“The big challenge was how can you reconcile what the fans expect — which is for us all to live happily ever after in a motel for the rest of time — with what the characters really want,” star of the Canadian series Daniel Levy explained to Entertainment Weekly at the time. “For me, a series finale should just be a really fun, great episode of your show.”
While we were certainly excited to see Dan say "I do" on the little screen, fans are just as interested in Dan's relationship status IRL.
Dan has been open about his sexuality and coming out to his parents when he was 18. But, is the actor and showrunner currently in a relationship? Does he have a boyfriend?
Dan Levy's parents knew he was gay before he officially came out to them.
In January 2020, Dan appeared on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live with his dad and co-star Eugene Levy. When the longtime host asked how the actor came out, the American Pie dad answered: "I believe it was mom who just actually said, 'OK, are you gay?'"
Dan added, "She did. My mom asked me over for lunch one day and I said, 'Yes.' She almost knew. My mom and I have a very close relationship in that sense and it almost felt like she knew that I was ready."
The comedian also explained that he and his wife, Deborah Divine, knew their son was gay before he came out to them. "We knew for the longest time. ... We were waiting and then mom couldn't wait any longer."
Is Dan Levy in a relationship? Boyfriend update:
So, is the actor taken like his character on Schitt's Creek? Well, at the moment, it appears Dan is currently single.
In a 2015 interview with Out magazine, the 37-year-old explained that working on the series doesn't allow him to focus much on his dating life.
"I'm single right now. I've been single for a bit. It's a strange thing. I don't know whether it's an excuse that I'm telling myself or whether it's just what it is, but I feel like this job has consumed my life," he explained.
Adding, "I hope that I can find someone when it's all done, or when things are a little bit more smooth. But the eye has really been on making sure that the show is as good as it can be, so that I can be employed for another year."
Considering Schitt's Creek came to an end in April 2020, Dan may have a bit more personal time to find a boyfriend — although the logistical challenges of dating during a pandemic might not allow a ton of opportunity.
Since Dan hasn't publicly shared otherwise, however, we're going to go ahead and assume that the actor doesn't currently have a boyfriend. Hopefully he'll let his fans know if that changes!