Kimberly Brown and Daniel Kountz are ENGAGED: Inside 'Halloweentown' co-stars' made-for-TV love story
The couple played the role of Marnie and Kal on Disney channel original movie 'Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge,' in 2001
Kimberly J Brown and Daniel Kountz, are finally engaged! The news broke out with ‘The Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge’ co-stars, who went public with their offscreen romance in July 2018, sharing the news on Thursday, June 30, on their Instagram handles.
Brown, who played the part of Marnie Piper in the second installment of the Halloweentown series, shared the happy news with a caption that read, “Have I introduced you guys to my Fiancée?” She also added, “#isaidyes.” While Kountz shared the engagement news, with a montage of pictures in a video of him and Brown. He wrote, “She said yes‼️❤️ 💍. Gunna love you forever @officialkjb.”
Their engagement announcement was met with joy from friends and fans on their post. One wrote on Brown's picture, "Aw yay congratulations! My Halloweentown heart is so happy for you two." Another said, "How sweet! Now Kalabar can get his revenge lol! Congratulations." The wishes continued with one saying, "Congratulations!! Seeing you both so happy makes me happy! Here's wishing you the most beautiful life together! Filled with only goodness, heath, and happiness. Briana Cuoco sent heart emojis to the couple, while Amy Davidson wrote, "Sooooooo happy for you guys!!" “We’re so happy for you!!!!!” Lacey Chabert wrote. “Awwww!! Congratulations and so much love!! ❤️,” Melanie Lynsky added.
Where it all started ...'Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge'
In the 2001 Disney channel original movie, Daniel, 43, played the character of Kal, the main antagonist seeking revenge on Marnie (played by Brown) and her family for the death of his father. While Marnie initially has a crush on Kal, but as she learns about the truth about his identity, she comes up with an idea to defeat him before Halloweentown is destroyed forever.
And then in 2016, the pair met again and started collaborating on comedy sketches for the 37-year-old Brown's YouTube channel, including one video titled, 'Realm Are They Now: Following Up W/ Kal From Halloweentown.' “So, we first met, 20 years ago filming a movie together, where our characters flirted a little bit in the beginning but then I found out that he was my family's arch nemesis and basically hated him, for the rest of the movie,” she revealed.
The love story...
In an interview with Bustle, Brown said, "We’ve kept in touch over the years since we wrapped the second movie, and we’ve been friends on social media for a while. We hadn’t seen each other in a bit, and I wanted him to be in some of my original comedy sessions that I shoot for my YouTube channel." After working together on the YouTube channel for a few months, Brown posted a photo of them in October 2017 which read, "It's this handsome guy's birthday today! You fill my life w/so much happiness and laughter.”
The couple gave Halloweentown a shout out on October 31, 2017, with their fun matching tees. And in 2018, Brown confirmed the news of them dating as she posted a picture on International Kissing Day on July 6 of them kissing and wrote a caption that said"#internationalkissingday you say? I’ll just leave this right here then 😏." The two often make TikToks together. They did the “tortilla challenge,” hitting each other in the face with tortillas. In an April 2021 video, the couple answered questions about their relationship, stating that Brown calls the shots in the partnership while her fiancé made the first move. Kountz on Valentine’s Day, posted an oceanside selfie with his sweetheart, writing, “you are the sunrise on the beach. The moon on the water. I love you ❤️.”