Traumatic and Awful: 12 Couples Who Fell in (and Out of) Love on SNL

“I don’t know what goes on backstage now, but I remember the dressing rooms were put to some good sexual purposes back when we were there,” remembers Dan Ackroyd. No word on dressing room antics, but backstage romance remains alive and well at SNL.  Here are 12 couples, some successful, some not, that got their start on the show. 


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EMMA STONE + DAVE MCCARY CRACKED COM SNL writer/ director Dave Mccary proposed to Emma Stone in the most romantic place he could think of: the 30 Rock



ARIANA GRANDE +- PETE DAVIDSON SMK During her Grammy act, Grande took off an engagement ring, put it in a box, and shook her head 'no.' Serious shade!



ANDY SAMBERG +- NATALIE PORTMAN CRACKED COM Samberg and Portman never went public but several tabloids reported romance after they teamed up for Natal

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MAYA RUDOLPH -+- PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON CRACKED COM PTA tagged along when girlfriend Fiona Apple was an SNL musical guest in 2000. They broke up shortly



COLIN JOST + SCARLETT JOHANSSON ORAGKEDCON Like many romances, it began when Jost wrote a sketch where ScarJo plays a pregnant teen. Seeing sparks, Ka



CARRIE FISHER +- PAUL SIMON CRACKED.COM The romance sparked when Fisher hosted SNL and they moved in together. The two were on-again, off-again, with



JAN HOOKS + KEVIN NEALON CRACKED CO Jan Hooks and Kevin Nealon were dating when they were cast on SNL in 1986, but their romance only lasted a season.



BEN AFFLECK -+ LINDSAY SHOOKUS CRACKED COM After a series of failed celebrity romances (Jennifer Garner, JLO), Affleck took up with SNL producer Linds