Carol Burnett is an iconic American actress, comedian, singer, and writer who has graced screens both big and small for over 60 years. Her groundbreaking comedy variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, was one of the first to be led by a woman. It was first shown on CBS. She has won many awards, such as six Primetime Emmys, a Tony Award, a Grammy Award, and seven Golden Globes. In 2005, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2013, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and in 2015, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
Looking into her personal life, Burnett has been married three times in her life, and her current husband of over 20 years is Brian Miller. Here is everything to know about him.
The Relationship Between Burnett And Miller
Carol Burnett and Brian Miller first met in Long Beach, California, in the 1990s. After dating for a few years, they got married in November 2001. Burnett has previously been married twice: to her college sweetheart Don Saroyan, whom she married in 1955 and divorced in 1962, and to television producer Joe Hamilton, whom she married in 1963 and divorced in 1984.
Burnett and Hamilton had three daughters together: Carrie, Jody, and Erin. Burnett has expressed that her relationship with Miller is terrific and that she feels fortunate to be with him at this time in her life. She also noted that her friends have embraced him and that he loves all of her buddies.
Miller has been with Burnett to red-carpet events and award shows over the years. In 2020, they went to the Golden Globes, and in April 2019, they saw Tootsie on Broadway for the first time.
Carol Burnett’s Husband Brian Miller Is A Musician
Miller is a singer and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’s main drummer. He used to be in charge of the orchestra’s staff. He also works as a music contractor for places like the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. As a music contractor, he has put together teams of musicians, conductors, and producers for things like the national tours of Hamilton and Waitress and shows with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Miller is over 20 years younger than Burnett. She has said that as they get older, the age gap between them narrows. She also noted that if a 40-year-old married a 20-year-old, communication would be more challenging than it is for them.
Carol Burnett Has Three Kids
Carol Burnett has three daughters: Carrie, Jody, and Erin, from her second marriage to television producer Joe Hamilton. Her oldest daughter, Carrie, passed away from lung cancer-related pneumonia in 2002. Carrie was a writer and actress who co-wrote the play “Hollywood Arms” with her mother. Jody is a television producer and Erin is an actress. Burnett and her current husband, Brian Miller, were granted temporary guardianship of Erin’s son, Dylan, in 2020 due to Erin’s substance abuse issues. A permanent guardian was named in 2022.
Miller Supported Burnett After Carrie’s Death
Burnett’s oldest daughter, Carrie, passed away from lung cancer-related pneumonia just two months after Burnett and Miller’s wedding. Burnett revealed in a 2022 appearance on the Dear Multi-Hyphenate podcast that Miller encouraged her to continue with her play Hollywood Arms, which she and Carrie wrote together. The play was in previews, and Burnett said she didn’t want to get out of bed, but Miller reminded her that she owed it to Carrie and director Hal Prince to finish the play. Burnett and Miller flew to Chicago for the play’s previews, and Burnett said that while on the plane, she said a little prayer to Carrie, asking her to be with her in spirit.