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Ali Wong and Bill Hader Were Just Spotted Looking Adorable in New York City’s Central Park

Ali Wong and Bill Hader Were Just Spotted Looking Adorable in New York City’s Central Park

In case ya didn’t know, comedians Ali Wong and Bill Hader recently rekindled their romance! Now, if your immediate questions are anything like, Wait…when were they even dating? How come I didn’t get a Google Alert about this? or simply ?!?!?!?!?, don’t worry. We’ll help you fill in all the blanks.

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But first! a little background: Bill married writer/director Maggie Carey in 2006 and the two welcomed three daughters: Hayley, Hannah, and Harper. Fast-forward to 2017 and the duo announced they had split after more than a decade of marriage, and their divorce actually wound up being finalized in 2018. In the time since, the Emmy winner has made tons of headlines after dating Rachel Bilson (who said some preeeeetty NSFW things regarding what she missed the most about Bill post-split) and Anna Kendrick before moving on with Ali.

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Meanwhile, the Beef star married businessman Justin Hakuta in November 2014, and the two went on to separate in April 2022. They share two children, Mari and Nikki, and have been prioritizing co-parenting amid their own breakup, per an interview Ali did with the Hollywood Reporter back in March 2023. “We’re really, really close; we’re best friends. We’ve been through so much together. It’s a very unconventional divorce,” she said.

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So now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s delve into Ali and Bill’s own ’ship, shall we?

Fall 2022

’Kay, buckle in, folks! Apparently, Ali and Bill dated at some point in fall 2022 after Bill split with Anna and Ali divorced Justin, per Page Six. However! The outlet says their ’ship took place “at least two months” before December. (Ali’s divorce from her former husband was public as of April 2022, and Bill and Anna’s breakup was announced in June 2022, which leaves *pulls out calculator* roughly four months for the comedians to have connected. In-ter-est-ing!)

December 2022

The above Page Six article publishes, outlining Bill and Ali’s brief romance and leaves fans saying the same thing about Ali and Bill being a couple: “News to me!” And TBH, fair! This breakup story is pretty much the first time anyone heard about their relationship. However, the split clearly doesn’t last very long because…

April 16, 2023

Bill not-so-casually reveals he and Ali are back together in an interview with Collider. “My girlfriend and I were just figuring out that I haven’t had a vacation in 10 years. I went with her to San Francisco, but that doesn’t really count. So I’m going to have a vacation. I need to go into sponge mode, where I’m watching stuff and reading,” the Barry creator dishes.

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It obvi doesn’t take long for other outlets to find sources who confirm that Bill is indeed referring to Ali and that the two are trying things out for a second time.

April 18, 2023

Entertainment Tonight reports the celebs are an item yet again and even publishes a comment from the SNL alum’s rep confirming: “Bill Hader and Ali Wong are dating again.” Cool-cool-cool.

April 19, 2023

The duo is photographed taking a hike on Ali’s 41st birthday, and yes, they look very much in love. In one snap, the two are captured kissing, while in another, they’re smiling and laughing—which probs isn’t that hard to do when the people in question just so happen to be two of the funniest comedians out there. Go figure!

April 26, 2023

An insider dishes to Us Weekly that the rumors are true and Ali and Bill are indeed rekindling their relationship. “It’s an official romance, but there’s no talk about moving in together or anything like that,” the source explains. “While they seem to be serious, they’re both on the same page about taking it one day at a time. At this point, it’s all about having a connection, which they do, and having some fun.”

The insider adds that the two ultimately decided to give their relationship “another shot” because the timing worked out this time around—something that was an issue during their first go. “Ali and Bill have known each other for a while from their respective comedy worlds. They were friends first, nothing serious, but once she was single, the idea of dating became a possibility. They were both at a good place in their lives and decided to give it another shot.”

May 30, 2023

Ali makes a rare comment about her love life during an interview with Varietynamely, the “weird” level of attention she's been getting on her relationship. “I have never, ever been snapped by paparazzi until this year,” she then confesses before revealing, “I was talking to someone recently and they said, 'I think it’s so alarming when it happens because you feel like you’ve been caught when really, you’re not doing anything wrong.' It was someone giving me, in hindsight, advice about their former relationship with a famous person. They had spent so much energy hiding, and that defined the whole relationship. That’s still staying with me, and it’s quite an adjustment.”

During the profile, the celeb also explains how dating someone has impacted her stand-up routine: “I’m not single now, but I was single for a long time after I got divorced. It was so compelling to talk about my life as a single woman. When practicing, I was in the habit of talking as if I was still single. What’s strange is now [my romantic life] is public information. For me, stand-up is still an abstraction of truth — it does not represent the whole me. Out of respect for my relationship, I have to practice putting them in the past tense.”

January 7, 2024

Ali and Bill are still going strong and make an appearance at the 2024 Golden Globes together! Cameras pan on the comedians after Ali is announced as the winner for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her show Beef, marking the first time tons of people realize they’ve been dating.

During her acceptance speech, the actor also graciously thanks her ex-husband for his support. “I really need to thank the father of my children and my best friend Justin for all of your love and support,” Ali gushes. “It’s because of you that I’m able to be a working mother.”

We’re not crying—you are!

January 14, 2024

The couple share this sweet moment at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards:

January 15, 2024

Another day, another awards show ceremony—aka the Emmys—where cameras pan to these two lovebirds, and yet again everyone is reminded that the celebs are dating:

January 25, 2024

A source tells Us Weekly that Ali and Bill “have a really strong foundation,” and marriage is “very much on the table.”

Meanwhile, another insider says “Friends know that they’re going to go the distance — they’re both at ease and [obsessed] with each other at the same time.” Oh, and they're “ready to blend families!”

March 17, 2024

Bill and Ali are spotted looking adorable while grabbing coffee in Brentwood!

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April 1, 2024

The comedians look as loved up as ever as they're snapped walking through New York City’s Central Park (head right on over this way to see the 🥺 pics). For the outing, Ali opts for a fuzzy white sweater with black trousers and a long navy coat, which she accessorizes with large sunnies and hoop earrings. Bill, meanwhile, wears a bright blue hoodie, beige khakis, and a brown utility jacket. S'cute!

And that’s pretty much all we know for now! But be sure to check back in for any and all updates on our new fave couple.

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