Who is Sharp Objects Writer Gillian Flynn's Husband?

Sun Mar 29 2020
By   Selena

With books like Sharp Objects and Grownup, Gillian Flynn takes over the world. She is one of the highest-paid authors in the world as of now. Did you know? The talented and beautiful author is a married woman.   

Yes, she tied the knot with her long-time love Brett Nolan. Brett is a Chicago-based lawyer who interestingly inspired Flynn to write her book Gone Girl. Now, let's go in detail about Brett Nolan and Gillian Flynn's Nuptials? Do they share any kids? And when they tied the knot?

Married in an Intimate Ceremony 

After a few years of dating, when they tied the knot in the year 2007, a boyfriend and girlfriend formally became wife and husband. Brett and Gillian's stunning private ceremony took place in the company of family and friends somewhere in the United States. 

On a special day, the Chicago lawyer looked glamorous in casual black suits. Whereas the bride wore a white body con wedding dress with subtle gold jewelry and a big Tom Ford bag. Later, she claims the bag was an afterthought. 

 Brett Nolan and Gillian Flynn are Married Since 2007. Know about their other Wedding details
Image: Brett Nolan and Gillian Flynn are Married Since 2007
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Thus, a pop culture journalist-turned-horror author and a professional layer are happily married for about 12 years now. Despite being engaged in a different profession, they still manage to shower love, passion with each other

First Meeting at Northwestern University 

At first, this lovely pair, Brett and Gillian Flynn had their first interaction through a Northwestern grad school classmate. Around the moment, the author of Sharp Objects recently moved from New York City to Chicago only in her mid-30s. 

Brett Nolan with his wife Gillian Flynn
Image: The happy couple, Brett Nolan and Gillian Flynn Travelling Together 
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The two became good friends after the first meeting, and could not gradually avoid falling in love with each other. Later on, Nolan romantically purposed his future partner. And Flynn immediately said yes. 

Brett is a Real Inspiration for Gillian's Third Book, Gone Girl 

Yes, you heard the right. The book, Gone Girl released in June 2012, was in fact inspired by the author's own successful marriage to the husband of the lawyer, Nolan. The writer, Gillian said her third book is so profoundly creepy "my ambition is to make spouses look asking each other, thanks to partner Brett Nolan giving her license to write whatever she wants. 

She continued saying:

'The funny thing, I guess is that my husband ended up being the muse of a book about the worst marriage in the world, because if he hadn't consistently said, "Don't censor yourself, don't worry about me" - if he'd been anxious and worried about it - then it would never have gotten written.' 

Likewise, Gone Girl involves Nick Dunne, a creative writing professor in the small town of Missouri whose wife, Amy, disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. In fact, Gone Girl had sold over two million copies in both print and digital formats by the end of the year. 

American author, Gillian Flynn claims her lastest book, Gone Girl inspired by the author's own successful marriage to the husband of lawyer, Nolan.
Snap:  American author, Gillian Flynn
Source: The Guardian 

The book is also adapted in a movie with a same name. In the film, Ben Affleck and Amy Adams play the main character as it is made by David Fincher.

Along with this, the first novels by Flynn, Sharp Objects (2007) and Dark Places (2010) tell the tale of a marriage that had gone horribly wrong. Even wonders if you will really know the person you share your life with.

Raising Two Children Together 

The couple who got married in 2007 is parenting and taking care of their two children now.  At first, the duo welcomed their single son or firstborn baby, Flynn Nolan, on January 17, 2010. 

Gillian's son Flynn Nolan watching movies on his laptop
Frame: Gillian's son Flynn 
Source: Instagram @thegillianflynn

On August 6, 2014, Brett and Flynn once again gave birth to a baby girl, Veronica Nolan, after 5 years of firstborn. So far, these lovely kids  Flynn, 10 and Veronica, 5, may now be in their schooling days. 


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