Who is Quinta Brunson's Husband? Her Love Story With Kevin Jay Anik

The 'Abbott Elementary' star secretly got married in 2021.
Quinta Brunson and her husband Kevin Jay Anik
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Sarah Hanlon
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  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
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Updated Mar 05, 2024

You might be obsessed with Quinta Brunson's love story on ABC's hit sitcom Abbott Elementary, but did you know she's married in real life? It's true! The Emmy award-winning actress and comedy writer captured fans' hearts thanks to her on-screen chemistry with Tyler James Williams (they play Janine Teagues and Gregory Eddie, respectively), but her off-screen romance is even sweeter. So, who is Quinta Brunson's husband? Class is in session.

The comedian is married to Kevin Jay Anik—and while her career in Hollywood has swiftly taken off over the last few years, he prefers to stay out of the spotlight. That said, we do know a few sweet details about Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik's love story, which we've compiled here.

Who is Quinta Brunson Married To?

  • Quinta Brunson is married to Kevin Jay Anik, a sales manager.
  • Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik met at a friend's birthday party and began dating shortly after.
  • After announcing their engagement in 2020, Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik got married in September 2021.

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Who is Quinta Brunson's Husband, Kevin Jay Anik?

Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik
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Quinta Brunson's husband is Kevin Jay Anik. Not much is known about him, as he leads an incredibly private life. He doesn't have public social media accounts, and he rarely appears on his wife's page. Anik is reportedly a sales manager.

After they secretly got married in 2021, Quinta Brunson and her husband began attending select public events together, like award show red carpets and a 2023 party honoring Dwyane Wade's induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

How Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik Met

In her 2021 memoir She Memes Well, Quinta Brunson opened up about how she met her husband. She revealed that the two first crossed paths at a mutual friend's birthday party. They began dating shortly after, and the rest is history.

Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik's Relationship Timeline

While it's unclear exactly when Quinta Brunson and her husband met, we can piece together key moments in their relationship timeline, which we break down here.

December 2019: Quinta Brunson Posts Kevin Jay Anik on Instagram

Although we don't know when Quinta Brunson met her husband, they seem to have known each other for at least five years. He can be seen in an Instagram post she shared in December 2019, which shows the two standing next to each other in snowy Big Bear Lake, California.

July 2020: Quinta Brunson Announces Her Engagement

Quinta Brunson announced her engagement to Kevin Jay Anik on July 30, 2020. The actress shared a solo selfie on Instagram showing off her engagement ring, which appears to be a classic round-cut diamond on a simple gold band. The bride-to-be captioned her post, "More good news."

September 2021: Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik Get Married

Quinta Brunson and her husband reportedly got married in secret just over one year after she announced their engagement, in September 2021. While we don't know much about Quinta Brunson's wedding day, we break down all the details we have below.

2022: Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik Take On Awards Season Together

Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik at the TIME 100 Gala
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While it's rare for Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik to walk red carpets together, they did take on the 2022 awards show season in style. The newlyweds made an appearance at the TIME 100 Gala in June, as well as the Emmy Awards in September.

September 2022: Quinta Brunson Thanks Her Husband at the Emmys

Quinta Brunson and Kevin Jay Anik at the Emmys
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Following their 2022 Emmys red carpet moment, Quinta Brunson won the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Abbott Elementary—and she thanked her husband in her acceptance speech, confirming that they were indeed married. "In case I am not back up here again, I have to thank my mom, dad, brothers and sisters, my cousins... my wonderful husband because he's the most supportive man I've ever known and my incredible cast and show for helping me to make this show and make the pilot," she said on stage.

January 2023: Quinta Brunson Praises Her Husband at the 2023 Golden Globes

Brunson gave her husband another shoutout at the 2023 Golden Globes following her win for Best Musical or Comedy Actress. "My husband, my wonderful, wonderful cast I love you guys so much," she said. "And I wouldn't be here if it weren't for having you."

Kevin Jay Anik and Quinta Brunson's Wedding Details

If you're looking for details about Kevin Jay Anik and Quinta Brunson's wedding, you won't find much online. Considering the couple keeps their romance low-key, information about their wedding day is sparse. In fact, we only got confirmation that Brunson and Anik got married after she referred to him as her husband in her acceptance speech for winning the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award at the 2022 Emmys.

According to Showbiz Corner, Quinta Brunson's wedding took place in September 2021. The private ceremony was an intimate affair, as the couple exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends.

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