It’s been a whirlwind romance for comedian John Mulaney and actress Olivia Munn.
Following months of rumors, Mulaney confirmed he and Munn were together – and that they’re going to be parents.
“Olivia and this baby have helped save me from myself and this early journey out of recovery,” Mulaney said in a September interview.
The comedian, who has been open about past struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, returned to rehab late last year.
“It is a very, very lucky thing to have met this woman. … I got into this relationship that’s been really beautiful and with someone incredible who has dealt with the non-coked up version of me. That’s been very incredible and she kind of held my hand through that hell,” he saidat the time.
John Mulaney announces he’s having a baby with Olivia Munn
Mulaney first publicly told “Late Night” host Seth Myers about his relationship status.
“In the spring, I went to Los Angeles, and met and started to date a wonderful woman named Olivia – Olivia Munn,” Mulaney, 39, said in the September interview. “And we’re having a baby together. … I’m going to be a dad. We’re both really, really happy.”
This will be the first child for Mulaney and”The Newsroom” actress, 41.
Mulaney revealed he stayed in rehab for two months. He got out in February and stayed in a sober living facility for a month and a half before heading to Los Angeles, where he reconnected with Munn – the two first met at Meyers’ wedding to Alexi Ashe in 2013 (“so it’s nice that something good came out of the wedding,” Mulaney joked)
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“She got to date me right out of recovery, which is what they call a reverse catch,” Mulaney said of Munn.
Mulaney splits with ex-wife Anna-Marie Tendler
Before Mulaney opened his chapter with Munn he closed the chapter with his ex-wife Anna-Marie Tendler.
Reports emerged in May that Mulaney and Tendler were divorcing after six years of marriage, according to People and Page Six. The split came after the comedian checked in for a 60-day rehab stay in December.
He left rehab the next month and moved out of the home he shared with his “ex-wife” shortly before hosting the Halloween episode of “Saturday Night Live,” Mulaney recapped in the Myers interview.
“I did relapse back onto drugs after that,” he told Meyers. “Then I continued using drugs, you and some other friends staged an intervention, as you recall.”
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Meyers’ recollection of the intervention was “awful,” he said. “You do those things because you’re really worried about your friend.”
Mulaney has joked in stand-up routines about his past issues with alcohol. He returned to the stand-up stage in September with “John Mulaney: From Scratch.”
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Munn previously in a relationship with Aaron Rodgers
Munn also had been in a famous relationship. The actress previously dated Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers before the two split in 2017.
In an interview with ESPN Magazine, Rodgers admitted that dating in the public eye put pressure on his relationship with Munn.
“When you are living out a relationship in the public eye, it’s definitely … it’s difficult,” he said in the August 2017 interview. “It has some extra constraints because you have other opinions about your relationship, how it affects your work and, you know, just some inappropriate connections.”