Hollywood superstars’ favorite place to find a date? It’s not some exclusive app or L.A. hot spot. It’s apparently Saturday Night Live. Ben Affleck is dating producer Lindsay Shookus. Olivia Wilde met her husband, former cast member Jason Sudeikis, at one of the show’s legendary afterparties. Cazzie David met her boyfriend Pete Davidson when her dad hosted the show. Scarlett Johansson certainly had something going on with current Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost over the summer.
It’s unclear exactly how long the pair have been an item, but Stone did host the show last December. McCary, by the way, was responsible for directing one of the most memorable sketches from Stone’s episode (if not the whole season): “Wells For Boys.”
Some time between Stone’s stint as a patient mother to a sensitive little boy and, presumably June, when they were spotted together at the premier of McCary’s indie flick Brigsby Bear, sparks flew even if the public wasn’t aware. When Stone also showed up at an SNL afterparty earlier this month, many interpreted it at the time as a show of support for her frequent costar Ryan Gosling who happened to be hosting that night. Turns out, there might have been other reasons.
McCary, by the way, was a member of the L.A.-based sketch group Good Neighbors with Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennet and joined the show in 2014 when SNL producer Lorne Michaels basically hired the entire group.
While Saturday Night Live may be having quite a current run when it comes to celebrity matchmaking, it certainly isn’t without precedent. Elisabeth Moss met ex-husband Fred Armisen when her Mad Men co-star Jon Hamm hosted the show. Though, as Vanity Fair points out, it may have been none other than Carrie Fisher who started the trend. She hosted the show back in 1978 and met both Dan Ackroyd and musical guest Paul Simon during the week. She went on to date Ackroyd and later marry Simon.
It isn’t lost on Cazzie David, either, how something about the show just seems to encourage romance.
“I met Pete when my dad hosted Saturday Night Live. SNL has literally set up so many couples,” she told us earlier this month. “There are millions of couples that met at SNL. Well, not millions…I went earlier in the year when my dad was playing Bernie [Sanders], and I didn’t meet Pete then, but I was around. Then I met him when my dad was hosting, and I was very interested. I was definitely the one trying to make it happen.”
Maybe one day will get the story of how exactly Stone and McCary struck up a romance. In the mean time though, maybe this means we can hope for a “Wells For Boys” sequel.
Emma Stone’s New Blonde Hair Is Just One of Many Stunning Looks
Attending the premiere of Superbad in 2007, actress Emma Stone looked fresh faced and youthful with simple black liner and her red locks softly tousled.
Stone arrived to the 2008 MTV Movie Awards with her hair swept back with an embellished clip, dewy skin and black eyeliner.
Darkening her locks to a deep auburn, Stone attended the premiere of Zombieland in 2009 with a golden smoky eye and a nude lip.
Stone was platinum blonde with blunt bangs and a dramatic smokey cat eye at the The Trevor Project Annual Show in 2010.
Stone radiated elegance with a simple up do, a natural eye and sun-kissed skin at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2011.
Attending the 5th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in 2012, the actress kept her red hair loosely pinned back.
Back to blonde! At The Croods film premiere in 2013, Stone changed up her beauty look with a sleek playful top bun and a bright pink lip.
At the 2014 Met Gala, Stone wore her hair softly tousled in a side braid and a shimmery, bronze smokey eye.
Stone attended the 71st Venice Film Festival in 2014 with her newly chopped locks in a tousled bob. She also wore a subtle winged eye and a berry lip.
Attending the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2015, Stone looked classic with a sleek side pony, a red lip, and a black winged eye.
Exuding old Hollywood glam with her auburn locks softly tousled to the side, rosy cheeks and a coral lip, the Birdman actress looked the part of an Oscar nominee at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in 2015.
Stone showed off her dark side at the 2016 Met Gala with her brunette locks in a sleek do, a dramatic dark smoky eye and a nude lip.
Celebrating her Oscar win for her role in La La Land, Emma Stone steps out wearing her auburn red locks in elegant curls with a burgundy red lip.
Wearing a soft mauve lip with her golden blonde tousled waves, Stone arrives at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala.
Debuting her latest look, Stone steps out in New York City with her new shoulder length platinum blonde locks
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