The 9 Greatest Celebrity Couples That Came From Saturday Night Live

Dan Aykroyd And Carrie Fisher

Romantic relationships can easily blossom in the workplace, and show business is no exception. Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson and singer Ariana Grande dominated the news cycle in 2018 with their whirlwind romance, but they’re far from the first relationship to come out of SNL. 

Since its premiere in 1975, there have been tons of wacky behind-the-scenes antics on SNL, including amorous connections. From Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson to Saturday Night Live alumni like Gilda Radner and Bill Murray, plenty of celebs have found Saturday Night Love.

1. Emma Stone And Dave McCary

Emma Stone And Dave McCary

Emma Stone prefers to keep her love life behind the scenes; maybe that’s why she ended up with SNL writer and director Dave McCary instead of another actor. The two met in late 2016 when she acted in one of his sketches, “Wells for Boys,” but it wasn’t until October 2017 that their relationship made headlines.

On December 4, 2019, the couple announced their engagement on Instagram. Neither Stone nor McCary has commented publicly on when their nuptials will take place, but Stone has previously mentioned that she’s in the mood to settle down. “It’s weird how much turning 30 crystallizes your life,” she told Elle. “Instead of just living the dreams that I had in my youth and getting to do the job that I love to do and making friends and going through all of that, it’s like, ‘Now what do I actively want as an adult?'”

2. Pete Davidson And Ariana Grande

Pete Davidson And Ariana Grande

SNL actor Pete Davidson and musician Ariana Grande first met when Grande hosted the show in 2016. In spring 2018, the couple each broke up with their significant others (Cazzie David and Mac Miller, respectively), and sources say sparks were clearly flying when Davidson attended one of Grande’s performances in May.

They started casually dating, got matching tattoos, and then announced an engagement in June 2018. But reports indicate the couple called things off in October of the same year. 

3. Ben Affleck And Lindsay Shookus

Ben Affleck And Lindsay Shookus

After actor Ben Affleck split from his wife and actress Jennifer Garner due to rumors of infidelity, fans wondered who he would find love with next. Someone from SNL, of course! His ex-girlfriend Lindsay Shookus is a producer on the NBC show.

The two started dating in 2017 and broke up in August 2018.

4. Pete Davidson And Cazzie David

Pete Davidson And Cazzie David

Before Pete Davidson got engaged to Ariana Grande, he dated Cazzie David – the daughter of comedian and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David. The couple met when Cazzie’s father hosted SNL in February 2016, and the duo went on to date for a couple of years.

Just before the news of Davidson’s relationship with Grande broke, sources announced his split with David.

5. Colin Jost And Scarlett Johansson

Colin Jost And Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson hosted SNL in May 2017 and met cast member and Weekend Update host Colin Jost. The two seemed to vibe immediately. They flirted at a party, but it wasn’t until a year later they made their first official appearance as a couple – on the red carpet of Avengers: Infinity War.

As of November 2018, the pair is still dating each other.

6. Dan Aykroyd And Carrie Fisher

Dan Aykroyd And Carrie Fisher

Vintage SNL-favorite Dan Aykroyd met Carrie Fisher (of Star Wars fame) on the set of the NBC show. The two went on to film The Blues Brothers together, fell in love on set, and later got engaged.

Fisher left him not long after (for musician Paul Simon), but there was no bad blood. After Fisher’s passing in 2016, Aykroyd referred to her as “our beautiful brilliant funny wise kind and generous Blues Sister” in a tweet.

7. Jason Sudeikis And Olivia Wilde

Jason Sudeikis And Olivia Wilde

Actors Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde met at a Saturday Night Live after party – but the SNL performer didn’t make a move until almost six months later in November 2011. When the two finally reconnected, their chemistry was undeniable.

They fell in love, got engaged, and now have two children together, Otis and Daisy. Fans are still waiting for a wedding, though.

8. Carrie Fisher And Paul Simon

Carrie Fisher And Paul Simon

Carrie Fisher met Dan Aykroyd (who would go on to become her fiancé) and Paul Simon (who would go on to become her husband) at the same time on the set of Saturday Night Live in 1978.

Fisher dated Simon on and off before getting together with Aykroyd. Fisher eventually got engaged to Aykroyd, but broke things off to marry Simon in August 1983. The two had a tumultuous marriage and divorced after a year. They later resumed their relationship, and, in total, spent about a dozen years together. 

9. Fred Armisen And Elisabeth Moss

Fred Armisen And Elisabeth Moss

SNL cast member Fred Armisen met actor Elizabeth Moss when her Mad Men costar Jon Hamm hosted Saturday Night Live in 2009. The two wed after less than a year of dating, but split after eight months.

Armisen would later admit that he was “a terrible husband.”