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Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn’s lives were turned upside down when Matthew Muller broke into their home on March 22, 2015, and kidnapped Denise. Their story is explored in the new Netflix docuseries American Nightmare. When Aaron awoke after being drugged by Matthew, he went to the Vallejo police to explain what happened. Instead of believing Aaron’s claim that Denise had been kidnapped, police assumed that Aaron had something to do with Denise’s disappearance.
Denise was held captive by Matthew in South Lake Tahoe and raped twice. When Denise resurfaced after being released by Matthew, police still didn’t believe her story and assumed it was all a hoax. It wasn’t until Matthew got arrested for another home invasion that there was a break in Denise’s case.
Eventually, Matthew was held responsible for his crimes. He was sentenced to 40 years on a federal kidnapping charge and then got 31 additional years for two counts of forcible rape and other charges. But what happened to Denise and Aaron? Are they still together? Let’s break down where they are today.
Denise Huskins in ‘American Nightmare.’ (Netflix)
Are Denise Huskins & Aaron Quinn Still Together?
Yes, Denise and Aaron are still together. After surviving the kidnapping ordeal and the claims of it all being a hoax, Denise and Aaron emerged stronger than ever. Denise and Aaron sued the city of Vallejo for defamation. They settled out of court for $2.5 million.
In their 20/20 interview, Denise and Aaron admitted that they went to a lot of therapy after their ordeal. They also wrote the book Victim F: From Crime Victims to Suspects to Survivors, which was released in 2021.
When Did Denise Huskins & Aaron Quinn Get Married?
The couple got married in 2018. They moved to the coast and started a new life together. “Our wedding was just a perfect day,” Aaron said on 20/20. “Everyone who had supported us over the last few years was there. All our attorneys were there.” Denise added, “Including the detective who linked him to our case, Misty Carausu.” Their first dance as a married couple was to “Riser” by Dierks Bentley.
Do Denise Huskins & Aaron Quinn Have Kids?
Denise and Aaron welcomed their first child in March 2020, a daughter named Olivia. She was born 5 years to the day after Denise’s release. They now have a second daughter named Naomi. She was born in 2022. “It feels like our family is complete,” Aaron said in the docuseries.
Aaron Quinn in ‘American Nightmare.’ (Netflix)
Denise also opened up about her daughters. “I want them to know their value and to never let anyone dictate that or determine that for them,” she said. “Aaron added, “More than anything, I just hope that they grow up to be like their mom. And if they do that, they’ll be okay.”