Who Is Megyn Kelly's Husband? New Details On Douglas Brunt

Who Is Megyn Kelly's Husband? New Details On Douglas Brunt
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Who is Megyn Kelly's husband? Following the announcement that Kelly's controversial Today show run has come to an end, all eyes are on the former host, who has been married to husband Douglas Brunt since 2008. 

Kelly's departure from the Today show was announced on Friday, after the host's controversial defense of blackface Halloween costumes earlier last week resulted in massive backlash.

Kelly joined NBC News back in 2017 after a decade with Fox News. In September of that year, Megyn Kelly Today replaced the 9AM hour of the show previously hosted by Al Roker and Tamron Hall. Kelly's stint on the show has been tumultuous from the beginning, consistently marred by controversy and subpar ratings.


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Although Kelly apologized for her controversial comments the following day, the apology was not enough to salvage her role on the Today show. 

As Kelly's career crumbles, here's a look at the man married to one of the most controversial names in journalism right now.

1. He's a best-selling author 

Douglas Brunt is the author of Ghosts of Manhattan, a 2012 New York Times best-selling novel about an unhappy Wall Street insider. He has since followed up on his early success with two further novels, 2014's The Means and 2017's Trophy Son

2. He got his start in tech 

Prior to his success as a novelist, Brunt was the president and CEO of Authentium, Inc, an internet security firm, from 2001 to 2011. After deciding to pursue his literary aspirations, he sold the firm to Cyren, then known as Commtouch. 


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3. He and Kelly have been married since 2008 

The couple tied the knot in March 2008 after a blind date at a Tapas bar — where Brunt was subjected to the careful surveillance of Kelly's security guards — blossomed into a relationship. Brunt proposed to Kelly in New Jersey in September 2017, 

4. He's Kelly's second husband 

Prior to her current marriage to Brunt, Kelly was married to anesthesiologist and physician Dr. Dan Kendall. The two were married from 2001 to 2006. Kelly has publicly suggested multiple times that she has been the victim of infidelity in a previous relationship, prompting Kendall to deny any allegations that he was unfaithful to Kelly during their five-year marriage.

5. They have 3 children together 

Kelly gave birth to the couple's first child, son Edward Yates Brunt, in 2009. Two years later, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Yardley Evans Brunt in 2011, followed by son Thatcher Bray Brunt in 2013.


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6. BDE? 

Back in 2010, Kelly had a bit of an Ariana Grande moment when she suggested her husband was a man of some endowment during an interview with Howard Stern. When asked if she would have married Brunt if he were lacking in that department, Kelly replied "I reject the hypotheticals. There's no issues there. I've never had to choose. Let's put it that way."

7. He's come to Kelly's defense before

Back in 2017, just a few weeks after Kelly joined NBC, Vanity Fair ran a story alleging Kelly had arrived at NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer's after=party flanked by a large security team. The article went on to suggest that Kelly's presence at the event was evidence of an insider theory that Kelly's hiring at NBC "was all about replacing Matt Lauer in a couple of years. They want to protect the Today show and they will build the Today show around her.” 

Brunt took to Twitter to challenge the claims, tweeting, "Another fact-free piece from @Sarahlellison. Even her 1st 'fact' is wrong: @megynkelly went to party w/me-no guards. Accuracy worse from there." He later added a second tweet, saying, "Almost as bad as In Touch Wkly. Irresponsible reporting not worthy of @VanityFair."

In the wake of his wife's most recent controversy, Brunt seems to remain supportive, retweeting Kelly's apology last week.


Kayla Kibbe is a writer wrapping up her final semester at Connecticut College where she is an English major with a concentration in creative writing. She covers trending celebrity and entertainment news, love and relationships, and astrology.

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