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Ali Wong and Bill Hader’s Complete Relationship Timeline

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Comedians Ali Wong and Bill Hader are dating, which came as a surprise to many after they kissed on camera at the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards.

Despite the widespread shock, the two are—and have been—in a relationship.

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Before getting together, Wong and Hader were each married. In 2006, Hader married film director Maggie Carey, and they had three daughters together. Come 2017, news broke that the couple had split, and by 2018, their divorce was finalized.

In November 2014, Wong wed entrepreneur Justin Hakuta, and together they had two daughters. But in April 2022, a rep for Wong confirmed that they were no longer together.

By fall of that same year, Wong and Hader were rumored to be an item.

Ahead is their complete relationship timeline thus far.

Fall 2022

According to Page Six, Wong and Hader were first linked some time in the fall following their splits from their partners.

December 2022

Per the above Page Six article, Wong and Hader’s relationship was short-lived, and by December, the couple had reportedly called it quits.

April 2023

April 16

In an interview with Collider, Hader let slip that he was in a relationship, and various news outlets confirmed with sources that his girlfriend was in fact Wong, and that the pair was giving their romance a second chance.

April 18

Just two days later, ET reported that a rep for Hader confirmed their relationship.

“Bill Hader and Ali Wong are dating again,” they revealed.

April 19

The next day, Page Six obtained exclusive photos of the couple packing on the PDA. While celebrating Wong’s 41st birthday, the comedians went on a hike together, and the pictures showed them kissing and smiling while holding hands.

April 26

An insider revealed to Us Weekly that Wong and Hader were very happy in their relationship.

“They’re actually perfect for each other,” the source said. “They have a lot in common. They both have kids, they both have warped senses of humor, and their chemistry is apparently off the charts.”

May 30, 2023

In May 2023, Wong did an interview with Variety to talk about her series Beef, and during that conversation, she commented on how her love life is now a public spectacle.

“It’s so weird. I can’t even explain it. I have never, ever been snapped by paparazzi until this year,” Wong told Variety. “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.”

In that same interview, Wong also explained how her relationship has impacted her comedy.

“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,” she shared.

January 7, 2024

At the 81st annual Golden Globes, Wong and Hader were each other’s dates for the ceremony. Wong, who was nominated for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Beef, shared a kiss with Hader before tearfully making her way to the stage as the camera panned towards them after announcing her as the winner.

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Bri is the editorial and social media assistant at ELLE.com. Before joining the team at ELLE, she worked as the editorial assistant for Seventeen.com and Cosmopolitan.com where she covered all things celebrity news and pop culture. You can probably find her sipping an oatmilk iced chai while searching for the best new makeup products or thrifting her entire wardrobe.

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