Inside Aidy Bryant's Marriage To Comedian Conner O'Malley

Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of "Saturday Night Live" (and we highly recommend that any naysayers out there give the long-running sketch comedy show a chance), chances are you've heard of Aidy Bryant. The hilarious comedian and actress has been a staple on the show since 2012, bringing some iconic characters and public figures to life. For instance, Bryant's "Aidy B" sketch, performing as a parody of rapper Cardi B, is too good not to watch over and over again. But, perhaps, it's her impression of controversial White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that truly captured the audience's attention and proved that Bryant is a comedic force. 

No matter what got you hooked on Bryant — whether it was her work on "SNL," her performances in movies like "I Feel Pretty," or even her body-inclusive campaign with Old Navy — one thing is for sure: She's the real deal (per IMDb).

But, despite her life on camera, Bryant is fairly private. What we do know, however, is that she's been in a longtime relationship with her husband, fellow comedy writer Conner O'Malley. We've done some digging to learn all about their union, so join us as we go inside Aidy Bryant's marriage to Conner O'Malley.

Conner O'Malley is a fellow comedian who got his start on Vine

Before we do a deep dive into Aidy Bryant's marriage, we first need to answer a rather basic question: Who is her husband, Conner O'Malley? As you may have guessed, O'Malley doesn't have the same name recognition as his wife, but that doesn't mean that he's not successful in his own right. As noted by Vice, O'Malley is a comedy writer and performer, too, who first got his start on the iconic (and since-retired) video-sharing app, Vine. His Vine videos parodied life as a wealthy man "who worships false idols like money, cars, players, and pimps," allowing O'Malley to create an "avante-garde satire" that was uniquely his own. 

Some videos show O'Malley walking the streets of New York City with the likes of the city's power brokers, only for him to bust out in "guttural belches" or chanting in the most mockery of sense. Not everyone's cup of comedy tea, but O'Malley certainly made a splash and has been working with some of the best in the business since. Most notably, O'Malley wrote for "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and has performed in many successful comedy shows.

Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley's families support their careers in comedy

Aidy Bryant is seriously one of the funniest people on television, so it doesn't come as a huge shock to learn that she found love with a fellow comedian. Of course, maintaining a career in the entertainment industry is tough, and while Bryant and her husband, Conner O'Malley, might understand one another's specific career challenges, how do their families feel? 

In an interview with the Phoenix New Times, Bryant opened up about her career when it comes to her friends and family. It turns out that she has a lot of supporters in her hometown of Phoenix, and she revealed that she's even performed for her mom, her mom's friends, and her teachers from high school. "I still come back to Phoenix a lot," she said. "My parents are here and so I've kept in touch with a lot of people here." 

As for O'Malley, he comes from a blue collar family — his family members have worked as carpenters, mechanics, and electricians — but, despite the path differences, they have all been supportive of his comedy career. "They love it, they're super supportive," he told Paste.

The funny couple first met in Chicago

Working within the same industry has a tendency to bring like-minded people together, and that is certainly the case when it comes to the entertainment business. Just think of how many actors are married to producers, directors, or editors that they've met while working — the common interest in film and television can definitely work its magic. The same can be said for comedy, and it was at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago where Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley first met, as noted by Vulture

O'Malley was born and raised on the north side of Chicago (via Paste), and Bryant ventured to the Windy City for college (via Columbia College Chicago). It was at the venue that the couple first crossed paths, and the night in question just happened to be Bryant's first time performing at that specific theatre (O'Malley had been a regular performer there for some time). "We both performed in a show there one night," Bryant told People. "Then it just so happened that we saw each other the next night at a different comedy club, and then he asked for my number and the rest is history."

When Aidy Bryant moved to New York to star in SNL, Conner moved with her

Despite meeting her future husband in Chicago, the city wasn't all that nice to Aidy Bryant. In her early career, she encountered a number of road blocks, and she told Backstage about some of these challenges she had to overcome during her career's infancy. "I feel like my entire career has sort of been born out of deep skepticism and cynicism about what this industry would allow me to do if I just took what was handed to me," she said, sharing that an agent in Chicago told her that she wasn't "cast-able." "Of course, that's the kind of thing that lights a fire under me. Like, 'Yeah? Well, f*** you,'" Bryant said of the unfair judgment cast her way.

While her agent and other industry professionals may not have been in her corner, Conner O'Malley definitely was. As noted by The U.S. Sun, Bryant received an official offer to join the storied cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 2012, and, even though his career was growing at the time, O'Malley picked up his life and moved to New York City to be with her. He reportedly "spent his days walking dogs while writing at night," which is the ultimate supportive partner move.

Connor O'Malley popped the question to Aidy in October 2016 in an extremely awkward way

Even though he and Aidy Bryant had been together for years by the time he popped the question, Conner O'Malley still seemed to let nerves get the best of him on the actual day. While appearing on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Bryant explained how the proposal — which involved the couple's dog and a fumbling of words — went down. As Bryant explained it, she got home from "SNL" in October 2016, only to find her dog wearing a bowtie. "I was like, 'My dog doesn't wear a bowtie! Where is he going tonight?' Basically, the second I shut the door, a man — who I discovered was Connor — frantically came around the corner and was just like, 'Will you marry me?!' No box. No 'I love you,'" Bryant explained of the proposal. "Just a man in full terror standing very far from a dog in a bowtie, just holding a loose ring going, 'Will you marry me?'" 

Bryant continued her telling of the very enduring, seemingly awkward turn of events. She shared that she couldn't really "comprehend" what was happening and that she kept asking O'Malley if he was pulling a joke on her. But, of course, she said yes, and the rest is history.

While Aidy Bryant rose to the top on SNL, Conner worked as a TV writer and guest star

Aidy Bryant joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 2012 and quickly made a name for herself. As it happens, her partner and now-husband, Conner O'Malley, also rose in the ranks of comedy writing: As noted by Vulture, he lent his skills to "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and even began appearing in iconic sitcoms. Not only has he played Bryant's on-screen love interest (which is just cute if you ask us), O'Malley has guest starred on shows including "Broad City," "Horace and Pete," and "At Home With Amy Sedaris" — the last of which he played a "nearly mute alien named Guanog" who flirts with Bryant's alien queen character. 

The couple didn't always enjoy the professional and creative freedom that they now have — or the financial success that they enjoy today — but Bryant dished about what it's been like to grow with her partner throughout all these years together. "We've seen each other through a lot," she said on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." "Like, he used to work as a full-blown garbage man — not a joke, just a garbage man. I used to sweep up hair in a barber shop. I mean, we've like been through it."

It took a while for Aidy Bryant to adjust to life after her engagement

We all know that agreeing to marry your partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend fulfilling a pact, you name it, can be an adjustment. After all, merging two lives together isn't always easy, and while getting engaged is often really exciting, it can present some new hurdles. 

For Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley, getting engaged didn't seem to change a whole lot about their relationship — after all, they had been together for years by the time they decided to tie the knot — but Bryant dished to People that adjusting to engaged life was a little more challenging than she had anticipated. "I can't say the word 'fiancé,' it just feels corny to me," she said, and we can't help but imagine that she revealed that detail with her signature grin. "We're gonna go straight from 'boyfriend-and-girlfriend' to 'husband-and-wife' and skip this little fancy in-between period," she continued.

As for her wedding planning at the time, she actually hadn't yet put any plans into action. "I know it's bad," she said of her initial lack of planning, but she admitted that her family members had been "chill" with her timing. "I have to get my life on track," she joked. Don't we all.

The longtime couple tied the knot in a friend-filled ceremony in New York

It seems as though Aidy Bryant managed to get her plans on track — and in a gorgeous, unique ceremony (of which we'll spill all the details about in just a second), she and Conner O'Malley got married. As People noted, the wedding took place at the Wythe Hotel in New York, and the ceremony was packed with the couple's family and friends. 

Of course, it wouldn't be a proper entertainment industry wedding if co-stars weren't in attendance, and, according to People, "Saturday Night Live" stars Kate McKinnon, Michael Che, and Mike O'Brien, among others, were in attendance to watch their beloved co-star tie the knot. And, lucky for us, an insider from the big day spilled all about how happy the newlyweds looked. "Aidy was a blushing bride. She was smiling from ear to ear all day," the source shared. "She and Conner are an adorable couple. Laughter is a key part of their relationship and something that binds this group together so there was a lot of that throughout. Everyone there in attendance were just so happy for the two of them." 

Additionally, the source shared that everything about the day was spot on, from the food to Bryant's dress to the weather.

We've got all the details about Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley's wedding

In addition to the star-studded audience that watched Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley get married, the wedding day and venue itself just screamed New York sophistication. We've got all the details, thanks to Inside Weddings, and, luckily for all of us, Bryant tagged her wedding vendors on Instagram so we can get a little bit more insight into her big day. The actual venue for the ceremony featured a gorgeous, brick-rustic vibe and was accompanied by black-and-white tiled flooring and fun hanging bistro lights. The more industrial stylings were paired down with pink floral arrangements, making it the spring wedding to style our own after. 

As for Bryant, she wore a gorgeous wedding dress that went just past her knees in length and featured three-quarter length sleeves, as noted by People. The length of the dress allowed for her eye-catching Prada shoes to take center stage. As for jewelry, she paired her look with flirty gold hoop earrings. For her glam of the day, she turned to hairstylist Joseph Maine and makeup artist Cassandra Garcia to create her half-up, half-down boho chic hair and dewy makeup. The wedding was just as fun, spontaneous, and funky as the couple, and we love to see it.

Aidy Bryant has an 'honest' relationship with her husband

They say that honesty is the best policy, and when it comes to romantic relationships, being upfront with your spouse is pretty much always the most beneficial tactic (unless you're planning a surprise party, which, in that case, keeping a secret is worth the risk). Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley have certainly figured out that being truthful with one another is the way to go, and given that Bryant has had some less-than-ideal relationships in the past, it makes sense that the couple prioritize open communication. 

In an interview with Bust, Bryant shared that, until she met O'Malley, she had only experienced romantic relationships that involved "horrible mind games with men." She clearly knew that she deserved far more than tricks and pettiness, and there was a moment when she turned her perspective around. "It was kind of perfect because I finally was like, 'That's what I don't want.' I don't want games or manipulation or trying to make each other jealous. I want full, comfortable honesty," the "Saturday Night Live" star shared. "And that is really what Conner and I have always had." Leave it to Bryant to remind us what we all deserve!

They are extremely close with each other's families

We've all heard the stereotypical trope that goes a little something like this: When you marry someone, you marry their family, too. Now, we don't think that this has to be the case all the time (we love those healthy boundaries), but for Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley, family involvement in their marriage and lives together has been a really great thing! The comedic couple's union truly seems to be the definition of a blended family done well. 

While talking to People, Bryant shared that her husband's family members feel like her own, and her family members feel like his own — if that isn't goals, we don't know what is. "It feels nice to be able to say that more officially," Bryant said when she shared her inside look into her marriage and family life with People. "I love his family so much, and he's really close with my parents and my brother. So, I think part of it feels more official in that way. Like the unifying of the families." 

The married couple have talked about having children

If there is one celebrity couple that we think would just absolutely win at parenting, it's Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley. Parenting takes a certain amount of humor — after all, your only two options at the end of the day when your kid throws up, poops, and throws Cheerios everywhere all at the same time are either crying or laughing — so you might as well laugh at just how ridiculous kids can be. And, if two people are experts at finding the humorous side of life, it's Bryant and O'Malley. 

So, are kids on the horizon for the couple? The answer is yes! Bryant told People that she "definitely want[s] to have kids," but, for the moment, she is focusing on her career and her life as a newlywed. "My schedule is really busy, but I'm working really hard now to have more space later," she shared, leading us to believe that there could be a hiatus from her work and long-standing cast status at "Saturday Night Live" should she choose to have kids in the not-so-distant future. Granted, we always enjoy Bryant's performances, and having kids is all about prioritizing your own timing, so, until then, we will happily watch her kill it on "SNL" each week.

The comedic newlyweds have joined forces on-screen

While a lot of us couldn't even picture working with our spouses in our professional lives, it is a reality for some. For comedian Aidy Bryant and her husband, comedy writer Conner O'Malley, merging their careers into one project was far more of a realistic undertaking when the two joined forces on-screen during Bryant's Hulu original show, "Shrill." 

"Shrill" follows the story of Bryant's Annie Easton, who is joined on-screen by the talents of Lolly Adefope, John Cameron Mitchell, and Ian Owens. O'Malley himself joined the cast as a minor character, Reggie, which just serves as icing on the cake (via IMDb). Speaking of the show and her creative process, Bryant shared that, given everything she had learned since Season 1, she came to the project in later seasons with much more confidence. "Part of it is trying to become comfortable with being a boss of a job," Bryant told The Hollywood Reporter. "But also, we had established the tone of the show, and we finally had something that we could point to as proof of what we were talking about."

Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley still maintain autonomy in their professional lives

There are a lot of admirable aspects of Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley's relationship — they certainly seem to complement each other professionally, and they've grown through odd jobs, life stages, and careers together, maintaining a certain sense of privacy throughout it all. But what is, perhaps, most admirable about them is their independence. Couples don't have to be attached at the hip all the time, and we're sure that there are studies and therapists and people in all walks of life who would say that maintaining autonomy in a relationship is a good thing. 

For Bryant and O'Malley, their respect for one another and obvious trust seemingly goes a long way, and we're here for it. For instance, as noted by the Daily Mail, Bryant and O'Malley attended the 2021 Emmy Awards together and were spotted sitting at a table during the award show held at LA Live. But what made the night stand out, for Bryant in particular, was that she chose to walk the red carpet alone, boasting her gorgeous ensemble and her nominee-inspired confidence. There's something about that independent streak that we love about these two, and we're excited to see how their relationship blossoms in the future.