Who did Jesse Spencer marry? 'Chicago Fire' actor tied the knot in private ceremony amid pandemic

Who did Jesse Spencer marry? 'Chicago Fire' actor tied the knot in private ceremony amid pandemic
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'Chicago Fire's' Lieutenant Mattew Casey is undoubtedly one of the most endearing characters on the show from the very beginning. He is a dedicated firefighter, who cares for his family at Firehouse 51. Now, nine seasons into the NBC drama from Dick Wolf, we cannot imagine anyone but Jesse Spencer in the role. The Australian actor exudes charm and confidence as Casey, and occasionally, proves that he has good comedic timing as well.

His chemistry with every star is unmatched. It is no wonder that even after Gabby Dawson (Monica Raymund) left, that fans find it hard to see him with anyone else. Given that Casey is in the midst of forming a new relationship with paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) now, viewers may wonder what the actor's real-life relationship status could be like.

Wedding bells rang for the Aussie heartthrob in 2020 when he married his longtime girlfriend of six years, Kali Woodruff, on June 27 in a tight-knit ceremony with family and close friends present, according to Australia's Daily Telegraph. Woodruff is a research scientist based in Florida. The ceremony took place in Neptune, Florida, and commemorated Woodruff's grandparents' wedding anniversary. According to the report, Spencer met Woodruff in Chicago during a music festival in 2014 and the duo began dating. He asked Woodruff to marry him in 2019 during a week-long hike in the Peruvian Andes.

Spencer told the publication, "Despite a spike in COVID, a venue change, a Saharan dust plume, not to mention a torrential thunderstorm, we made it across the line on our wedding day, and I'm a very lucky man." He added, "What a silver lining to 2020. She's smart, pretty, and way ahead of her years. We're very happy. She is my port in every storm, and we're already excited to be moving on to the next phase of our lives."

Spencer first made a mark in his home country playing the role of Billy Kennedy on the Australian soap opera 'Neighbours' and co-starred in films such as 'Winning London', 'Uptown Girls' and 'Swimming Upstream'. He rose to prominence in 2004 when he starred as Dr Robert Chase in the medical drama 'House' alongside Hugh Laurie and Jennifer Morrison.

Spencer began dating his co-star, Morrison, in 2004 and proposed to her at the Eiffel Tower on December 23, 2006, but in August 2007 they called off their engagement. Their characters were also involved on the show, marrying and divorcing in the sixth season. He also dated Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira from 2010 to 2013. 

Since 2012, Spencer has been playing Matthew Casey on 'Chicago Fire' and occasionally appearing in sister dramas, 'Chicago PD' and 'Chicago Med' as the same character during special appearances and crossovers. When 'Chicago Fire' returns after its winter break in January 2021, viewers will be eager to see whether Casey and Brett can patch up after the latter believes him to be still in love with Gabby. The show has been teasing a romance between Casey and Brett for about two seasons, so we hope to see them reconcile.

'Chicago Fire' returns to NBC with new episodes on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 9/8c.

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