Did Peter Dinklage spit his gum into his wife’s mouth at the Emmys?


Even though Peter Dinklage sort of thought his award should have gone to Jonathan Banks, The Dinklage still got on stage and accepted the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series on Sunday night. I was so pleased that The Dinklage won, I’ll admit that I didn’t really pay attention to what happened immediately after he won. He kissed his wife Erica Schmidt and then leaned forward to give Lena Headey a kiss too, because they adore each other. But something happened in between the two kisses! And that something has been investigated by the internet! See if you can tell what happened:

Internet investigators claim that The Dinklage had been chewing gum when his name was called, and as he kissed his wife, he realized – LIKE A BOSS – that it would be kind of unprofessional to accept an award while he chomped on some gum. He’s not Britney Spears, after all. So he either spat his gum into his wife’s hand (????) or he slipped/spat his gum into her mouth when he kissed her a second time (???).

Is this gross? I mean… it’s The Dinklage and he was doing it with his wife, not Lena Headey (although if we’re being honest, Lena probably would have let Peter spit out his gum in her hand, she doesn’t seem to have many hang-ups). I think this would be gross if it was, like, Shia LaBeouf or some dirty hipster. But this seems more like some minorly gross moment between a husband and wife who have a daughter together. They’ve dealt with poop, barf and other bodily functions together. What’s a little gum and spit?



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35 Responses to “Did Peter Dinklage spit his gum into his wife’s mouth at the Emmys?”

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  1. Astrid says:

    I’m fine with the “sharing” of gum. My husband and I do it too, sort of like sharing a mug of coffee, helping each other out. Way better than looking like a cow on national TV, chewing cud.

  2. itzblissy says:

    well… I think thats… okay?.. quick thinking on his part. I think it would have been more understandable if he spit it out into her hand tho.. or maybe his hand and put it in his pocket…

  3. Snazzy says:

    I love those pics of him with the penguin purse … amazing

    Edit: Is it just me or does it look like his wife is wearing a bathrobe?

    • doofus says:

      I’m SOOOOO glad they got posted here.

      he’s posing LIKE A BOSS with that clutch! (it belongs to his co-star, Maisie who plays Arya?, I think?…)

  4. Desi says:

    Yes, he did and I thought it was super cute. Thats an intimate couple for sure.

  5. truthSF says:

    They share spit when kissing and fluids when sexing, so why is this a big deal? (I notice a lot of sites posting this story).

    • Rachel says:

      Exactly. I think the people who are up in arms must all be virgins.

    • j.eyre says:

      Henceforth, when I ask my husband for sex, I will ask, “Darling, shall we share fluids whilst we sex?” Thank you truthSF.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Thank you! Are we that pressed for ‘news’? I don’t see how this is a big deal.

    • Jenny says:

      Not a virgin by far, Rachel 😉 but still thinks it’s disgusting if he spit it in her mouth, hand okay maybe if she’s ok with it, but in her mouth – yuck! I have a huge crush on the Dinklage but this made me throw up a little in my mouth. Why couldn’t he simply have swallowed the gum, he’s gonna poop it out eventually so no harm done.

  6. The other paige says:

    Loved him since the ‘Station Agent’!

  7. Mrs Darcy says:

    Why not spit it onto a tissue? They all had the tissues (or rolling paper or whatever they were flaunting it due to the heat). transferring a chewed gum even onto your partner’s mouth…ew and its an emmy not the Nobel 🙂
    Hang ups or not, it would be awful to spit out your gum onto a colleague’s hands! (ref- to Lena Headey)

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      He had about 5 seconds to get up from his seat to start walking. Not much time for digging in a purse or something for a tissue…No biggie

      • Desi says:

        Also spitting it out on camera is Just gross. This was the discreet option, and he would have got a way with it too if it werent for those meddling kids (on the internet)

  8. Chinoiserie says:

    Shows how he really did not expect to win if was chewing gum. This is pretty funny.

  9. byland says:

    This just feels like one big shrug to me. I’d let my husband do it. No big deal.

    Also, totally agree about those penguin photos. Peter is the winner of all penguin purses. So regal.

  10. AlmondJoy says:

    My husband and I have never shared gum… I actually find it pretty disgusting. But each couple is different and I guess it’s no biggie when you’re already swapping spit and sharing bodily fluids. The way they did this actually seems pretty sweet.

  11. missmerry says:

    idk it looked like he was still chewing when he went to kiss Headey. Maybe he just cheeked the gum when he went up, its not that hard to hide gum on the side of your mouth and still speak.

  12. Cc says:

    The wife probably told him to do it when he realized he was chewing gum, and she was laughing when he left his seat so it’s no big deal.

  13. AnitaCocktail says:

    Caring is sharing

  14. jamie says:

    It looks like she started putting out her hand for the gum when he went in for the second kiss, he kinda surprised her and she thought it was really funny!

  15. Sasha says:

    I think he’s so gorgeous! Nothing wrong with the gum thing. As a long-term couple I think any idea of ‘grossness’ kind of goes out the window!

  16. Lindy79 says:

    Its not like he pinned her down and spat it into her mouth. She seems ok with it.

    He is posing with that bag like a BOSS.

  17. snowflake says:

    Smart thinking! Nbd. Nice of him to thank his writers

  18. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I would say super gross, why didn’t he just swallow it, but he obv. had to make a split second decision, it even looks like he asks her if it’s ok and then when she covers her mouth she looks like she’s trying not to laugh/hide the gum swap? Gum gate! Dinklage can do no wrong, I can’t say I’m a big gum swapper myself though!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree. I would have not been chewing gum in those circumstances in the first place, and I wouldn’t spit my gum in my husband’s mouth, but he can do no wrong.

  19. Harryg says:

    What??? Ewww – that’s so disgusting! If my husband suddenly slipped his gum into my mouth, I’d punch him.
    But I do like him, happy he won.

  20. elle says:

    It looked like he was still chewing gum after the 2nd kiss… maybe he just swallowed.

  21. Ozmom says:

    How is this a story? Ugh

  22. Dani says:

    People literally lick each others privates and the internet is freaking out about shared gum?

  23. Brasileira says:

    Yes, he did slip his gum into her mouth….. YES, I WOULD STILL HIT IT. Love him!