In case ya didn’t know, comedians Ali Wong and Bill Hader have 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 ?!?!?!?!?, dw! We’ll help you fill in all the blanks.
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.
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. “We’re really, really close; we’re best friends. We’ve been through so much together. It’s a very unconventional divorce,” she said.
So now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s delve into Ali and Bill’s own ’ship, shall we?
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!)
The above Page Six article publishes, outlining Bill and Ali’s brief romance and leaving 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.
It obvi doesn’t take long for other outlets to find sources who can confirm that Bill is indeed referring to Ali and that the two are trying things out for a second time.
April 18, 2023
April 19, 2023
The duo are 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.”
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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