Inside Sarah Snook’s married life with her best friend, Dave Lawson

Sarah and Dave married in 2021, in a beautiful backyard wedding.
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Sarah Snook and her husband Dave Lawson secretly got married in 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The two fell in love while quarantining in 2020, then in 2023, the loved-up couple welcomed their first child into the world. 

WATCH NOW: Succession’s Sarah Snook reveals she proposed to her husband. Article continues after video.

Sarah recently spoke to UK’s Sunday Times about her and Dave’s relationship, saying that their love was very “confirming” because they were friends first.

“The stakes were higher because we didn’t want to f*** up the friendship,” she said.

“But also, because we were isolated from everybody, we didn’t have to answer to anybody. ‘Why are they leaving the pub together?’ or ‘How is this going to work? He’s got a son and you’ve got a career overseas.’ We were, like, we can work that out. We’re adults.”

Sarah shared that she proposed to Dave just three months into their romance…

“For me, marriage was the only way that we could do this,” she said.

“I’ve never felt this with any other relationship, that it needed that sort of hand-on-heart commitment, and marriage was suddenly very important to me, to signify that to the world and to the person who I love.”

The couple have made many public appearances recently, include at the Golden Globe Awards in early January 2024. (Credit: Getty)

Keep scrolling for the full history of Sarah and Daves relationship…

Who is Sarah Snook married to?

Beloved Australian actress, best known for her role as Shiv in Succession, is married to Dave Lawson. Dave was born and raised in Australia, growing up in Melbourne, Victoria.

As a teenager, Dave attended Haileybury College, a prestigious private school in Melbourne before going on to study advertising and marketing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). 

Dave is now a popular actor and TV personality. While attending university, Dave’s mum helped him pursue his dream of acting by helping him get several roles in television commercials for popular brands like Dr. Pepper and Kmart. 

Nickelodeon eventually approached him about hosting Saturday Nick Television… he got the job and continued to work for Nickelodeon for several years.

Following his career as a kid show host, Dave transitioned into acting. He has appeared in a range of TV shows and movies such as Peter Rabbit, Wentworth, Blue Heelers, Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, and Utopia. 

Sarah and Dave look glamorous at the season 4 premier of Succession in May 2023. (Credit: Getty)

How did Sarah Snook and Dave Lawson meet?

Sarah and Dave started as close friends and remained that way for years.

“We’ve been friends since 2014, lived together, traveled together, always excited to see each other, but totally platonic,” Snook shared with Vogue Australia.

“We’ve just never been single at the same time.”

In 2020, when the pandemic hit, Sarah and Dave found themselves quarantining together. It was during this time they fell in love.

“At the beginning of the pandemic last year, I got locked down in Melbourne with one of my best mates and we fell in love,” she said. 

Sarah spoke with UK’s Sunday Times in January 2024, sharing that the fact she and Dave were friends first, fostered “a lot of security and love and grace.”

When she was asked by the interviewer at the Sunday Times who made the first move, she said: “I was, like, ‘Well, if this is going to happen, you’re going to have to know everything about me that you don’t already know as a friend. And as a friend I can trust that you’ll be able to hold that safely.”

“Here’s the house, open up every nook and cranny so you can see all that you need to see if this is going to work.

“Because if it’s not, then we can stop now and you can have seen the house and not want to buy.’ And I think that fosters a deeper trust that fosters a lot of security and love and grace.”

This photo remains the only image of Sarah’s baby. (Credit: Getty)

When did Sarah Snook and Dave Lawson get married?

After getting engaged on Halloween in 2020, Sarah and Dave got married in February 2021 in the backyard of her home in Brooklyn, New York. 

In her interview with Vogue Australia, Sarah revealed she was the one who proposed.

“I proposed and we got married in February in my backyard,” she said.

She spoke more in-depth about her proposal to Dave in her Sunday Times interview, revealing that at this time, the shops were closed as they were still under lockdown so she was unable to buy a ring.

Sarah proposed at home, over lunch… Dave’s son was also present at the time. She got down on one knee and asked his son for permission.

Sarah ended up proposing with a pair of scissors in which she looped over her ring finger after asking his son for permission, then turned to Dave, while still on one knee, and asked him to marry her.

Does Sarah Snook have kids?

Sarah and Dave have one child together, a baby girl. The two announced the pregnancy at the season 4 premiere of Succession in March 2023.

She later took to Instagram to share a photo of her newborn while watching the series finale.

“I just watched the final episode of the final season of something that has changed my life. And now, my life has changed again. Thank you for all the love and support,” Snook captioned the image.

Sarah didn’t reveal the gender of her baby until the Golden Globe Awards in January 2024. 

“She’s the best,” Sarah said on the red carpet.

“She’s standing. Not walking yet, but she’s standing supported. She’s great. I love her.”

Dave shared this photo of him and his son to Instagram in 2017. (Credit: Instagram)

Does Dave Lawson have another kid?

Yes, Dave has another child, a son, from his previous relationship. Dave’s son, George, is 12 years old.

During a podcast episode of Funny Failure, Dave shared that becoming a dad was the best thing to happen to him.

“I can’t have regrets because I wouldn’t have [my son]. It’s that problem, if you go back in time and change one thing. A lot of it comes back to being a dad. If I change one thing … I wouldn’t want to risk undoing that,” Dave said.

Have Sarah and her husband worked together?

Back in 2018, Sarah made a guest appearance on Dave’s online talk show, Dave’s Shed Show.

Seperate from this, the couple has also working on the short film Pause together. Sarah both starred in and directed the film. In that same interview with Vogue Australia, Sarah revealed that this marked a turning point in their friendship and she began to see Dave in a new light. 

“That’s when I was like: ‘Oh, that’s interesting,’ ” she said.

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