Kalpen Suresh Modi, who goes by the stage name Kal Penn, is an American actor, writer, academic lecturer, and former member of Barack Obama’s White House staff. As an actor, he is known for playing Lawrence Kutner on the TV show House, as well as White House staffer Seth Wright on Designated Survivor and Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar movie series. People also know him for his role in the movie The Namesake. Penn has been a guest lecturer in the Film Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
People who know and like Kal Penn know that he is a good actor on TV and in movies (House, Designated Survivor, the Harold and Kumar movies) and that he worked for the Obama administration for two years in the White House.
Most people don’t know that Penn came out as gay. He has been with his partner Josh for 13 years and they are engaged. In this article, we’ll talk about his fiance and their relationship in detail.
How Did Kal And Josh Meet?
According to Parade, Kal met Josh when he worked for former President Barack Obama while he was in office. During an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning in 2021, he reportedly said that he was celebrating his 11th anniversary in October 2021, which means that they’ve been together since, or at least met, in October 2010.
In his book, Josh is said to have written about his first date with Josh and how surprised he was that Josh came to his apartment with an 18-pack of Coors Light and a plan to watch NASCAR.
“I thought, ‘This is obviously not going to work out,” Kal said. “I have one day off from the White House, and this guy isn’t even trying to be funny by watching cars go around and make left turns?” Kal then said, in a funny way, that it had become a part of their routine. “The next thing you know, it’s been a couple of months, and we’re watching NASCAR every Sunday. I’m like, ‘What is happening?’ I wanted the reader to enjoy the love and humor in all those stories,” he said.
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Kal And Josh Got Engaged In 2021
In October 2021, while promoting his memoir, You Can’t Be Serious, Penn announced that he and his boyfriend of 11 years, Josh, were going to get married. In his book You Can’t Be Serious, the actor tells the story of how he and Josh met and fell in love when Penn was living in Washington, D.C. He also talks about why he decided to share their relationship with the public.
He said, “Well, Josh and I have been together for 11 years.” “October was our 11th wedding anniversary. So, for me and writing about it, I think the tricky part was, “You’re right, it’s very factual in our lives, and when you’re the son of Indian immigrants who says you want to be an actor, the chaos that causes in your family and community will always be more important than anything else.”
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During his long interview with PEOPLE, Kal talked a little bit about why he keeps his longtime love a secret. And he gave the impression that it was because he cared about his fiancee’s feelings. “I’ve always been very open and public with everyone I’ve met,” he said. “It could be someone I meet at a bar, when Josh and I are out, or when we’re talking to friends. I can’t wait to tell people about how we feel about each other. But Josh, my partner, my parents, and my brother, the four family members I’m closest to, are pretty quiet. They don’t like being in the spotlight and try to stay out of it.”