Dave McCary: Get to Know Emma Stone’s Boyfriend

Meet actress Emma Stone’s boyfriend, Dave McCary, and get the details on their low-key relationship ahead. 

You may be thinking to yourself, “Emma Stone has a boyfriend?” and that’s probably how she and McCary like it. They’re private about their relationship e.g. no Instagram posts posing together (Stone doesn’t have Instagram and McCary has yet to post about his love life on the social media platform) and like it that they fly under the radar. 

How did Emma Stone and Dave McCary meet? 

Stone and McCary first met when The Favourite actress hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) in Dec. 2016, according to People. McCary, 33, a graduate of the University of Southern California is a segment director on SNL. He directed Stone during the skit, “Wells for Boys,” when she hosted the show for the third time. McCary’s really good at his job; he’s been nominated for an Emmy twice. 

When McCary’s not directing segments on SNL, he’s directing his own projects; he made his directorial debut in 2017 with Brigsby Bear. He also co-founded Good Neighbor, a sketch comedy group with SNL’s Kyle Mooney after they met in college. 

By Oct. 2017, they were officially dating but had supposedly been seeing each other for three months, maybe more. 

They remained largely out of the spotlight in 2018

Dave McCary and Emma Stone
Emma Stone and Dave McCary. | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

McCary and Stone kept their relationship out of the public eye for most of 2018. Stone had dinner with her ex-boyfriend, fellow actor Andrew Garfield, which ignited rumors Stone had broken up with McCary and started dating Garfield again. The rumors were put to rest when in Dec. of 2018 when McCary and Stone were seen being affectionate with each other at a roller-skating party Stone hosted. 

Stone and McCary easing their relationship into the spotlight

When awards show season came around, Stone and her boyfriend decided to step out together. They attended their first event together as a couple at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27, 2019, according to Cosmopolitan.

Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Dave McCary
Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Dave McCary. | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner

Prior to this, they had been spotted at a Los Angeles Clippers game and a Golden Globes After-Party getting cozy with each other while hanging out with two of her co-stars from The Favourite — Rachel Weisz and Joe Alwyn — and their significant others Daniel Craig and Taylor Swift

Emma Stone wore a possible engagement ring

In April of 2019, Stone stepped out wearing a diamond ring on that finger (see the pictures here) when she grabbed lunch, according to Marie Claire. Stone never confirmed or denied if she and McCary were engaged. The ring could’ve been an engagement ring or simply a ring Stone liked and just so happened to have worn on that particular finger that day.  

When she showed up at Paris Fashion Week days later, she didn’t have the diamond hardware on her finger. 

Stone and McCary continue to keep their relationship quiet

The pair haven’t been seen at any big event this summer but they have been spotted out on a date. On Aug. 9, 2019, they were seen having a romantic dinner at an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica. So, their relationship is alive and well but they continue to keep their personal lives personal, or at least, as personal as it can get considering they’re celebrity status.