When she’s not dazzling the hearts and minds of queer women everywhere in Happiest Season and making it cool to be the weird girl in Parks and Rec, Aubrey Plaza has been carrying on her own personal life with her longtime partner, Jeff Baena.
On Friday, Plaza dropped the news that she and Baena had gotten married when she referred to him as “my husband” in an Instagram post.
“So proud of my darling husband @jeffbaena for dreaming up another film that takes us to italia to cause some more trouble ? excited to be reunited with the amazing @alisonbrie (who also co-wrote this one!) and @theofficialsuperstar @sordociego @lauren_weedman and so many more fun people in this. Preparati!! ?? ❤️,” she wrote.
She did not confirm when, exactly, she and Baena tied the knot. The two have been together for about 10 years. Plaza and Baena seemed to have kee their marriage secret from even the Hollywood circle. “Whoa!!!!,” wrote actress Mary Steenburgen. “Just took in the word husband and I am sending you both love and congratulations and blessings!!!!!!” She continued: “❤️❤️❤️and JEALOUS!!!!!?”
“Let’s gooooooo!!,” her Happiest Season co-star Alison Brie commented. She was probably referring to the fact that she co-wrote this picture with Baena and will be starring in it alongside Plaza, but maybe it was a blanket congratulatory “let’s gooooooo.”
People confirmed with Plaza’s rep that she and Baena got married. In her post, Plaza is referring to her latest project with Baena, which is called Spin Me Round. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the film is about a restaurant manager who wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Italy, where she can meet the restaurant company’s owner. The film also stars Fred Armisen, Ego Nwodim, and Alessandro Nivola.
The usually private Plaza isn’t one to talk about her relationship on social media, so this might be the first time many of her fans realize she was even with Baena.
Let’s get to know him.
He’s from Miami.
Per IMDB, Baena was born in Miami in 1977 and is 43 years old.
Spin Me Round is hardly his first directorial endeavor.
He’s been making films for more than 15 years. He co-wrote the 2004 film I Heart Huckabees, directed by David O. Russell and starring Lily Tomlin, Dustin Hoffman, Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg, Isabelle Huppert, and more.
His previous directing credits include 2016’s Joshy, The Little Hours (2017), starring Brie and Dave Franco, and Horse Girl starring Brie and Molly Shannon.
It’s also not the first time he and his wife have worked together.
Baena created the 2021 TV series Cinema Toast, starring Plaza, and Plaza played the main character in Baena’s directorial debut, Life After Beth (2014).
Plaza has spoken about him in the past.
“We were quarantined for months and months like everybody else,” she said. “And we did enjoy it. I think it was, obviously other than all of the catastrophic things happening in the world, just on a personal level, relationship level, was kind of nice to just be forced to be in one place for that long. Could have gone either way, I guess.”
In 2019, she also told People about what it is like to be in a relationship with someone else in the entertainment business.
“I think that when you’re with someone that is in your field, they understand what you’re dealing with on a deeper level,” she said. “So obviously you are able to support each other and really understand kind of the journey that we’re both on.”
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