It involves a secret wedding.

By Christopher Luu
Feb 10, 2021 @ 3:50 pm
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Notoriously private Emma Stone married Saturday Night Live segment director Dave McCary in November 2020.

Thanks to the perfect storm created by the coronavirus pandemic, no official announcement from either one and only rumors and paparazzi photos to go off of, fans had to wait until an uncharacteristic Instagram post for any real confirmation. But, with a pearl-and-diamond ring came the news that the couple was officially married — and a few months later, possibly expecting.

Here's everything to know about Stone and McCary, from that fateful SNL sketch to a baby on the way.

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2016

Stone hosted SNL at the end of 2016 and collaborated with McCary on a sketch called "Wells for Boys."

July 2017

The two were seen leaving the premiere of Brigsby Bear.

October 2017

People reported that the two are officially dating even though they were never seen together. Sources told the magazine that they're a "great match" and were looking to move in together.

"Dave is a super down-to-earth guy. Most of his best friends are people he's known since he was a kid, and he's not affected by Hollywood," a source said. "He's very creative and funny, and he and Emma share the same sense of adventure."

September 2018

Stone tells Elle that she's thinking about starting a family.

"My perspective about kids has changed as I've gotten older," she said. "I never babysat or anything. As a teenager, I was, like, 'I'm never getting married, I'm never having kids.' And then I got older and I was, like, 'I really want to get married, I really want to have kids.'"

December 2018

Stone and McCary are seen cozying up at a roller-skating party.

"They stood right next to the stage in their skates for all of Haim's set, dancing together and singing along," a source told Us Weekly. "At one point, they slow-danced to a somewhat upbeat song. He initiated it and she excitedly followed. They held hands [with] his other hand around her waist and hers around his shoulders."

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January 2019

Stone and McCary attend a Golden Globes after-party and appear to be very, very close.

"Emma and Dave were super touchy-feely and affectionate, which seemed to make Taylor [Swift] more comfortable doing the same with Joe [Alwyn]," a source told Us. "It seemed like a very fun and lighthearted date night."

They break up these very fancy appearances with a basketball game on January 18.

Awards season continues and things get red carpet official at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Stone was nominated for her role in The Favourite.

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December 2019

The two are officially engaged. Stone showed off her ring on Instagram and a source shared that the two are good together because neither of them fights for attention. They want each other to shine.

"She is professional in every way, very talented and focused on her work, and Dave respects that," the source said. "He totally supports her, and is unselfish in his desire for her success. Those are great qualities in a man for someone like Emma. She is impressed by his talent and respects him immensely."

March 2020

Page Six reports that the couple had to postpone their wedding celebration because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

May 2020

A few months later, Stone sparked a new round of rumors when she appeared with Reese Witherspoon wearing a gold band instead of her pearl-and-diamond engagement ring. 

September 2020

People confirmed that Stone and McCary got married in secret.

January 2021

"Emma is pregnant and just loves married life!" a source told E! NewsPeople confirmed the news.