More than 20 years after they first met on the set of Disney’s Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s RevengeKimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz are engaged.
The pair took to their social media accounts on July 1, 2022 each to announce the happy news, with 43-year-old Kountz writing on Instagram: “She said yes‼️❤️ Gunna loves you forever [Brown]†
Brown, 37, wrote on Instagram: “Did I introduce you to my fiancé? [sic]† ☺️💍❤️ #isaidyes.”
Kountz met Brown in the early 2000s when he played Kal, Brown’s on-screen character, Marnie Piper’s nemesis in the 2001 television movie Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revengebut it wasn’t until 2018 that the couple confirmed they were dating.
The couple told AND! news in 2021 that the sparks that flew between them when they reconnected in 2016 — when Brown approached Kountz to appear in a skit for her YouTube channel — came as a surprise to both.
Although Kountz attended Brown’s 20th birthday party in 2004 and they had been keeping tabs on each other via social media, there was no romance between them prior to 2016. When the couple first met during filming, Brown was only 17 and Kountz was 22 and had a girlfriend.
Kountz told the publication he was surprised when he first met Brown over dinner in 2016 to discuss the sketch.
“When I first saw her coming in after we hadn’t seen each other forever, there was a definite shift and ‘Oh, you’re grown,’” he told the publication. “Like, ‘Oh okay, you’re wearing heels, wow, look at that. You’re like a beautiful lady.’”
The duo aren’t ruling out reprising their roles in the franchise, though Kountz is now a real estate agent.
Brown, meanwhile, runs a YouTube channel and has a TikTok and Etsy store dedicated to Halloween town†
She told the publication that she would reprise her role: “I think there are a lot of possibilities if they ever decide to go down that road again.”