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'Yellowstone’s Kelly Reilly Chose to Wed a Financier after Her Broken Engagement to an Actor

Edduin Carvajal
Jan 29, 2022
07:40 P.M.
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Kelly Reilly knows that being in a relationship with an actor is not always easy. After calling off her engagement to Israeli actor Jonah Lotan, she married financier Kyle Baugher.

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English actress Kelly Reilly plays Beth Dutton in "Yellowstone," the banker passionately in love with Cole Hauser's character, Rip Wheeler. Luckily, Reilly's love life is not as hectic as Beth's.

She is happily married to financier Kyle Baugher, and although they prefer to keep the details of their relationship away from the spotlight, they have been together for a decade. Read on and learn some tidbits about Reilly's marriage and how she balances work and personal life.

Kelly Reilly filming "Yellowstone" in an YouTube video from September 2020 [left]. Reilly and her husband, Kyle Baugher, in an Instagram post from January 2022 [right] | Photo: YouTube/Yellowstone - Instagram/mzkellyreilly

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KELLY REILLY'S LOVE LIFE ON "YELLOWSTONE"

Beth and Rip might be soulmates in "Yellowstone," but being together has been more complicated than expected. Beth was sure she could never be with Rip because she could not have children.

However, Rip confessed he didn't care about it because being with her was enough. They eventually became foster parents to a teenage boy, but they handled the situation in an unusual way that ended up working out.

Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton and Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler in "Yellowstone" from a September 2020 YouTube video | Photo: YouTube/Yellowstone

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Still, Rip has always felt he has to fight for everything to have a real relationship with Beth. Rip works for Beth's father, so she frequently approaches him with a degree of control rarely seen in other relationships.

One thing is clear: they know their romance is about healing from previous trauma. Rip and Beth are both broken, but their love keeps them together and hopefully leads them to lighter lives.

Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton and Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler in "Yellowstone" from a September 2020 YouTube video | Photo: YouTube/Yellowstone

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KELLY REILLY'S ENGAGEMENT TO AN ACTOR

Although Reilly's real life hasn't been as eventful, one of her relationships didn't have a happy ending. In 2007, she got engaged to Israeli actor Jonah Lotan, best known as Spenser Wolff in "24" and Doc Bryan in "Generation Kill." 

Reilly and Lotan were engaged for only two years before calling it quits. She didn't share much when asked about the reason behind their breakup

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She pointed out that she wanted to protect her life but then admitted that one of the reasons for their separation was that they frequently traveled from city to city because of their work. 

Reilly posted a rare photo of Baugher with no shirt on, petting a dog in the mountains.

Jonah Lotan filming "Last of the Ninth" on August 22, 2008 in Brooklyn, New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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KELLY REILLY'S REAL-LIFE LOVE

Reilly is currently in a loving relationship with financier and investor Kyle Baugher. Born in Southampton, New York, in July 1977, Baugher got a bachelor's degree in history from Princeton University in New Jersey. 

He studied there between 1998 and 2002 and was also part of the lacrosse team. His sports career was impressive, especially considering that he was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) during his time on the team.

Baugher's family is also from New York. His older brother, Spencer, also attended Princeton University and was a critical lacrosse team member until he graduated in 1998.

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Kelly Reilly on April 22, 2014 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

The Baugher brothers left such an impressive mark on the school's lacrosse team that people kept talking about them years after their respective graduations.

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Baugher's financier career has also been successful. Described as a careful investor, he is worth approximately $2 million. As expected, Reilly has not shared much information about their romance.

Her husband doesn't have a public social media account, and he has rarely appeared on the actress's Instagram account. In September 2018, Reilly posted a rare photo of Baugher with no shirt on, petting a dog in the mountains.

Kelly Reilly and Kyle Baugher on January 19, 2014 in Park City, Utah | Photo: Getty Images

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On New Year's Day 2022, Reilly posted another picture of Baugher. She appeared smiling behind her husband, resting her arm on his shoulder, while the financier looked straight at the camera with a serious expression.

Although [Reilly] was building an impressive resumé, she couldn't manage "a great personal life."

Even the details of their first meeting are scarce. According to Earn the Necklace, Baugher met the actress in the early 2000s, and they started dating in 2010.

Kelly Reilly during the Orange British Academy Film Awards in February 2006 | Photo: Getty Images

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However, Parade reported that the couple met in 2012 when they got engaged and married in Somerset, England. It was a small private ceremony, and only close friends and family members made the guest list.

Reilly and Baugher have different interests, but that's probably one of the reasons for their successful ten-year marriage. While she is comfortable in front of the cameras, he prefers to keep a low profile away from the spotlight.

Kelly Reilly on September 10, 2015 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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Fortunately, Baugher has made a positive impact on Reilly's life. Three years after tying the knot, she said she had to take a break from stage acting because it affected her relationships

She wouldn't stop doing plays when she lived in London. Although she was building an impressive resumé, she couldn't manage "a great personal life" and work on theaters simultaneously.

After Reilly married Baugher, she found herself content enough to get back on stage and see if she could achieve that balance. Her first play after her eight-year hiatus was "Old Times," but she has not landed a gig in another theater production since then.

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Kelly Reilly on June 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

WHERE DOES THE COUPLE LIVE AND SPEND THEIR SPARE TIME?

The couple lives in their New York City home, but they regularly visit their second property in England. Their relationship in 2011 was complicated because they lived thousands of miles apart. About it, Reilly said

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"I live between my house on the borders of Sussex and Surrey and New York, where my boyfriend lives […] I spend a lot of time across the pond."

While England will always be her home, Reilly admitted that she made her life in New York. However, she lived in Los Angeles when she first moved to the US.

Kelly Reilly on May 30, 2019 in West Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

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During her first few months in the States, she was homesick. The "Yellowstone" star missed English people, pubs, humor, and her friends and family. Eventually, she moved to the Big Apple because she preferred the city's "vibe," and now she loves it. "It's my favorite city," she revealed.

Reilly and Baugher might not have any children, but they lead a happy life without drama, a seemingly challenging task in showbiz. Way to go!

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