Who Is Tyler Ritter’s Wife Lelia Parma?

By Cannon | Published on: March 9, 2024 | Updated on: March 9, 2024
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Tyler Ritter’s wife Lelia Parma is a certified Pilates instructor with over 13 years of experience in the field. Grew up in Argentina, Lelia later moved to Los Angeles, California with her future husband Ritter in the late 2000s. Coming up to 2023, Tyler and his better half Lelia have been married for years now. 

Regarding their marriage, some say the two tied the knot in 2007 while others reported they walked down the aisle in 2016. So, what is the truth? Here is their full love story from their first meeting to their current whereabouts.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ritter’s wife Lelia is actually from Tandil, Argentina, where most of her family members still reside. 
  • She only got her US citizenship in Feb 2018.
  • Lelia, in addition to being a long-time spouse to Tyler, is also the mother of two children with her hubby. 
  • The couple now resides in Marina del Rey, CA with their kids. 
  • Tyler met his life partner while working as a teacher in Argentina. 
  • Lelia, nicknamed Lilu celebrates her birthday on 5th June. 

Tyler Ritter’s Wife Lelia Parma Is a Pilates Instructor

As mentioned above, Tyler’s love of life Lelia is a Pilates instructor by profession. She has been working in the field for over 13 years now. She first took Pilates training in Argentina, followed by in Los Angeles via the Pilates Method Alliance.

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Lelia, an Argentine Pilates instructor.

Still, Parma continues to gather knowledge about the fascia, injuries, pregnancy, and postpartum recovery as well. Her personal website describes “Her main focuses are her client’s goals and designing a workout that will be efficient while still gentle and dynamic. Lelia will help you connect to your body and support a healthy and happy life.”

Furthermore, the Argentinan native also offers classes in both English and Spanish.

Parma Is Also a Musical Theater Performer

In addition to being a pilates trainer, Tyler’s better half has also a passion for working in theater. She mostly performed in the musical theater. Besides, the celebrity spouse also studied theater directing in Argentina.

Tyler Ritter’s Wife Lelia Parma Also Owns a Handmade Products Shop

Yes, apart from all the aforementioned works, Lelia has also made her move into business. She is the owner of the shop named “So Am I,” a handmade products line. The actor announced his partner’s new business venture via his Instagram in December 2018 with the caption,

“So proud of the grand opening of @soamiorg . Thanks to everyone for showing up and to the artisans for their success #soami.”

Lelia, a business woman.
Lelia in front of her So Am I shop.

It also has a self-titled Instagram account, where the duo exhibits their handcrafts products mostly inspired by the South American culture.

Besides, Lelia and her husband Ritter both are active members of The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health which spread awareness of aortic health.

Tyler Ritter Married His Girlfriend-Turned-Wife Lelia Parma in March 2016

As for their marriage, Tyler and his wife Parma exchanged their vows on 26th March 2016. The two wed in an indoor wedding ceremony surrounded by their family and friends. For their big day, Parma wore a white gown while the groom looked dashing in his suit.

As of 2023, Tyler and his loving partner Parma have been on a matrimonial voyage for seven years and still, their relationship is going so strong. Celebrating their 1st marriage anniversary, Ritter, the son of late actor John Ritter posted his wedding photo with his wife in March 2017. And his caption was,

“One year anniversary! Clearly, all of that Bar and Bat Mitzvah slow dance training paid off.”

Ritter and his spouse Lelia.
Ritter and Lelia on their big day.

In the meantime, there are several other reports which suggest that Ritter and Parma got hitched in 2007. Supporting the statement, The McCarthys star has also mentioned Lelia as his wife even before their official wedding in 2016.

In March 2015, the actor uploaded a photo of themselves and wrote that his wife set the bar too high for him for the shirt and tie game in the caption.

 

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So, it looks the two might also be married before.

Tyler Ritter Met His Wife While Teaching in Argentina

Talking about their first meeting, Tyler met his then-girlfriend Lelia Parma while working as a teacher in Argentina in the late 2000s. Ritter went to Argentina during his early 20s and worked there for three years.

He also took his future spouse Parma with him while moving back to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career at the age of 25. And his first professional TV role came in Good Dick in 2008. Since then, Tyler who once decided to quit acting after his father’s loss has been part of several movies and TV shows.

Most notably, the actor played the role of Ronny McCarthy in a sitcom TV series The McCarthys. In 2023, Ritter will also appear in Painkiller, sharing the screen with the 33 years old actress Dina Shihabi, Carolina, Golden Globe-nominated actor Matthew Broderick, and more.

In fact, it took almost a decade for Parma to get US citizenship. She legally became American in Feb 2018.

Ritter and Parma Are Parents of Two Kids

Along with their wonderful married life, the loving couple is also blessed with two children. They welcomed their first child, a son named Benjamin Parma Ritter on 9th June 2017, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

He announced the happy news on his Instagram by writing,

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life. He’s Benjamin Parma Ritter. And we’re feeling good.”

Tyler came up with their pregnancy news in Jan 2017 with a growing baby bump photo of his wife on Insta. He wrote the caption,

“So proud of my baby’s mama.”

 

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As a matter of fact, their first pregnancy test came out negative but for the second time, it was positive.

For the second time, Tyler Ritter’s wife gave birth to their daughter named Magnolia Parma Ritter on 13th Feb 2020. To announce the big news, Ritter posted a cute photo of his son and newly born baby girl on his Insta.

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Lelia’s children Benjamin and Magnolia.

“We welcomed our sweet daughter, Magnolia Parma Ritter to this new world on February 13th and big brother is doing his damnedest to fill it with love,” the NCIS: New Orleans star wrote the caption.

Where Does The Family of Five Reside Now?

At present, Tyler lives in Marina del Rey, CA along with his wife and two children. They frequently appear together, enjoying their family time at several events. Further, unlike many couples, Ritter doesn’t have any limitations to show his immense love for his family members.

He frequently shares his family reels on his social media handle. Besides, Tyler and his better half Parma only speak Spanish at home to make their son and daughter more familiar with both cultures.

The proud father of two children told 9News,

“We’re trying to do all Spanish in the house, but sometimes I’ll be talking to him in English and remember I should be talking in Spanish.”

Tyler Once Misplaced His Wedding Ring

In late 2016, Ritter, the first grandson of Tex Ritter once misplaced his wedding ring. He ironically shared the loss on his Twitter, writing,

“If you ever lose your wedding ring in a grassy field, get used to looking at this…I’ll be back in the morn.”

But, later, one of the strangers who turned out to be his neighbor returned the ring while the actor was still searching for it with his metal detector.