John Mulaney’s Ex-Wife: All About His Marriage To Anna Marie Tendler & Relationship With Olivia Munn

'The Comeback Kid' comedian's ex was a frequent character in his standup comedy for years before their split. Find out more about Anna Marie Tendler here.

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  • John Mulaney is a comic, known for his Netflix specials, voice-acting roles in ‘Big Mouth’ and more.
  • He was married to artist Anna Marie Tendler from 2014 to 2022.
  • After John and Anna divorced, he began dating Olivia Munn, and has a son with her.
  • John’s new Netflix special ‘Baby J’ will be released on April 25.

John Mulaney is one of the most popular comedians working today. While he worked for years behind the scenes as a writer on Saturday Night Live, the comic, 40, rose to fame after his debut comedy special New In Town was released. His standup specials The Comeback Kid and Kid Gorgeous have garnered him a huge audience. Besides his comedy specials, he’s also lent his voice to animated projects like Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and the series Big Mouth. Not only that but he’s also returned to SNL to host 5 times, making him one of few to host the comedy institution so many times.

One of the most frequent subjects of his comedy for years was his relationship with his then-wife Anna Marie Tendler, 37, to who he was wed from 2014 until they separated in 2021. Shortly after their split was announced, it was revealed that John was dating actress Olivia Munn, 42, and the pair have an adorable son together. Find out more about John’s relationship with Anna here.

John and Anna were married from 2014 to 2021. (Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock)

How did John Meet Anna Marie Tendler?

John and Anna first started dating in 2010, according to Us Weekly. The former SNL writer shared the story about his proposal to his first wife going wrong in a December 2013 appearance on The Pete Holmes Show, where he revealed that Pete Holmes may have taken the surprise out of him popping the question. John joked that he needed to come up with a good excuse to leave the house to pick out an engagement ring. He said he told her that he was going to grab lunch with the Crashing star. He said that he asked Pete not to tweet that they weren’t getting lunch together, but Pete posted a photo about doing a podcast on Instagram. “In fairness to Pete, I said, ‘Don’t tweet anything,'” he quipped.

John & Anna got married in 2014

The couple tied the knot in July 2014 in a ceremony in Boiceville, New York. Fellow comic Dan Levy said the ceremony, as John revealed in his 2015 special The Comeback Kid. In the early years of their marriage, John joked about how happy he was to finally call Anna his wife. “Being married is so nice. I never knew relationships were supposed to make you feel better about yourself,” he said in The Comeback Kid.

While the pair never had kids, they did own a French bulldog, Petunia, who John also included in his act. The comedian even included the pup in the sketch opening The Comeback Kid. During a joke about buying a home, John also said that the pair didn’t want kids in the special. Since the split, Anna has revealed that she froze her eggs in a January 2022 interview with Harper’s Bazaar. She explained that she “always held partnership above having kids.”

Anna is an artist

John’s first wife was an artist. Early in her career, Anna was a hairstylist and makeup artist, but she eventually transitioned into other mediums. She works in “photography, textiles, drawing, painting and interior design,” according to her website. Following her split from the Kid Gorgeous comic, some of her photographic art has garnered a huge audience as works like “Dinner In March” and other pieces from her Rooms in the First House series appeared to reference her relationship and split from John. She often shares her art on her Instagram.

John talked about Anna in his comedy specials

John made a reference to Anna in his 2012 special New In Town, before they were married. After the pair tied the knot, she became a regular staple of his comedy. Aside from discussing their relationship in The Comeback Kid, he also joked about Anna in his 2017 special Kid Gorgeous. He revealed that he’d asked his wife’s permission before he made fun of her in his act. He joked about how different their personalities are while sharing stories about going to Best Buy and speaking about their different religious upbringings. Anna also made a cameo in his John Mulaney And The Sack Lunch Bunch special in 2019.

John & Anna broke up in 2021

After John’s second stint in rehab, which began in December 2020, it was announced that John and Anna had separated in May 2021. He filed for divorce in July 2021, and the divorce was finalized in January 2022. After the split, Anna opened up about the heartache and diving into the “Rooms in the First House” series in the Harper’s Bazaar profile. “Everything that has transpired has been totally shocking and I think surreal,” she said. “I had a lot of bad days and medium days. I wouldn’t say I had any good days until the summer.”

Who Is John Mulaney Dating Now?

John and Olivia have been dating since May 2021, and they have a son together. (ZapatA/MEGA)

Shortly after the split from Anna, it was revealed that John was dating actress Olivia Munn. John revealed that he’d first met Olivia years prior to them dating at former SNL head writer and current Late Night host Seth Meyers’ wedding in 2013. John admitted that the two had met at the wedding during an interview on Seth’s talk show in September 2021.

During the appearance on Late Night, John gushed about The Newsroom star and announced that they were expecting their first child together. “I got into this relationship that’s been really beautiful with someone incredible who has dealt with the non-coked up Bambi version of me, and that’s been very incredible, and she’s kind of held my hand through that hell, and we’re having a baby together,” he told Seth.

The pair welcomed their first son Malcolm, 1, in November 2021. Both John and Olivia occasionally share photos of their son on Instagram. John has also spoken about being a dad in interviews since he was born. The pair both publicly announced his birth in December 2021. “Meet Malcolm Hiệp Mulaney,” John wrote on Instagram. “He has his whole life ahead of him. He hasn’t even tried seltzer yet. I’m very in love with him and his whole deal.”