Even if you don’t recognize Elizabeth Gillies‘ name, you probably recognize her face or voice from where. The singer-actress is best known for roles on Nickelodeon’s Victorious and The CW’s Dynasty. She’s also married to music producer and composer, Michael Corcoran, who is 20 years her senior. Despite her fans’ concerns about their large age gap, the couple seems to be quite happy together. Here’s the low down on Elizabeth Gillies’ husband and how they met.
How Elizabeth Gillies met Michael Corcoran
Elizabeth Gillies, a singer/actor who is also known as Elizabeth Gillies. got her start on BroadwayAt age 15, she was 15. She went on to co-star in Nickelodeon’s Victorious with Victoria Justice and Gillies’ real-life BFF, Ariana Grande.
She has since gone on to star in the CW’s DynastyFallon Carrington as reboot She’s also been featured in many of Grande’s artistic accomplishments, including singing on her Christmas album and appearing in the music videos for “Thank U Next” and “Right There.”
Gillies met Michael Corcoran, her husband, while they were working on Nickelodeon’s show. Victorious. Corcoran was 36 years old at the time and Gillies was 16.
Gillies was one the stars of the sitcom, and Corcoran. co-wrote and produced the songs Gillies sang on the show. Corcoran is also a well-known composer for music for Nickelodeon shows, such as iCarlyAnd Zoey 101.
Their low-key dating life
For the duration of their premarital relationship, Gillies & Corcoran kept their relationship on the low for obvious reasons. Gillies was 18 and Corcoran was 38 at the time they started dating. They first met as coworkers when she was just 16.
According to Gillies, “I always had a crush on him… But I played it cool.”
The couple dated for six years before tying the knot, but fans weren’t aware they were together until after the nuptials.
After Gillies’ show DynastyCorcoran was picked up for the third season and she convinced her to move to Atlanta so that they could be together while filming. Corcoran accepted, despite his love for California. They bought a house in Atlanta together. The day after closing on the house, Corcoran proposed.
Gillies told Vogue, “When we got there, he started leading me down to the backyard… I had no idea what he was doing. All of a sudden, he got down to one knee and proposed right there. I was completely surprised. It was a perfect proposal.”
Liz and Michael had a sweet micro wedding
The couple had originally planned to wed on April 25, 2020 when they would have been 27 and 47 years old, respectively. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, things didn’t go as they had hoped.
“Once we saw how dire the situation was, we knew we had to postpone,” she told Vogue. “It was a no-brainer for us. Aside from the obvious travel and crowd restrictions, it didn’t feel right to be celebrating in such a big way when there was so much going on in the world. It would have been unwise to ask people to put their lives on the line to attend our wedding. There were other important things to be focused on. Our wedding could wait.”
But, as was true for so many, the state of the world started to change the couple’s view of their dream wedding.
According to Gillies, “…as time went on, we decided a big wedding was no longer something that made sense for us. The virus really put things in perspective. That being said, we did want to get married as long as it could be done in a safe and intimate setting with a group that we trusted.”
The pair picked a venue in New Jersey near Gillies’ family. Safety was Gillies’ top priority. Flying across state lines was not an option. Instead, Gillies and their dogs drove a Class-A RV to the venue. On August 8th, the small wedding of only 10 guests went off without a hitch, and Gillies was over the moon, saying, “I’m very happy with the way [it]It worked out. I don’t think I would’ve had it any other way.”
Some Fans Didn’t Take The Wedding News Well
Even with the many precautions they took and their very private approach, Gillies’ wedding announcement on InstagramAttracted more than just congratulations to the newlyweds. This unlikely match was first seen in a wedding photo. Many fans expressed concern for Gillies’ relationship. Accusations of grooming and the couples’ questionable age gap flooded Twitter and Gillies’ Instagram comments.
Fans aren’t wrong to express their worry, however, Gillies and Corcoran seem genuinely happy together. As Gillies said, “At the end of the day, it’s about you and the person you love. The rest doesn’t matter.”