John Mulaney

By Julia Kemp

This past year has been a rough one for comedian John Mulaney; with his long months in rehab recovering from drug addiction to his separation from Anna Marie Tendler, an incredibly popular comedian, Mulaney has experienced some extreme ups and downs. However, the internet, specifically TikTok, has been negatively buzzing with rumors about the previously well-loved comedian.

In October, when Mulaney successfully completed his rehab recovery process, he immediately moved out of his now-ex wife’s home in upstate New York. The couple had been, up to that point, seen as a picture perfect couple, working on numerous shows and projects together. Tendler, along with Mulaney’s countless comedian friends, stayed by Mulaney’s side throughout his turbulent rehab experience. Tendler stated months after their separation, “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage. (…) I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.” TikTok, with admiration towards both Tendler and Mulaney, ultimately sympathized with the “heartbroken” Tendler over the struggling Mulaney. It wasn’t until Mulaney’s guest appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers that Mulaney’s public image truly took a turn for the worse. 

Talking with Seth Meyers, Mulaney described his rebah process and split from Anna Marie Tendler, as well as announcing his new relationship with actress Olivia Munn. Fans were in disbelief as he had just recently announced his divorce with Tendler. In his split from Tendler and immediate connection with Olivia Munn, Mulaney went against the guidelines of his rehabilitation rules regarding new relationships. Only a few short months later, Mulaney and Munn announced that they were expecting a child. Supporters of Mulaney were outraged, saying that he was irresponsibly hurting his and Tendlers professional image, as well as putting a young life in an unfortunate situation.

John Mulaney will definitely be sitting on the Thanksgiving table this year: rosemary, butter, sage and all. Former supporters on social media are disappointed with the way he went against rehab guidelines and for the way that he treated his ex-wife and soon-to-be child.