Aubrey Plaza channeled some very nonchalant April Ludgate vibes when she revealed on Friday that she is married to Jeff Baena.
In an Instagram post promoting her longtime partner’s latest project, “Spin Me Round,” the “Parks and Recreation” star wrote, “So proud of my darling husband @jeffbaena …”
Plaza’s publicist confirmed to HuffPost that the actor is indeed married to “The Little Hours” writer and director.
Some Plaza fans on Twitter had mixed feelings about the beloved actor being officially off the market:
Plaza, 36, and Baena, 43, have been linked since 2011, according to People. And although fans may be upset that Plaza didn’t get hitched to Michael Cera — a former co-star, whom she dated for a year and a half — or Chris Pratt (who played April Ludgate’s goofball of a husband in “Parks and Rec”), Baena seems like a good match for her, if his movies are any indication.
Plaza has starred in two of Baena’s offbeat films, “Life After Beth” (2014) and “The Little Hours” (2017), the latter of which is about a convent of foul-mouthed, emotionally unstable and lustful nuns. The former involves a woman turning into a zombie.
Both films also share several of the same cast members, including Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly and Paul Reiser. According to Plaza’s post on Friday, Shannon will be involved in Baena’s upcoming movie “Spin Me Round” — as will Fred Armisen, Lauren Weedman and Alison Brie, who were all also in “The LIttle Hours.”
Plaza and Baena appear to enjoy working together. The “Ingrid Goes West” star will make her directorial debut in Showtime’s new found footage anthology series “Cinema Toast,” created by Baena. They worked on the series together at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were quarantined for months and months like everybody else,” Plaza recently told People. “And we did enjoy it. I think it was, obviously other than all of the catastrophic things happening in the world, just on a personal level, relationship level, was kind of nice to just be forced to be in one place for that long. Could have gone either way, I guess.”
Here’s just hoping that Plaza and Baena’s wedding was as random and wonderful as April and Andy’s: