Kris Brkljac is an Australian-American business consultant with Serbian origins who came to the spotlight after becoming the husband of Stana Katic, a popular Canadian-American actress. The couple managed to hide their relationship for a long time before eventually announcing their engagement and eventual marriage in 2015.
If you were wondering, Stana Katic is best known for her incredible portrayals of the characters Detective Kate Beckett in the ABC crime-comedy series Castle and Agent Emily Byrne in the AXN thriller series Absentia. This article is not about Stana Katic but her business consultant husband. Let’s explore all there is to know about Kris Brkljac.
Kris Brkljac Was Born In Australia
Kris Brkljac was born Kris Srboljub Brkljac on October 7, 1961, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His birth sign is Libra, and he belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group. Kris holds dual citizenship in the sense that he has an Australian passport as a result of the fact that he was born in the country. At the same time, he is also a United States citizen through the naturalization process.
Not much is known about the identity of Kris’ parents except that they are responsible for the Serbian roots in Kris Brjljac’s bloodline, having originally come from Lika, a region located in old Yugoslavia. They moved to Australia from the country of their birth in search of better opportunities.
Stana Katic’s husband was raised alongside two brothers in Sydney, Australia. Both brothers have since gone on to become their men. One of his brothers, Milan Brkljac, reportedly became a chiropractor while his other brother, Dragoljub Brkljac, also became a policeman. Not much is known about them beyond that.
Kris Brkljac Met His Wife Through Her Brother
Kris Brkljac was introduced to his wife by her brother, Mark “Marko” Katic. At the time, Mark reportedly worked as an intern in Kris’ defunct 180Now organization. The timeline falls between 2006 and 2007, and even though Stana was a well-known actress at the time, the couple decided to keep their fledgling relationship a secret.
It was a secret that the paparazzi were determined to expose, and subtle clues were dropped with images of the couple attending social events together. Kris and Stana held their resolve and wouldn’t be goaded into revealing intimate details of their relationship before they were ready to.
To make matters even more difficult for the nosy paparazzi, Kris Brkljac’s wife, then his girlfriend, was rumored to be dating her co-Castle star, Nathan Fillion. That rumor helped the couple to maintain the tight lid they had on their relationship and control the narrative.
Kris Brkljac’s Wedding To Stana Katic Was Secret
The truth finally came in 2014 when a source close to Kris and Stana shared the news of their very secret engagement to the media and general public. The press was suddenly faced with a new task of unveiling the wedding date to the public. Unfortunately, they were thwarted again by Kris Brkljac and his then-to-be bride, Stana Katic.
They did an excellent job, too, as the media and the public never really found out until the ceremony ended. Kris and his wife had stayed secretive to the end and even only posted a black and white picture of their linked hands showing off their wedding bands. In reality, it would seem that the couple wanted to maintain the mystery surrounding their wedding ceremony.
They changed their mind because shortly after the event, a representative of Kris Brkljac’s wife, Stana Katic, confirmed the details of the wedding to US Weekly publication. The wedding was reportedly celebrated on April 25, 2015, just one day before the actress’s 37th birthday.
The wedding venue was a private Orthodox Serbian family monastery on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. It was a place that held significance for the couple in the sense that even though Stana was born in Canada, her parents were originally Serbian Croatians, while, as earlier stated, Kris’ parents were originally from Serbia.
Kris Brkljac And Stana Katic Are Still Married
As previously mentioned, despite his achievements, not much would have been heard about Kris Brkljac if not for the fact that he got married to a popular actress in the person of Stana Katic. The couple has been married for almost a decade, and their relationship appears to be strong.
They live together in Florida, but as things stand, Kris and Stana have no children together, and there doesn’t seem to be any rush on the part of the couple, who have yet to encounter any controversy in their marriage.
Stana Katic’s Husband Is A Business Consultant
Kris Brjlac got his basic and secondary education in Australia. He also acquired a degree in Communication Media Law in the country of his birth. Soon after completing his higher education, Kris felt it was time to change his environment and seek better opportunities anywhere but in Australia.
Understandably, his first and subsequently last port of call was the United States of America. Despite his remarkable achievements, the beginning of Kris Brkljac’s sojourn in the United States was far from being a walk in the park. To paint a clear picture of how bad things were at first, Kris was forced to live on the streets of New York City at the very young age of 21.
It was an experience that would have broken many men, but Kris used the adversity he faced as a launching pad to great things. Within five years, he had completely turned things around and sold his first company for a lot of money within that time frame. First, he got a job with Dispute Suite, a software company based in Florida.
He soon grew to become the VP of sales and marketing in that company. Kris Brkljac, who describes his incredible life as watching a movie, moved on to become an independent business consultant and has worked as the head executive strategist for some Fortune 500 companies.
In addition to his remarkable abilities as a business strategist, Kris Brkljac has also tried his hands at acting. He played a part in one episode of his wife’s TV series, Castle, before returning to play another small part in her 2017 romantic drama Lost In Florence.
Kris has achieved great success as a reliable, savvy, and talented business consultant. However, the celebrity husband has kept his feet firmly planted on the ground and still prefers a very low profile life, away from media scrutiny.