She has two brothers, Johnny and Ben, and a sister, Sarah.
Cortese met actor Jared Padalecki when she guest starred on his show Supernatural during its fourth season.
He proposed to her in front of their favorite painting, "Joan of Arc" by French realist Jules Bastien-Lepage at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in October 2009. The pair married on February 27, 2010, in Cortese's hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho.
On October 10, 2011, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together.
star and his wife Genevieve Cortese welcomed another baby boy into the world yesterday.
The actor tweeted about their family's latest addition earlier tonight, "Ok.
For real ;) My amazingly strong wife home-birthed a happy and healthy baby boy last night :).Please send love :))"No other details have been released.Padalecki (sort of) announced the pregnancy to his Twitter followers in July. I got on a plane and THEN realized that my tweet wasnt finished! I confirm that Genevieve is pre," teased the actor. 26, episode with his fans, and his mini-me was "staying up WAY too late" in order to join in the festivities.In one selfie, Jared and Colton both stick out their tongues for the camera, with dad captioning the shot, " i love this kid :)" Too cute!Padalecki and Cortese began dating after costarring on the popular CW series and tied the knot in February 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Jared is currently dating actress Genevieve Cortese who played the role of Ruby in Season 4 of Supernatural. He previously was in a long-term relationship with Sandra Mc Coy that ended in June 2008 after a three-month engagement.