Eric Powell is best known for being the husband of Julie Powell, an American author known for her 2005 book Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which was based on her blog, the Julie/Julia Project. A film adaptation based on her book Julie & Julia was released in 2009.
Eric Powell & Julie Powell Marriage and Their Extramarital Affair
Julie and her husband, Eric Powell, went to the same high. They got to know each other when they played the romantic lead in All My Sons, a theatre production.
Julie and Eric celebrated their marriage in 1998. Moments later, it emerged that Julie was with an ex-boyfriend. Julie addressed the affair in her final book, Cleaving, which delved into her marriage, Meat and Obsession. The book, published in 2009, did not explicitly name the ex; instead, he was referred to as D.
The two didn’t separate or get divorced after Julie’s husband found out about the fair. However, he had an affair shortly after finding out that his wife was cheating on him. After the 2009 book was published, the couple chose to remain out of the public spotlight. However, in 2011, Julie speaking to The Morning Call, said, “Eric and I Made a deal and agreed to drop the curtain on our lives to a certain extent.”
Julie Powell’s Death & Cause
The beloved food writer and author of “Julie and Julia,” Julie Powell, died on Oct 26, 2021, in his home in upstate New York. Her husband, Eric, told The New York Times that the cause of death was cardiac arrest.
Powell was best known for her humorous blog chronicling her journey of cooking every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Powell passed away from unknown causes at age 49.
Powell started blogging under the name Julie/Julia Project on March 28th, 2002, making it one of the first ever to be created. Later, her blog became a book, becoming the basis for the 2009 film “Julie and Julia.” For her dedication to blogging, Powell was named one of PC Magazine’s “People of the Web” in 2003.