- Olivia Munn has responded to public criticism for her whirlwind romance with John Mulaney.
- Their relationship gained public attention after they announced in September that they were expecting their first child.
- “They think they know our relationship so well. When in reality they don’t,” she said.
Actress Olivia Munn openly opened up about public criticism and speculation surrounding her relationship with comedian John Mulaney, saying, “for whatever reason, it’s easier to blame me.”
The couple’s whirlwind romance gained public attention after Mulaney announced he and Munn are expecting their first child together during a performance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in September.
Mulaney and his wife of six, Anna Marie Tendler, announced their divorce in May of this year, and he later sparked dating rumors with Munn after they were spotted together on a lunch date in Los Angeles in June.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Munn addressed the public’s rumors and speculation, some of which were sparked by those invested in Mulaney and Tendler’s relationship, which he often referenced in his stand-up acts.
“It’s not at all strange for me to let people speculate wrongly about things and let rumors run wild in a way,” Munn told the Times. “They think they know our relationship so well, when in reality they don’t.”
She added: “There is no way anyone could know what one of their relationships was or what our relationship is.”
The ‘Violet’ actress said she believes people often “ignore really specific public signs and actions that completely contradict the false story”.
It is because of this belief that she has declined to refute specific claims about her relationship with Mulaney, because “for whatever reason it’s easier to blame me.”
“If I try to say something, I risk being called messy or not telling the truth,” Munn said. “The only way for me to win is to pull back and not play the game at all.”
Though Munn has decided to keep her thoughts on the public reaction to their relationship private, Mulaney spoke out on stage and opened his act at a comedy event in New York in late September with a joke about their pregnancy announcement.
“This is how problematic I am: I’ve announced I’m having a baby and the reviews have been mixed,” the comedian said.