Your Official Guide to Emma Stone and Dave McCary’s Low-Key Relationship

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You know how Andrew Garfield reportedly dated Rita Ora, aka the unsung hero of our time who dressed up as Post Malone for Halloween way back when? Well, Emma Stone also moved on to ~greener relationship pastures~ and is now MARRIED AND PARENTING (!) with Saturday Night Live segment director Dave McCary.

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E! News and Us Weekly confirmed the actor’s happy pregnancy news circa three years ago on January 4, 2021, after new pics of Emma emerged on the Daily Mail’s site. “She seems very happy and very excited about becoming a mother—she’s constantly oohing and cooing. She looks great, she looks healthy, she’s glowing,” a source told Us at the time. “She’s been keeping up with friends and work lately; she is always staying active and gets her daily exercise in.” And on March 26, 2021, Emma reportedly gave birth and welcomed the couple’s bb.

As for her and Dave, things seem to still be going great! The two of them have been together for almost seven years now, but not too much is out there about Dave thanks to the fact that he’s behind the camera versus lurking in the spotlight. So, naturally, let our deep dive on Emma and Dave’s ‘ship commence! On that note, let’s throw things back to…

December 2016

Emma hosts Saturday Night Live and meets Dave for the first time. In fact, he actually directs her in the very, very, very, very funny skit “Wells for Boys,” which you can watch right here:

June 2017

Emma and Dave are spotted leaving the premiere of his film Brigsby Bear, which was his directorial debut, so needless to say it was a prettttty significant night for him. No official photos were taken, but a fan records this vid where you can see literally just their backs. Still, though! Proof!

October 25, 2017

Reports surface that Emma and Dave have been dating for “months.”

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May 25, 2018

Dave and Emma aren’t seen together for basically all of 2018, but Emma is spotted out at dinner with her ex Andrew Garfield “looking very much like a couple,” fueling some Emma/Dave split rumors.

December 12, 2018

Emma hosts a roller skating party that I wasn’t invited to for some reason, and Us Weekly reports that she and Dave are all up on each other. “They stood right next to the stage in their skates for all of Haim’s set, dancing together and singing along,” a source says at the time. “At one point, they slow-danced to a somewhat upbeat song. He initiated it and she excitedly followed. They held hands [with] his other hand around her waist and hers around his shoulders.”

January 6, 2019

Dave and Emma are seen getting cozy at a Golden Globes after-party at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where they hang with Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn as well as Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. So, ya know, just a totally normal, not at all intimidating group of power couples!

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“Emma and Dave were super touchy-feely and affectionate, which seemed to make Taylor more comfortable doing the same with Joe,” a source tells Us Weekly. “It seemed like a very fun and lighthearted date night.”

January 18, 2019

SPOTTED! Emma and Dave enjoy a date night at a Los Angeles Clippers game. No PDA but still cute.

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January 27, 2019

Emma and Dave FINALLY hit a red carpet together, appearing at the Screen Actors Guild Awards where these cute pics are snapped:

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February 24, 2019

Although Emma and Dave do not walk the red carpet together at the Oscars, they sit next to each other for the awards show (and he looks SO happy to support her during the Best Supporting Actress presentation).

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April 4, 2019

I’m sorry, do we hear wedding bells? Nope, it’s just a casual RING.

Emma is spotted out wearing a very classy diamond ring on *that* finger in the midst of engagement rumors, which, of course, has everyone freaking out about the status of the couple’s relationship.

August 9, 2019

Emma and Dave take a romantic trip to Santa Monica for an Italian dinner date, looking extra cute. That’s it, that’s the update, but what do you expect with a couple this private??

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December 4, 2019

Emma and Dave are officially ENGAGED! The notoriously low-key couple fills the world in on their news via a one-emoji-captioned Instagram, featuring a blurry AF ring.

March 17, 2020

Welp. Emma and Dave postponed their Los Angeles nuptials. Yet another thing to blame on COVID-19.

May 11, 2020

Hold up! Do my eyes deceive me, or is Emma wearing a gold wedding band on her ring finger?!

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Also, her “Thankfully, I didn’t do that” response to psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz telling her, “If you marry an anxious man, you’re going to have to know me the rest of my life,” was so telling.

September 22, 2020

Wait, wait, wait. Do my eyes deceive me yet again, or is she now wearing a matching gold wedding band with Dave?! (Pics here.)

September 23, 2020

Okay, yeah. Those were fully wedding rings, and I don’t need glasses! According to a Page Six source, Emma and Dave married in a super-secret ceremony! They didn’t say where or when they tied the knot, but it was almost certainly months ago. Congrats to them!

January 4, 2021

Emma and Dave really are a low-key couple: Word breaks out that they’re expecting a baby…but only after pics of a very pregnant Emma emerge on the Daily Mail’s site.

E! News and Us Weekly confirm the baby news, although Emma and Dave have stayed mum. “She seems very happy and very excited about becoming a mother—she’s constantly oohing and cooing. She looks great, she looks healthy, she’s glowing,” a source tells Us. “She’s been keeping up with friends and work lately; she is always staying active and gets her daily exercise in.”

March 26, 2021

Emma and Dave are parents! TMZ breaks the news that they’ve welcomed a baby together after Emma’s pregnancy. No word on whether it’s a boy or a girl, but given how private Emma and Dave are, that probably won’t break anytime soon.

January 20, 2022

Because Emma and Dave are sooo super private, the updates are few and far between. But! When they do come, they’re certainly worth the wait. Case in point: The couple makes a rare public appearance at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to discuss their work as producers on When You Finish Saving the World. It’s a ~virtual~ appearance, but still! Seeing them together in that one little Zoom screen box does something to me. Witness:

March 7, 2022

The stunning duo is photographed in France during Paris Fashion Week looking like they legit stepped out of a designer ad. 😭❤️

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May 2, 2022

Emma finally (!!) gives fans a peek at her and her beau’s mega-private nuptials when she re-wears one of her wedding dresses to the freakin Met Gala!!!!! “Sartorial revival,” is the caption of a pic the Louis Vuitton Instagram account posts of Emma alongside actor and model HoYeon Jung and the brand’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière. The post also reveals that Emma’s number had actually originally been designed for her wedding afterparty.

Iconic!

January 12, 2023

Uhm, hi! Clearly, the couple that works together stays together, because these two co-produced When You Finish Saving the World, starring Julianne Moore and Stranger Things‘s Finn Wolfard. And on this beautiful day, they both attend the film’s New York City premiere, though only Emma walks the carpet. Behold:

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August 5, 2023

Dave is invited to catch the ceremonial first pitch at the San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers game, and *obvi* Emma—a huge Padres fan herself—is in the audience. The couple wishes a number of the players good luck before the matchup at Petco Park.

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September 14, 2023

A source dishes to Us Weekly that Dave is super supportive of Emma’s acting career and that the two are enormously happy as parents. “For Emma, quitting acting and being a stay-at-home mom would be like cutting off one of her limbs. That’s just not her,” the insider begins before adding that, “Acting is as vital to her as breathing, it’s a part of who she is—and Dave’s 100 percent behind her.”

“She and Dave are happy as a couple and one of the reasons why is they respect each other as artists,” they continue, noting that Emma has “a great set-up” to balance parenting and work. “They love their little family. Louise has brought them so much joy and they’re growing and learning every day. They’re in this together. Emma still has the Hollywood ambition and drive and determination to do her best work and it keeps her going, and she believes doing what she loves will also make her a better mom,” the source then gushes.

Love to hear it!

December 2, 2023

On this fateful day, Emma returns to Saturday Night Live for her fifth time hosting the show at the place where her love story with Dave began. I’m not crying, you are! 😭😭😭

Anyway, that brings us up to date! Obviously, this very important timeline will be updated with the next chapter of Emma and Dave’s relationship, but until then, we can no longer put off making a shipper name. It’s a hard job, but someone (you) has to do it:

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm, She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade. 

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