Who Is Kristen Wiig's Husband? All About Avi Rothman

Everything to know about Avi Rothman, the comedian who is married to Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig, and Avi Rothman attend the American Museum of Natural History's 2016 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2016 in New York City
Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman. Photo: Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan

The relationship between Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman first became public when the two were spotted showing off some major PDA in Kauai, Hawaii, in May 2016 — but who exactly is he?

Like Wiig, Rothman comes from a comedy background and has written and starred in his own projects. He made his feature film debut in the 2009 Broken Lizard comedy The Slammin' Salmon.

While Rothman and Wiig were confirmed to be engaged in August 2019 and revealed they had welcomed twins via surrogate in January 2020, their marital status remained unknown until Wiig referred to Rothman as her "husband" in a conversation about living with their infant twins while appearing on The Howard Stern Show on Feb. 10, 2021.

"Besides the fact that we are where we are — it's hard to not feel so much of the s--- and struggle that's going on — in my home, I'm very lucky about having these two babies and my husband. It's changed my life," Wiig said.

Here's everything to know about Avi Rothman and his relationship with the Bridesmaids star.

He's a triple threat

Rothman is a writer, actor and producer who trained at the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles (where Wiig also studied). He has several acting, writing and producing credits in films, shorts and TV series. He also wrote the short film Bunion, which premiered at the WILDsound Film Festival in 2015.

"I'd really like to finish writing and shoot a feature," he told the WILDsound Festival Review at the Bunion premiere in May 2015. "[It] should have been completed a year ago."

Since the short film's release, Rothman has concentrated on acting in independent films like Silver Lake and The Blackout as well as many shorts.

He has appeared in two films with Wiig

Avi Rothman and Kristen Wiig. FameFlynet/AKM-GSI

Rothman has had small parts in two movies starring Wiig. First, in Wonder Woman 1984, Rothman portrays an aide at the oil company Black Gold. In Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, which was also co-written by Wiig, he has a slightly bigger role as Activities Guy Jeff.

He loves yoga

In 2006, Rothman played the titular character in the YouTube video "Ogden the Inappropriate Yoga Guy." Rothman continued to play Ogden in several other videos. He said that the inspiration for the character came from his own experiences as an avid yogi.

"My sister got me into yoga about seven years ago. For a while I became addicted and was in class five times a week," he said in a 2010 interview with The Laugh Button. "I'm usually the quiet one in class, generally keeping to myself."

He added, "I love observing people. At times I thought there were so many characters in my yoga class. I would see a lot of guys blatantly hitting on and trying to pick up women, and vice versa."

He and Wiig have two children

In January 2020, Rothman and Wiig welcomed twins via surrogate though they did not share the news until June 2020.

In August 2020, Wiig spoke to InStyle about the challenges of undergoing in vitro fertilization with Rothman. "We've been together for about five years, and three of them were spent in an [in vitro fertilization] haze," said Wiig. "Emotionally, spiritually and medically, it was probably the most difficult time in my life. I wasn't myself."

After Wiig was unable to conceive via IVF, the couple decided to go with surrogacy. "I finally realized that I just needed help," said Wiig. "And, thank God, we found the most amazing surrogate."

The names of Rothman and Wiig's children were not revealed at that time, but Wiig appeared to have acknowledged them in the credits of her 2021 film Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar. In the "special thanks" acknowledgments, one line reads: "Avi, Luna & Shiloh."

He became a viral video star

Besides "Inappropriate Yoga Guy," Rothman has written and starred in several other web series, including "The Seth & Avi Show" and "Gay Roommates."

He got his start in web comedy when a friend studying online marketing in business school challenged Rothman and some pals to create a viral video.

"We basically came up with this idea of making a pseudo commercial for American Apparel where all of us were naked, making breakfast," he told The Laugh Button. "I think it got over 150,000 hits in two days. … I think it would have gotten more except for the fact that it was flagged for 'adult content.'"

Rothman added, "I think that video helped me realize how accessible an audience could be, if it in fact went viral."

He made a YouTube short with Olivia Munn

In 2008, Rothman starred as Jesus in a YouTube comedy video titled "Olivia Munn, Shirtless with Jesus." In the video, Rothman stars as "Modern Day Jesus," who is sharing an apartment with Mary Magdalene (played by then-Attack of the Show! host Olivia Munn). The two have a brief discussion about having overbearing fathers as Jesus struggles with having a "hot roommate."

He's a major film junkie

Avi Rothman arrives at the Screen Actors Guild & SAGIndie Breakthrough Filmmakers Party during AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 9, 2010 in Hollywood, California
Avi Rothman. Frederick M. Brown/Getty

With his extensive background in showbiz, it makes sense that Rothman would be a total cinephile. Some of his favorite films?

"Annie Hall, Manhattan, The Big Lebowski, Raging Bull, A Clockwork Orange, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Little Miss Sunshine, Punch Drunk Love, Casablanca. These are just a few," he told the WILDsound Festival Review.

He has a very famous friend

Besides his many connections in the tight-knit comedy community, Rothman also has ties to the A-list: A source reveals to PEOPLE that Rothman is pals with Adele!

We're anxiously awaiting a web series starring Rothman, Wiig and the "Hello" singer — who is quite the comedian herself!

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