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7 Things to Know About Gwyneth Paltrow's Rumored Fiancé Brad Falchuk

The director and producer is reportedly engaged to Paltrow.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk have quietly dated for the past three years, and a new report revealed that the couple are engaged. According to ET, the under-the-radar couple have actually been engaged for over a year (Gwyneth has been wearing a ring on her left ring finger since then), but they have not yet confirmed the news. The duo went public with their relationship back in April 2015 at Robert Downey Jr.'s 50th birthday party, after they had already been together for a whole year, according to People.

Having both been in long marriages in the past, Gwyneth, 45, and Falchuk, 46, seemed to be in no hurry to make their engagement official, with a source telling People that Gwyneth was "cautious about marriage." Falchuk, who is the executive producer for American Horror Story, was previously married to Suzanne Falchuk and has two children with her—Isabella and Brody. Gwyneth also has two children—Apple, 13, and Moses, 11—who she co-parents with her ex-husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

The couple have kept their relationship quiet, enjoying the occasional romantic getaway and sharing cute pictures together on social media. And while the idea of an over-the-top all wedding does sound intriguing, there are still a few unanswered questions about the future groom. Here are seven facts you might not already know about Brad Falchuk.

1. His career kicked off thanks to Ryan Murphy and Glee

A screenwriter, director, and producer, Brad Falchuk has been involved in the production of shows from Nip/Tuck to American Horror Story to Scream Queens. But Falchuk got his first big break in the television world when he teamed up with good friend and Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy to pitch a one-hour show about a glee club to Fox. Along with Ian Brennan, who wrote the original screenplay, Falchuk and Murphy were successful in their pitch, and the idea eventually turned into the six-season hit show Glee.


2. Falchuk met Gwyneth Paltrow on the set of Glee

As Glee was renewed for its second season, Gwyneth Paltrow joined the cast, guest starring as substitute teacher Holly Holliday. Gwyneth appeared in a total of four episodes, performing covers of songs such as Prince's "Kiss" and Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide." It was while working on the set of the show that Falchuk met Gwyneth and the couple hit it off. They began dating in August 2014 and made their relationship public almost one year later in April 2015, according to People.

3. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million

While Gwyneth is worth an estimated $140 million all on her own, her fiancé's net worth is nothing to bat an eyelash at. The co-creator of one of Fox's most popular television shows—along with numerous other projects he has been a part of as a producer, director, and writer—Falchuk has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

4. Gwyneth is all over his Instagram

#gettingready #beauty

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Some celebrity couples don't like to share photos on each other's social media, but that's not the case with these two. In fact, a quick peek at Falchuk's Instagram reveals that he absolutely loves posting pictures of Gwyneth. He even has an Instagram series he tags #gettingready, including multiple photos of the actress preparing for shows. Just look at the love in Gwyneth's eyes in this photo.

5. His love for his kids is adorable

#Emmy time.

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After 10 years of marriage, Falchuk and ex-wife Suzanne Bukinik share two children, Isabella and Brody. The proud father doesn't mind sharing the occasional photo of himself with his kids on social media. He even took Isabella as his date for the Emmy's in 2016.

6. He is the co-founder of education non-profit Young Storytellers

As someone who helps write and produce stories for a living, Falchuk took an interest in helping children and other young people share their stories when he was a student at the American Film Institute. In 1997, alongside Mikkel Bondesen and Andrew Barrett, Falchuk co-founded Young Storytellers.


This non-profit program is geared towards engaging students' creativity through the art of storytelling. The program was created following cutbacks in funding for the creative arts program in the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to the organization's website. Today, Falchuk serves on the advisory board of directors for Young Storytellers.

7. His latest FX project, Pose, will have a groundbreaking cast

Set in 1980s New York City, Falchuk's newest FX project Pose will center around "the collusion of various worlds including the elite rich and the downtown ball culture," according to Entertainment Weekly. What makes this show so groundbreaking, though, is that it will be the show with the largest cast of transgender series regulars in American television history, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Some of Pose's transgender cast include Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross, and M.J. Rodriguez. A Ryan Murphy production, the show will also star Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, and Tatiana Maslany.

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