Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz shared a healthy surprise for their Halloweentown fans on Thursday.
The co-stars announced they will be tying the knot, more than 20 years after they first shared the screen as adversaries in Halloweentown II. Brown and Kountz both shared the wedding news on Instagram.
“I introduced you to mine [fiancé]?” Brown said in her Instagram post, which announced the hashtag #isaidyes.
Similarly, Kountz posted a video collage made up of photos with him and his now-fiancé. The video featured images of the pair at various locations, including a roller rink, a beach and Disneyland.
“She said yes!! gunna love you forever @officialkjb,” Kountz captioned his post.
The actors began dating in 2016 but first met in 2001 for the second installment in the popular Disney Channel television film series. Brown played witch-trained Marnie Piper opposite Debbie Reynolds in Halloweentown II. Kountz played Marnie’s nemesis Kal, the son of the defeated warlock Kalabar. They reunited for a Halloweentown-themed project for Brown’s YouTube channel.
Brown and Kountz followed the engagement news with a TikTok shared on Brown’s Instagram on Friday, telling the story of their relationship. The short clip for Redbone’s Come and Get Your Love shows the couple sharing photos, starting with a 2001 image from the set of their film. Each picture represented a milestone in the couple’s relationship, including their engagement photo.
“Thanks for all the commitment, dear! I thought I’d share this short relationship timeline video we did,” Brown said.
Brown’s latest post drew a ton of congratulatory comments from Halloweentown fans.
“As a fan of yours and the Halloweentown movies, this makes me so happy,” wrote one Instagram follower. “May you both continue to have magical adventures.”
Another of Brown’s followers left a cheeky note, referring to Marnie’s grandmother, Aggie Cromwell, played by Reynolds.
“Kal and Marnie… oh Grandma Cromwell won’t be so pleased,” the follower wrote.
The irony of the actors’ romance is not lost on “Halloweentown” fans or the stars themselves.
“Many [fans] say, “I can’t believe you’re with Marnie now. Didn’t she learn from her past mistakes?’ Funny stuff like that that kind of makes me laugh,” Kountz previously told The Times.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-07-01/halloweentown-stars-kimberly-j-brown-daniel-kountz-engaged ‘Halloweentown’s Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz engaged