Who Is Mikey Day's Partner? All About Paula Christensen

The SNL actor and Christensen have been together for over a decade and welcomed a son in August 2012

<p>Paula Christensen/Instagram</p>

Paula Christensen/Instagram

Mikey Day is known for his silly appearances in manySaturday Night Live skits and hosting Is It Cake?, but offscreen, he's serious about his partner of more than a decade, Paula Christensen.

The actor, who recently reprised his hilarious Beavis and Butt-Head character with Ryan Gosling at the Fall Guy premiere, has been in a relationship with Christensen for over 10 years.

Although it’s unclear how they met, they both share a love of acting and comedy, with Day known for his characters on SNL and Christensen previously appearing on sitcoms such as Modern Family.

Though the couple tends to keep their relationship fairly out of the spotlight, they have shared glimpses of their love on social media, including posting photos with their son who was born in August 2012.

Here’s everything to know about Day’s partner.

She’s from Argentina

Christensen was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but moved to the United States when she was two years old, per her IMDb page. As a result of the couple's acting careers and his SNL schedule, she spends her time between the East and West Coast, writing on her Instagram bio, “Fermented in New York. Chilled in California.”

She’s an actress

<p>Paula Christensen/Instagram</p>

Paula Christensen/Instagram

Like Day, Christensen is in the entertainment industry. She has appeared on numerous hit shows through the years, including Parenthood, 2 Broke Girls and Modern Family.

In April 2020, she posted about the end of Modern Family by sharing a selfie of her with stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet on set. Alongside the photo, she recalled how she auditioned for the show over 50 times before booking the role of Tammy in season 8, calling it an “honor” to be on the show.

She’s a producer

In addition to appearing on screen, Christensen has done work behind the camera. According to her IMDb, she was a segment producer for the webseries ​​React to That. Additionally, she has worked as a choreographer on a handful of shows including Parenthood.

They were both involved with the Groundlings

Though Day and Christensen have not publicly discussed how they met, it's possible they crossed paths working with the famous improv group the Groundlings. While Christensen is an alumni of the Groundlings Sunday Company, Day got his start with the group writing and costarring in the skit David Blaine Street Magic.

A parody of magician David Blaine, portrayed by Mitch Silpa, the skit was later shared to the Groundlings’ YouTube page, becoming one of their most popular videos and opening the door for Day’s comedy career.

She and Mikey have been together for over a decade

<p>Paula Christensen/Instagram</p>

Paula Christensen/Instagram

Day and Christensen are longtime partners. In March 2022, Christensen celebrated Day’s birthday by sharing a sweet throwback photo of them kissing from 10 years ago. “Still feel this way about you @mikeyfuntime,” she captioned the black and white image, adding, “Happy Birthday, baby. Here’s to many more.”

She and Mikey have one child together

In August 2012, the couple became parents to son Abbott, according to She Knows. Speaking with the publication in December 2023, Day reflected on being a dad to a tween, noting that he “refuses to accept that he’s getting older.” He also joked that he and Christensen are now suddenly “uncool” and “annoying” parents in Abbott’s eyes.

“He’s doing things that I did as a kid and I’m like, ‘Oh, man, we’re the parents,'” he told the publication. “And I remember being annoyed by my parents. And I’m like, ‘Oh, we’re that now. We’re that.'”

“You always think like, ‘No, we’re cool, though. We’re not going to be annoying.’ We’re like ‘Yo what’s up, man?!'” Day joked. “But I say the same things my parents did. Like, ‘After you eat can you put your dishes in the dishwasher? Please? It’s not that hard.'”

Their son has made a few cameos on SNL

<p>Mikey Day/Instagram</p>

Mikey Day/Instagram

While Day and Christensen have shared glimpses of their family on social media, Abbott has also made a few cameos on SNL. In 2019, Abbott appeared in the sketch “Children's Clothing Ad” alongside his father. After the episode aired, Day opened up about sharing the screen with his son, writing on X, “So proud of the boy!”

When the SNL cast had to film their skits at home during COVID quarantine in 2020, Abbott appeared alongside Day for another skit titled “Dad Prank Video,” which showed him pulling various pranks on his dad.

She’s a big soccer fan

Being from Argentina, Christensen is a big soccer fan, specifically when it comes to the Argentina national football team. As the team won the 2022 Soccer World Cup, Christensen posted her pride for the team, including a photo of her, Day and their son donning matching jerseys as they hung a flag in their window. Day even donned a jersey on SNL, which Christensen adorably shared on her Instagram with the caption, “😍🇦🇷.”

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