Who is Aubrey Plaza's husband Jeff Baena? Actor reveals she's MARRIED in subtle Insta post: 'My darling husband'
'Parks and Recreation' star Aubrey Plaza sent her fans into a frenzy after she referred to longtime partner Jeff Baena as 'my darling husband' in her new Instagram post. While it is not known when exactly the pair tied the knot, her representative later confirmed with People that the couple is indeed married.
Plaza has often worked together with Baena, a filmmaker and screenwriter, in projects like 'Life After Beth' and 'The Little Hours'. They have been together since they met way back in 2011. In her latest Instagram post, Plaza wrote, "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!! 🇮🇹 <3."
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Who is Jeff Baena?
Best recognized for 'Life After Beth', 'Joshy' and 'The Little Hours', Baena is a prominent screenwriter and director. The 43-year-old originally hails from Miami, Florida, and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Aubrey Plaza.
Born on June 29, 1977, Baena grew up in South Florida and went on to pursue film studies at New York University. He relocated to LA after graduating and started his career as a production assistant for Robert Zemeckis.
Later, he went on to work for director David O. Russell as an assistant editor. He collaborated with him on four projects, including the 2004 film 'I Heart Huckabees'.
Baena met with a car accident while working for Russell, that injured one of his eyes. During his recovery period, Russell started discussing story ideas with him and that resulted in the duo co-writing a number of scripts together.
Soon afterward, Baena started writing on his own and scripted 'Life After Beth'. He also went on to debut as a feature film director with the zombie comedy. In his 2017 directorial venture 'The Little Hours', he worked with his girlfriend Aubrey Plaza.
Baena 2020 film 'Horse Girl' premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January last year. He co-wrote the film with actor Alison Brie of 'BoJack Horseman' fame. He is now working as a writer and director for his upcoming film 'Spin Me Round'. Aside from movies, Jeff Baena has also created the Voot TV show 'Cinema Toast' which marked Aubrey Plaza's directorial debut.
While speaking to People about staying and working close to each other during the quarantine, Plaza said, "We were quarantined for months and months like everybody else. 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."
She had also opened up about her relationship with Baena in a 2019 interview, where she said, "I think that when you're with someone that is in your field, they understand what you're dealing with on a deeper level. So obviously you are able to support each other and really understand kind of the journey that we're both on."
'Casually dropping that you’re married'
Aubrey Plaza's Instagram caption sent social media into shock as fans immediately chimed in to congratulate the couple and speculate their wedding date.
"HUSBAND? WOAH THERE COWBOY DID I MISS A FEW CHAPTERS," a fan commented on her Instagram post. "My thoughts are with those affected by Aubrey Plaza’s subtle marriage announcement," another fan wrote on Twitter.
A shocked fan tweeted, "Just found out abt Aubrey Plaza,,,,,,no one talk to me for 5 minutes." "umm so aubrey plaza just dropped the fact that she and jeff got married...okay congrats babes i’ll just go in the corner and cry now," wrote an emotional fan.
My thoughts are with those affected by Aubrey Plaza’s subtle marriage announcement.— Jamie (@UnicornBat) May 7, 2021
Just found out abt Aubrey Plaza,,,,,,no one talk to me for 5 minutes— scarlet witch hazel (@wandavillain) May 7, 2021
umm so aubrey plaza just dropped the fact that she and jeff got married...okay congrats babes i’ll just go in the corner and cry now❤️ pic.twitter.com/1Kn3jpXwK6— soph🌧 (@reidsmigraines) May 7, 2021