Ellie Kemper's love life: Michael Korman proposed THRICE before the couple got hitched

Ellie Kemper's love life: Michael Korman proposed THRICE before the couple got hitched
Michael Korman and Ellie Kemper married in 2012 and have two children (Instagram/elliekemper)

Ellie Kemper, star of 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and 'The Office', was unexpectedly a trending topic on Twitter on Monday, but it had nothing to do with a new show. Instead, her background was scrutinized, particularly when she was named queen of the Veiled Prophet Ball in 1999, when she was 19 years old.

Kemper was born and raised in St Louis, where the Veiled Prophet Organization has held a debutante ball every year since 1878. Racial segregation was rampant and the Veiled Prophet didn't allow Black members to join until 1979, further solidifying its disturbing intentions.


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The title of Veiled Prophet Queen has been linked to the Ku Klux Klan, however, this is simply based on allegations. Users familiar with the group on Twitter linked it to affluent Catholic elites in St Louis, Missouri, who attempted to quiet railroad workers when it was founded. Either way, Ellie Kemper's appealing charisma is known to fans of smart and weird comedies like 'The Office' and 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'. Here's all you need to know about the actor's love life.


How did they meet?

During Kemper’s internship on 'Late Night with Conan O’Brien', she met her special someone, a comedy writer and producer from San Diego, California, named Michael Korman. Apart from 'The Office' and 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt', Korman worked with Kemper on projects like 'Important Things with Demetri Martin' and 'The Colbert Report'.

When they met, Kemper didn't want to date at the moment since she wanted to concentrate on her profession. She seems to have avoided significant relationships up to that time, but Korman must have been rather compelling, despite his lack of polish in his proposal abilities.


Three proposals and a wedding

"I love my husband," she said on Today in 2017, according to Pop Culture. "Michael, I love you, [but] you did not propose well." "Three times, the subject of marriage came up," she explained. "The first time he was like, 'I don't have the ring, but one day maybe we'll get married. It was weird... I was like, 'Am I supposed to say yes to that?'"

Even though the second attempted proposal included a ring, Kemper expressed her disappointment. "It was this beautiful [ring], his grandmother's ring," she recalled. "He was like, "I'm not asking... I mean, we can get married at some point.' It kept being put off."


Finally, Koman gave it his all, but Kemper felt he was still missing the mark when it came to timing. "He asked me as I was leaving for New York from Los Angeles," she said. "He asked me to marry him [and] I got on a plane and left for a week. Again, I love him, but that was not a proposal."

The engagement was short-lived, regardless of the proposal. According to People, Kemper and Koman married on July 7, 2012, in New York City. Kristen Wiig and Mindy Kaling, among others, were in attendance. “Michael’s a delight,” she said in an interview with Conan. “So, of course, [my parents] like him a lot.”


After four years of their marriage, the couple welcomed their first son in July 2016. She gave birth to a second son, Matthew, in September 2019, but didn't announce his birth until he was a month old. Kemper is a practicing Roman Catholic, while Koman is Jewish. In an interview with Stephen Colbert in 2016, Kemper revealed that she and Koman had planned to raise their children as Roman Catholics.

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