John Mulaney broke down what a roller coaster his past year has been like on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night (September 7).
Mulaney, 39, checked into rehab for cocaine and alcohol in abuse last September, divorced his wife of seven years Anna Marie Tendler, hosted SNL‘s Halloween special, he relapsed on drugs after the show, appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers belligerently wasted, had an intervention, went to rehab again and then began dating actress Olivia Munn — who is now pregnant with his child.
It’s his relationship with Munn, 41, that Mulaney attributes his recovery to, especially as it takes him towards a new chapter in life. “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.”
Meyers, 47, who is actually so close with Mulaney that he was part of the group of family and friends who staged an intervention for Mulaney last year, was clearly excited about the news and had some sweet sentiments.
“I’m always very happy to be your friend and I’m very happy to be in your presence and this year, I was lucky to spend a lot of time with you, and it was a real roller coaster,” Meyers said. “But I’m very happy you’re on the other side of it. I am so happy for you and Olivia, this is very exciting news. I love you very much and I’m glad you’re doing well.”
When describing to Seth what it was like immediately after stopping drugs, Mulaney compared it to “Newborn Bambi legs, like you know how Bambi’s born, Bambi’s like, ‘Hey, I used to be on cocaine!'”
Viewers on Twitter were equally as excited for Mulaney, sending out plenty of well wishes.
One fan wrote, “Words can’t describe how happy I am for John Mulaney. He went out of his way to be open and honest about his addiction and how greatful for his friends and family he is and that’s all I needed to hear today :)”
Words can’t describe how happy I am for John Mulaney. He went out of his way to be open and honest about his addiction and how greatful for his friends and family he is and that’s all I needed to hear today :) pic.twitter.com/F3B8d8wPj3— rae 🦖 (@raefromscratch) September 8, 2021
John Mulaney went to rehab, got divorced, went on tour, started dating Olivia Munn, and got her pregnant all in 9 months... pic.twitter.com/Wtqn0mZcBL— Marielle (@TheNolaChick) September 8, 2021
YOOO JOHN MULANEY IS GOING TO BE A DILF?!!???? pic.twitter.com/FdKeUVxEuq— J ☆ (@muIaneylovebot) September 8, 2021
So much love and friendship beaming through the final minute of the John Mulaney & Seth Meyers interview. Some strong emotions evoked in both gentlemen. Hopeful that moments like these can cut through the tabloid fodder. pic.twitter.com/UgAUFVEHQM— Interpretive Dan | 🇵🇸 (@StanChips) September 8, 2021
Mulaney had plenty of jokes to make about being a dad, including his kid not knowing his work to wanting triplets so he can name the “ugly one” Seth, ended his appearance by sharing a sweet moment with the host, and his friend.
“I love you, Seth. You know, you guys saved me from drugs. And Olivia and this baby have helped save me from myself, and this early journey out of recovery,” Mulaney said. “And, yeah, I don’t have a joke for that. I’m really grateful to you, buddy. Thank you.”
Watch the full interview below: