'Saturday Night Live' brought them together.
Like so many other celebrity couples past and present (Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson; Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost), Saturday Night Live played an integral part in Emma Stone and Dave McCary's love story. Without the show, their paths may have never crossed — but luckily, they did back in 2016 when Emma hosted SNL and starred in a skit that Dave wrote.
The two ended up hitting it off, but their relationship became one of Hollywood's best-kept secrets. It took nearly a year since they first met for everyone to realize they were dating and a whole year after that for them to make their couple debut. Keeping things as private as possible, the actress and the former SNL director quietly got married in September 2020 and secretly welcomed a daughter, Louise Jean, the following spring.
Here, take a look back at Emma Stone and Dave McCary's relationship timeline.
December 2016: Emma Stone and Dave McCary meet at Saturday Night Live.
On December 3, 2016, Emma Stone returned to host Saturday Night Live, and in the process, met Dave, who wrote and directed the "Wells for Boys" sketch that the actress starred in.
October 2017: Emma Stone and Dave McCary are officially a couple.
Nearly a year after their first meeting and a secret date at the Brigsby Bear premiere in between, it was confirmed that Emma and Dave were officially a couple. A source told People at the time that they had been seeing each other for "at least three months."
January 2019: Emma Stone and Dave McCary attend the the SAG Awards together.
Emma and Dave stepped out together as a couple at the SAG Awards when the actress was nominated for two awards for her roles in Maniac and The Favourite in 2019. And while they didn't walk the red carpet together, the pair were spotted inside the venue (See a cute photo of the couple with Bradley Cooper above).
December 2019: Emma Stone and Dave McCary announce their engagement.
After sparking engagement rumors in April 2019 and again in August, Stone and McCary decided to finally announce the happy news with fans. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Dave shared a photo of himself and Emma smiling while holding out her diamond-clad hand for the camera.
August 2020: Emma Stone and Dave McCary launch their own production company.
Amid their engagement, Emma and Dave launched their first joint business venture, a production company called Fruit Tree, in partnership with the independent entertainment company A24.
"We are thrilled to partner with our friends at A24," the couple previously told Deadline. "Their commitment to thoughtful and original storytelling and embracing artists' visions feels rare and vital, and we are incredibly grateful that they support our passion to do the same."
September 2020: Emma Stone and Dave McCary get married.
After their original wedding plans were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Emma and Dave finally tied the knot in September 2020. The news was confirmed via a source two weeks after the couple sparked marriage rumors when they were spotted sporting matching gold bands while on a walk in Los Angeles.
March 2021: Emma Stone and Dave McCary welcome their first child together.
While Stone never confirmed she was pregnant, the Oscar-winner was photographed cradling her baby bump on multiple occasions before giving birth to a baby girl, Louise Jean, in March 2021.
Soon after the arrival of the couple's first child, a source told People that Stone was "very excited" about motherhood. "Emma has been very excited about the baby. She has been private but said that she was feeling great," the insider explained, adding: "Emma and Dave have a strong and respectful marriage. A baby will add a new dimension of bliss for both of them."
May 2022: Emma Stone rewears her wedding afterparty dress at the Met Gala.
Emma arrived at the 2022 Met Gala (sans Dave) wearing a white minidress with a feathered hem from Louis Vuitton that she had originally worn to her wedding two years prior.
"Sartorial revival. Emma Stone gives a second life to a white dress specially designed for her wedding after-party," Louis Vuitton wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of Stone posing in the party mini with model HoYeon Jung and the brand's creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière.
February 2023: Emma Stone and Dave McCary have a rare public date night courtside at the Knicks game.
The notoriously private couple went on a rare public date at a New York Knicks game. Sitting courtside, Emma wore a white jacket over her all-black ensemble, which included a cute pair of Mary Jane flats, while her husband kept it casual in a crewneck sweater, black jeans, and Reebok sneakers.
December 2023: Emma Stone reveals she got a black eye before her wedding to Dave McCary.
Over the years, Stone hasn't shared many details about her relationship with McCary, but she did divulge one unexpected tidbit about their wedding day while making an appearance on the Smartless podcast.
"The week that I got married, I did open a refrigerator, and the handle broke off," Stone said. "And I got a black eye." She jokingly added, "I need a helmet and extensive therapy."
January 2024: Emma Stone dedicates her Golden Globes win to Dave McCary.
While accepting her award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her role in Poor Things at the 2024 Golden Globes, Emma first gave her husband a sweet shoutout. "This is amazing, thank you. Dave, I have to start with you really quickly," Stone began. "I love you very much. Thank you for everything!"
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