Are Olivia Munn & Joel Kinnaman getting engaged after 7 months together?

These are photos of Olivia Munn and Joel Kinnaman from about a week and a half ago. I never got around to using them when they first came out, mostly because I was depressed that Joel and Olivia were still together, and I was extra-depressed because both of them look nice in these pics. And before everyone assaults me with a barrage of “WHO?” I shall explain. Joel Kinnaman is the dirt-lipped dirtbag on The Killing (which was just canceled). He’s a Swedish-American actor, and he’s BFFs with Alex Skarsgard. He’s cute and talented, and I had a big crush on him for a while, until The Killing’s bad writing made it impossible for me to like anything or anyone involved with the show. Olivia Munn is… do I need to explain? She’s an actress/comedienne/try-hard famewhore. She’s famous for having a great body and making fart jokes.

Anyway, Joel and Olivia first “came out” as an item back in March, just as The Killing’s second season began. Olivia’s publicist made sure to leak the details, although to Olivia some credit, they had already been dating for a few months beforehand and no one heard anything about it until then. So, Olivia and Joel have been together for most of the year, about six or seven months. Is it time to start wondering if they’ll get married?

Actress Olivia Munn has been romantically linked with a number of men in the past – but she may be off the market soon, now that she’s gotten the thumbs-up from her current beau’s clan.

Stockholm-born Joel Kinnaman, 32, recently took Olivia, 32, to Sweden to meet his mother, Bitte.

“She loved Olivia and even told Joel that he’d better now blow it!” a friend says. “Bitte’s very important to Joel, so getting her approval was key.”

Now the only question is: when’s the wedding?

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I have to admit, Olivia’s game has gotten a lot better this year. She didn’t actively piss people off in Magic Mike, and she’s gotten solid-to-good reviews for her turn in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom. And she gets to bone “the other hot Swede in Hollywood” and they like each other enough that he takes her to meet his family. So she seems to have found her footing professionally and personally. Sigh… I can’t hate on her for any of this, honestly. She’s playing it pretty cool. And while this coupling isn’t doing it for me, Joel could totally do WAY worse.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Glimmer Bunny says:

    He’s just SO dreamy, loved him in “Snabba Cash” (a swedish movie, really good) and I think he could do WAY better than Butterface Munn.

    Hope this isn’t true.

  2. marie says:

    he’s a cutie! I’ve tried unsuccessfully to like Olivia, so I dunno..

    • Elle says:

      “I’ve tried unsuccessfully to like Olivia” is a flawless statement. Ditto. I don’t know, at least she doesn’t annoy me as much as she used to? (I think I can convince myself of this.)

  3. Hautie says:

    That boy is gorgeous.

    And being clean shaven makes all the difference for me. I always hated that unfortunate mustache he was wearing in “The Killing”.

    Plus I like Olivia Munn. Good for her! After the LA d-bags she has mess with in the past. This one is a keeper!

  4. Viv says:

    I really wanted to read the whole article but with those pics all I could concentrate on was, OOOH, nice arms, Joel.

  5. Bad Irene says:

    They sure grow ’em big and sexy in Sweden, now where is my passport?

  6. Gwen says:


    That being said (yelled), he sounds pretty calm about it in interviews done back home. He did an interview the other day where he didn’t want to talk about her, so I think the “they’ll-marry-in-a-second-angle” is made up by her people. He’s too busy to get married right now IMO.

  7. Launicaangelina says:

    Ugh! I wanted The Killing to be good, I loved him, but it was HORRIBLY written. I like them together and they look good.

  8. sara says:

    It’s too bad he’s such an huge a-hole. They’re a good fit.

  9. Kate says:

    I will say Munn is one of the very few bright spots in the dreadful Newsroom. Her character is the only half-way decently written female, and she looks like an Academy award winner next to Allison Pill.

    I didn’t know she had it in her.

    • beyonce's bump says:

      OMG u find Newsroom dreadful?????? I LOVE Newsroom!!! I think it is one of Aaron Sorkin’s best written piece of work. My fiance and I saw all 7 episodes in two days….I can’t believe there are people who do not like it.

      • sanna says:

        lol you’re the only person I’ve heard who DOES like it.

      • Kate says:

        It is a huge disappointment to me. I think there is a good show in there somewhere but it is totally lost with the over-the-top speechifying and ridiculous female characters. Give me West Wing any day over this drivel. The “Rudy” episode …. I simply don’t have the words for how awful that was.

      • gee says:

        I love it too! My whole office is obsessed with The Newsroom.

      • Lindsay says:

        I love Newsroom too! It makes me sad that people hate it.

  10. sanna says:

    I’ve met him a couple times and in real life he’s basically a less scuzzy version of his Killing character – white boy who likes rap and says yo a lot. Not my type at all (though he is handsome). And Olivia has taken the only 2-dimensional character on The Newsroom and turned her into cardboard. So…I hope they have a happy life together?

    • This Just In says:

      Yes, he is that. Cleaned up he pulls off the handsome Swede look and Americans eat it up. But he’s a poseur and has been a poseur his whole life, from the wrong tracks of Stockholm to now. And despite what I think of Olivia Munn, I’ll say she’s still a huge step up from Kate Bosworth. So if Alexander Skarsgard can do something as singularly stupid as get involved with a withering, clinging, entitled brat like Bosworth and still have some respect left when it’s all over, I can hardly fault a man for dating Olivia Munn. At least Munn eats. And keeps her food down.

  11. Kate says:

    i love her outfit in these pics.

  12. Zooyork says:

    I think he’s sooo hot in The Killing. I love his character in that and his outfits.

  13. says:

    He looks mighty fine.

    I have no idea who she is.

  14. Jessica says:

    They are both really, really attractive. I actually think Olivia might be hotter than him, but…meh. Whatevs.

  15. Rux says:

    I went in being positive I would hate Munn in Newsroom but I have to say, she IS the best part of that show. I am impressed. Go Girl. I guess you need to hit rock bottom *cough* *cough* Justin Timberlake *cough* *cough* in order to climb yourself back up.

  16. Mirella says:

    He does look good in these pictures. They both do.

  17. videli says:

    He looks fine indeed. In the Killing, I couldn’t stand him at the beginning, this insufferable anorexic druggie. But unlike the original, the relationship between the two detectives was a strong point of the show. Also, I didn’t know there was a sexpot underneath that sleaze.

  18. bammer says:

    I discovered him in the Killing and I’m looking forward to more work. Snabba Cash was amazing.

    Doesn’t he have the rep for being a manwhore? I don’t see this relationship lasting.

  19. Incredulous says:

    I notice that in every photo Olivia is holding his hand close to her, no matter the size of the gap between them.

    If I was feeling churlish, I would draw certain inferences from that sort of body language.

  20. Lacie says:

    Wow I didn’t know boy BFFs shared clothes too! Seriously you had pics of skarsgaard wearing the same outfit, but too big. It was obviously this kinneman’s outfit. I only remember because I’m in love (obsessed) with skarsgaard. Probably this guy now too. Damn it. I used to hate Olivia munn but now I’m just pissed she seems so lucky.

  21. Stacia says:

    3 pic reminds me of ASKAR

  22. Isabel says:

    Hold on, Skars and Kinnaman are friends? Think they have met occasionally, but friends? Don’t think so. They seem like completely different types, except for the looks and the famewhore (ex)girlfriend.

    • sanna says:

      Yes they’re friends. Maybe not BFFs like this says, but they grew up in the same place, and Alex’s younger brother Gustaf is Joel’s best friend. There are plenty of pictures of them together. They are completely different (personality wise) but Swedes in Hollywood are a small group.

      • This Just In says:

        I don’t know that I would call them friends so much as acquaintances. They’re extremely rarely photographed together for a reason: because they are extremely ever rarely around each other….despite the fact that they both live in LA…and there’s a reason for that.

  23. Tvcon says:

    Sooo just because he took her home to Sweden means they’re getting in engaged?
    I’m not saying they won’t eventually but not now. Joel has admitted in many interviews in Sweden that he wants children. She has said here that she doesn’t.

  24. iseepinkelefants says:

    Isn’t he the douche bag that rode Skaarsgard’s fame for the longest time? I remember hearing (negative) stories about this guy and no matter what I cannot like him.

    And ew any dude that would get with Olivia must be a douche. She takes famewhore/try hard to a whole new level. I’ll always think about those pics she sent to Chris Pine lol. F-cks anything to stay relevant. And if it’s a bigger name, WIN! No work involved on her part.

    • This Just In says:

      Just one bit of correction: Kinnaman is not, and never was, BFF with Alexander Skarsgard. He’s actually BFF with Skarsgard’s younger brother, Gustaf. It’s Joel and Gustaf who are thick as thieves and Joel’s known the Skarsgard family for years and years, but he doesn’t exactly hang out with Alexander either in LA or in Sweden, though Joel has said very nice things about Alex recently in interviews. It’s very much, “I know him, he’s an awesome guy” and not “we’re super tight”. I have a feeling Joel is well below Alexander’s rank both artistically and intellectually. As for Olivia…let me just say that Joel and Olivia are mutually beneficial to one another both personally and professionally. I’ll put it like that.

    • This Just In says:

      And by the way: I totally agree. Joel is a douche, and that is evident in his choice of a girlfriend. Also if you ever read his interviews, OMG that man loves to talk about himself and his “craft”. I cannot stand someone who talks incessantly about their “artistry”. Just STFU and give me good movie. Kinnaman’s interviews go on and on for PARAGRAPHS. He really believes his own hype.

  25. MsJAPrufrock says:

    The whole idea of Kinnaman dating Munn makes me depressed. But at least I know he’s into Asian chicks, :-).

  26. Amy says:

    Oh no! I hadn’t heard that The Killing (which I like despite its numerous flaws) was cancelled! And now you tell me that he’s still with Munn!??! This is the worst post ever!

  27. luls says:

    Dare I say, he is more handsome than Skaarsgard!?

    They make a good-looking couple.

  28. Kimberly says:

    This makes me really depressed. I literally stopped multitasking and stared at the picture. I rubbed my eyes, cartoony style, and looked again. Yep, that’s my honey with that famewhore. To be clear, my “honey” is Joel Kinnaman. I’ve been obsessed with him since The Killing, and the only other unattainable (i.e. famous) person I’ve drooled over this much was James McAvoy, who’s been married for a good part of his career. I’ve been wondering what kind of girl Joel’s into, and I want to vomit knowing it’s Olivia Munn. Ugh… You couldn’t have paired a more the gorgeous man with a more annoying woman.

    Well, here’s to hoping this is all a publicity stunt.