Who Is Quinta Brunson’s Husband, Kevin Jay Anik? We Investigate

You may have heard of a little show called Abbott Elementary—the mockumentary-style sitcom that’s already been dubbed the Black version of The Office. But allow us to introduce you to the mastermind behind the show: Quinta Brunson.

Last year, the actress and meme connoisseur made history at the Emmy Awards by becoming the first Black woman to be nominated three times in comedy categories, with nods for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series (as executive producer) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. After taking home the Emmy for writing, now Brunson is nominated for two SAG Awards, and it seems she is well on her way to superstardom. But what about her romantic life? Is she dating anyone? Is she currently married? And if so, who is Quinta Brunson's husband? Here’s what we know about her relationship status.

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1. Who Is Quinta Brunson’s Husband?

Quinta is married to a sales manager named Kevin Jay Anik. And it appears that Anik prefers to stay under the radar, because we’ve done quite a bit of sleuthing, and there isn’t much information about him online.

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2. How Did They Meet?

If you’re super curious to know how this love story came about, then you’re out of luck, because the couple has kept their relationship out of the spotlight. Details of when and how they first met haven’t been shared publicly.

3. When Did Brunson and Anik Get Married?

On July 30, 2020, Brunson announced her engagement with a fresh-faced selfie, complete with a close-up of her sparkly ring. In the caption, she simply wrote, “More good news,” referring to her previous announcement of A Black Lady Sketch Show scoring an Emmy nomination.

Since then, the actress hasn’t shared any details about her wedding or posted any photos. But according to ShowBiz Corner, Brunson and Anik tied the knot in an intimate ceremony with close friends and family in September 2021.

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4. Is Kevin Jay Anik Active on Social Media?

It doesn’t seem so. As of January 2023, Anik didn’t have any public social media accounts. He has also never appeared on Brunson’s Instagram feed. But it’s worth noting that he made a rare red-carpet appearance with Brunson at the 2022 TIME100 Gala.

5. Has Brunson Ever Publicly Talked About Her Relationship?

While the Abbott Elementary creative keeps most details of her relationship hush hush, she did give a special shoutout to her hubby while accepting the Emmy Award for Writing for a Comedy Series back in September 2022.

“In case I am not back up here again, I have to thank my mom, my dad, my brothers and sisters...and I need to thank my wonderful husband because he's the most supportive man I've ever known and my incredible cast and crew for helping me to make this show and make the pilot,” she said at the end of her speech. Talk about a loving shoutout.

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6. Have They Ever Walked the Red Carpet Together?

Yes! The pair made their red carpet debut at the TIME 100 Gala in June 2022. Then, Anik supported his spouse by attending the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards with her in 2022 (where, as previously mentioned, Brunson gave him a sweet shoutout).

7. Do They Have Children?

As far as we know, the couple don’t have any kids, and it’s uncertain whether they’re planning to start a family.

Regardless, it appears that Brunson is living her best life both on and off the screen—and we couldn’t be happier for her.

In addition to Abbott returning this month with new episodes, the Philly native is also set to make a guest appearance on the coming season of Party Down. Meanwhile, Brunson signed a multiyear contract with Warner Bros. Television Group in 2022, which means we can only expect more projects from her in the future.

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Nakeisha has been interviewing celebrities and covering all things entertainment for over 8 years, but she has also written on a wide range of topics, like career...
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