Rob McElhenney Has Known Wife Kaitlin Olson Since Starring on 'Sunny' With Her

Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga - Author

Jun. 7 2023, Updated 11:54 a.m. ET

Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson attend the HBO Emmy's Party 2022.
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Best known for co-creating FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Welcome to Wrexham, along with Apple TV Plus's Mythic Quest, funnyman Rob McElhenney is a creative powerhouse.

And if you've ever watched Rob on Sunny since its 2005 debut, then you know that his wife is as equally talented and hilarious.

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(l-r) Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney
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Rob McElhenney's wife is none other than Kaitlin Olson, his 'Sunny' co-star.

Rob McElhenney is married to Sunny co-star Kaitlin Olson. They've both been on the show together since the very first season.

In the series, Rob plays Ronald "Mac" McDonald, a co-owner of the Philly-based Paddy's Pub who greatly over-estimates his physical prowess. Kaitlin portrays Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds, aka Dee.

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Her on-screen character is often the butt of the male protagonists' jokes and is severely deluded about her aspiring acting career. But while Mac and Dee often take verbal swings at each other throughout every episode, the two actors are happily married in real life.

Rob reportedly started a romantic relationship with Kaitlin during Season 2 in 2006. The couple tied the knot in September 2008. They would later have two sons named Axel Lee (born in 2008) and Leo Grey (born in 2012).

Actress Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney with their sons attend the Milk + Bookies' Third Annual Story Time Celebration at Skirball Cultural Center on April 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Milk + Bookies)
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Despite how often their on-screen Sunny characters fight, there's no love lost between the two comedians. In a 2015 podcast interview on WTF with Marc Maron, Rob lovingly called his wife "the funniest woman in show business."

In August 2022, Rob celebrated his wife's birthday with a heartfelt Instagram post.

He wrote: I love this woman more than she loved her Aqua-net in 1988. Happy birthday you awkward-ass beautiful perfect specimen."

They're not the only Sunny co-stars who are married to each other. Charlie Day (who plays Charlie Kelly) married Mary Elizabeth Ellis (who plays The Waitress) in 2006. The wife of Glenn Howerton (Dennis Reynolds) once guest-starred in an episode of the series too.

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Kaitlin Olson is one of the funniest women on TV.

Kaitlin's recurring role on Larry David's HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm (where she plays Cheryl's sister, Becky) proved that she could take a smaller role and make it both memorable and uproarious.

Amid a number of projects, she also starred on and executive-produced Fox's The Mick from 2017–2018. The series has a 91 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

What is Kaitlin Olson’s net worth?

Kaitlin has amassed a fortune from acting and producing. Today, Kaitlin and Rob carry an estimated net worth of $50 million. It's no wonder they are were able to build their dream home in Los Angeles that features both indoor and outdoor living space.

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