Boo...yeah!!! Our Halloween fantasies have come true — Marnie Piper and Kalabar “Kal” Jr. from Disney Channel’s Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge are together in IRL, and it’s the cutest thing you’ll see this spooky season.
The first film, Halloweentown, was an instant classic for kids and adults alike. Marnie and her family defeated Kalabar — an evil warlock — by combining their family magic. In the sequel, Kal Jr. is defeated just like his father was.
Although there was no happy ending for Marnie and Kal in the Disney Channel original movie all the way back in 2001, real life actors, Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz, have found love with one another.
The child stars were first linked in June 2018 when Brown posted a photo of herself kissing Kountz near a lamp post. “#InternationalKissingDay you say? I’ll just leave this right here then,” she captioned the sweet snap. “#NationalKissingDay.”
How did the two lovebirds end up together after so long? “We’ve kept in touch over the years since we wrapped the second movie, and we’ve been friends on social media for a while,” Brown told Bustle in October 2018.
“We hadn’t seen each other in a bit, and I wanted him to be in some of my original comedy sessions that I shoot for my YouTube channel. I ended up directing a short film about where Kal could be now, and Daniel graciously starred in it with some of my other friends,” she continued.
“It just naturally and very unexpectedly grew from that.” Swoon! The happy couple is still together, and we're celebrating their love this Halloween.
OK! takes a look at the spooky romance between Marnie and Kal from Halloweentown.
In 2018, the lovebirds reconnected to work on Brown's YouTube comedy series. “Wigging out during shooting our last comedy sketch! Can’t wait to do our next shoot soon," she captioned the adorable pic of the soon-to-be couple.
Marnie and Kal's first Halloween together as a couple. "Happy Halloween!!....awkward family photo style ??@danieldkountz," Brown captioned their first holiday photo together with their cat in 2018.
"Happy happy birthday to the man that makes my days brighter, my smiles bigger, and my world happier. Your selflessness, love and care knows no bounds. I can’t wait to see what adventures await this next year for you, and I’m so grateful I get to be apart of it. Happy birthday babe," Brown gushed in celebration of her beau's birthday in 2019.
The lovebirds enjoyed a romantic safari in Malibu, Calif., before the entire world shut down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The happy couple enjoying each other's company during the Halloween Quarantine of 2020! "Cuddlin amongst the pumpkins..?," Brown captioned the adorable photo on National Pumpkin Day this October.