Jordan Peele, one half of comedy duo Key & Peele, is not only celebrating the release of his film Keanu with co-star Keegan-Michael Key, but is also gushing about his wife.
While attending the red carpet premier for Keanu, Jordan Peele’s wife, Chelsea Peretti, proudly accompanied her husband — who was also showing off his octagonal golden wedding ring. This happened only one day after Peretti announced their marriage on Instagram, reports People.
“We spent the money on ourselves and we had a day for us and we sort of got away, and it was the best thing we could’ve done,” according to Peele, 38. “I recommend elopement to anyone! Tell your family about it later.”
Chelsea Peretti, who is a comedian, as well as an actress on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, did several commercials with husband Jordan Peele for Booking.com weeks before news of their marriage broke publically. During these short ads, the couple made jokes about how complicated their wedding was going to be.
Though it turns out that Peele and Peretti were simply going to elope without telling anyone, until this week. This was no doubt completely shocking to fans who had no idea about Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele’s marriage, with the two both having a career in the entertainment industry.
“My fiancé (lololol) @JordanPeele proposed to me last night during the family talent show lolol,” Peretti said on Twitter last year, according to Us Weekly. Peretti and Peele got engaged in November, after the two had been dating for two years.
Key and Peele both appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers earlier this week, where Peele made the first public announcement regarding his wife.
“I am married to actress Chelsea Peretti,” Jordan Peele told the audience, who applauded. Then his co-star Keegan-Michael Key joined in by saying, “I am not married to actress to Chelsea Peretti, we are just dating.”
In this particular bit, Key and Peele were discussing how often they get confused for one another by fans, some not knowing which one Peele is and which one Key is. It seems people should have an easier time differentiating between the two after Peele’s marriage announcement.
While on the red carpet for Key & Peele’s Keanu movie, Peele himself gushed about his wife as she was heading inside the theater.
“I’ll tell you, it felt even better [after getting married],” he said. “I know this is just a perfect situation, because every day it gets better.”
In Keanu, Peele plays a lonely man, Rell, who is in a funk over his girlfriend having left him. Rell develops a deep emotional bond with a kitten, who he names Keanu, who found its way to his doorstep, thus curing his depression. Rell’s cousin, Clarence (played by Key) is also quite taken with the young kitten — who goes missing after the two come home from a movie. The kitten then falls into the hands of a drug lord, leaving Relle and Clarence no option but to pose as drug dealers in order to get Keanu back.
The name “Keanu” is most definitely a blatant reference to actor Keanu Reeves, who actually provides the voice for Keanu in the film. A piece of Keanu’s plot shares a striking resemblance to a recent Reeves film, John Wick, in which Reeves played an ex-hitman who seeks revenge after everything is taken from him. The main character in this film also suffered the loss of his significant other, and later develops a tight relationship with a puppy, left behind by his late wife.
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