Megyn Kelly spoke to her husband, novelist Doug Brunt, on the latest episode of her podcast and revealed why their first kiss did not go as planned.
During Sirius XM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast on Thursday, the host discussed the awkwardness that she and her husband of 15 years experienced when they started dating due to the presence of her security detail.
“When we first started dating, is when I had that terrible stalking problem in my life,” Kelly shared. “And literally, on our first date … well, tell them. Tell them what happened.”
“I can’t remember if it was Cougar or Viper, but your friends had named the security guards and gave them code names,” Brunt shared. “So we were chaperoned like a couple of high school sophomores going to the prom … but anyways, our first kiss was also in front of security — which is hard to do.”
The former Fox News host agreed, explaining that her security members “approved of” Doug, and said “otherwise, it wouldn’t have worked out” because she “trusted their opinions.”
“But after that first kiss, I did not do well, audience,” Kelly admitted. “I did not. I was embarrassed, Cougar and Viper were watching us. And it was just awkward AF [as f***], as the kids say. And so the next day, when we went back to pick up Doug at his hotel, I said to Cougar and Viper, ‘You stay where you are. I got something I need to do.’”
“So I went into the hotel,” she added. “I pressed the buzzer on Doug’s door and he’s looking for the security … I’m like, ‘I can do better. That was not my best effort last night.’ And of course Doug was like, ‘right this way.’”
Kelly kept the details quiet about how that second kiss went, but said simply, “and things went from there.”
“It was a crazy beginning and we did get married, it was a whirlwind romance. I was mesmerized by you and remain mesmerized by you,” the host shared.
“There’s a journal entry that I kept at the time that has a picture of you … I wrote something to the effect of, ‘Is it possible that this guy loves me and isn’t a serial killer? … there’s got to be a shoe to drop here because he’s too good,’ and now I’m happy to say 15 years of marriage later, it’s not fake, you’re real, you’re just as awesome as I always knew you were …” she added.
Kelly and Brunt tied the knot in 2008, and share three children.