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Emma Stone and Dave McCary Are Engaged!

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Can you hear the wedding bells? La La Land actress Emma Stone recently revealed she's engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Dave McCary. The two have been an item, albeit a private one, since 2017 after meeting on an SNL set. 

Dave shared a photo of him and Emma on his Instagram where she's obviously flexing her engagement ring. He captioned the confirmation of their engagement with a double-heart emoji.

The two have kept a lot of the details of their relationship mostly private, not even attending a lot of red carpet events together. So who is Dave, and what do we know about him and his relationship with Emma?

The two met on an SNL set.

Emma was the host of an SNL episode in April of 2017 and met Dave while on set. Dave is a segment director for the comedy show and directed the skit "Wells for Boys," which Emma starred in.

The two were later confirmed to be a couple in October of that same year, but a source close to the couple told People at the time that they had been dating for a least three months by then.

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Who is Dave McCary? He's a three-time Emmy nominee.

Dave has been a writer for SNL since 2013 for its 39th season. He was nominated for an Emmy three separate times for his work on the show. He was in the running for the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series award in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

He's also a filmmaker.

Besides his work as a writer on SNL, Dave is also a filmmaker, directing and writing a couple of shorts, including Toast in 2011, Unbelievable Dinner in 2008, and Is My Roommate Gay? in 2007.

Dave made his big directorial debut in 2017 for his film Brigsby Bear but has had other smaller directing roles on episodes of SNL and his short films. Emma attended the premiere of Brigsby Bear with Dave, making it one of their few public appearances together.

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He's best friends with SNL star Kyle Mooney.

Dave and Kyle Mooney were childhood friends and even roomed together when they both attended USC. Dave frequently shares photos of his friendship with Kyle on his Instagram.

The two friends are also co-founders of the comedy group Good Neighbors, alongside Nick Rutherford and fellow SNL cast member Beck Bennett. Just before Dave joined SNL, he and his group had filmed a pilot with Comedy Central for a show based on their comedy group, called The Good Neighbor Show. Once they were cast on SNL, though, they had to break their contract with Comedy Central.

Emma was previously linked with Andrew Garfield.

Emma and Andrew Garfield were an item for four years, splitting after their long romance in 2015. But despite their eventual breakup, the two apparently still remain friends.

“There was no drama, they’ve been apart while working," a source told People about their relationship. "They still care about each other... They are on good terms with each other and remain close.”

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