Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane is dating Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke: weird?

We’ve heard some occasional rumors about Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s lovelife. MacFarlane, 38, previously dated a chick named Alexis Knapp, who had Ryan Phillippe’s baby well after she’d split with Phillippe. Supposedly MacFarlane dated Knapp, just 22 at that time, while she was pregnant. I think Knapp leaked that story after MacFarlane broke up with her and she realized she wasn’t going to get any acknowledgment from him at all. Some of you commented on that story that he’s a well known player, which kind of surprises me. Then this summer we heard that he was casually dating Cameron Diaz, who reportedly wanted things to be more serious than MacFarlane was willing to commit to.

Now MacFarlane is dating Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen. She’s a talented young British actress of indeterminate age (wiki has her as 24 or 25). These two were seen out at an Emmys party (photos are at this link) and they left together to go to his house. I think I speak for a lot of women when I say he’s not worth it, run away!

It appears Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has found love with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.

The couple are pictured here on the eve of the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel, where they shared dinner with friends.

According to onlookers, the pair then headed back to Seth’s home.

On Sunday night, 38-year-old MacFarlane escorted Clarke, 25, to the Emmy Awards, where they posed together in an intimate Instagram snap.

They were also seen holding hands and having dinner together at HBO’s Emmys after-party.

A source told ‘Throughout the party, MacFarlane frequently draped his arm across Clarke‘s shoulder or wrapped it around her waist – and she didn’t seem to mind.’

They then left together shortly after midnight, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

British actress Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO medieval-fantasy series.

Connecticut-born MacFarlane, meanwhile, is best known as the creator of hit American TV show Family Guy, for which he also voices the main characters Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, and Stewie Griffin.

[From The Daily Mail]

I saw Clarke in one of the “making of” Game of Thrones specials, and I was impressed by how smart and well spoken she came across. Maybe it’s the British accent, but she didn’t seem like she was naive or anything. You don’t have to be stupid to be a douche magnet, and a lot of very smart women have a propensity for dating jerks who treat them like crap. Maybe I’m wrong and Seth is the boyfriend type, but I don’t get that impression from what I’ve heard.

Oh and I should talk about Emilia’s bad mullet Emmy dress, which is Chanel! Go Fug Yourself mentioned that the white fabric was picking up dirt. At least her styling is decent. Doesn’t she look so much different and more striking as a brunette?

Here she is at the BAFTAs LA Tea on 9-22. She looks so pretty here.

Photo credit:, FameFlynet and Instagram

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  1. QQ says:

    No Khaleesi, NO!

    But i wont front, Is probably Seth’s Voice that did it

  2. Eve says:

    I can’t stand him, his pretentiousness and his bobblehead.

    That one is a prick of the highest order.

    P.S.: During Charlie Sheen’s roast on Comedy Central, he (sporting a ridiculous fake tan) managed to be less funny than Sheen himself.

    • MaiGirl says:

      I completely agree. I held out hope that he was one of those smart and funny types that was just awkward or brittle sometimes, because he is so talented. But no, he seems like your average, everyday egotistical d___k who is lodged very high up his own patootie.

      • Eve says:

        I’ll respectfully disagree with you about one thing: I think the only talent he has is copying other people’s work. He should date Lady Gaga.

      • keats says:

        Disagree also. I have yet to even smile weakly at a Seth mcfarlane joke. He is derivative and painfully unfunny.

    • bcgirl says:

      Haha Yeah and somebody at that roast (can’t remember who but someone credible) said “and black people aren’t watching the Cleveland Show!” loved that.

  3. Chatcat says:

    Peter Brady and Daenerys…great what a couple! More like WTF.

  4. HotPockets says:

    I always thought he was gay, up until when I realized that he wasn’t and he was sort of a womanizer.

    I can’t believe he is dating the mother of dragons!

  5. mek821 says:

    She is super hot, young, talented and he is just GROSS.

    Why don’t these young women (Mila Kunis) realize they can do so much better than these slimy STD ridden “player” d-bags?

    • MaiGirl says:

      I don’t get it either, but I have a friend who has dated sexual cesspools off and on for years, and she said that there is this weird feeling of being honored that he chose you. Like, he could have anyone, because he has had EVERYONE, and you get to be the one who “tames” him. We are not good friends, for the record, because I have always thought she was kind of stupid.

  6. Tommy says:

    I actually think she looks better as a blonde. Something is clashing between that dark hair and her skin tone.

  7. KellyinSeattle says:

    She really needs to pick out better clothes, and better men. My sixteen year old son thinks his potty humor is so funny; I laugh every now and then, but it just gets so old.

  8. Lauren says:

    My gaydar is going off.

    • bcgirl says:

      Nope, but he seems to me to be a woman-hater, (based on his writing) and my gut feeling is that he is a sexual deviant who likes REALLY young girls. That rumour is out there. He is not normal, that’s for sure.

      • Eve says:

        Yup, I see a lot of misoginy in his “show x 3″ (it’s the same show done three times).

        There’s a lot of ageism too — just pay attention to the number of times they’ve mocked Rene Russo’s age.

        By the way, he claims to be supportive of gay rights, but some of the most distasteful, lowbrow, homophobic jokes I’ve seen in my life where from his shows.

      • Eve says:

        Eesh…I misspelled misogyny.

      • Jem says:

        Totally agree. I used to watch Family Guy and I kept finding myself thinking, “Wow – he really takes a lot of cheap shots at older or less-attractive women.” Nothing about ugly or older MEN – just the females. He clearly feels a woman’s value is in her appearance, and YOUNG and GORGEOUS are apparently the only “acceptable” traits to him. I stopped watching his shows. He’s a douche.

      • bcgirl says:

        HA! “show x 3″, exactly!
        I know, that’s how I know he’s not gay, his gay bashing jokes are the worst of the worst. Thanks for the link, perfect.

      • Fairy says:

        I agree he has a skewed perception of women. Aside from all the misogyny in his shows, hear what he has to say about his preference in women:

        he’s Victorian in his ideals for women… and nice girls are easier to deal with in the long run. By deal with does he mean control?,,20547517,00.html

  9. carrie says:

    why not! i like his voice but i don’t think he’s funny

  10. Emma says:

    I really don’t get why he has such a bad reputation. He seems quite nice in interviews and so on and I can usually spot a d-bag when I see one.

    • Mrs. Ari Gold says:

      Because the humor on his show is seriously woman-hating. (Along with every other kind of hate too.) He loves rape jokes on the show. Having said that I still can see that other stuff he does is funny and he’s cute. But to date? With those issues? No way!

      Any woman that would date him has very low self-esteem.

  11. Zigggy says:

    Has he had a bunch of botox recently? His face looks weird.

  12. Reece says:

    You know that one guy, you KNOW you shouldn’t for every rational reason on the planet, but you still like him and there’s just no good reason and…yeah. *hangs head in shame* I’d seriously consider it.

  13. Sway says:

    YAY! :) Love them together!

  14. Mary says:

    Okay, obviously judging by the other comments, people are not going to get this, but he is my one celebrity crush. I do know that he’s not ‘boyfriend material’ but I could really care less. I want him. When I read last night on huff post that he was dating her, I think I almost started crying. I really need some help I think :p

  15. Talie says:

    Ted Casablanca had a blind item about him many moons ago, when he was just gaining fame, about how he couldn’t put on condoms properly. He’s just one of those guys who can’t believe his luck, but had very limited experience beforehand. Unfortunately for the women, those guys turn out to be huge douches.

    • Amy says:

      There was another BI on CDAN that was rumored to be him. He got two girls to have a threesome with him, he was terrible, and the girl that he was interested in wouldn’t return his calls afterward. Must’ve been REALLY bad.

  16. Anne says:

    I hate to admit it but I kind of like the guy. If you went into it knowing he’s a bit of a douchebag, you could have a lot of fun. He seems like the type that knows how to have a great time.

  17. HadleyB says:

    He looks douchey and I am guessing they are banging him for his $$ and inside hollywood life ?

    Because his face is meh, his attitude/ personality sucks … if he was working in accounting would he get getting this much action? And such young girls?

    When I was 24 there is no way in hell I wanted to date anyone near 40 — money or not. But thats me. Just because men are older doesn’t mean ALL men can sex you better, some can some can’t.

  18. bea says:

    Why so much hate for Seth? He’s SO talented, he’s at the top of his game – why shouldn’t he be a “player”?

    • Kristen says:

      The hate is bc it’s just so damn disappointing. I am a family guy freak, I absolutely love it and thought I would love Seth as a result. But turns out he’s just a womanizer. I wanted him to be a nice person, or that he’d want a relationship. It’s not him.

      By the way – do people remember that he dated AMANDA BYNES????? NUFF SAID!

      • bea says:

        Unfortunately, we all prob. like shows, movies, music, etc. that “womanizers” produce.

        Unless he’s a Roman Polanski type, I can certainly separate what (we think) we know about his personal life and his creative endeavors.

    • TG says:

      Wow, I am shocked at all the hate for Seth. He is smart and talented. Somehow I thought he would be a fave among Celebithy fans. Well, I guess it just goes to show we are all different. I also think he is hot, but then again I have never read any gossip about him. I am surprised he would date airhead golddigger types he seems like he would need to be with a smart woman.

      Oh and I loved that girls dress for some reason.

  19. ssa says:

    Ugh, I can’t believe my Kahleesi is doing this to me.

  20. Aria says:

    He gives me the creeps. She’s a dredful actress, GOT weakest link IMO.

    • Aria says:


    • Amy says:

      I know! She ridiculously over-acts.

    • Tara Green says:

      Went back and read some of the critical comments re: Emilia Clarke’s acting on GOT, completely underdeserved imo. Her role must be incredibly difficult given the very awkward text, her stature, the challenges her character endures. I’d like to see those complaining act out lines such as “I am Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, of the blood of old Valyria. I am the dragon’s daughter” in a convincing and entertaining manner. She’s doing quite well.

  21. Abby says:

    Does anyone else see Peter Brady when they look at him??

  22. Anahata says:

    You guys are pissed! I think he’s great, actually. The cheese stands alone. ;)

  23. Marty says:

    I can’t hate him too much, Emilia is soooo beautiful. I would def go lesbian for her. ALL the way gay too, not just drunk college girl kissing gay.

  24. Hakura says:

    He definitely looks too much like Christopher Knight for me. x_x I figured he was probably arrogant after all the success he’s had, & it’s not at all unusual for those guys to become D-bags.

    I will admit thinking he’s talented, & he’s a great voice actor.

  25. Scarlett says:

    I don’t know much about her but i’ve heard her acting leaves much to be desired. I personally find him creepy and lecherous looking…he always looks like he’s leering at his supposed prey. Why do these really young girls succomb to the advances of men like this?

  26. hinder says:

    I love Emilia! She does such a great job as Dany. But…Seth MacFarlane?! Really, Emilia?! Really???

  27. Katija says:

    Yup. My “hots for a cartoonist” lust still goes to the South Park guys. They seem like they haven’t gone Hollywood, and their show is just SO much smarter. (And I mean, Book of Mormon?! Hello?!)

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:


    • Eve says:

      Me too!!! I also love the way they tore MacFarlane a new one with those “Cartoon Wars” episodes.

    • Saphana says:

      oh yes!

      they are so much more talented and personally i find them to be cuter than this fellow.
      the are very anti hollywood, look how they showed up at the oscars (in Goops and Jlo dresses and on Acid). i loved who they moked George Clooneys acceptance speech (“Smug alert!”) and how they deal with social issues.
      sean penn hates them which is always a good sign.
      and they take on liberals and conservatives, they are not allied with anyone, its just them.

  28. Melisande says:

    Say what you want about the guy and his sense of humor, I think we should stop with the “player” hate and respect what he does in his love life. So he’s not into serious relationships. As long as he makes it clear what he wants with his hook-ups and doesn’t end up hurting them, he’s not being a douche. Slut-shaming is not cool, guys.

  29. Darth says:

    Sorry if this sounds somewhat crass, but why SHOULDN’T he date young & attractive girls? They’re of legal age & consent. If his money & power allow him to have those things then more power to him. These girls must be getting something out of it themselves, or why would they do it?
    And there’s no saying that any one of us wouldn’t live the same way if we were in his position. That kind of money & freedom allows a person to basically craft any kind of life for themselves that they can dream up. Wouldn’t it seem like a bit of a waste to be dealt such a lucky hand, if all you did with it was get the wife, kids, and picket fence like everyone else?

    • Jess says:

      Yeah, the guy has REAL money. He’s hugely successful. Women do find that attractive. Look who Salma Hayek married. It’s not like she likes him for his killer body.

  30. Sarah says:

    Dang, he is punching WAY above his weight with her. She’s not only in a different league, she’s in a different dimension!

  31. Scarlett says:

    Salma Hayek’s husband is in completely different league than this guy. He is a mogul with a net worth that eclipses Seth Mcfarlane. This young woman should be chatting up the likes of Robert Pattinson and other young guys in the industry…not wasting her time with this one…sorry to say.

  32. Cody says:

    He probably did not get much attention from the girls in high school or college and now he is making up for it. Anyway, she lives across the Ocean and Thrones films in many different countries how much will they see each other ,very little.

  33. Sam says:

    I think he is attractive. He can sing, act, and he IS funny. I know his style of humor isn’t for everyone, but it must work for millions of people considering his crazy success. I think people are just too uptight. He writes to offend, that is his thing.

    I think its gross that he would date someone that young (and that she would date someone that old) but for the most part you don’t get into show business without bringing along some baggage. Just par for the course.

    • I *heart* Seth says:

      When did 38 become old :-(

      I’m 34 and I find him cute, charming and hilarious. Dating more than one woman does not a douche make.

  34. Really? says:

    All i have to say about her GoT character is her co-star, Drogo, Jason Moma, he was HOT, loved his hair and makeup…she was so lucky to have been that close with him…mmmm, much better than this schmuck, ewwww.

  35. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    She is beautiful and her character is one of my favorites on GoT, but she is way too good for that creep! Run Emilia, run!

  36. ichsi says:

    Uuuuurrrrrgggghhh!!!!! How does this unfunny sleazebag get all those gorgeous women?!

  37. JB says:

    American Dad is an awesome and hilarious show. I see the attraction.

  38. daily gloss says:

    I think this is a pr stunt they’ve been papped for the last three days on the same website.

  39. Mandy says:

    I LOVE her in Game of Thrones. She’s my favorite character!!

  40. testingt says:

    Well, I ain’t sayin she’s a gold digger but…

  41. Alana Fajina says:

    Let the fornicating continue!! I’m an old school Family Guy fan and have always had a thing for Seth. And his humor, but I just don’t take every one [or thing] That seriously. I don’t know who she is nor have I watched her show, but she’s a hottie! More power to them. I’d hit it.

  42. GoodCapon says:

    Aww I kinda hoped she would hook up with Kit because they’d make a hot couple.

    She’s absolutely gorgeous which is good – at least she has something going for her – because she truly can’t act at all. Maisie Williams runs circles around her every single time.

  43. Maritza says:

    She’s beautiful and he is so funny,talented and very rich, I like these two together. Seth looks like Christopher Knight’s (the guy from Brady Bunch) twin brother.

  44. Jilly Bean says:

    i bet he whispers (in his stewie voice) in her ears that someday stewie and kahleesi will rule the world!

  45. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Her lips look funny. Injections?

  46. FrenchT says:

    I’m watching FG right now and watch it or American Dad every freaking night before I go to bed. I love Seth but some of this Broadway musical business puts me off. That and him dating Amanda Bynes. He loves the young stuff, for sure. Enjoy it while you can Seth. He is super successful and attractive. Why not?

  47. fritanga says:

    OMG, I’ve lost all respect for her. He’s ghastly – the worst sort of narcissist (that ridiculous vanity CD of Frank Sinatra songs = disgusting). Plus how can she look at him CLOTHED much less…OMG, I can’t write it. Too horrible.

    I can only conclude she has no self-esteem – like Rhianna-levels of no self-esteem. Bleh.

  48. daily gloss says:

    Seth is known for being private and now out the blue the paps are following them really.

  49. daily gloss says:

    Seth is known for being private and now out the blue the paps are following them.

  50. Suki says:

    Seth is smart, talented and funny – success based on talent and imagination, not connections. He’s loyal, generous and passionate about what he believes in (the Democratic platform, for one thing). He’s a workaholic and pretty much the furthest thing from a ‘player’ I can think of. Really. And yes, I do know what I am talking about.

  51. daily gloss says:

    I actually think he’s a good guy I’ve heard he’s a sweet person and loyal as well.But I’m not buying this relationship too many pics in the last couple of days make me think pr stunt.

  52. Leah says:

    He looks so over groomed, its creepy.

  53. Val says:

    Hi Suki! I mean Seth!

  54. efa says:

    Who would even date this creep- I mean look at the guy for fucks sake. Bitch needed to run when she had the chance to.

  55. Thinking says:

    I sometimes go to Real Time with Bill Maher tapings in L.A., and I happened to hit two in a row where Seth MacFarlane was both a panel guest, as well as there to tape a scene for the Family Guy episode ‘Brian Writes a Bestseller’, where Brian (the dog character) appears on Real Time. Not only was he intelligent and crazy-funny while on the show, but he also took the time to warm up the audience a little before taping started, which he didn’t have to do, and no other guest has done in my many experiences being there.

    Yes, he’s sort of just doing his job in this instance, but I seriously felt he came across as genuine and surprisingly warm and gracious. And yes, I’d hit it.

    • Lizi says:

      Nice to know =) He may be accused of many things,but I also think he is genuine! I don’t get why many people hate his humour…It’s unpolite and sometimes hurtful, but it’s also really smart and through his humour he makes people aware of many shitty stuff that happens in many societies. Also he’s incredibly ironic,so people who don’t get him gotta let his jokes pass through the irony and sarcasm filter first.

      • Eve says:

        Nobody here is saying they don’t get MacFarlane’s jokes. What is being said here is that they’re just plain unfunny.

        His humor is also annoyingly unoriginal — no, scratch that. It’s downright plagiaristic. He ripped off The Simpsons’s concept, then kept doing that with many of their episodes/jokes (to this day). It’s so bleeding obvious, he (MacFarlane) even jokes about that — because there’s no point in trying to deny it anymore.

        P.S.: College Humor summed up MacFarlane’s shows really well here:

  56. Tara Green says:

    Love Seth MacFarlane! Super cutie, super funny, super brilliant and successful to boot. However, I doubt he treats women well (entirely based on what he writes and me assuming he kinda wishes he was the girl). Hope it works out. The actress mentioned is fantastic in Game of Thrones, btw.

  57. Lizi says:

    Ohhh,I love them both!!! for very different reasons! I think Seth is hilarious, sorry, I really really do! And I love his voice! But yes,I kind of doubt if he is a serious guy when it comes to having a relationship or whatever,but hey, I don’t really know the guy so I can’t really judge. SHE…well…she is PERFECT!!! I think she’s one of the most gorgeous women alive!!! Go khaleesi!!!

  58. SheCanDoBetter says:

    She can do better, but let’s be real here. Who you date can turn you from a dud to loved in Hollywood. The point is people will know you. I think a younger man would turn more heads, like if she perhaps became Robert Pattisson’s rebound chick no one would ever forget that. Edward Cullen & The Mother of Dragons. I doubt she’s attracted to him, but who he is doesn’t hurt.