Kristen Wiig is married to Avi Rothman: ‘I’m very lucky having two babies & my husband’


Kristen Wiig is notoriously private. When she chooses to let us know about her life, she slips it into conversation as if we’d already been told. In 2019, we found out she was engaged to her boyfriend of three years, Avi Rothman. Some of us hadn’t even known they were dating. Kristen and Avi weren’t hiding their relationship per se, but they did keep it out of the spotlight. In June of last year, we found out that Avi and Kristen welcomed twins. Even then, a source broke the news but the couple didn’t comment. Kristen did open up a little more about the twins last September, but the discussion focused more on the surrogacy process. Just the other day, Kristen confirmed some huge information as she was answering a different question. While on The Howard Stern Show, she referred to Avi as her husband and not her fiancé.

Is everything in your world perfect?

Besides the fact that we are in where we are and it’s, you know, hard to not feel so much of the sh*t and struggle that’s going on, in my home I’m very lucky about having these two babies and my husband and they make it all better. It’s changed my life.

[From YouTube via Just Jared]

My first thought was about how Rose Byre and Bobby Cannavale refer to each other as husband and wife even though they aren’t married. I wondered if maybe Kristen and Avi do the same. But it’s typical of Kristen to get married and let us know like this. As I said when they got engaged, this is probably the most we will know about their wedding, too. I doubt they’re planning a spread in Martha Stewart’s Magazine. Although, if they did a faux spread with all Kristen’s gal-pals and their fellow Groundlings, that would be a riot. Like most weddings, Kristen and Avi did it the way they wanted and, as Kristen said, it changed her life for the better. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Kristen was on Howard’s show to promote Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar, which starts streaming today. It looks silly enough that I might watch it. Directly after Kristen said her twins and husband had made her life better, Howard asked her, “Is it possible to be a good mother and be an actress at the same time? Balancing the, you know, kids and a career like yours? Is it possible to be fully present when you’ve got all of that going on in your head?” I know Howard rose to fame as a shock jock, but are we seriously still asking women questions like this in 2021?

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  1. newmenow says:

    what a nice item, congrats to them.
    howard stern is an idiot, people parent and are working and doing fine, millions of us, without being wealthy. howard = coasting and cashing his huge paycheck.

  2. Sayrah says:

    I think stern asks this question of a lot of people because he feels guilty about his own divorce and giving too much to his career when his children were young. He also always asks actors if they fell in love on movie sets.

  3. Sequinedheart says:

    Stephen Colbert interviewed her the other day and he directly asks her about it because she tells a story and says my then-boyfriend. He says “can we clear it up, you said then-bf”, she says “oh same person, we got married – he’s now my husband.”

  4. Kcat says:

    Definitely streaming Barb & Star, this is the content I need now. And I always want to support films that are written by and star women.

  5. SM says:

    I know what she means. We all struggle and there is so much misery and uncertainty, but most often when I feel like I am giving way to panic and anxiety, I look at my home life, my son and my husband and it calms me.
    On a more superficial note, it is a blast to watch how some celebrities master the “at home hair and make up”, which I must say are not Kristen’s thing.
    And then there is Howard Stern of course. He is a smart and forward man, but I can not stand his sexist conversation point, he tends to ask women if they have a man in their life, or should I do something to help you out, because you know, what is a woman without a man….

  6. lucy2 says:

    Going to stream her movie this weekend! I’ve always really liked her, and admire how private she is.

    That question from Howard is lousy. I doubt he’s ever asked that of a male actor with children, and FFS, can we just stop with that? Everyone has multiple things to balance in their life and does the best they can. Enough.

    • UptownGirl says:

      @ lucy2, that angers me too! Why do they never ask male actors these questions but female actors aren’t able to work and have children? We have been doing it for centuries! It’s not a new concept Howard, it must be for you though!

    • LoWilli says:

      To be fair he asked Kevin Hart and nearly identical question last week

  7. UptownGirl says:

    The article with Snoop Dog is hysterical!!! I would never have imagined Snoop and Willie sitting around getting high together🤣🤣

  8. Pete says:

    Always loved K.W. Luv their dog A rescue?