Kumail Nanjiani’s wife says her buff husband is the same old cat-cuddling gamer

If you were married to a soft, funny, nerdy guy with kind of a schlubby body, would you get worried if he suddenly decided to go ALL IN with a diet and exercise plan which left him 100% shredded after a year? Would you be concerned or grateful or both if your husband had a bonkers glow-up? That’s what I’ve been asking myself as I contemplate Kumail Nanjiani’s shredded body. Dude got jacked and he looks great. But does he still have the same old lovely/funny personality? Does he still make silly puns and play with the cat? Well, check out the Instagram from Emily V Gordon, Kumail’s wife. She posted a photo of her buff husband… gaming, with their cat Bagel in his lap. She wrote this:

He’s super buff but he’s also still super this guy: a horrifically focused gamer and the best cat lap. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, please go to the Instagram of @kumailn

[From Emily’s Instagram]

I mean… I feel better about their marriage now! Kumail is still Kumail, even though he’s ripped now. He still hangs out and games and spends time with Bagel, who clearly loves his/her zaddy. Seeing this photo of Shredded Kumail and Bagel inspired me to go through both Emily and Kumail’s Instagrams for more cat photos. They are very much Cat People and they are both obsessed with Bagel. A man who gets buff and is still obsessed with the cat? He’s a keeper.

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Bagel is tense.

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Boy. Cat. Christmas.

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  1. Eleonor says:

    beautiful cat!

  2. Lucy says:

    The cat’s name is Bagel??? OMG. Now I want a buff, nerdy boyfriend.

  3. CROWHOOD says:

    As somebody who never had cats growing up but married a cat man- Theres Something adorable About a cat man.

  4. Toot says:

    I had a stray just like Bagel that I used to feed. I named him Smokey, he was so cute.

  5. Wendy says:

    This is one couple I never want to hear anything bad about – hope they never split up. If I found out he did something terrible, I’d be very disillusioned

  6. manda says:

    This makes me happy because I had been wondering if their movie might give them bad luck. Such a great movie, and now they have to stay together because of it. (I think of howard stern’s movie, which was really all about how much he loved his wife, and how they split shortly thereafter. It bugs)

  7. jaylee says:

    This happened to me. My husband was an ex college athlete who slowly became less active in his 30′s & packed on some lbs while losing muscle tone. I still loved his body but more so I just loved him. At 40 he had a pretty intense mid life crisis & started hitting the gym hard. Now that he’s 48 I am happy to report the sports car, sketchy social media behavior, and overinflated ego are gone but the hot body & gym routine remains. Sometimes I feel like a pervert in my own home. It’s awesome.

  8. FlyLikeABird says:

    looking at these pics of the couple, my immediate thought is “he’s totally gonna chris Pratt her!” I hope I’m wrong but my gut tells me I’m not.

  9. CharliePenn says:

    I would be thrilled because it’s so good for his health! My husband’s health is very important to me. I never really get it when married people feel worried if one person starts to get in better shape. Is the trust in your marriage based on you both not being fit enough to attract other potential mates? That’s a problem hahha.

    • gymratkat says:

      Co-sign charliepenn. My hubs got in fantastic shape last year when he retired. I’m thrilled. I want to keep him around!!!

  10. SJR says:

    More power to them! Extra points for a years hard dang work hitting the gym. I have been trying and it is taking forever to shift the weight. They seem happy = best of luck.

  11. anneliser says:

    I don’t want him to get super-ripped because that’s not the look I go for, but I have tried to get my “soft, funny, nerdy guy with kind of a schlubby body” into a regular exercise routine for years. I think it would be good for his health, especially since we are approaching middle age. He is naturally fairly thin, so only I know how soft he’s going around the middle, lol.

  12. Pineapple says:

    Bagel????? That is a wonderful cat name. Baked goods? Who knew?

  13. lobstah says:

    I just hope he doesn’t go all Chris Pratt on us. Stay grounded, Kumail!

  14. BQuiet says:

    Find a man who looks at you like Kumail looks at Bagel. Sorry, i’ll always prefer cuddles-in-cupboard Kumail to jacked and shirtless Kumail.

  15. A says:

    I have nothing to say here except that I watched The Big Sick and I think Kumail Nanjiani is a reprehensible douchebag for how he portrayed brown women in that movie. This white girl can have him.

  16. Wilma says:

    Men who loves cats <3

  17. sammiches says:

    That little white spot on the cat’s belly <3 <3

  18. Jumpingthesnark says:

    I had an amazing kitty cat in my 20s and early 30s— truly the king of cats. Douchey exes all loved this cat, even the ones who weren’t cat people. Didn’t stop them from being douchey in other ways though. Bagel looks like an awesome little guy but I don’t think his bond with Kumail means he can’t be a douche.