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The Real-Life Spouses and Partners of The Office Stars

No, Jim and Pam aren't actually married.

By Cassidy Ward

NBC’s The Office (streaming now on Peacock) has had a huge cultural impact which still lingers, a decade after the last episode aired. It popularized the mockumentary style of sitcom which was later utilized in everything from What We Do in the Shadows to Parks and Recreation, and beyond.

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The show is based on the short-lived BBC series of the same name, created by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais, and ran for more than 200 episodes. Over the course of nine seasons it told the stories of the ordinary people at the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the paper company Dunder Mifflin. From 2005 to 2013, the world fell in love with Michael Scott, Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, and the rest of the employees of Dunder Mifflin Scranton, transforming them into household names and global celebrities.

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They became so beloved and their lives so familiar that even now, people yell at John Krasinksi’s (Jim Halpert) real world wife for not being Pam. To clear up any confusion the next time you run into one of our favorite Office-mates in the real world, they are real people and these are their actual partners.

The Office Stars and Their Real-life Partners

Who is Steve Carell's Wife? Nancy Walls Carell

Nancy Walls-Carell and Steve Carell arrive to the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Michael Scott had a number of romantic interests throughout the life of the show and one of them was his real-life wife. Carell is married to Nancy Walls Carell, a prolific comedian herself. She was a member of Chicago’s The Second City and an SNL cast member for one season from 1995 to 1996.

On The Office, Walls Carell played a temporary romantic partner and recurring character as the real estate agent Carol Stills. Walls Carell also covered the 2000 presidential election as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and co-created the show Angie Tribeca, starring another Office alum, Rashida Jones.

Who is Jenna Fischer's Husband? Lee Kirk

The Office Spouses Jenna Fischer Lee Kirk

One half of television’s favorite couple, Jenna Fischer has made a career out of making the world believe she was in love with John Krasinski’s Jim Halpert. In the real world, Fischer was married to director James Gunn from 2000 to 2008.

Despite their divorce, Gunn and Fischer have maintained a friendly relationship, with Fischer even being responsible for casting Rainn Wilson in Gunn’s bloody hero flick Super. Fischer remarried to screenwriter Lee Kirk in 2010. Kirk guested as Clark in the Season 6 episode “The Delivery: Part 2” and directed the Season 9 episode “Vandalism.”

Who is John Krasinski's Wife? Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski attend the Clooney Foundation for Justice's 2023 Albie Awards

Contrary to the desires of overzealous fans everywhere, Krasinski is married to actor Emily Blunt. They started seeing one another back in 2008 and married two years later. After The Office wrapped, Blunt and Krasinksi co-starred in the inventive blockbuster horror A Quiet Place, but that barely scratches the surface of Blunt’s credits.

She’s been a working actor for 20 years and has roles in notable films like The Devil Wears Prada, Looper, and Edge of Tomorrow. Recently, Blunt portrayed Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s eponymous Oppenheimer.

Who is Rainn Wilson's Wife? Holiday Reinhorn

Rainn Wilson and his wife writer Holiday Reinhorn attend the Cocktail Reception for the World Premiere of "Blackbird"

Wilson has been married to writer Holiday Reinhorn since 1995. The duo met while taking the same acting class at the University of Washington in the 1980s. They lost touch afterward but Wilson found her contact information in the White Pages (remember those?) and reached out. The rest is history.

Reinhorn’s short story collection Big Cats was published in 2005 by Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The couple have a son named Walter.

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Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson)

Leslie David Baker attends the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards

Leslie David Baker is known to be married but details aren’t publicly available.

Who is Brian Baumgartner's Wife? Celeste Ackelson

The Office Spouses Brian Baumgartner Celeste Ackelson

Malone was everyone’s favorite lovable buffoon (and least favorite accountant) for the duration of The Office. He got married to Celeste Ackelson in 2014, a year after the show wrapped up. Details about Celeste’s personal life and work aren’t publicly known, but many of Baumgartner’s coworkers from The Office came out for the big day.

Who is Angela Kinsey's Husband? Joshua Snyder

Angela Kinsey and Joshua Snyder attend the 10th annual Oceana SeaChange Summer Party at Private Residence on July 15, 2017 in Laguna Beach, California.

Kinsey was previously married to writer and producer Warren Keith Lieberstein, brother of Paul Lieberstein, who played Toby on the show. The pair married in 2000 and divorced 10 years later.

Kinsey married Joshua Snyder in 2016. Snyder is also an actor, best known for roles on General Hospital: Night Shift, One Tree Hill, Days of Our Lives, and CSI: NY. Together, Kinsey and Snyder run a website and YouTube channel called Baking with Josh & Ange, where you can find guest appearances from other Office alums.

Who is Kate Flannery's Partner? Chris Haston

Kate Flannery and Chris Haston attend the Los Angeles Season 2 Premiere of HBO Max's "Hacks"

Flannery is in a long-term relationship with NBC photographer Chris Haston. The duo both worked on the set of The Office in different capacities and hit it off. Flannery invited Haston to one of her comedy shows (just like she did to everyone on set). He showed up and asked her out afterward. The two have been together ever since.

You can catch a glimpse of Haston as Meredith’s dance partner at Dwight and Angela’s wedding in the series finale.

Phyllis Smith (Phyllis Vance)

Phyllis Smith arrives to the premiere of Netflix's "The OA"

Phyllis Smith was working as a casting associate, finding actors for The Office when she was accidentally cast herself. Smith’s soft-spoken demeanor made her a comforting influence on a show that could be chaotic, and won her a role as Sadness in the Disney-Pixar film Inside Out. No relationship information is publicly known.

Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton)

Creed Bratton attends the NBC's "American Song Contest" Week 4 Red Carpet

The man, the myth, the legend…

As far as we can tell, Creed isn’t married. And he wouldn’t tell us if he was.

Who is Oscar Nunez's Wife? Ursula Whittaker

Ursula Whittaker and Oscar Nunez attend Oceana's 14th Annual SeaChange Summer Party

On The Office, Oscar had a secret relationship with State Senator Rob Lipton (to Angela’s great shame) but in the real world he’s married to Ursula Whittaker. A native of Los Angeles, Whittaker attended the University of Southern California where she received a degree in American Literature with a minor in film and television.

An actor herself, Whittaker has had roles in Malcolm in the Middle, Veronica Mars, ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Veep, and more.

Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak?

Mindy Kaling attends the 2023 ChainFEST Gourmet Chain Food Festival VIP Night

Kaling has a close and somewhat unconventional relationship with Office co-star B.J. Novak, who played her on-screen love interest Ryan Howard. The duo’s real-life relationship sometimes mirrored the on-again, off-again rollercoaster nature of their on-screen relationship.

Kaling has described it as “romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments.” The status of their relationship seems almost as unknown to them as it is to us. Neither are married.

B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling?

B.J. Novak attends the 2023 Academy Museum Gala at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on December 03, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

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Ed Helms (Andy Bernard)

Ed Helms attends the "Maestro" Los Angeles Special Screening

Helms has become a mainstay of modern comedy with roles in The Hangover, The Lorax, and We’re the Millers, to name a few. In a 2018 episode of the Anna Farris podcast Unqualified, Helms said, “I’ve been married a couple of years and she’s fabulous, and she enjoys a lot more anonymity than I do.”

Additional details are lacking and that’s by design.

Who is Paul Lieberstein's Wife? Janine Poreba

Janine Poreba and Paul Lieberstein attend Venice Family Clinic Art Preview

You’ll recognize Lieberstein as Michael Scott’s archnemesis, Toby. You may not have known that Lieberstein was also a writer and producer for The Office and served as showrunner for several seasons.

Lieberstein is married to Janine Poreba who had a guest role as Amy in the Season 4 episode “Dunder Mifflin Infinity.” She is an educator specializing in English as a second language, and the two were married in 2008 at the New York restaurant Battery Gardens.

Craig Robinson (Darryl Philbin)

The Office Spouses Craig Robinson

Robinson has brought his signature style of comedy to a wide range of movies and TV shows including Hot Tub Time Machine and everything Judd Apatow makes from now until the Sun explodes. He also toyed with Andy Samberg’s Jake Peralta in nine episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (NINE-NINE!!)

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No current relationship information is known, but as of 2016 Robinson was unmarried, saying, “In L.A., I was dating this girl, and she moved in for a while. That ended bad. And now I’m just kind of fine,” according to the New York Times. The only domestic partners he says he needs are his two turtles.

Who is Ellie Kemper's Husband? Michael Koman

Michael Koman and Ellie Kemper attend the 71st Annual Writers Guild Awards New York ceremony

Kemper’s Erin Hannon arrived at The Office as the new receptionist when Pam quit to work for the short-lived Michael Scott Paper Company. Throughout the series, she had relationships with Andy, Gabe (Zach Woods), and Pete (Jake Lacy), but in real life she’s married to Michael Koman.

On an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kemper revealed the engagement before announcing her dream of Dolly Parton performing at the wedding. “Dolly, if you’re watching, I will pay for at least your way there on airfare, one way. You can take home any leftover cake. There will probably be a free brunch the next day and you don’t have to play “9 to 5” if you’re sick of it."

Koman is a writer, having worked on The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live, and co-created the show Nathan for You. The duo were married in July 2012 and Kemper did get to meet Dolly a few years later when she guest-hosted on The Today Show.

You can catch all of your favorite moments from The Office, streaming now on Peacock. And for the superfans out there, don’t forget about the extended cut Superfan episodes!