Things we know for sure: Oliva Munn and John Mulaney just welcomed the world’s cutest baby boy and appear to still be dating (despite rumors to the contrary!). Things we don’t know for sure: what the actual timeline of their relationship is. Yeah, John definitely did his best to lay out an, um, extremely specific timeline during his chat with Seth Meyers (we’ll get to that in a moment), but even so, there’s been a lot of speculation about when he and Olivia actually met and how they started dating. The good news is the internet has receipts, and we’ve put together every piece of info avail for you to analyze as you see fit! Starting with 2015, a happier time when pandemics occurred only in apocalyptic thrillers. 🙃
January 14, 2015
Olivia gives an interview with HuffPost Live, where she recounts being “obsessed” (her words) with John during Seth’s wedding: “We were at a wedding together and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, do you and your fiancé want to go have dinner or something and go hang out? At first it was cool, and then I kept going up to him at the wedding like, ‘So, you having fun?’ I was just so obsessed with hanging out with and talking with him.”
Apparently, she emailed him and never heard back, which I think we can all relate to.
*waits patiently for Chris Evans to check his DMs*
December 21, 2020
Olivia sends John her best wishes and support as he enters rehab (he had previously gone to rehab in September before relapsing):
May 10, 2021
John’s rep confirms to Page Six that he and his wife, Anna Marie Tendler, broke up, saying, “John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work.”
However, Anna Marie certainly had further comment and released a statement of her own to People, saying, “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage. I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.”
May 13, 2021
People reports that John and Olivia are dating, claiming that they met at a church in California:
“This is very new, they’re taking it slowly,” a source says. “They met at church in Los Angeles.”
September 7, 2021
John confirms he and Olivia are expecting a baby! He tells Seth the happy news, saying, “We’re having a baby together. I was nervous when I was about to say the news. I’m gonna be a dad. We’re both really, really happy.”
He also lays out a prettttty specific timeline of his and Olivia’s romance, saying they got together in “the spring.” Ahem:
“Is it September now? So, since last September…I went to rehab in September, I got out in October, I move out of my home from my ex-wife. Then, in the spring, I went to Los Angeles and met and started to date a wonderful woman named Olivia. I got into this relationship that’s been really beautiful with someone incredible.”
Note: People almost immediately start disputing this timeline, pointing out that Olivia and John have known each other for years (which we know is true due to that 2015 interview). As one anonymous celebrity agent told Page Six, “I don’t think it’s any coincidence that John broke the news of Olivia’s pregnancy the way he did in terms of basically giving a timeline of his past few months—when he moved out of his house, how it was the spring when he fell in love with Olivia.”
Sources also disputed John claiming he’d asked his wife for a divorce in October, saying he’d actually done so in February.
“It isn’t entirely clear when their relationship started,” one source said of John and Olivia. “There have been rumors for months about her being pregnant, and it all just seems like a very tight timeline. It seems to me that he is going to great lengths to dispute the idea that he cheated.”
September 19, 2021
Olivia debuts her bump on Instagram!
October 23, 2021
Rumors circulate that John and Olivia have broken up, and an Us Weekly source says there has been some “uncertainty” in their relationship.
“This has been an imperfect relationship from the start,” the source says, adding, “Even though Olivia’s going to be a wonderful mother and has great support behind her, Olivia’s friends just don’t see these two being a couple in a year’s time.”
The source also notes that “Olivia and John still have to decide what kind of future they’re going to have together, if any. It’s a time of uncertainty, for both of them.”
November 16, 2021
Olivia gives an interview to the L.A. Times, where she opens up about her pregnancy and relationship, hinting that she’s aware of the speculation about her and John’s dating timeline.
“It’s definitely not foreign for me to have people speculate incorrectly about things and to have rumors run rampant in one way,” she said. “They think they know our relationship so well, when in reality, they don’t. There’s no way anyone could know what any of his relationships were or what our relationship is.”
She added that she wouldn’t be refuting any claims because it will “feed into a narrative that’s just not true” and noted that people tend to “ignore really specific public signs and actions that completely contradict the false narrative. For whatever reason, it’s easier to blame me.”
November 24, 2021
TMZ reports that Olivia gives birth the day before Thanksgiving in Los Angeles! But it’s a minute until the new parents confirm the happy news themselves….
December 24, 2021
Right in time for Christmas, Olivia shares the first picture of her and John’s baby, Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney. Literally so cute:
January 2, 2021
Olivia shares another cute look at her and John’s son cuddling with her in bed:
Kay, that’s all for now—we’ll be updating this with more info on these two as it drops.