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Is ‘Hollywood’ Actor Darren Criss Married?

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By Jordan White

Darren Criss 33, is an actor and singer who gained recognition for his role in “Glee.”

The actor became even more well-known when he played Andrew Cunanan in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," for which he received Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

And now, Criss is one of the stars and executive producers of the Netflix show, “Hollywood, which aired in May 2020.

While the actor has made a name for himself over the years, his personal life hasn't been as advertised.

For example, did you know he's been in a relationship with Mia Swier for almost a decade?

Darren Criss and Mia Swier wearing beachwear posing together.
Darren Criss/Instagram

Swier graduated from NYU's Steinhardt School of Media Studies and Television Production, before becoming a director and writer.

She’s worked with NBC, ABC, USA, Fox, Showtime, and more. Swier’s even produced content for the shows, “Glee” and “Shameless.”

The pair first met in 2006, after being introduced by mutual friends. But they didn’t start dating until four years later. At the time, Criss wasn't an actor and wasn't expecting to become one.

In January 2018, Criss took to Instagram to announce their engagement.

Darren Criss and Mia Swier kissing while on a balcony looking over the ocean.
Darren Criss/Instagram

"Mia and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, CRAZY adventures together. And I’m happy to announce that we’re kicking those adventures up a notch. We’re goin for it. To boldly go where neither of us have gone before. Engage," he captioned a photo of himself and Swier.

And in February 2019, the two married in New Orleans.

A year later, Criss discussed his marriage to People, admitting he “dragged his feet” when it came to finally make things legal.

Darren Criss snapping an outdoor photo in the middle of mountains.
Darren Criss/Instagram

“The idea of marriage was not something I gravitated to earlier in life. It’s almost painfully cliché but boys grow up slower. Girl just mature faster. This is science. I am definitely no exception. I will say this: I dragged my feet,” he told the outlet.

“But, we were together for a long time before. By that point in our lives, it was a validation and sharing of our life and existence. In many ways, it’s not been a change at all,” Criss added.

Darren Criss and Mia Swier standing on top of a balcony in Paris.
Darren Criss/Instagram

“It was a magical and crazy thing. If I could, I’d get married every year for the rest of my life,” he told People about his wedding day.

And even though it took Criss a while to propose, he's "grateful" for his wife.

“We have been the ultimate plus-ones out here for each other for 10 years,” he reflected.

“My dreams and ambition have always been the driving force in my life. It was the gas in my tank. It almost consumed me. Some people were slighted by that. But Mia never was. I am so grateful for her — every day.”

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