Bright lights—and a brighter love. Ahead of Cobie Smulders’ Broadway debut, her husband, Taran Killam, shared a beautiful message on Instagram on Wednesday, April 5.
The Saturday Night Live comedian, 35, shared a black-and-white headshot of the How I Met Your Mother actress and accompanied the photo with an equally-beautiful message. He then shared some personal background about Smulders’ journey to Broadway.
“I don’t normally like to get very personal on social media, but tonight is the opening of this woman’s Broadway debut,” Killam expressed. “This woman [is] the kindest, most selfless, most stunning individual with the most educated heart I’ve ever encountered.”
Smulders, best known for portraying Robin Scherbatsky in CBS’ beloved comedy How I Met Your Mother, is now playing Joanna Lyppiatt opposite Kevin Klein in Broadway’s Present Laughter.
“She followed me to New York for my work and set a goal for herself,” Killam continued. “The only specific creative goal I’ve ever witnessed her commit to: perform in a play on Broadway. In these three years, she has jumped through many hoops; put herself out willingly and vulnerably, while still keeping a priority of being a superb mother and phenomenal partner. She has been met with speculation, scrutiny and rejection but never gave up her commitment to her dream. And tonight, she realizes this dream. Something few people ever get to achieve. And she does it flawlessly.”
He concluded with one final message of praise. “I have never been so overwhelmed with pride in my life. Congratulations, Cobie, you did it,” he noted. “Thank you for the inspiration and the incredible honor of being your husband.”
The couple married in 2012 at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California. The bride looked resplendent in a gown by Claire Pettibone, and invited many of her fellow CBS co-stars, including Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan and Joe Manganiello.
Killam and Smulders share two young daughters, Shaelyn, 7, and a 2-year-old girl whose name still remains unknown.