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Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner. LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 21: Actor Olivia Munn attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_011

Over the weekend, John Mulaney and Olivia Munn were photographed on a lunch date in Los Angeles, marking the first confirmation of the new romance following reports that they’d started dating last month. 

“They were having a great time during lunch, laughing and talking,” a source told People of the lunch date. “They were really enjoying each other’s company.”

Just three days after Mulaney’s split from his wife of six years Anna Marie Tendler was announced on May 10th, a source told People the comedian had already moved on with Munn. 

Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 29: John Mulaney attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony – Show at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019 in New York City.

“This is very new, they’re taking it slowly,” the publication reported on May 13. “They met at church in Los Angeles.”

In December 2020, after Page Six broke the news that Mulaney was entering rehab for alcohol and cocaine addiction, Munn tweeted her support of the comedian, with whom she had been reportedly friendly for years.

“Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney,” she wrote. “You got this.”

In a statement Tendler provided to Page Six via a spokesperson, Tendler shared her feelings about the news that she and Mulaney were ending their marriage of nearly seven years.

“I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,” it read. “I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.”

Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images. BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 04: John Mulaney (L) and Annamarie Tendler attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

A spokesperson for Mulaney simply stated: “John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work.”

The former Saturday Night Live writer has been vocal about his struggle with substances in the past. He often discussed his sobriety and the issues that led up to it in his stand-up sets and interviews.

In a 2019 interview, Mulaney revealed he began drinking at age 13. “I drank for attention,” he said. “I was really outgoing, and then at 12, I wasn’t. I didn’t know how to act. And then I was drinking, and I was hilarious again.”

He said in an Esquire cover story that his drinking also prompted him to start using drugs. He says that while he never liked smoking pot, he “loved” cocaine and dabbled with prescription drugs.

Munn dated NFL player Aaron Rodgers, who is now engaged to Shailene Woodley, from 2014 to 2017.

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