- Olivia Munn responded to public criticism of her hurricane with John Mulaney.
- Their relationship received public attention after they announced in September that they were expecting their first child.
- “They think they know our relationship so well. In reality, they don’t know,” he said.
Actress Olivia Munn spoke of public criticism and speculation about her relationship with comedian John Mulaney, saying it was “easier for me to blame for whatever reason.”
The couple’s tumultuous romance received public attention when Mulaney announced that she and Munn are expecting their first child together while appearing on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in September.
Mulaney and his six-year-old wife, Anna Marie Tendler, announced their divorce in May this year, and she later sparked dating rumors with Munn when they were spotted at a lunch date in Los Angeles in June.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Munn addressed audience rumors and speculation, some of which were fueled by those who had invested in the relationship between Mulaney and Tendler, to whom he often referred in his stand-up activities.
“I’m really no stranger to people speculating on things wrong and that rumors are spreading in some way,” Munn told the Times. “They think they know our relationship so well. In reality, they don’t know.”
He added: “No one can know what his relationship was or what our relationship is.”
The “Violet” actor said he often believes that people “ignore really specific public signs and actions that are completely at odds with the false story.”
Because of this belief, he has refused to refute certain allegations made about his relationship with Mulaney because “it is easier for me to be blamed for any reason.”
“If I try to say something, I run the risk of being called messy or not telling the truth,” Munn said. “The only way to win for me is to withdraw and not play the game at all.”
Although Munn has decided to keep her opinion of the public reaction to their relationship private, Mulaney addressed it on stage and opened her performance at a comedy event in New York in late September with a joke about their pregnancy announcement.
“Here’s how problematic I am: I announced I was having a baby, and the reviews are conflicting,” the comedian said.