Saturday Night Live (SNL) is indisputably one of the most iconic comedy shows of all time. The show’s overwhelming success and longevity is without a doubt a product of stellar casting choices. Since making its late-night debut in the 1970s, the sketch comedy show has featured some downright hysterical cast members whom, as SNL’s copious yearly Emmy nominations indicate, are the true masterminds behind the show.
However, one cannot deny that some of the show’s most iconic moments would have been unachievable without its assortment of celebrity guest hosts. For most celebrities, an SNL hosting gig is purely an opportunity to showcase hidden comedic talents. However, some A-listers get a lot more than they bargained for when they host they iconic show and can’t resist the allure of dating an SNL star. Here’s a compilation of SNL stars who have managed to bag A-list romances over the years.
Pete Davidson Has Dated His Fair Share Of Hollywood A-Listers
Pete Davidson has inexplicably managed to date a string of Hollywood A-listers throughout his decade-long tenure at SNL.
The 28-year-old comedian just concluded a 9-month relationship with reality TV star Kim Kardashian, which started almost immediately after the famed Kardashian made her SNL guest hosting debut. Before Kim, Davidson had been linked to multiple high-profile celebs, including pop music sensation Ariana Grande, acclaimed actress Kate Beckinsale, and high fashion model Kaia Gerber.
Colin Jost Is Married To Scarlett Johansson
Colin Jost and Black Widow star Scarlet Johansson met in 2006, when the latter made her debut as an SNL celebrity guest host. However, the two weren’t romantically linked until May 2017, when they were spotted flaunting PDA at an SNL season finale after party.
Johansson and Jost made their public debut as a couple a few months later at the American Museum of Natural History Gala. The two got engaged in May 2019, tied the knot in October 2020, and welcomed their first child in 2021.
Dan Aykroyd And Carrie Fisher Dated While Filming The Blues Brothers
Dan Aykroyd and deceased actress Carrie Fisher met in 1978, when Carrie hosted SNL alongside musical guest The Blues Brothers. However, the two did not become an item until the late 1970s, when they landed roles in the 1980 comedy The Blues Brothers.
Unfortunately, Carrie and Dan’s whirlwind romance ended as soon as the iconic film wrapped filming. Carrie later reconnected with her on-again-off-again boyfriend Paul Simons, whom she married in 1983.
Fred Armisen And Elisabeth Moss Got Divorced After A Year Of Marriage
Emmy-winning actress Elisabeth Moss and SNL star Fred Armisen met in October 2008, when Moss appeared in SNLs parody sketch of the AMC drama, Mad Men. Just three months after this initial meeting, the two got engaged.
Armisen and Moss tied the knot in Long Island City on the anniversary of their first meeting. However, barely a year into the marriage, the two called it quits, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Lindsay Shookus And Ben Affleck Had An On-Again-Off-Again Relationship
SNL producer Lindsay Shookus and Batman star Ben Affleck had been secretly dating for more than a year before they ended their relationship in August 2018.
The two briefly rekindled their romance in February 2019 before splitting up yet again in April 2019. Affleck is currently married to Latin musical sensation Jennifer Lopez, while Shookus is yet to re-enter the dating scene.
Dave McCary And Emma Stone Have Been Married For Two Years
SNL segment director Dave McCary and Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone met in 2016, when Stone starred in the SNL sketch, Wells for Boys. The two were linked romantically in October 2017, with inside sources disclosing to People that they’d been secretly dating since July of that year.
Stone and McCary got engaged after two years of dating and secretly tied the knot in 2020. The two are still married and recently welcomed a child together.
Bill Hader Dated Both Anna Kendrick And Rachel Bilson
Bill Hader and O.C. alum Rachel Bilson started dating in the fall of 2019 and made their public debut at the 2020 Golden Globes. Although the two were initially completely besotted with each other, things fizzled out quite rapidly at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By July 2020, the two had ended their relationship. Hader moved on with Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick, whom he dated for two years before calling it quits in June 2022.
Jason Sudeikis And Olivia Wilde Were Engaged For Seven Years
Jason Sudeikis and Drinking Buddies star Olivia Wilde met at an SNL wrap party back in 2011. Barely six months after this initial meeting, reports emerged that the two were romantically involved.
Sudeikis and Wilde got engaged in January 2013, welcomed their first child in April 2014, and their second in October 2016. The duo called it quits in November 2020, bringing their seven-year engagement to an untimely end.