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The weary resignation that permeates star-crossed was never going to translate into wildly dynamic TV performances, but neither song got the showcase it deserved. In September 2017, Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost told Entertainment Tonight he met Scarlett Johansson during his first year as a writer on Saturday Night Live, when she hosted the show in January 2006. However, Johansson doesn’t recall meeting Jost until nearly five years later in November 2010, when she hosted once again and performed a skit written by Jost. «It was some dumb parody that he had written, and he was in there partly directing this segment we had to do,» she explained to The Hollywood Reporter in September 2019.

‘SNL’ sketch shows us what dating might look like in a post-quarantine world

Ostensibly, this sketch is about the epic Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance and its central figure, Michael Jordan — a man who truly deserves the title of GOAT, and whose championship mentality belied something a bit darker. Keegan-Michael Key puts in a solid turn as the quietly intense Jordan, but the undeniable star of the show is Heidi Gardner as his chummy everyman security officer, John Michael Wozniak. Early on, as Jordan challenges Wozniak to a round of pitching quarters, Wozniak jokingly utters the words, “I’m ready for my close-up.” Famous last words.

«I’m a very lucky woman,» Smulders said in 2019 of being married to Killam. «This magic happened 14 years ago. We’ve been together since we were 22 years young. We were babies and we survived our 20s together — I don’t know how that’s possible, but we did. It’s crazy.» In May 2019, the actress’ publicist confirmed the two were engaged; they wed quietly in October 2020 and in 2021, welcomed son Cosmo. «He’s the sweetest man in the world, he’s the coolest,» Davidson revealed. In June 2018, Grande confirmed news of the couple’s engagement, though by October of that year they’d gone their separate ways.

Davidson moved on briefly with Margaret Qualley, and later Kaia Gerber and Phoebe Dynevor, before a high-profile romance with Kim Kardashian. A source told PEOPLE at the time that Kim «thinks Pete has many great qualities,» adding, «He makes her laugh. He treats her really well. He is very understanding that Kim’s first priority is her kids.» In addition to Kendrick hosting SNL, the two previously shared the screen together in Disney+’s 2019 holiday film Noelle, where they played siblings. «They are both very private people, and with the pandemic it was easy to keep it quiet,» the source added. «They’re both hysterical so they must keep each other laughing all of the time. She’s really, really happy.»

Meals on Wheels announced the couple’s marriage in October 2020, via Instagram. “We’re thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones,” the organization wrote. From old-school SNL veterans like Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray, to more recent stars such as Colin Jost and Pete Davidson, a ton of the late-night staple’s cast has met their significant others while working on the NBC show. Scarlett Johansson and Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost were first romantically linked in May 2017 when they were spotted kissing at SNL’s season finale afterparty.

Things got very cringey, and very funny

From its first season, in 1975, through every decade since, SNL had their finger on the pulse of the music scene, thrusting punk, hip-hop, new wave, grunge, and the rest into the mainstream and into millions of homes. After he stepped out with Playboy model Shauna Sexton and returned to rehab, he and Shookus reunited. The two first went public with their relationship in late 2017, but hit a point where she could no longer handle his struggles with addiction. «She was trying to stay as close to him as possible so that he would stay on the right path, but ultimately it just wasn’t possible,» a source said.

Photos of the pair together surfaced in February 2019, and fans speculated that they had rekindled their relationship. Affleck is a member of the «Five-Timer’s Club,» meaning he’s hosted the show five times and appeared twice as a special guest — so it’s no surprise that he became acquainted with the «SNL» producer. Here are the «SNL» writers, actors, and producers that have been romantically involved with high-profile stars.

That sense of anything-goes unevenness extends naturally to the show’s musical guests. Until everyone waves goodbye over the closing credits, you never fully know whether you’re getting transcendence or, well, Ashlee Simpson dancing a jig. SNL cast member Cecily Strong started up a romance with SNL writer Mike O’Brien not long after they started working together, and she confirmed their romance during an April 2014 interview with Cosmopolitan. From 2016 to 2018, he dated actress Cazzie David and even got a tattoo of her face on his arm, which he later covered up.

«It wasn’t like I befriended him and started sneaking around with his daughter,» Davidson said of Larry David. It makes a lot of sense — funny people tend to attract those who also have a good sense of humor, and SNL is all about the laughs. Whether you’re a writer, producer, cast member, or host on the show, there’s a good chance you’re down to clown around. SNL has been bringing jokesters together since 1975, and while some alums have become life-long friends and collaborators, others have started up romances at after-parties .

«We never exchanged numbers or anything, we weren’t even friends for the longest time, but I had the biggest crush in the whole world on him the whole time — like forever,» she said. Now, decades later, mea culpas abound and O’Connor’s rendition goes down as one of the best SNL musical performances. Jubilee’s swaying synth-pop odes to optimism mostly translated well to the SNL stage, aided by a big band , smokily lit stage design and, in the case of «Paprika,» a gong ringed with flowers that lit up every time Zauner struck it. As in so many SNL performances, Zauner’s vocals weren’t always well-served by the sound mix, but the hard-earned joy on display made this an effective closer for another long season. The literally stripped-down approach might have paired more effectively with the night’s second song, the plaintive and lovely «camera roll,» which better suits a static screen presence. As it was, «justified» — one of the livelier numbers on Musgraves’ moodily brooding 2021 album star-crossed — was bound to sound flattened.