Your Official Guide to Emma Stone and Dave McCary’s Low-Key Relationship

By | August 9, 2019

You know how Andrew Garfield reportedly dated Rita Ora, aka the unsung hero of our time who dressed up like Post Malone for Halloween? Well, Emma Stone has also moved on to ~greener relationship pastures~ and is dating Saturday Night Live segment director Dave McCary, which means it’s time to get to know this dude better.

Not much is out there about 33-year-old Dave thanks to the fact that he’s behind the camera vs. lurking in the spotlight, but fortunately his Instagram is public and it’s a damn delight.

Dave (who attended University of Southern California with SNL star Kyle Mooney) made his directorial debut with Brigsby Bear in 2017, and apparently he and Emma have been going strong for a few years-ish now. The time has clearly come for a deep dive into their relationship because honestly, it’s the only way for you to not be caught off guard when the inevitable wave of Hollywood engagements hits this summer.

If living through Priyanka Chopra + Nick Jonas, Hailey Baldwin + Justin Bieber, and Ariana Grande + Pete Davidson (RIP Grandison) taught me anything, it’s that You! Can! Never! Be! Too! Prepared!

On that note, let’s throw things back to…

December 2016

Emma Stone hosts Saturday Night Live and meets Dave for the first time. In fact, he actually directs her in the very-very-very-very funny skit “Wells for Boys,” which you can watch right here:

June 2017

Emma and Dave are spotted leaving the premiere of his film Brigsby Bear. No official photos are taken, but a fan records this vid where you can see literally just their backs. Still though! Proof!

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October 25, 2017

Reports surface that Emma and Dave have been dating for “months.”

May 25, 2018

Dave and Emma aren’t seen together for basically all of 2018, but Emma is spotted out at dinner with her ex Andrew Garfield, “looking very much like a couple,” fueling some Emma/Dave split rumors.

December 12, 2018

Emma hosts a roller-skating party that I wasn’t invited to for some reason, and Us Weekly reports that she and Dave are all up on each other. “They stood right next to the stage in their skates for all of Haim’s set, dancing together and singing along,” a source says. “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.”

January 6, 2019

Dave and Emma are seen getting cozy at a Golden Globes after-party at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where they hang with Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn as well as Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. So, you know, just a totally normal, not at all intimidating group of power couples!



“Emma and Dave were super touchy-feely and affectionate, which seemed to make Taylor more comfortable doing the same with Joe,” a source tells Us Weekly. “It seemed like a very fun and lighthearted date night.”

January 18, 2019

SPOTTED! Emma and Dave enjoy a date night at a Los Angeles Clippers game. No PDA but still cute.


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January 27, 2019

Emma and Dave FINALLY hit a red carpet together, appearing at the Screen Actors Guild Awards where these cute pics are snapped:


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February 24, 2019

Although Emma and Dave do NOT walk the red carpet together at the Oscars, they sit next to each other for the awards show (and he looks SO happy to support her during the Best Supporting Actress presentation).



April 4, 2019

I’m sorry, do we hear wedding bells? Nope, it’s just a casual RING.

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Emma Stone is spotted out wearing a very classy diamond ring on *that* finger in the midst of engagement rumors, which of course has everyone freaking out about the status of Emma and Dave’s relationship.

August 9, 2019

Emma and Dave take a romantic trip to Santa Monica for an Italian dinner date, looking extra cute.

And that brings us up to date! Obviously, this very important timeline will be updated with the next chapter of Emma and Dave’s relationship, but until then, we can no longer put off making a shipper name. It’s a hard job, but someone (you) has to do it:

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