Pregnant Olivia Munn Once Revealed the Bizarre Reason She Thought She Wasn’t Cut out to Be a Parent

Kylie Jenner isn’t the only celebrity who’s pregnant at the moment. On Sept. 7, comedian John Mulaney confirmed that he and his girlfriend Olivia Munn are expecting their first child together. So far, Munn hasn’t said anything about this exciting news. However, a few years back, she briefly shared her thoughts on parenting, revealing the bizarre reason she felt she wasn’t cut out to be a parent.

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Olivia Munn didn’t think she would become a parent anytime soon

In 2016, Olivia Munn revealed the surprising reason she felt she wasn’t ready to be a parent while on the red carpet at that year’s Oscars.

The topic came up while Munn was speaking with E! ‘s Ryan Seacrest about her passion for swords, which she developed while filming the 2016 movie X-Men: Apocalypse.

“I’m shooting X-Men Apocolyse, and I play Psylocke, who wields a sword,” she said.

After studying tae kwon do and her character’s trademark swordplay to the extreme, the actor’s sword training became part of her daily life. She even brought the habit home with her.

“I was doing so much training, like 6, 7 hours a day and became really proficient in swords,” she told Seacrest. “So now, in my home in Green Bay, there’s a closet just for our swords.”

Seacrest then asked Munn how people who visit her home react to her closet full of sharp weapons. The actor shared that most of her visitors ask her not to bring the closet up around their children. But being the open book she is, Munn would mention her sword closet in front of her friends’ little ones without giving it a second thought.

“It’s usually like, ‘Can you not let out kids know that this is here,'” the actor explained. “Cause I’m like ‘Do the kids want to see the sword closet?’ and they’re like, ‘No, don’t show the kids the sword closet.'”

Because of this, Munn felt that it was probably best that she not have children right away.

“That’s probably why I shouldn’t be a parent anytime soon,” she said with a laugh.

The actor is now pregnant with her first child

Even though being a parent was something she felt she wasn’t ready for back in 2016, it appears that Munn has since had a change of heart.

On Sept. 7, 2021, Munn’s boyfriend, John Mulaney, announced that they are expecting a baby together while appearing on an episode of the Late Show with Seth Meyers. The comedian revealed this exciting news while discussing his eventful year.


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“I went to rehab in September [2020]. I got out in October. I move out of my home from my ex-wife,” he said, referencing his split from makeup artist Anna Marie Tendler. “I host Saturday Night Live on Halloween. I relapse on drugs … then I continued using drugs.”

Mulaney added, “I went to rehab again, this time for two months. I got out in February. I lived in sober living for another month and a half. … Then, in the spring, I went to Los Angeles and met and started to date a wonderful woman named Olivia.”

Though they met in 2013, things between Mulaney and Munn turned romantic following his rehab stint earlier this year.

 “And we’re having a baby together,” he shared. “I was nervous when I was about to say the news. … I’m gonna be a dad!”

John Mulaney says Olivia Munn and their baby ‘saved’ him

Although Olivia Munn has yet to say anything about her pregnancy, John Mulaney said enough for the both of them during his appearance on the Late Show.

While talking about his relationship with The Predator actor, Mulaney shared that being with Munn helped him tremendously during his recovery.

“She got to date me right out of recovery, which is what they call a reverse catch,” Mulaney joked. “And that’s been very incredible. And she’s kind of held my hand through that hell. And we’re having a baby together.”

Mulaney later expressed his gratitude for Munn and their unborn child, telling Meyers that they are the reason he’s no longer in a dark space.

“I love you, Seth. You know, you guys saved me from drugs,” the Saturday Night Live comedian said. “And Olivia and this baby have helped save me from myself, and this early journey out of recovery. And, yeah, I don’t have a joke for that. I’m really grateful to you, buddy. Thank you.”