Together since 1987

'NCIS: LA': Linda Hunt and Her Wife Karen's Love Story

NCIS: LA: Linda Hunt and Her Wife Karen's Love Story

Beloved actress Linda Hunt is a married woman who's been with her partner for over 30 years now. The 76-year-old star married Karen Klein in 2008 after many years together. Here's everything you need to know about their storybook relationship!

NCIS: L.A. star Linda Hunt tends to keep her personal life private.

But the Oscar-winning actress has been married for over 10 years now. In fact, her relationship with her wife actually goes back several decades. Let's get to know Karen Klein, who has been married to Linda Hunt since 2008.

NCIS: L.A. - Linda Hunt's wife Karen Klein

Karen Klein is a retired therapist who met Linda Hunt in the 1980s. They've been in a relationship since 1987, according to USA Today.

In a rare interview, Karen told CBS News that the first thing she noticed about Linda all those years ago was her fashion sense rather than her height (as Hunt stands just 4-foot-9).

"I was kind of struck [by] Linda's corduroys," she said, and that initial connection blossomed into a lifelong romance. They tied the knot in 2008 after 21 years together. 

In 2014, the couple welcomed The Los Angeles Times into their historic Hollywood bungalow, which Hunt said has "whimsy and a special kind of elegance." They moved there after spending a few months in a Craftsman mansion in the same neighbourhood.

Facts about Linda Hunt and wife Karen Kline

The long-time couple generally keeps out of the public eye and is private about their relationship. But here are five facts to know about Linda and Karen:

  • Linda is six years older than Karen
  • They are known to be dog owners
  • The couple's Hollywood home was built in 1919
  • Linda and Karen don't have any children
  • They moved in together in Los Angeles in 1987

Hunt and Klein haven't named their wedding day in previous interviews, but 2021 marks 13 years of marriage for the happy couple.

You can also get the latest on Linda Hunt's future with NCIS: L.A. here.