Dancing With the Stars season 28 has started and Kate Flannery is one of the stars battling for the mirror ball trophy. The actress and comedian are best recognized for her role as Meredith on the hit sitcom The Office.
While it is recognized that Flannery has been in a longterm relationship with NBC photographer Chris Haston, there appears to be a lot of doubt online about whether or not they are married.
Haston served as a stills photographer on The Office, which is where he and Flannery met. The Office premiered in 2005, which indicates that Flannery and Haston began dating only one year into the show, which concluded in 2013.
On Kate’s IMDb profile, it shows that Haston was her spouse but that they divorced in 2016. That is not the case, as they were photographed together at public events as freshly as September 2019.
When professionally photographed at events, Chris is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Flannery’s husband in the photo captions. BroadwayWorld.com posted a photo of the couple at the “Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage” opening in Los Angeles in 2016; in the caption, they described the photo as “THE OFFICE’s Kate Flannery with her husband, Chris Haston.”
On social media, Kate mentions to Chris as her boyfriend, not her husband, explaining any confusion regarding their relationship status. In 2016, Kate tweeted a photo of herself holding a newly-purchased fan and tagged Chris. In the tweet, she wrote, “My bf LOVES to take pics of me with my fans.” In another tweet, published in January 2017, she referred to Haston as her “bf” again.
— Kate Flannery (@KateFlannery) July 31, 2016
On Twitter, Haston represents himself in his bio as “Photographer for NBC/ Main Man of Kate Flannery. Awesome Daddy-O.” Describing himself as her “main man” does not inevitably mean they are not married, but it points more toward their longterm partnership rather than a secret marriage.
How could you not love this woman??? pic.twitter.com/zKQFoV6GA8
— Chris Haston (@ChrisHaston1) July 23, 2015
Dancing with the Stars Season 28 premiered on September 16, 2019, on the ABC network.