Lights, camera, love story? Sparks flew during the 2024 Golden Globes, but this time, they weren’t just on the screen.
The rumor mill hit overdrive as whispers circulated about Hollywood icons Meryl Streep and Martin Short potentially taking their on-screen romance from “Only Murders In the Building” Season 3 into the real world.
Tweet storms ignited, with writer Louis Virtel quipping, “Meryl Streep and Martin Short dating…that’s like Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner multiplied by Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.”
Fueling the fire was a resurfaced post from Time Out New York’s Adam Feldman teasing surprising celebrity couples, one being Streep and Short.
There have been conjectures in October 2023 that Streep’s divorce from her longtime husband Don Gummer six years prior was a preemptive move to prevent speculations about her new relationship with Short from surfacing.
On the question of whether they are a couple, though, neither Short nor Streep have made any comments.
The reports from October 2023, however, stating that Streep and her husband Don Gummer had split up six years prior, were thought to have been released ahead of rumors that Streep was dating Short.
Amidst the frenzy, representatives played coy. Streep’s rep confirmed the separation but didn’t address the whispers. Short’s spokesperson waved off dating rumors, labeling them as a testament to their friendship.
Most recently, Streep and Short portrayed a couple in Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building. But, the duo’s chemistry in “Only Murders In the Building” Season 3 was undeniable.
Showrunner John Hoffman gushed about Streep and Short’s unexpected yet beautiful on-screen pairing, praising their impeccable connection and emotional depth.
Short, and his late wife Nancy Dolman, shared a profound bond and undying love, even after she passed from ovarian cancer in 2010.
His reverence for Dolman echoes through his continued communication with her spirit. With his late wife Nancy Dolman, Short has two adult sons and one adult daughter. Henry, Oliver, and Katherine are their names.
When Short and actress Dolman co-starred in the musical Godspell in 1972, they first became acquainted. Dolman left her job to focus on raising their kids after they were married in 1980.
However, the Hollywood spotlight tends to magnify the tiniest spark. Streep and Short’s undeniable on-screen chemistry stirs the pot, reminding us that sometimes fiction blurs with reality, leaving the audience to connect the dots.
As rumors swirl and fans speculate, the off-screen status between Streep and Short remains a tantalizing enigma, leaving us all intrigued and guessing.