News 5 Things to Know About Kate McKinnon's Girlfriend Jackie Abbott Here's everything you need to know about her leading lady. By Alexandra Whittaker Alexandra Whittaker Instagram Twitter Website Alexandra Whittaker is a news and pop culture editor based in New York City. She studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and at Marquette University, where she freelanced for USA Today, Women's Wear Daily, and ELLE. She currently leads both the news and entertainment teams at Cosmopolitan magazine and previously worked as the news editor of InStyle.com where she spearheaded awards coverage. She enjoys writing and editing news stories, interviewing celebrities, and covering the intricacies of the British royal family. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 21, 2022 @ 11:14PM Pin Share Tweet Email When you're a celebrity, throwing caution to the wind and posting every second of your life à la Kardashian is a valid life choice, but some look at that approach and turn 180 degrees the opposite way. Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is one of those people. The Emmy winner is famously private, giving few details about her personal life and even fewer about her romantic life. We know she's not one to talk about dating, we know she's gay, and we know she told GQ in a cover story that she's the antithesis of an over-sharer. "I get criticized by people who know me the best for not sharing enough details about my day or my life. I am just quite an insular person, I guess," she said. "I just… I decided in my mid-20s that I didn't feel comfortable sharing personal details like I had in the previous few years. And I just have run with that ever since." For all intents and purposes, she's continuing to run that way now, though we do know a little bit more than before. As of last year, she was dating an actress named Jackie Abbott. Here's what you should know about McKinnon's girlfriend ahead of the 2018 Emmys, where we've got our fingers crossed for a red carpet couple debut. Bruce Glikas 1. McKinnon and Abbott stepped out as a couple at the 2017 Emmys. But not on the red carpet (dang). Abbott sat next to McKinnon in the audience, and when the SNL star won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, she and Abbott embraced. It was the most primetime camera moment the two shared all night. 2. Like McKinnon, Abbott is a performer. She's an actor living in New York City with an IMDb page all to herself, so clearly, she and McKinnon have a lot in common. Past credits of hers include "Murder, My Tweet" and "Miss Sugar Tit," which were both short films. 3. We only know McKinnon and Abbott definitely dating because of Michelle Visage from RuPaul's Drag Race. While the couple kept it low-key in front of the main cameras at the Emmys, McKinnon felt more comfortable hamming it up with friends from RuPaul's Drag Race. And that's how their relationship was confirmed. In a caption on the photo, Drag Race judge Michelle Visage gave a shout-out to McKinnon and "her girlfriend, Jackie." 4. Abbott is also a part-time clown. While McKinnon clowns around on TV, Abbott apparently does it for real. Her website says she's a photographer and clown and lists "clowning" as one of her skills. 5. Like McKinnon, personal social media accounts aren't Abbott's favorite. Neither McKinnon nor Abbott seems to have a trace of personal social media accounts out on the internet. Bummer.