stop the two from taking interest in one another. Shortly after they met, Patricia and Rob began dating.

Rob Schneider met his future wife Patricia Azarcoya Arce while she was producing a television show he was working onRob Schneider met his future wife Patricia Azarcoya Arce while she was producing a television show he was working on (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Rob spoke about his first date with Patricia on the Howard Stern Show, where he said that Patricia would only go on a date if her mom could come, “I see Patricia and then I see a mother. And I go ‘OK … so reservations for three’…I knew right away the only way in was through the mother. I’m still working with the mom. We’ve been married eight years, I’m still working with mom.”

The lovebirds got married on April 23, 2011, in Beverly Hills. It was Patricia’s first marriage and Rob’s third. Luckily, the third time’s a charm.

“Patricia and I were surrounded by our closest friends and family; it was the happiest day of my life,” Rob said in a statement. “We had a great time at the wedding and are looking forward to our honeymoon.”

Patricia and Rob’s Children

In 2012, Rob Schneider and his partner welcomed their first child, a beautiful daughter named Miranda Scarlett Schneider, into the world.

Four years later, in 2016, they were blessed with their second daughter, Madeline Robbie Schneider.

“My whole childhood, my dad was a workaholic. We both have grown up a lot. And you realize what’s important,” Elle King told People about reconnecting with her dad after her half-sisters were born.

“I wanted my sisters to have good memories of me from their childhood when they grew. Family really is so important. So, through that, me just kind of showing up and trying to be good for them, really made it easy because there were no bad motives. When it’s about the kids, the bulls—kind of goes away. I love him,” she added.


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“Honestly, he’s probably my biggest supporter,” King revealed. “Like, every other day I’ll get texts in all caps of like, ‘Your record’s gonna change the world! I can’t wait for your fans to hear what you’ve made! I love you! I’m so proud of you!’ And that’s a beautiful, wonderful thing,” Elle said about her dad.

Working Relationship

Rob and Patricia have worked together on several shows, including the reality TV series Real Rob. Regarding their writing process, the couple said that although they write the series together, they don’t write simultaneously. “We’re too stubborn,” Patricia told Howard Stern.

“This lady saved me in every way a woman can save a guy,” Rob told the radio personality about how much his wife means to him.

Patricia Azarcoya Schneider is 25 years younger than her husband Rob SchneiderPatricia Azarcoya Schneider is 25 years younger than her husband, Rob Schneider (Credit: HRC / WENN)

“We did a show on CBS that I thought was just not real at all and (network executives) didn’t have a lot of confidence in. They kept questioning it, and recast it once. They didn’t want to have an actress who pretended to sound like she was Mexican, so they got a girl from Spain who was very nice, but didn’t either look or sound Mexican. I said, ‘Well, this isn’t very real. So if I ever do a show again, let’s just do it ourselves and we’ll call it Real Rob.’ So we did it ourselves completely, and Netflix bought it after watching five minutes of it. It’s been fun—very liberating. I’ve enjoyed it a lot,” Rob told Las Vegas Magazine about creating the faux reality show.

Their most recent endeavor is a podcast they host together called See What Happens. The podcast covers “show business, their contrasting parenting methods, jokes, good food, philosophy, and then some.”

What’s next for the couple?

Rob and Patricia’s bond is stronger than ever, from their family endeavors to their working relationship. We can’t wait to see what’s next for the couple.


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