John Mulaney has a new girlfriend just three months after filing for divorce & rehab

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True story: I just totally blanked on John Mulaney’s name for some reason. I was like “John Maroney? John Mahaney?” Irish names confuzzle this Indian girl sometimes. As we’ve discussed, John MULANEY entered rehab last December. He checked in for a 60-day treatment, and he’s currently doing outpatient treatment. We also learned this week that he filed for divorce from his wife of six-plus years, Anna Marie Tendler. He left her, and he filed for divorce three months ago, likely just after he left rehab. It was a big question mark and people didn’t really know what was going on. Now we’re starting to understand, though. It looks like he’s got a new girlfriend.

A new celebrity couple has emerged. John Mulaney and Olivia Munn are dating, a source close to the couple confirms.

“This is very new, they’re taking it slowly,” a source close to Mulaney adds. “They met at church in Los Angeles.”

Reps for the two could not be reached for immediate comment.

Mulaney, 38, and Munn, 40, first connected socially several years ago and remained friendly. In December, the actress sent the comedian well wishes after Mulaney entered rehab following a relapse in his decades-long journey with addiction.

“Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney. You got this,” she tweeted at the time.

Mulaney completed a 60-day rehab stay in February and is continuing to work on his sobriety as an outpatient, PEOPLE previously confirmed.

On Monday, Mulaney returned to the stage for a well-received stand-up routine in New York City, kicking off a week of socially distanced, vaccine-required shows at City Winery. In the show, titled “From Scratch,” the comic discusses his intervention and rehab experience.

[From People]

“They met at church in Los Angeles” is so… Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, my goodness. That’s not the meet-cute I would expect from a jaded, cynical, Irish-American, New York-based comic!! I’m really confused about his recovery too – while I know everyone is different, etc, I thought most rehab programs discourage these big changes to an addict’s home life and romantic life? Yes, people should remove triggers from their lives, but it sounds like he got out of rehab, filed for divorce and immediately took up with the first woman he met at church? Also: my guess is that she leaked this. He doesn’t seem like he’s running to People Magazine to update them on his love life.

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  1. milliemollie says:

    “They met at church” – that line was thrown in there so no one thinks there was cheating.

    She was sending “so much love” to him in December…

    • Silver Charm says:

      They met at a wedding in 2015 when he was still engaged so they technically could’ve met at church? She told the story in an interview about how she basically followed him the whole night and tried to email him after. The whole thing is gross.

      • TQ says:

        @silver charm — yeah, I saw this about her self described being ‘obsessed’ with him back in 2015.Have never been a fan of hers. He seems like no peach either. Totally gross.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        All her boyfriends she described in that same sort of obsessed way. The roboman reboot bf the same way. Chris pines the same way. She loved the association with the big name attached to something in the news.

        An article I read last night said they’ve been seeing each other for a few months so… he had filed for divorce shortly after he met her.
        This doesn’t seem like a good thing for his sobriety.

      • Allo says:

        I’m sorry, but am I the only one who has never heard of John Mulaney before all this recent news. Sure, I saw his face but had zero interest/recognition.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        YouTube some of his stand ups. You’ll laugh straight through. He’s a very talented writer and comedian. He has just also battled Heavy substance abuse since his teens.

      • milliemollie says:

        @Silver Charm, I’m not saying it’s not true that they met at a church (if it’s referring to that wedding then that’s weird…) but to me it feels like they trying to make it look less suspicious. They met at church, everything’s fine and wholesome. Are we supposed to be like “aw, how cute” and forget everyting else? His relapse, rehab and his estrange wife saying that it wasn’t HER decision, implying that there’s more to it.
        Yeah, the whole thing is just weird and is going to be messy.

      • emu says:

        uh oh. woof, that’s disturbing.

    • Normades says:

      Maybe they started before his stint in rehab but having an affair during lockdown seems difficult.

      I don’t buy this “met in church” historical.

      • Normades says:

        Actually, now I bet they started sexting when he fell off the wagon during lockdown and hooked up right before or just after rehab

    • Moxylady says:

      I’m assuming it’s to point out how they have SO MUCH IN COMMON – because his ex wife is Jewish. He is a mess.

    • Joan Rivers says:

      “They’re taking it slowly” is even funnier than “They met in church.”

    • Chanteloup says:

      “They met in church” – a lot of AA and NA meetings are held in church rooms Are they trying to say she she followed him there If so, creepy creepy AF

  2. Keats says:

    I’m currently in denial over this : (

    • Sigmund says:

      Me too. I was sad to hear about the divorce, but wasn’t exactly surprised, as addiction is a big deal and destroys many marriages. Now I’m worried, because it seems like he maybe cheated. And I genuinely like the guy. I hope he’s not spiraling further into self destruction.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Why? I’m sure Olivia Munn ( and her friends at People) will support his sobriety in a way his wife couldn’t. This comment is brought to you by sarcasm.

    • Alarmjaguar says:


  3. minx says:

    Well, he has a type.

  4. Bookie says:

    I love him. I hope this doesn’t get messy or sad.

    I wish him all the best.

    • Normades says:

      Too late. It sounds like his wife didn’t want him to leave (sad) and he’s leaving her for someone else (messy).

      • Ann says:

        Agree, this is definitely messy and sad. I’m disappointed, I thought he was more grounded than that. And I’m not talking about the addiction and rehab stuff, but the personal life stuff. What exactly went on here? It doesn’t look good and I feel so badly for his wife

    • Margot says:

      Same. I am really hoping for the best for him.

  5. Oh_Hey says:

    Woof – the internet jumped all over his wife when he wen to rehab. They jumped all over his wife when the divorce was announced. They jumped all over her when she said this wasn’t what she wanted – and wouldn’t you know there’s already a new girl.

    John deserves all this side eye and internet ire. Not Olivia. Not Anne Marie. John. Like concentrate on staying clean not ….whatever this is.

    • Watson says:

      This just looks like his Pr team knew how messy this looked so they preemptively shot this story out. Lol. Just cause you met at church doesn’t mean you aren’t messy, John.

      • Jayna says:

        Comics can be messy. Fans do not care. They care about the great stand-up. They aren’t held to being some perfect spouse. A messy divorce would not hurt him in the least unless there was physical abuse involved or some other horrible overt behavior in his life like that one comic. I couldn’t care less about a messy love life of a comic or actor, for that matter, or musician. If that were the case, there’s tons of actors, musicians, comedians I couldn’t watch because they left their first wives in a messy manner. And no one knows John and his wife’s story behind the scenes. But usually comics aren’t as concerned about PR around their love life than, say, an actor or actress would be.

      • Ann says:

        From what I understand John is not religious? I’ve seen a lot of his stand-up; he talks about his upbringing and he doesn’t exactly give off positive vibes about Catholicism. His wife is Jewish, they didn’t plan to have kids, etc. So him meeting this other woman “at church” is not cleaning up the look. That dog won’t hunt.

      • ThatgirlThere says:

        He’s a recovering addict and a human being. Of course he’s messy.

      • Riley says:

        @Ann the whole church comment threw me, as he talks a lot about being an ex-Catholic. That’s not to say he couldn’t go to a different church, but he really doesn’t give the impression that he’s a regular church-goer.

    • Sue Denim says:

      That was so hard to watch on her behalf, the way we as a culture treat women is just so toxic, and how we punish women and protect men no matter what… I love JM, have loved him so much as a comedian, but this seems reckless, self-destructive. And I don’t trust OM at all. I hope for the best for all in this, truly, but I don’t have a good feeling about it… Although I think Anna is prob better off to be set free, hard as it may be for her now.

      And to Jayna, you’re prob right, this is a huge change in his persona and he may lose/gain fans from diff segments, but he’ll prob get lots of new material from it all, sounds like he already has. I just worry that it’s at a huge, dangerous cost. My hope is he’ll go deeper and truly heal. Gary Gulman’s Great Depresh btw is fab on that. This, what JM is doing, feels like he’s just running…

      • Jayna says:

        In this case, it’s the way male and female fans of male stars (actors, musicians, comics) treat women. It can be abusive if they blame them. The same for sports stars. But it goes even further than that. Pop stars have their mega stans (male and female) who go on social media (Gaga’s little monsters, Taylor Swift, on and on) and troll and post hate-filled messages against their target who they perceived hurt their idol.

      • Lawcatb says:

        You talk about the toxic way our culture treats women, and immediately follow that up with a comment on how you don’t trust Olivia Munn.

      • Merricat says:

        I love Gary Gulman.

      • Sue Denim says:

        fair point Lawcatb, you’re right, this is on JM, whatever this is. But don’t you think OM pursuing him the way she did, her dating history, her whole sort of look at me persona are red flags, also is she the one leaking this? Not to be argumentative, just genuinely concerned. But I do truly wish the best for all of them, inc OM, getting involved w someone just out of rehab can’t be easy either.

      • sunny says:

        This just seems so so messy. Like, I don’t care about the timeline of this relationship or why his marriage dissolve but a new relationship fresh out of rehab while ending a long term marriage seems like a lot. I really hope he is getting all the therapy because this seems like a stressor to maintaining sobriety

      • VS says:

        @Lawcatb— thx so much; I thought I was the only one who noticed……

      • Ann says:

        Comedians’ lives are often messy and they use that as fodder for their work, sometimes with very good/funny results. But I’ll have trouble looking at John the same way after this, I think. We will have to see how it plays out. He’ll still be funny but he won’t be as lovable. My daughter is a big fan and when we talked about it she immediately said “seems like he is making bad decisions, he shouldn’t be taking such a big step fresh out of rehab.” I agree with her. Unless he plans to rush into another marriage, why file for divorce so soon? They could always have. trial separation and then divorce.

      • ThatgirlThere says:

        I’d say that abusing drugs is the self-destructive part. I don’t like Munn at all but unless she’s plying him with drugs we can’t put it all on her.

      • Meg says:

        Criticizing Olivia munn for her behavior is not the same as jumping all over a comics wife for things the public assume she did, which is what many on social media did

    • EllenOlenska says:

      I am SO with Oh_hey on this…his wife may be dramatic etc but HE was in rehab…I’m sure life with him before he agreed to go was no picnic. And now this. I understand that everyone wanted to support his recovery but treating his wife as “oh well maybe he realized she was toxic” or maybe “ he just didn’t love her anymore” completely negated her emotions or experiences.

      I grew up with an addict. It’s no picnic. It’s exhausting. It leaves scars. And yes, it is a disease but it’s a disease in which the sufferers can cause a great deal of suffering for others. He clearly needs to do a lot more self reflection and sorting out of HIS issues rather than trading in one partner to find one he believes is going to be “ better”. Clearly he learned nothing in rehab.

    • Kalana says:

      Mulaney should not be dating for at least a year so I’m not making excuses for him. And Olivia Munn went after him when he was still married and is dating him now when he’s a vulnerable position.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        This should not be on Olivia Munn…

      • Oh_Hey says:

        But why is this on her? John may have just gotten out of rehab but he’s a grown nearly 40 year old man. Olivia shot her shot and it’s up to John to say yes or no. Most addiction specialists strongly recommend staying out of new relationships post getting clean and sober.

        On a side note this messy divorce is souring me in John. Rehab happens, especially to comics but he’s leaving both Olivia and his wife out to dry while taking none of the heat like a grown adult with agency. Plus he’s friends with Pete Davidson. He’s already in strike two.

      • Kalana says:

        It’s on both of them. I’m not caping for men or women who pursue someone who is married. Respect for marriage vows matter to me. What else does Munn have no respect for if she wants something? Very revealing of her character and sense of ethics.

        Also yes, don’t date someone just out of rehab! This goes for both of them. And if it were John pursuing Olivia through her marriage and hooking up with her when she was just out of rehab, would he have many defenders? Olivia Munn is sleazy.

      • Ann says:

        I agree. He’s the married one so to me the main onus is on him BUT it’s not cool to pursue a married person and it’s not smart to get involved with someone fresh out of rehab, especially one who files for divorce so quickly during a time when he shouldn’t be making major life decisions anyway. I don’t know much about her so I honestly don’t care what she does but she’s involved with this story now and I am a Mulaney fan. He’s talked about his wife and she seems cool and this has to hurt her. It’s a downer.

      • Turtledove says:

        Sorry Kalana, I don’t mean to pile up on you, my response is more to the topic than to your specific statements. This was just the most logical place to respond.

        One thing I find very interesting about celebrity cheat stories / breakups is that “we” often blame the other woman as much as, or even at times more so than the cheating man. I do think that if a single woman willingly goes after a married man, she is not blameless. That is a shitty thing to do, full stop. But yes, of course the married person is really the one who wronged their spouse.

        What I can say from my own very recent experience, is that it is very difficult to hate your spouse. If you love them and are blindsided, it is VERY easy to see the other woman as the villain. Logically, your cheating spouse is the real villain. But emotionally I have found that it can be easier to just hate that other woman for what “she did”. I am not saying that it is right, just that for whatever reason, I think very often the heart works that way. Maybe it is some kind of denial “we” use as a defense mechanism? For me it seems to be, for now. I am going to get real angry at my husband at some point, but once that unleashes, I can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube. I will be stuck for quite some time, working remote with him and our child. Much easier to just hate her for now. I don’t even know her name and she lives on the other side of the country, so in fairness, the hate is just in my head and won’t hurt her in anyway.

        What I find interesting though is when us gossip-lovers blame the “other woman” because WE don’t have any emotional skin in this game. I am a JM fan and hate to see what is happening. But I won’t cry myself to sleep over his relationship ending badly. And I imagine that neither will any other celebitches, so it is strange how “we” do still tend to blame the other woman as much or even more than him. (Maybe it is that enough of us have experienced being cheated on, or have seen it with people we care about?)

        To be clear, I don’t think blaming the other woman is ever the right thing, whether in your own life or in regards to a gossip story. It is just that I can understand why a jilted person might find it easier to aim their hate at the other woman, whereas I don’t understand why we would do that re a stranger’s marriage.

      • Kalana says:

        @Turtledove. I’m sorry to hear about what you’ve had to deal with and I wish you the best.

        Regarding Olivia Munn. I think she’s a sleazy person who makes sleazy decisions and demonstrates a poor sense of ethics in at least some areas of her life. For me, it’s not about who is more to blame for ending John Mulaney’s marriage or even that I think Olivia ended John’s marriage. People seem to want to treat Olivia as if she has no agency and like our decisions don’t demonstrate who we are as people.

        For me knowing Olivia has a poor sense of ethics both in disrespecting John’s marriage and in pursuing and dating someone just out of rehab, she’s not someone I would want in general involved in anything important to me. People who lack respect in such fundamental ways lack respect for everybody.

        Olivia is getting dragged because she’s being a sleazy person. John can get dragged too. I have no interest in defending him either. I wish him the best in managing his recovery.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        John’s sobriety and his choice to divorce is not on Munn, no. He is an adult.
        What is on her is hooking up with men no matter their relationship or respecting vulnerable points in their lives And exploiting it for her own personal gain. As she’s done here.

        It is possible she could have kept this under the radar. It is possible she could have understood his sobriety is the priority rather than broadcasting they’re sleeping with each other during his divorce. But this is her MO. Her leaks against Chris Pine were pretty bad too and he cut ties. Idk is John is strong enough given all he has on his plate.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Munn has made it clear if she wants something there are no obstacles she can’t clear. She’s gone after taken men before. I say it’s a 50/50 split on guilt here.
      And yeah, Munn wants the world to know so she can capitalize on this.

      • Kalana says:

        Yup. Of all the causes to take up, speaking up for people who have no respect for marriage vows? Really?

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        I’ve seen your comments and like them, but given what this post topic is I’m not going to chatter about world hunger. What causes should I take up?

      • Kalana says:

        I agree with you about Munn. The second part of my other comment was about comments by others, not yours, defending her. I didn’t understand why they were doing that.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      John deserves about 80-85% of the side eye, IMO, and Olivia the rest. She’s been going after him for about 6 yrs, beginning when she KNEW he was engaged, and continuing WHILE he was married.

      Sorry, but women going after *taken* men are crap (AND vice versa!). And HE is worse for breaking his vow/commitment to his wife.

      If you’re not happy with your current situation, get out it before going after someone else. Using your partner until you get your jump off is abusive to that partner.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      @Oh-Hey, I’m with you on this. I have a sibling who is very active in counseling and has a great understanding of people with addiction issues. It’s on JM to say no. No matter who is waving the “magical vagina”. He is actively choosing to not say NO right now regardless of what people with addictions are told what not to do. He’s not cleaning up his own house or self first. It seems like something a lot of celebs and regular people do.

      @turtledove, love your honest and realistic take on this. I’m sorry for whatever it is you are going through. It is really honorable of you to not blame the other person. Olivia Munn is being herself. Should she show interest in someone who is with someone else? No. If that someone else was sending signals that they’re available is a different story. I think there are a lot people-celebrities seem to be very guilty of it-that are predisposed to being limerent. JLo(hi Benand all immediate interests), Pete Davidson(hi everyone), Aaron Rodgers(hi Olivia, Danica, Shailene).. and more celebs who seem to have overlapping relationships and running to the altar frenzy. It’s the state of being in love with the feelings of being in love until the newness wears off and the relationship work begins. I don’t care what anyone says..good relationships require a certain amount of work. There is a really good site called living with limerence if you think you or someone you love might suffer from it. There is neuroscience behind it. Ultimately, John M is moving into a relationship much too soon.

  6. JanetDR says:

    I just want the best for him and I have no clue what that is.

    • Scal says:

      This. It’s just….not good. In less than a week out of rehab, surprise pop up shows, leaving wife news, new girlfriend, I’m sober!

      It just seems like a messy spiraling timeline, and not good for his long term recovery. And since most people like him they are worried. And Olivia munn’s brand is clout chasing so…..just not good.

    • MF1 says:

      Yeah, me too. If he’s with Olivia Munn, well, I don’t care if they cheated together, as long as he’s sober and healing.

  7. jennamaroney says:

    I know I have absolutely no right to know anything about this, but at the same time, I want to know everything about this. Haha.

    An old article from maybe 2015 is making the rounds in which Olivia talked about meeting John and Anna (before they were married) at a wedding and she said she just kept going up to John cause she just wanted to talk to him so much and hang out. She mentioned she wrote him an email and he never responded. This just adds a layer of intrigue to this.

  8. Harper says:

    John was raised and educated as a Catholic so it’s not that weird that he would attend some type of church community after rehab. He may have gone with a well-intentioned friend who attends whatever church in LA he met Munn. Looking at Anna’s Instagram, it appears she retained custody of Petunia and they are living a very artistic life in a Bloomsbury/William Morris-y decorated home in the woods. She seems pretty sad. According to tips on Duex Moi, John’s over the moon about Munn.

  9. Lizzie says:

    Sounds fishy – he’s a catholic who doesn’t seem to attend too often and it’s unclear if she belongs to any faith. Also to this catholic it’s funny to think of meeting at church, sit, stand repeat then run to your car is my experience.

    • Millenial says:

      I mean, my vibe from his was he was raised Catholic, but not practicing. But most lapsed Catholics don’t end up in Hillsong-type churches. Though I guess with AA you never know. So now I’m super curious where they met.

      • Ann says:

        Based on his material I would say he is definitely a lapsed Catholic who kind of side-eyes the religion now, or at least did. His wife is Jewish, he doesn’t seem to be practicing. I realize that can change and people often “return to the fold” to some degree, so it’s not that hard to believe, but it just feels like an attempt to launder the story through something “wholesome” and it’s off.

  10. nana says:

    they met at church? or they met at A church? because he has talked about being an atheist for years now. this is getting weird.

    • lowe says:

      “met” at a church. lol yeah, right. there’s plenty of evidence via Twitter that Olivia has been following him around for years, even tweeting him well-wishes on his recovery this past December, just waiting for her chance to bag him. this is not some random thing.

    • Hell Nah! says:

      Indeed, this is getting veeery weird.

    • Jayna says:

      Bingo. He has talked about being an aethiest. I take a lot of this leaking with a grain of salt – from John. He is not the type. Now, Olivia, she seems like trouble. Who knows? I could be wrong and this is just some false source on how they reconnected, and church doesn’t seem remotely possible, unless he was going to some AA meeting at a church. She’s the leaker or it’s completely made-up. If Olivia is leaking crap, you’re in danger, John. Run.

      • Erin says:

        Sometimes AA/NA meetings are in churches…

      • nana says:

        It just sounds strange! I was raised catholic and the last time I was in a church was… 2019 when my grandmother died. I haven’t taken communion since I was a teenager. If I met someone at a wedding I would say we met at a wedding not church.

      • Ann says:

        nana, I am an actual practicing Jew and I haven’t been to synagogue or a service other than funerals and memorials (we’ve had a few of those over the past couple of years, sadly) in at least two years. So coming from Mulaney, this is odd.

      • Amelie says:

        Yeah that’s what I was thinking, an AA meeting IN a church, not that they were both attending the same church for services. John is famously not religious and talks about attending church with his parents for holidays in his stand up.

  11. Jayna says:

    I think they were separated before rehab. He filed for divorce the minute he got out three months ago. That’s just the official filing. It doesn’t mean the marriage wasn’t in trouble and/or they were separated before December when he went into rehab.

  12. Millenial says:

    I’m so confused about this People Magazine roll out. John Mulaney is a popular comedian, but even most popular comedians are not, like, People Magazine romance roll-out kind of celebrities, ya know? Maybe my blinders are on, but I always considered comedians are a bit “too cool” for PR orchestrated romance roll-out.

    • Sue Denim says:

      I have a feeling this is OM leaking, isn’t she a big fame seeker?

    • Silver Charm says:

      And to do it all days after announcing his divorce? Sounds like he’s trying to get ahead of something.

    • FYI says:

      “This is very new, they’re taking it slowly,” a source close to Mulaney adds.

      If it’s new and they’re taking it slowly, WHY ANNOUNCE IT IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE?!?!

      I know audiences just accept lies as a matter of course, but I am so sick of this up-is-down, cognitive-dissonance BS.

  13. smee says:

    The timing isn’t great on this – if he was truly focused on recovery and if she was really that supportive, it would make sense to take things slowly or not at all, imo

  14. Plums says:

    ugh, she’s such a messy clout chaser. I was neutral about her forever until she appropriated Me Too to pull that crazy shit trying to get the fuggirls canceled because they mildly, good-naturedly criticized an outfit she wore, the way fashion bloggers do (but I suspect it’s really because she reads everything online that’s said about her because she’s a narcissist, and she freaked out about that article because the comment section had a lot of people lamenting the loss of her old face from cosmetic surgery, but she couldn’t just say she was triggered by a bunch of anonymous commentators, so that’s why she went all in on the harmless, good-natured fuggirls and tried to make them sound like horrible trolls a la old school perez hilton, bitter jealous hags, or gawker types when they are absolutely not that and have always been more professional and legit like tom and lorenzo, but jokier), and it all blew up spectacularly in her face and her PR people I guess went into crisis mode and made her go to ground for a couple weeks on her social media while they waited for it to blow over.

    ANYWAY, I’ve hated her ever since, and I am super disappointed in John Mulaney at this news and figure he’s probably a much bigger mess of a person than he always presented himself to be- not uncommon with comedians, it’s true. but still disappointing.

    • Elaine Stritch says:

      Yeah, honestly it makes me like him less haha She is really insufferable and seems like such a petty, mean person.

    • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

      Thank you for writing all of this Plums. This is why Celebitchy doesn’t cover her anymore.
      There’s an air of desperation around her. Why does she have to announce she’s dating this man? He is still married!! So desperate. I’m sorry I just don’t see how this chick could be good for Mulaney’s sobriety.

      • MarieS says:

        She leaked about her wild weekend with JT back when he was with Jessica Biel too.

        Now the men are all singularly at fault for cheating, but OM has committed many an adulterous crime against other women, and then tried to play victim in the Aaron Rodgers break up. No thank you. She has no shame and for that I say- enter therapy.

    • TQ says:

      Yes, agree with all of this. I stopped liking her after the Timberlake hook up when he was with Biel back in the day. She’s gross.

    • Keats says:

      Lol still not over her attacking thefuggirls! They’re so nice when they’re saying your pants are bad or whatever.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        I forgot about that. She really tried to take them down crying it was anti feminism and online bullying.

    • MissMarirose says:

      And the fuggirls were right.
      She was wearing clown pants.

  15. Rural Juror says:

    I really like both John and Anna and wasn’t really side-eyeing either of them over the divorce, but this is just insane to me. It also makes no sense. They met at church in LA? He is famously not churchy! He’s talked a lot in his stand up and in interviews about how he was raised catholic, but doesn’t practice anymore, but still goes to church with his parents sometimes and then it’s obvious that he hasn’t been going on his own and how even though he isn’t practicing, he gets defensive when people like Bill Mahr make fun of Christians because those are his parents. And not just church, but church in LA? When? He just got out of rehab on the opposite coast! When did he even have time to run into Olivia Munn at church in LA? I dunno, maybe they hooked up once or twice or maybe this is all completely true. But it rings kind of unbelievable to me. Okay, I’ll put away my tin foil hat now.

    • Sue Denim says:

      I could see him trying church again for some structure and solace. I think he was a religion major at Georgetown so even tho he’s been out of church for a while, I could see him searching. But OM oooof, not the answer…

      • Harper says:

        He said he was an English major in one of his bits, I recall. Paid $200,000 to read books.

      • Sue Denim says:

        Oh you’re right — $200,000 “to learn a language I already knew.” haha. He is funny. But he talked about studying religion on a Colbert interview I think, so prob not a major just an interest.

    • Hell Nah! says:

      @Rural Juror, please don’t put it away just yet…I’ll get mine out and sit beside you.

      From what we’ve heard (I won’t say “know” because truly we don’t “know” anything 100%), he’s a non-practicing Catholic who was brought up in the church. He does not normally attend church but for the occasional service with or without his parents. As you point out, he just got out of rehab on the east coast and ends up ‘meeting’ OM in church in LA?!? Nope, I’m not buying even a quarter ounce of this.

      I suspect (putting my TF hat on here…) Olivia has had a thing for John since meeting him (possibly @2015 – check jennamaroney’s post above) and in between boyfriends and her general fame-seeking frippery over the years, she’s kept him in the back of her mind as a possibility when/if the time was ever right. His relapse, need to go to rehab and (possibly) collapsing marriage sent her the bat signal she needed to move in on him fast and hard. With his life already shaken up and in a state of extreme vulnerability, he becomes an easy (though willing) target for OM and…here we are.

      In church in LA? Please. The truth on how these two got together will come out eventually. Thank you for indulging me my TFH theory.

      p.s. I love JM’s open, honest, funny comedic skills. I hope whatever is going on he can maintain his sobriety and that joy smiles on him going forward.

      • Darla says:

        If those alleged text messages between Oliva and Chris Pine are real, I’m pretty sure “joy” is already smiling on Mulaney. He’s gonna be okay. I know we’re all pulling for him to survive this beautiful woman and hot sex, but I think he can pull through.

      • Watson says:

        @Darla: you are killing me today. 🤣. Pls do not change, ever.

      • Sigmund says:

        @Darla The beautiful woman and hot sex aren’t what’s concerning people. It’s the drugs and alcohol abuse, because he just got out of rehab. There’s a reason rehabs encourage you not to make any major changes immediately. You’re in an unstable and vulnerable state.

      • Watson says:

        Sigmund: what’s funny to me about so many of the comments is the fact that they are taking agency away from Mulaney, and shifting his choice to cheat and leave his marriage and casting blame on the thirsty harlot Olivia. He’s not a victim here! He is a grown assed adult just like Ben Affleck was when he did the same damn thing. Just because you’re an addict doesn’t mean you automatically leave your spouse high and dry. That’s a choice.

      • Normades says:

        @Darla haha exactly, how will he ever survive????
        I remember seeing those messages/pictures to Chris Pine. Stuff was graphic. If she was sending similar stuff to John they probably started by sexting and going from there.

      • Darla says:

        Watson, I can’t, I’ve tried. I can’t help myself and I am usually cracking up myself when I write this stuff. I am so happy to hear someone appreciates it though lol

      • Rural Juror says:

        @Hell Nah! Thank you! Lol I’m glad I’m not the only one adjusting my tin foil hat. The whole thing is just so suspect to me.

  16. Normades says:

    I was sure he wasn’t leaving his wife to work on his issues alone.
    Olivia is a total man eater. She has quite the dating history (no shade).

    • FYI says:

      She couldn’t have released this info without his okay, which is just so MEAN on his part toward his estranged wife. I mean, who knows what happened in that marriage, but to put out press like this 90 days after a separation? Just cruel and unnecessary.

    • Amy T says:

      Did she date Aaron Rogers, or am I channeling some alternate universe?

      • Normades says:

        Yes and Joel Kinnamon, Chris Pine. She was also Justin Timberlake’s side piece and a gross thing with Brett Radner.

      • Normades says:

        And I’m not slut shaming but that story with Bret Radner was just gross. Something about him eating shrimp with his bare hands and wanting her to preform sex act on him. Plus just the visual image and complete smarminess of Bret Radner

      • Chicken says:

        @Normades There are not enough showers and soap in the world to wash off Bret Ratner. That dude is so gross, the misogyny just wafts off of him like a stink.

      • Truthiness says:


  17. B says:

    Messy. She’s one of those “actresses” you only hear about because they’re always dating a famous man. Minka Kelly is another one.

  18. Darla says:

    Now now, remember you’re all against s*ut shaming. You don’t want to blow your covers so soon after the Chrissy Tiegen mess from yesterday.

    • Watson says:


    • M says:

      defending chrissy is gonna get you nowhere

    • MM2 says:

      You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means……
      Slut shaming is when you shame someone for having consensual sex.
      It is not any time a woman judges or is mean to another woman, but nice try.
      It is also not when a 50 y/o man goes to the family & gets control over a 16 y/o girl to abuse and the cruel people in our society who will blame & attack her for her own abuse.

      • Elaine Stritch says:

        Yeah, I don’t think anyone is slut-shaming. Olivia Munn just seems like an insufferable, bratty, opportunist… Lots of reasons to dislike her. I do not care who she has sex with.

  19. OriginalLala says:

    OM talked about being into him and desperately trying to get into his orbit years ago, I guess she finally succeeded. I’m not a fan of hers, but I was a fan of his…this will get messy.

  20. Enis says:

    Here is my theory.

    They met at a church – because lots of 12 step meetings take place at churches. She might be 13th stepping him, which for the uninitiated means when someone dates someone newly sober.

    • Hell Nah! says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Olivia offered to accompany John to one of his meetings which, as you rightly point out, often takes place in a church setting.

      You know, ‘helpful friend’ that she was trying to be.

    • nana says:

      yeah but then it feels really icky to go around saying oh we met at church. If the only reason you were in a church was AA then don’t telegraph that. Don’t bring attention to a support group the values it’s, what’s the word? oh yeah anonymity

  21. Midge says:

    Olivia “Japanese Potatoes” Munn. That’s all I got.

  22. Jules says:

    I read that he has been using again since 2018, which means AM put up with a lot of crap I am guessing before rehab. I feel awful for her.

    • teecee says:

      And he did that tour with Pete Davidson in 2019, which means they were close enough to tour together, so probably spending a lot of time with each other in the year leading up to it…

      I knew him hanging out with Pete was a red flag.

    • Sue Denim says:

      Another angle I’ve been thinking about — he talked about taking pain meds for a torn hip (or something) back around 2018, and I wonder if that re-opened the door to his old addiction demons. Not taking agency away from him as others have fairly pointed out here, but the whole pharma drug racket is so toxic too and should be regulated. I was once unwittingly prescribed opiates for a skin rash! By a doctor who knew nothing about me. What if I’d gotten them and ended up w a drug habit, or worse, what if I’d already had a drug habit and this legitimized re-starting. But yes, I suspect AM may have been putting up w a lot for a while.

      • Jules says:

        I bet you are right, and I also think Pete was probably bad for him.

      • Darla says:

        Now it’s Pete Davidson’s fault. Who is this guy Mulaney that everyone is out here caping for him like he’s 2 years old? This is all on him. Not Olivia not Pete, it’s on John.

      • Sue Denim says:

        I know Darla, you’re right, just trying to make sense of it all, I’ve loved his work so much, and AM and Petunia, so this feels like a personal loss, but absolutely it is on JM in the end, it just seems sad for everyone involved right now…

  23. Liz version 700 says:

    Uugh that is all I got. Uugh messy John this is Messy!!!!!

  24. teecee says:

    The church in LA thing is also weird because when could that have happened? I good friend of mine lived in their neighborhood in the city and I used to see both John and his wife around sometimes. Then there was the pandemic, and he hosted SNL a couple of times, and he wrote for Seth’s show, also in New York. I know lots of people went upstate during the panorama but that’s still on the East Coast.

    I think people above saying they met at a wedding a while ago, which was probably in a church in LA are right. But that makes the phrasing of this press release strange.

    Something bad about him is going to come out, I think…

  25. Ummm says:

    Olivia is a professional Beard yes?

    • MM2 says:

      Her stolen & leaked texts to Chris Pine prove otherwise.
      Anyone else get seriously offended by the “Beard” comments? It feels like the sister of homophobia.

      • PrincessMe says:


        I mean why would he even need a “beard”. He’s going through a divorce, he’s fresh out of rehab, nobody would fault him for not having a woman lined up. That word really needs to be retired.

  26. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    I’ve never cared for her. She just seems like the mean girl who’s always trying to get the hot, popular guy to help raise her own star.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’ve never liked her either.

      I did like him, but this whole thing is just messy. I’m no expert on addiction, but it seems divorcing and immediately having a new celebrity girlfriend just out of rehab is probably not the best idea. Unless this relationship started before all that. I wish him well in his recovery, but this makes me like him a lot less.

  27. AnneSurely says:

    John Mulaney has always been suspect to me. He championed his friend Katherine Hale when she publicly stalked a good reads poster for giving her book a 1 star review. I don’t know about his comedy, but he does not seem like a good guy.

    • Normades says:

      He always struck me as so cynical and jaded. I do not get nice guy vibes from him either.

      • AnneSurely says:

        SNL is not my personal taste, but it seems like it’s a haven for broken, wayward nerds who weren’t popular in high school and seize on every opportunity to prove to the world that they can be just like their idea of the cool guys: landing ‘hot chicks’ and being popular by mocking others.

        It would be sad if it wasn’t so gross, pathetic, and transparent.

      • Ann says:

        AnneSurely (love that name!), JM’s comedy isn’t really based on mocking others. He does it sometimes but it’s not mean-spirited, and he mocks himself more than anyone else. I know it’s an act, I guess I was just hoping he was a nice guy. And maybe he is……just a messy one. I just get a bad feeling about this.

    • KL says:

      RIGHT? Thank you!

      I know he probably had to maintain connections with her husband, but yikes.

      • AnneSurely says:

        I can’t believe no one has mentioned it. That was huge deal, where that looney author wrote an insane article proudly describing how she has a history of physically harassing strangers and he was like, ‘look at my friend! She is a good person! Read this article where she admits to dumping bleach on a traumatized teen’s head!’

  28. DS9 says:

    So based on some of the comments, feminism is never holding women accountable ever…

    Munn is not responsible for however Mulaney’s marriage is ending. But I don’t find it anti-woman to have serious questions about a woman who has picked up a man from a rehab parking lot at the tail end of his marriage.

    Everyone needs love, especially those struggling with sobriety but it seems like am unhealthy dynamic to bring a fresh commitment to.

    • Jules says:

      I think women who hook up with married men have poor character and I am a feminist. They may not have made vows to anyone, but they should still have integrity. And I think her behavior is very questionable here.

      • Ann says:

        Totally agree. I talked to my daughter who is college age and very much a feminist and she agrees with me. Obviously it’s not a black and white issue. My niece got together with her now fiancé when he was still married, but he had been separated for almost two years at that point and they were working on a divorce settlement, so that’s not cheating. It’s risky, but it’s not cheating and she’s not breaking up a marriage. The married one is more at fault, but it shows a lack of character and self respect to get with married people, assuming those people are still de facto married and the relationship hasn’t ended with the only thing left to do is file the papers.

    • Jules says:

      Feminism will take on any definition these days that people want, usually as a way to take zero responsibility for their behavior, because feminism. This is the other Jules btw, hi Jules!

  29. SusanRagain says:

    The advice from professionals after a death of a loved one, or divorce is Make No Big Life Changes for at least one year. Same for the newly sober.

    I was employed at a funeral home years back and the emotional vulnerability of the grief-stricken is heartbreaking.
    A new gf right outta rehab? Wow, not so good. Like swimming in quicksand, IMO.
    Plus why announce it publicly? Head down, work on getting sober, get stabilized.

    And, yes I bet his wife is heartbroken. It’s tough in a marriage when your hubby is using, whatever the substance of choice. My Ex is an alcoholic. Brutal.

  30. souperkay says:

    I called this on the first post about the divorce! I had a feeling it was that rehab made him feel better so he thought he was better and began chasing those feel good feelings instead of getting high. Think about how intoxicating a new romance can be, coupled with Olivia having had longstanding attraction to him. No surprise he’s chasing that good feeling.

  31. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I just know there’s room here somewhere for a Japanese potato/church hot-dish joke here, but I just can’t be bothered.

    • MM2 says:

      Olivia’s potato smoothies bring all the boys to the church yard? Sorry, that’s all I got.

  32. Amelie says:

    Well this got messy fast… Olivia is super messy and so is John apparently. This will not end well. My guess is they had some kind of emotional affair going on instigated by one of them on social media at some point. If John was drinking or using drugs, maybe he DMed Olivia, who knows. Maybe they met at AA at a church though I’m 100% sure John is East Coast based, I dunno where Olivia is usually based. So disappointed in John, he will regret throwing his marriage away like this and making dramatic decisions post rehab.

    I looked up Olivia’s dating history because all I knew was she had dated Aaron Rodgers. Girlfriend gets around, I had no idea she dated Joel Kinnaman for two years and briefly dated Chris Pine. Also hooked up with a married Justin Timberlake. All the other guys from her dating resume I had never heard of so not including them.

    • Normades says:

      Yea I think that’s definitely how this happened. It was lockdown, he was bored, fell off the wagon and boundaries were blurred. Probably friendship to flirting to sexting to finally moving on to the act. Then he went to rehab where she continued to support him and when he gets out he decides to leave his wife.

  33. Wilma says:

    He is turning out to be a lot messier than I ever expected based on his shows.

    • Ari says:

      Yeah, I’m feeling the same way. It’s not a great look that he jumped into a relationship with Olivia Munn of all people right after getting out of a three-month stint in rehab and leaving his wife of 6 years and I don’t know that his (predominantly female) stans will be willing to excuse much more…

  34. Sam says:

    I’m just hoping this doesn’t get messier because I LOVE him. Honestly I watch his Netflix specials over and over again and laugh every single time. I don’t buy the “they met at church” line. A lot of his comedy is about him deconstructing the (Catholic) faith he was brought up in. He literally says something like “When you were raised in church and you don’t go anymore…” Even with rehab I can’t imagine he went from agnostic(?) to super religious “i met my new gf at church and I’m announcing that”.

    • AnneSurely says:

      12 step programs harp on a higher power as the key to maintaining sobriety, so it doesn’t surprise me that in a vulnerable moment, he might attend some services. My brother has been anything but observant as a catholic his whole life, but started talking about it when he began treatment for alcoholism.

      • Emilia says:

        Religion being paired with rehab has always bothered me as a former Catholic/now atheist. I wish people with addiction issues could get the help they need without religion being shoved down their throats.

      • SomeChick says:

        Emilia, I so agree. it’s disempowering, and seems like a replacement obsession that’s societally approved. fortunately there are now several recovery programs that don’t have a religious component, but instead focus on self empowerment and peer support.

      • Amando says:

        There are 12 steps for atheists too. It doesn’t have to be “God”. Just anything bigger than you… the universe, mother nature, etc.

  35. Case says:

    The last thing you’re supposed to do when in the early stages of recovery is make big life decisions…like getting divorced and picking up a new girlfriend. This makes me sad for him.
    I really love his standup and he seems like a decent guy, but I see this all crashing and burning. I feel extra sad for his ex-wife.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      His ex wife is getting majorly screwed. But if he is as off the rails as this makes him seem, she may be making a lucky break for it

  36. Isa says:

    This news disappoints me. Also, it cracks me up that she doesn’t have a tag on the article.

  37. Marigold says:

    She is trash and apparently so is he. Meeting in Church. Like that makes it ok. Another reason that I won’t set foot in the door of a church. Gag.

  38. Coji says:

    I’m thinking an AA meeting at a church. No judgement. I him, his ex, and Munn well. Addiction sucks.

  39. Baltimom says:

    Olivia Munn is gross – very fake and seems to always be looking for A list level fame. On that note, I feel like she put this story out there as well. She was obsessed with him and struck while he was vulnerable. I hope he gets out of this quick.

  40. Em says:

    I always find it so disrespectful when someone ends a marriage and immediately within weeks jumps into another relationship. Rebound or not, show some respect for the other person and the commitment you had just made. It shows that the other person was disposable to you. A post-relationship fling (that is not announced or publicized) is one thing, but an actual relationship is something else.

    • EllenOlenska says:

      It also shows you’ve done zero self reflection on where you may or may not have contributed to the downfall of the relationship (and contemplating while in the relationship is not the same) and also usually means you will continue to repeat the errors. And if you were truly blameless in the relationships demise, have you figured out why you wound up in such a relationship…

  41. Veronica S. says:

    Gross on both their parts, honestly. The only person who deserves any sympathy in his ex-wife who clearly is now much better off, even if she isn’t in a place to realize it yet.

    • cassandra says:

      Yeah I thought his wife’s divorce statement/Instagram was dramatic because it seemed like he was trying to keep his head down and focus on his recovery. Obviously I was very wrong.

      Also how freaking cliched. Wife puts up with terrible behavior, stands by her man, and he leaves her the second he’s clean. Gross.

    • Pix says:

      I’m no longer a fan of him. His wife must be hurting but she’s getting out of a bad situation and i hope will be better off without him. I hope one day soon she will breath and feel free.

  42. Melissa says:

    That guy’s a bozo!

  43. Snarkle says:

    It’s interesting that everyone is taking the leak at face value. My first thought was:
    they must be trying to hide something worse if they are giving us a timeline and a church as location (wtf?).

    With absolutely no evidence to back this up, except for her text sending all the love when he entered rehab, is that they started something before rehab. He relapsed from shame/guilt, goes to rehab and decides to divorce and go for something “new” with Olivia.

    Again, no proof at all.

  44. L4frimaire says:

    So many couple complications as of late. This one is a little weird.

  45. Twin falls says:

    Did not have Olivia Munn pissing off a legion of John Mulaney fans on my bingo card.

    It sucks to be the wife/ex-wife of an addict full stop.

    • Watson says:

      Twin Falls: SAME. Like I had no idea so many of his fans would passionately defend this dude. TBH i had no idea who those guy was at all until today! Hahahha!

      • Ann says:

        I consider myself a fan of his comedy but not a “Big Fan”. I was introduced to him by my kids who are huge fans but now side-eyeing his decisions quite a bit. It all happened pretty fast, didn’t it? Rehab, Divorce, New Partner. Ouch. He is not high functioning at the moment but I bet he thinks he is.

  46. Detnow359 says:

    Thought Munn had a known reputation of being a contract beard.

    • unattributed speculation says:

      Right, or at least showmances?? Like, say no more! Take all the time you need!

  47. The Recluse says:

    This won’t end well. Mulaney should have let his rehab settle in before doing such drastic things…and Munn is rather (in)famous(?) for publicizing her relationships. She acts like she lives in Death Valley, she’s so thirsty.

  48. Courtney says:

    It’s not like JM has been divorced for 3 months, he just FILED. He’s not even divorced yet and already rolling out a new partner. He and Anna have been married for 7 years. 7 year itch? I’d be devastated if someone I am still married to jumped right to someone else after supposedly working themselves out, and made me look like a toxic factor who needed to be cut loose. No one knows of course, but if she supported him through his issues all this time, the least he can do is wait until the divorce is further along, maybe finalized. It seems like Mulaney is still running from something.

  49. Amando says:

    I hope some of the people that were blaming his wife are eating their words. Addicts are messy and leave a wake of destruction around them. He is obviously not serious about his recovery if he is already dating.

  50. Tursitops says:

    At least we know what they had for dinner on their first date. Those Japanese potatoes work wonders for your face *and* your love life.

  51. Krista says:

    I get her and Olivia Wilde confused but probably because they both sound sketchy

  52. justasmalltowngirl says:

    When I first heard about the divorce my first thought jumped to him feeling betrayed by her likely participation in the intervention his friends staged. I have always liked him, but he certainly seems to have a petty streak a mile wide (we just don’t mind because it’s funny). Addicts are no fun to be around, and can hold grudges like nobody’s business. Sadly even if he’s clean it looks like he’s still into the self-destructive streak.

    • Ann says:

      Did his friends stage an intervention? Interesting. Well, it seems to have worked…..he went to rehab. I wonder if his wife put her foot down about it, told him he HAD to go? I also wonder if the rehab itself worked and he really is committed to staying clean.

      I haven’t noticed a particular petty streak in his comedy, though he seems to have some resentment toward his parents, his father in particular.

  53. Ms. Lib says:

    He makes me laugh but I am so disheartened by his behavior.
    Oh well, the mighty fall!

  54. Kkat says:

    Apparently she has a thing for SNL guys, she has been with a number of them.

    Also I read his neighbors before December saw her in her car drive up to visit. They know it was her because they were walking in the street and she almost ran them over

    • Jayna says:

      He filed for divorce three months ago. I don’t understand why everyone believes that’s when he decided to leave his wife or when they separated. Like I said before, I believe they were separated before his intervention and he went into rehab. None of us are privy to what was going on before he went into rehab as far as their marriage and separation. We only know he filed once he got out of rehab.

  55. Cheyanne says:

    I know nothing about her, but to me, to tell an addict, “you got this” for rehab sounds incredibly stupid.

  56. unattributed speculation says:

    According to People? I see. So… OM is doing him a favor? That makes sense. Like, if he’s always been a serial monogamist with poor boundaries and he’s trying to put a stop to that, having a “public girlfriend” will keep a lot of people away from him that he otherwise might struggle to say no to. (In the past I’ve dated people just so I could be off the market.)

    That’s just one thought. Obviously we don’t for sure know anything “real” about these two. But I actually do like her for him right now — she’s the same age, her personal business has been through the wringer in the public eye, she’s down for at least *trying* to control public narratives, she might even be a sober buddy, and she seems like the kind of person who loves a project — and if so, that’s great. Good for them.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Her history has been dating men that are getting a lot of media attention and exploiting the relationship for her personal gain. They either leave her after they figure this out or she leaves them when it’s not longer beneficial to be with them. That’s the history. Idk if this is different, but I doubt it helps him to have this announced while he’s battling substance abuse and going through a divorce.

  57. LadySwampwitchGivsNeauFux says:

    Enty says she is a professional Beard. I don’t know if I believe that in this case.

  58. Sheree James says:

    “John Maroney? John Mahaney?” Irish names confuzzle this Indian girl sometimes”. How would this statement be interpreted if I wrote “Lakeisha? Shaniqua? African American names confuse this white girl sometimes”? This website would label me a white privileged, ignorant, racist. The hypocrisy is overwhelming.